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RISE for Equity: Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen & Empower 2021

Bloomington, MN US
November 4, 2021 to November 6, 2021

This course offers LIVE (in person) and LIVESTREAM attendance options.

The Live (in-person) course is currently full - consider joining us via Livestream

Course Directors: Anjali Bhagra, M.D., Cathy H. Fraser, M.B.A. and John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Course Directors: Barbara L. Jordan, M.A. 

Prioritizing and addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in workforce development and organizational culture is essential to providing optimal patient care, achieving health equity, and attracting and engaging the workforce of the future. At this groundbreaking CME course, participants join a national health care dialogue on this important subject and explore evidence-based solutions and innovative initiatives. Keynote presentations by leading experts and panel discussions cover health disparities, digital equity and much more.

Registration Fee
M.D., DO, Ph.D.$600
Hospital Administrator, HR Professional, Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$475

Abstract Submissions
Abstract Submission for poster presentations is now closed. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for both Mayo Clinic and external audiences interested in advancing health equity and diversity and inclusion in health care, including health care providers, social workers, nurses, individuals involved in talent acquisition and development such as hiring managers (HR professionals), supervisors, hospital leadership and administrators, and diversity and inclusion practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the RISE for Equity: Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen & Empower course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify practical strategies to implement equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism in their own work environments
  • Summarize best practices to address health equity in health care
  • Recognize strategies to integrate innovation and technology to advance their equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism initiatives

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.25 ACHE
  • 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/04/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
11/06/2021 - 1:00pm
Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 


Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
United States
+1 (952) 314-5116

Mayo Clinic is closely monitoring COVID-19 prevalence and may adjust live course attendance limits as necessitated by CDC, public health and other relevant guidelines. Attendees are asked to comply with all live course and conference guidelines.

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees with a special course rate at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. To receive the special rate of $129 plus tax, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cutoff date of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, whichever comes first.

Make reservations online at: Mayo Clinic 2021 RISE for Equity Booking Link – Radisson Blu Mall of America


Call 1-800-333-3333 and reference Mayo Clinic 2021 RISE for Equity or group code MCRISE.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors and Assistant Course Director

Anjali Bhagra, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Medical Director of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
Mayo Clinic

Cathy H. Fraser, M.B.A. 
Chief HR Officer, Mayo Clinic

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S. 
President of Mayo Clinic Platforms
Mayo Clinic
Barbara L. Jordan, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration,
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic


Fadi W. Adel, M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease Resident,
Mayo Clinic
Gladys B. Asiedu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Services Research,
Mayo Clinic
Renaldo C. Blocker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Care Systems Engineering,
Mayo Clinic
LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Dan Brillman
Unite US
Darren W. Brownlee 
Instructor in Health Care Administration, Sr. Division Chair-Education,
Mayo Clinic
 Ben CockramErin A. Collins, J.D. 
Legal Division Chair,
Mayo Clinic
 Andre Crockett Chyke A. Doubeni, M.B.B.S., M.P.H. 
Director of Health Equity & Community Engagement Research
Mayo Clinic
Kolanda L. Douglas
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Advisor,
Mayo Clinic

Denise M. Dupras, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine,
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Kate Eifrig

Sulaimon (Wale) A. Elegbede, M.B.A., PMP 
Instructor in Health Care Administration, Director-Strategy Management Services
Mayo Clinic

Kiera Fernandez 
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Senior Vice President HR
Target Corporation
Priscilla R. Gill 
Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration, Director Programs-HR
Mayo Clinic
Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Services Research
Mayo Clinic
Matthew (Matt) W. Horace, M.A. 
Chief Security Officer
Mayo Clinic
Hilal Ibrahim 
Founder and CEO
Henna and Hijabs
Eseosa T. Ighodaro, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology Resident
Mayo Clinic
Jerri Irby
Chair of Human Resources
Mayo Clinic
Carolynn Johnson
Tolulope (Tolu) O. Kehinde, M.D., M.B.A.
Anesthesiology Resident
Mayo Clinic
Rita G. Khan 
Chief Digital Officer
Mayo Clinic
Dawn M. Kirchner
HR Diversity Recruitment Specialist
Mayo Clinic
John M. Knudsen, M.D.
Medical Director for the Office of Health Equity, and Inclusion
Mayo Clinic
Marissa M. Larson 
Clinical Research Coordinator
Mayo Clinic
Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D.
Division Chair of Gynecology, Associate Dean for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mayo Clinic
Tiffany Love, PhD, FACHE, GNP, ANP-BC 
Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
The University of Vermont Health Network
Porter Medical Center
Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D.
Chair for Department of Neurology, Dean for Clinical and Translational Science
Mayo Clinic
Chris Moreland 
Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity Crew
Shivani Mukkamala, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine & Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 
Joshua B. Murphy, J.D. 
Chief Legal Officer
Mayo Clinic
Nicole A. Nfonoyim, M.S. 
Program Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Mayo Clinic
Erin K. O'Brien, M.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Rhinology Division Chair
Mayo Clinic
Steve R. Ommen, M.D. 
Professor of Medicine, 
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
John D. Poe
Chair of Quality & Affordability
Mayo Clinic
 Kenneth G. Poole Jr, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE
Senior Medical Director
Experience for Optum Care
Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chair of Diversity Subcommittee
Mayo Clinic
Charanjit (Chet) S. Rihal, M.D. 
Professor of Medicine,
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Ajai Sehgal
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Mayo Clinic
Erin C. Sexton 
Director of Enterprise Community Engagement
Mayo Clinic
Olayemi (Yemi) Sokumbi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Tim Suther 
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Solutions 
Change Healthcare
 Justin Terrell 
Executive Director
Minnesota Justice Research Center
 Sonoo Thadaney Israni
Executive Director, Presence
 Bo Thao-Urabe
Founder and Executive Director
Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Elizabeth (Liz) M. Valencia, M.D., J.D.
Tri-site Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic Alix School & Assistant Professor Department of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging & Intervention
Mayo Clinic
 Brittanie Wilson  

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

By attending the RISE for Equity: Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower 2021 offered by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science participants may earn up to 19.25 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. 

Mayo Clinic is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program is valid for 19.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
Activity ID: 21-GXEVX

Other Healthcare Professionals 
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 19.25 ACHE
  • 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.25 Attendance

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers. Please refer to the Sponsorship Prospectus for additional information. 

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