Featuring events in 2020...
January Book Club
The MOCMS Book Club met on Friday, January 10th to engage in a lively discussion about the book Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Dr. Christal Greene facilitated the event.
New Member Meet and Greet
In February, MOCMS hosted a New Member Meet and Greet at Switchyard Brewery.
October Book Club
On October 1st, MOCMS Book Club met at an outdoor location in Bryan Park to have a socially distanced discussion about the book, Black Man in a White Coat.
The discussion sparked a meaningful conversation and stretched our views regarding unconscious bias in medicine. Dr. Christal Greene was the facilitator.
The MOCMS Enigma was held on March 10th at the Upland Conference Center. Presenters included Drs. Eric Knabel, Greg Sidell and Mayo Mehrizi.
Fall General Meeting
The MOCMS Fall General Meeting
was held virtually on September 29th. Jada Bee, from BLM Bloomington, provided a Zoom presentation on how to start the journey in anti-racism and confronting white supremacy from a
Black perspective. After the presentation,
there was a Q&A session which included
questions asking physicians to look
at their medical profession and how
violence, suppression and stigma could
be implicit in the culture of medicine.
The discussion continued on how physicians could apply the concepts to their medical practices.
Team MOCMS supports Hoosiers Outrun Cancer
From Las Vegas to Afghanistan, from the B-Line to Utah, this year’s HOC participants walked and ran virtually for the cause.
This year’s event, held on Saturday, September 26th, received worldwide virtual support and raised over $250,000 to provide free virtual mental health and wellness support groups to local cancer patients and their families! Thank you TEAM MOCMS and sponsors for another successful year.
Pictured are Dr. Michelle Baechtold and her husband Paul who participated in HOC 2020.
US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams speaks at ISMA Webinar
On December 4th, ISMA sponsored a webinar featuring Dr. Jerome Adams which was informative and worthwhile. Dr. Adams talked about unconscious biases in an interesting way - “Studies show that 75-80% of people think they are ‘above average’ drivers. We have all sorts of biases, and it’s natural to have them.” He went on to explain why racial bias is harder to see, to admit to, and more damaging. In talking about how unconscious bias among physicians may lead patients to distrust their doctors, he said, “Patients need to know that you care before they will care what you know.”
He talked about “racial humility" and although he didn’t have any quick fixes, he likened the process of changing attitudes about race and racism to a marathon. “The hardest part of a marathon is the last couple of miles. Your legs feel like lead. You’re ready to quit. Push on - we
are closer than ever.”
After his presentation MOCMS participants continued in a breakout session. A special thank you to Dr. Rob Stone who moderated a wonderful, thought-provoking discussion!