ESOT-ILTS Joint webinars — Session I: How to Break Barriers in Disparities within professional societies
ESOT and ILTS are proud to announce this two-part webinar series starting on November 30 with Session I: How to Break Barriers in Disparities within professional societies
ESOT/ILTS Joint webinars
Session I: How to Break Barriers in Disparities within professional societies
November 30 at 3 pm CET
Medical professional environments are becoming increasingly multicultural, international, and diverse in terms of its specialists. Many transplant professionals face challenges related to gender, sexual orientation or racial background in their work environment or experience inequities involving access to leadership positions, professional promotion, and compensation.
ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) and ILTS are proud to announce this two-part webinar series starting on November 30 with Session I: How to Break Barriers in Disparities within professional societies.
Join us to hear Dr Marina Berenguer address the burden, source and impact of disparities and the role of professional societies to mitigate inequities and maximize inclusion within the transplant community. And Dr Lauren Nephew who will discuss the steps to move from aspirational DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) toward measurable and actionable DEI objectives.
Introduction by Oya Andacoglu
Tackling disparities within professional societies: The example of ILTS by Marina Berenguer
Intentional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Lauren Nephew
Q&A moderated by Oya Andacoglu
Marina Berenguer, MD
Marina Berenguer is a Consultant Hepatologist at La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, Spain, where she is head of the Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Unit. She is also a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia, Faculty of Medicine, Past President of the International Liver Transplant Society, Research Coordinator within a National Network Research Center in Hepatology, CIBER-EHD, and Coordinator of La Fe University Research Group “Hepatology, Hepatobiliopancreatic surgery, and Transplantation”.
Lauren D. Nephew, MD, MA, MSCE
Dr. Lauren Nephew is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Associate Vice Chair of Health Equity for the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is the current chair of the AASLD Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Her NIH-funded research program focuses on understanding how the structural and social determinants of health contribute to disparities in liver disease and developing interventions that improve access to liver transplantation. Dr. Nephew completed Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania.
Oya Andacoglu, MD
Dr. Andacoglu is an American Board of Surgery (ABS) certified general surgeon and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) certified for adult and pediatric liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Surgical Director of Living Donor Liver Transplant Program at the University of Utah. She has been a member of ILTS-EDI committee since 2020 and she is the current chair. Her research focuses on EDI, and clinical outcomes of liver transplant patients.