Medical colloquy panelists will discuss 'trusting science'

March 8, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 13)
Article by Michele Coffill

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Cailin O’Connor, left, and Joseph Pierre will be panelists at the DeVos Medical Colloquy on March 21.

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Presenters at the DeVos Medical Colloquy will discuss factors that impede the understanding of the science of medicine and how to best engage patients with the sciences of vaccines and treatments.

"Trust in Medical Science" will be presented virtually on Monday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Register online by March 18; participants will receive a Zoom webinar link before the event.

Panelists are Cailin O’Connor, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine and member of the Institute of Mathematical and Behavioral Science; and Joseph Pierre, chief of mental health community care systems at VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center and clinical professor at UCLA's school of medicine. Shawn Ulreich, senior vice president of clinical operations and chief nurse executive for BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, will moderate the discussion.

Continuing education credits are offered for medical education, nursing and social work; visit the medical colloquy website for details. 

Held biannually at Grand Valley, the colloquy series was established by the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.

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This article was last edited on March 4, 2022 at 9:7 a.m.

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