Submission ID 78298

Code WA-5
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Learning Objective 1 Outline how race can be defined, the history of racial classifications, and how race can be measured in research
Learning Objective 2 Analyze how race has been used to create systems of social exclusion and racial hierarchies
Learning Objective 3 Examine the role medical research plays in reinforcing racial hierarchies or challenging racist beliefs and views
Learning Objective 4 Critique and examine a research study that has included race in its analysis
Category Medical Education
Type Workshop
Title Race in Medical Research: How to Conduct Critically Analyze Race-Based Data in Research
Rationale/Background The pseudoscience of biological racial differences was created by scientists and physicians to justify the racist foundations of many of the most powerful social institutions that exist today, including medicine. These myths about differences in biology continue to influence medical practice, implicitly impacting clinicians' assessments of our patients' physiology and health. But sweeping changes are on the horizon, from the recent JAMA standards of the reporting of race in research, to CIHI's guidance on the collection of race-based data in Canada. This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the role that race-based data in medical research plays in the health of racialized communities and how to be anti-racist in our research practices.
Instructional Methods Part 1 will mainly be delivered in a didactic format, allowing for some group reflections on racial identity formation, and on how race-based data has historically been collected. Part 2 will involve small-group facilitated discussions on how to critique the inclusion of race within medical research, from how and why race-based data was collected, to its interpretation, and how research conclusions can ultimately impact racialized patients.
Target Audience Any healthcare professional or learner interacting with medical research.
Keyword 1 Medical education
Keyword 2 Anti-Racism
Keyword 3 Research Methodology
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (faculty development, CME)
Residency Education
Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Research methods
Research methods Mixed methods
Authors Anjali Menezes
Neha Arora
Sukhveer Bains
Gina Agarwal
Gabrielle Inglis
Anjali Menezes

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