Finding the Cutoff: An in-person discussion on how biases affect health data
The pandemic has cast a light on the essential role of medical science as an arbiter for the well-being of Canadians. However, this spotlight has shown that several inequities exist in medical research and practices. Biases can seep into health data collection leading to unequal conclusions on disease severity. Hospital and university leaders who coordinate health policy responses are not necessarily reflective of the population's diversity leading to misrepresentation. Raw Talk Live 2022 will deliver a panel discussion with a two-fold purpose. First, we will highlight how bias enters health data leading to inequitable health outcomes. Second, we will showcase the need for diversity in medicine and how diversity improves patient experience and health outcomes amongst marginalized populations.
Afterwards, take the time to network with our panelists and your peers as we host our first in-person event in more than two years!