Tue, Sep 26, 2023

12 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Presentation & Fiesta Celebration

Join Gezzar Ortega, MD., Assistant Professor of Surgery and Lead Faculty for Research and Innovation for Equitable Surgical Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, as he discusses "Cutting Into Hispanic/Latinx Health Advocacy & Equity."  Dr. Ortega is also the co-founder of the Latino Surgical Society, which aims to cultivate, nurture, and support the advancement of Latino surgeons.  He serves as the Principal Investigator of a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) K23 and BWH Center for Diversity and Inclusion Minority Faculty Career Development Award focused on improving outcomes for surgical patients with LEP, and was also the Project Director for the Provider Awareness and Cultural Dexterity Toolkit for Surgeons (PACTS) Trial, a NIMHD R01 project to develop and evaluate a curriculum for surgical residents to improve cross-cultural communication and engagement. 

Following the presentation, we will host a Fiesta Celebration in the BRB Lobby to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Arts, Cuisine, Culture, and Heritage.
Food Provided (Authentic Hispanic/Mexican food and beverages.)


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Gezzer Ortega

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Lead Faculty for Research & Innovation for Equitable Surgical Care

Brigham and WomenÔÇÖs Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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