COVID-19 and other, chronic conditions such as HIV have highlighted existing racial inequalities in prevention and health outcomes. Although race and ethnicity in themselves are not the causes of these health disparities, they do intersect with other social health determinants, such as low level of education, poverty, poor living conditions, and discrimination. Data on race and ethnicity in health are quite sensitive, however, existing inequities can only be addressed effectively if they are understood, assessed, and made visible. Furthermore the current decolonisation debate has exposed the lack of ethnic and racial diversity within the health sector. This seminar and networking event – organised by ITM and CeMIS (University of Antwerp) collaboratively – will focus on how race and ethnicity are approached in health research, medical training and health care practice.
This seminar will provide an opportunity in a safe environment to discuss whether and how race and ethnicity should be monitored in the health sector, and related potential pitfalls and gains. Academic and field experts will present scientific evidence and practice-based experiences from Belgium and the UK. The audience will be engaged in interactive discussions through question & answer sessions and during an interactive debate.
When? 2 June 1:30-5pm with networking opportunity afterwards
Where? Institute of Tropical Medicine (Aula Janssens at Campus Rochus) St. Rochusstraat 43, 2000 Antwerp
For whom? (Clinical) practitioners, health and social workers, researchers and people with an interest in the subject
The programme can either be followed live at ITM or online via Zoom.