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Saturday, September 9 • 10:45am - 10:45am
Addressing Disparities and Discrimination in Today’s Healthcare System

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The politicization of health care that erupted during the pandemic has accelerated post-COVID with brazen attempts across many states to interfere with patient and physician autonomy over reproductive health and gender-affirming care. Fueled by medical disinformation, stigma and anti-science rhetoric, these restrictive new laws in nearly two dozen states complicate delivery of care to vulnerable patient populations already at elevated risk for physical and mental health challenges. Where is this all going? And how do we push back on these efforts to ensure patients and their physicians can make decisions about improving health?

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Alex Sheldon

Executive Director, GLMA
Alex Sheldon is a professional researcher, strategist, and advocate with over 15 years of experience in the field of human rights with a concentration in LGBTQ+ rights. Prior to joining GLMA, Alex was the Head of Research & Social Impact at an LGBTQ+ start-up company, where they specialized... Read More →
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Elle Lett

MD Candidate, Perelman School of Medicine
Elle Lett is a Black, transgender woman; a statistician-epidemiologist; and a physician-in-training at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She applies the theories and principles of Black Feminism to understanding the health impacts of systemic racism, transphobia... Read More →
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Jesse Ehrenfeld

President, American Medical Association
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, was inaugurated as president of the American Medical Association in June 2023. He is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He... Read More →
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David Oliver

Wellness Reporter, USA Today
David Oliver is an entertainment and wellness reporter at USA TODAY and an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Oliver is a member of NLGJA and was both nominated for a GLAAD Award and won the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism. He holds a master’s... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2023 10:45am - 10:45am EDT
Congress B (4th Floor)