Upcoming Workshop: Ableism in Medicine and Clinical Research

Join the upcoming workshop hosted by the NIH on addressing ableism in medicine and clinical research. Our director, Dr. Bonnie Swenor, will speak at this event. Further information and registration available here.

April 27-28, 2023 (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD; Trans-NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee, Office of the NIH Director, NIH


NIH VideoCast; registration is free but required


This 2-day, virtual workshop focuses on awareness and research opportunities to mitigate the effect of “ableism”—defined by the American Psychological Association as prejudice and discrimination aimed at people with disabilities—in both clinical care and the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise.

Scientific sessions during this workshop will focus on ableism across multiple dimensions, including:

  • Ableism as a barrier to clinical care and a contributor to health disparities experienced by people with disabilities
  • Ableism in the biomedical and behavioral scientific workforce and graduate education system
  • Accessibility in biomedical and behavioral research
  • Research opportunities addressing structural and cultural barriers created by ableism

This workshop is intended to inform future research areas in this complex area of public health.

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