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Learn Serve Lead 2018 Highlights

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More than 4,600 attendees came to Austin for Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting. It was a busy four days for our community of educators, learners, researchers, patient care providers, administrators, and health system leaders as they shared innovations and insight during more than 130 education sessions and 80 networking events.

Clinician well-being, advocacy and activism, the importance of providing affordable health care solutions, and fostering diversity in academic medicine were just a few of the subject areas presented at the meeting.

We encourage you to take advantage of your new connections by interacting with them through social media and to continue to share insights, favorite quotes, and photos from the week using #AAMC18.

Learn Serve Lead 2018 Plenary Videos

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  • Making the Equality Dream a Reality: Confronting Bias and Harassment, Anita Hill, JD
  • The Extra Mile, led by journalist Tamron Hall with Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA; Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD; Suzanne Watson, MD, MDiv; Will Ross, MD, MPH
  • Leadership Plenary with Darrell G. Kirch, MD and M. Roy Wilson, MD (does not require log in and is publicly available)  

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Making the Equality Dream a Reality: Confronting Bias and Harassment

Anita Hill, JD
Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies, Brandeis University and Author, Reimagining Equality

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The Extra Mile

A Panel Discussion Led by Journalist Tamron Hall
Featuring panelists Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA; Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD; Suzanne Watson, MDiv, MD, and Will Ross, MD, MPH
Individual videos of the four panelists may be viewed here.

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President’s Address: Mountaintops

Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, AAMC

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Chair’s Address: The Most Important Lesson I Learned in Medical School

M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS
President, Wayne State University
Chair, AAMC Board of Directors

Voices of Medicine and Society Series and Other Highlighted Lectures

The Voices of Medicine and Society, supported by the Robert G. Petersdorf Fund, is a series of compelling discussions led by innovative scholars and fresh thinkers who don’t accept the status quo. The lineup this year included sessions that take a hard look at the practice of medicine, amplify the voice of the patient, and question some of our long-held practices and beliefs within the academic medicine community and society at large.

Learn Serve Lead 2018 Presentations

The Learn Serve Lead mobile app has been updated with the presentations we have permission to post. Access to the presentations is limited to registered attendees only. We recommend that you use the online version of the mobile app to download presentations.

To view the presentations, follow the instructions below:

  • Download " Attendee Hub" by CrowdCompass from the Apple or Android store.
  • Search for the “Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting" or use the online browser version of the mobile app. Please follow the prompts to complete the login process.
  • To easily identify which sessions that have presentations available, please click on the “Presentations” icon and then select “Presentations Available” from the list of sessions. Within the agenda, please use the “Presentations” icon the session, scroll down to "Documents," to save the PDF’s of the presentation.
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Learn Serve Lead 2018 Photo Gallery

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