Stanford School of Medicine's
1st Annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine

Saturday, June 20th, 2020
8:00am - 2:30pm Pacific Daylight Time
Interactive Webinar


The conference goals were:

  • •  Supporting students and healthcare providers with disabilities
  • •  Training healthcare providers to better care for patients with disabilities
  • •  Research into the intersection of providers and patients with disabilities


Targeted audience:

  • •  Nursing students and nurses
  • •  PA students and PA’s
  • •  Medical students and medical doctors
  • •  All other interested healthcare providers and allies



8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome Remarks

Peter Poullos, MD and Zainub Dhanani
Stanford University

8:15am - 9:15am

Disability and COVID-19

Holly Tabor, PhD
Stanford University

9:15am - 10:10am

The Power and Benefit of Disabled Professional in Healthcare

Nathaniel Gleason, MD
University of California San Francisco

10:10am - 10:20am


10:20am - 11:15am

A New Frontier: Research on Disability in Medicine and Medical Education

Lisa Meeks, PhD and Kate Panzer
University of Michigan

11:15am - 12:10pm

Mentorship for Medical Students with Disabilities: Specialty Selection and Transitioning to Residency

Nichole Taylor, DO
Wake Forest University

12:10pm - 12:20pm


12:20pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Breakout Sessions

  • • Breakout 1 - Keeping it Real: Stories of Medical Ableism, Disabled Providers Edition
  • • Breakout 2 - Keeping it Real: Stories of Medical Ableism, Disabled Patients Edition

1:15pm - 2:15pm

The Disability Healthcare Gap - Challenges to Culturally Humble Care

Chris Moreland, MD, MPH
University of Texas San Antonio


Closing Remarks

Peter Poullos, MD
Stanford University