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Compassionate Conversations to Address Social Injustice and Equity Series


About the Series


The Compassionate Conversations to Address Social Injustice and Equity Series is an ongoing opportunity for students, trainees, staff and faculty to come together and discuss important social justice issues facing our communities. Our goals are to:

  • Identify opportunities to engage in ongoing dialogue to address important societal issues or events affecting our communities (local, global) for staff, faculty, students and trainees.
  • Discuss strategies for maintaining self-care during stressful times.
  • Explore how members of the Baylor community can participate and lead efforts to advance social justice in our communities.

Each conversation includes sharing of information by content experts and attendees followed by small group discussions guided by trained facilitators and closing with a large group debrief that focuses on action steps members of the Baylor community can take to address the issue or concern.

Target Audience and Needs: Physicians, residents, fellows, and other healthcare professionals need to be regularly updated on issues related to social justice and equity. The series will examine how the issues intersect with the delivery of healthcare. It will also complement patient care education and training by focusing on the social and cultural context in which patients live and are served.

Accreditation/Credit Designation: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


2023 Sessions

Date/Time Topic and Speaker(s) Location

Oct. 10, 2023

5-6:30 p.m.

Gender-Affirming Care: Personal Stories & Professional Perspectives

Dr. Colt St. Amand and Dr. Pamela St. Amand


Feb. 7, 2023

5-6:30 p.m.

The Climate Vulnerability Index:
A New Tool to Identify
Climate Vulnerable Communities across the United States

Elena Craft, PhD, Associate Vice President of Climate and Health Environmental Defense Fund, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center and
Texas A&M University, Kinder Fellow, Rice University


Sessions Archives


The following sections are kept to serve as a historical archive of the Compassionate Conversations to Address Social Injustice and Equity Series sessions.