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McKelvey School of Engineering

Brown School

Reframing: A Call To Inclusion

Tuesday, May 21 | 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Auditorium
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Join us for an EMPOWERING half-day symposium designed to UPLIFT voices and CELEBRATE the diversity of experiences among individuals with genetic, physical, behavioral, or intellectual differences. 

Attendees will engage with inspiring stories, form meaningful connections, and promote education and advocacy. We aim to model inclusion through our shared humanity and acknowledgment of more similarities than differences.

Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the in-person event at EPNEC.


Tentative Schedule

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Interactive Exhibition and Reception
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Keynote #1 - Inequities in Healthcare and Ableism in Medical Education
    • Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology

  • 2:10 – 3:20 PM: Panel Discussion on Inclusive Workplaces
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM: Keynote #2 - Visual Humanity and Representation in Healthcare
    • Rick Guidotti, Founder and Director of Positive Exposure


Additional Information

  • Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the in-person event at EPNEC.
  • Washington University School of Medicine is committed to inclusion. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, at least one week before the event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Deven Stepney in advance at devens@wustl.edu.
Event Type



School of Medicine


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health, Campus & Community



Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Therapy, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy
Event Contact

Deven Stepney | devens@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology
    Rick Guidotti, Founder and Director of Positive Exposure


  • Aimee Wehmeier, MBA, President at Paraquad, Inc.
  • Thy Huskey, MD, FAAPMR, Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology
  • Seantika (Tika) Oliver, Accounting Assistant II, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Peppar Cyr, MPhil, MD/PhD Candidate, Neonatal Development Research (WUNDER) Lab
  • Chris Stone, EdD, Director, WashU’s Office of Disability Resources
  • Robyn Rosenberger, Founder & CEO at TinySuperheroes
  • Brian Wessman, MD,* Professor, Anesthesiology & Emergency Medicine, parent advocate


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