Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education

Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th

The Coalition Symposium will be in person in 2022 - and co-located with the AHEAD Conference in July in Cleveland, Ohio! but in a reduced manner as we re-enter life post-pandemic.

This year brings exciting new sessions, with advanced session options.

Given the smaller event, we are limited to 100 participants.

Keynote Talks Include:

  • Diana Cejas, MD
    "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Disability: Embracing the Intersection"
  •  Laura Yyonne Bulk, PhD, OT
    "Justice as a North Star"
  • Lisa Meeks, PhD and Kristina Petersen, PhD
    "Seizing the Moment"

Plenary Talks Include:

  • "The Legal Landscape: Cases that Inform Best Practice"
  • "Mental Health in the Margin: Psychological Disabilities in the Health Professions"

And an EXCITING new workshop SERIES that includes:

  • High Stakes Exams (3-part series) including an appeal workshop led by the attorneys and consultant from two recently successful NBME suits. A NEW COALITION/NBME PACKET WILL ALSO BE RELEASED!
  • Reading Documentation and Decision Making for Health Science Education Didactic and Practical (lab, sim, standardized Environment
  • Creating an office policy/practice and developing robust faculty relationships
  • A Research Symposium with Lead Disability-Inclusion Researchers


Concurrent SESSIONS including:

  • Lessons from COVID: Retaining the Good
  • Inclusion in Nursing/OT/and PT: Challenges and Solutions
  • Working w/DHH students in clinical nursing programs Accommodation Decision-Making: The 
  • Critical Process of Documenting Decisions

And a Super Exciting Bonus!

The #DocsWithDisabilities Podcast will be onsite for a special recording session, interviewing DISABILITY RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS!