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Medical Schools UK Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Network Online Meeting 2022

The fourth meeting of the network was hosted as a free, interactive online session by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 12 October 2022. The meeting was aimed at EDI leads.

The first Medical Schools EDI Leads meeting was held in Newcastle in October 2018, to establish a UK network to share good practices around equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and develop joint working around key challenges. Since then, representatives from across the United Kingdom have joined together to discuss topics such as gender equality and the Athena Swan Charter, intersectionality, mentoring, LGBTQ+ allyship, bullying and racism, and the impacts of COVID-19 on medical school teaching.

Keynote Speaker

We were delighted to invite Professor Nisreen Alwan, MBE, as the keynote speaker for this meeting.

Professor Nisreen Alwan‘Equality and Equity: reflections on language, assumptions and actions’

Professor Nisreen Alwan is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. Read more about Professor Nisreen Alwan.

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