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Addressing Racial Disparities in Orthopedic Care

Premiere Date: Monday, December 13, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, September 27, 2025

Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MScMonica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
(she/her/hers)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Melvyn Harrington Jr., MD, FAOAMelvyn Harrington Jr., MD, FAOA 
Professor
Residency Program Director
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Director
Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Statement of Need

Racial and ethnic minorities undergo fewer surgical procedures, face longer delays for necessary procedures, and have worse postoperative outcomes across surgical disciplines. This is particularly prevalent in orthopedic surgeries for debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Despite presenting with more advanced osteoarthritis, African American patients reported longer surgical wait times when compared with White patients. This, combined with increased risk of complications and/or mortality after orthopedic surgical intervention, has led to a need for health care providers (HCPs) to improve awareness of surgical disparities in arthroplasty procedures and address interpersonal racism/biases that play a role in this health inequity.

This CMEO BriefCase episode will focus on factors for disparities in joint arthroplasty procedures and strategies clinicians can implement to improve racial equity in orthopedic arthroplasty and surgical care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess factors for disparities in joint arthroplasty (replacement) procedures.
  • Implement strategies to improve racial equity in orthopedic arthroplasty and surgical care.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Harrington reports that he is a consultant for Zimmer Biomet. He is on the steering committee for Movement is Life

S. Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report

Noreen Iftikhar, MD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen A. Blake, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC, staff: No disclosures to report.

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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