Physicians’ Perceptions Of People With Disability And Their Health Care

Having a disability shouldn’t lead to receiving substandard care, symptoms and primary health care concerns overlooked or pain or discomfort ignored. Unfortunately this happens all too often and isn’t talked about enough. I AM ALS is pleased to host ALS advocate Michael Robinson, MD and Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc in a conversation that brings this issue into the light and provides tools and strategies to self advocate.

This virtual Zoom event will occur on 3/10/21 (Wednesday) at 2:-3:30 p.m. ET

Michael Robinson, MD studied medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He specialized in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. During his career, he started clinical and research practice as an Associate Professor at Queen’s University and also worked within the pharmaceutical industry at Eli Lilly and Abbive. In the pharmaceutical industry, he has developed and launched many drugs across a range of therapeutic areas. He has published 28 papers, 2 book chapters and given numerous presentations around the world.  

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and based at the Mongan Institute’s Health Policy Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies examining health care disparities for persons with disability. Her book When Walking Fails was published in 2003, and More Than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities, co-authored with Bonnie L. O’Day, appeared in 2006. Representing Boston Center for Independent Living, she chaired the Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee for the U.S. Access Board (2012-2013). Dr. Iezzoni is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Notice: This presentation will be recorded and might be posted on I AM ALS’ social media or website.


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