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Bias in the Health Care System: Advocating for People with Down Syndrome Webinar (10/19/2022)

October 2022 | Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Brian Chicoine, MD, presented a webinar called "Bias in the Health Care System: Advocating for People with Down Syndrome" on October 19, 2022. The webinar was hosted by LuMind IDSC Foundation. The recording can be accessed at the link below.

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Description: Progress has been made in reducing bias against people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities. However, significant bias persists as evidenced by the experiences of many people with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this presentation, Brian Chicoine, MD will discuss bias in health care, define ableism, share clinical examples, and discuss strategies to address bias at the individual and system levels.

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