ACU Excited to Welcome Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, as a Keynote Speaker at the 2021 ACU Annual Conference
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is pleased to welcome Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, as the first keynote speaker at our 2021 Conference, “Mission: Health Equity” online and in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. A nationally recognized leader in public health and civil rights law focusing on racial disparities in health care, Dr. Matthew will headline our conference exploring the need to work collectively to eliminate health disparities by calling out and addressing systemic practices that contribute to poor health among Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA, and other minority and intersectional groups.
The author of Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, Dr. Matthew is also the co-founder and inaugural director of The Equity Center, a transdisciplinary research center that seeks to build better relationships between the University of Virginia (UVA) and the Charlottesville community through community-engaged scholarship that tangibly redresses racial and socioeconomic inequality. Dean Matthew previously served on the law faculty of UVA and the University of Colorado and as a member of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and she also held a joint appointment at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her work has also included several public policy roles, including serving in 2015 as the Senor Adviser to the Office of Civil Rights for the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she expedited cases on behalf of historically vulnerable communities besieged by pollution.
One of several keynote addresses, Dr. Matthew’s presentation will be but one highlight in our CME-accredited ACU Conference offering crucial trainings for clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike. Featuring three unique tracks—Workforce, Policy, and Practice—as well as exciting general sessions and keynotes, the hybrid event will offer both virtual and in-person attendance options at D.C.’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, including 24 onsite educational workshops, a special 25th Anniversary Reception & Award Ceremony, and more.