Every year, the AAMC convenes workforce community leaders at two annual events – the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference (May) and Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting (November) – to present data and analysis and engage conversations on the health care workforce.
This year, we hosted the 2021 AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) & Health Workforce Research Joint Conference. Important and timely, this event was the first collaboration between the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference and AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion.
Over 550 attendees experienced:
- 1 powerful keynote address from Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine
- 2 innovative, interactive networking sessions
- 20 concurrent session featuring the latest research on diversity, equity and inclusion and the health workforce
- 3 Ignite sessions featuring inspiring and thought-provoking presentations and in-depth discussions of new ideas and new approaches to addressing pernicious problems
- 2 interactive poster sessions
- 1 awe-inspiring and provocative leadership plenary featuring:
- Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale School of Medicine
- Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law George Washington University Law School
- Dr. Spero M. Manson, Distinguished Professor and Director Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health
- Dr. William McDade, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
While the 2022 AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference will once again be a stand-alone meeting, we will maintain our commitment to our diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities. The theme for the 2022 meeting will be Research to Action: Social Justice and the Health Workforce.
The questions we will be asking in 2022 are:
- How do we keep the momentum instigated by the Joint GDI and Health Workforce Research Conference?
- How do we work together to create real, positive change in U.S. health care (i.e., equity in access, quality and outcomes)?
- How do we work together to solve deep, complex problems? And how do we communicate real, systems-based solutions to policy makers in a way that leads them to implement those solutions?
Stay tuned for more details about the 2022 meeting.
For more information, contact the AAMC Health Workforce team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Health Workforce Research Conferences
Annual Address on the State of the Physician Workforce
AAMC’s Annual Meeting, Learn Serve Lead, features an address from AAMC’s Director of Workforce Studies, Michael Dill. The Annual Address on the State of the Physician Workforce provides an overview of the latest physician workforce projections and the multiple factors that influenced workforce needs, including undergraduate and graduate medical education (UME and GME) trends, the workforce implications of emerging trends, such as work hours and retirement, and the growth in telehealth use. Mr. Dill includes the most current information and the most recent data on the physician workforce, including trainees, practitioners, and faculty as appropriate. He also presents new data and trends in trainee and workforce diversity, and current data and research on access to care, especially for vulnerable populations. The session also features the newest data from AAMC's Consumer Survey of Health Care Access and AAMC’s National Sample Survey of Physicians.