The Reproductive Health Symposium will be a virtual conference planned for students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and across the United States scheduled to take place entirely over Zoom on Saturday, December 5, 2020. This conference will be a joint effort between the Medical Students for Choice, Lumina (LGBTQ+ group), Student National Medical Association, and Building Understanding of Maternity and Pregnancy registered student organizations at OUHSC and OU Tulsa’s Medical Students for Choice chapter. The conference is scheduled to start at 10 am and wrap up at 2:30 pm with a 30 minute lunch break from 12-12:30 pm.
The virtual conference will start out with a one hour keynote speech discussing the history of discrimination and injustice in reproductive healthcare and current implications. The keynote will be followed by three hour-long sessions, with three sessions running concurrently each hour. Conference attendees will have the option to choose which of these sessions they would like to attend. Sessions will be recorded with permission of the presenter(s) and distributed to conference attendees after the event so they may view sessions that they were unable to attend. Current sessions planned include an underrepresented minority physician panel, approaching contraception in teenagers identifying as LGBTQ+, an abortion provision overview, a panel of trans individuals discussing their healthcare experiences, disparities in breastfeeding, PrEP/PEP provision, education about intersex individuals, second trimester abortion, and a faith and reproductive choice panel.
Thank you for your interest in helping us create a conference that is both meaningful and inclusive, creating a safe space for students to learn about disparities and sensitive topics in reproductive healthcare.
The Reproductive Health Symposium Planning Committee