MDisability Provider Webinar Series

The MDisability Provider Webinar series is hosted by and for primary care medical professionals who seek information on how to care for patients with disabilities. These webinars provide educational and clinical care insight, tools, and resources, and cover diverse topics about caring for people with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. They are delivered by experienced primary care providers who care for people with disabilities. Some of these providers are also caregivers for a person with a disability or who may have a disability themselves. The webinars will be held quarterly, include live captioning, and are free of charge.

September 2022 - Navigating Health, Community, and School Barriers with a Cognitive Disability

On Monday, September 26 at 12 noon ET we held the second edition of our primary care provider webinar series, titled “Navigating Health, Community, and School Barriers with a Cognitive Disability,” presented by Amal Othman, M.D., and co-presenter, Muhammad Othman, Dr. Othman's son. 
Dr. Amal Othman is a practicing family physician and assistant professor of family medicine, geriatric medicine, and obesity management at the University of Michigan. However, for this webinar, she will be speaking from her personal experience navigating complex systems of care as a mother of a child living with Rett Syndrome.  
Muhammad Othman is a biomedical engineering student on the pre-med path at Wayne State ​University's Irvin D. Reid Honors College. He is passionate about disability advocacy and improving the quality of life for individuals with a disability. During high school, he worked on a project titled, “The Effects of Communication on Activity Participation and Engagement in a Girl with Rett Syndrome.” 
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March 2022 - Caring for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients: An Overview for Primary Care Providers

Philip Zazove, M.D., the George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, and Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor, held MDisability’s first Provider Webinar on Thursday, March 3 titled, "Caring for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients: An Overview for Primary Care Providers."

The event attracted participants from health organizations across North America, including registrants from within Michigan Medicine as well as Wayne State University, Harvard University, and the Provincial Health Services Authority in Canada.