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Equity & Ethics

Total Credits: 3.5 including 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 3.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Addiction Medicine |  Adolescent |  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Diabetes |  Family Medicine |  Gender Identity |  HIV |  Hypertension |  Immigrants & Undocumented Immigrants |  LGBTQIA+ Community |  Mental Health |  Opioid Use Disorder |  Pain Management |  Patient Experience & Needs |  Primary Care |  Professionalism |  Psychiatry |  PTSD |  Trauma |  Urology
Benjamin D. Grin, MD |  Ron Holt, DO, MPA, DFAPA |  David Sine, PhD
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Access till 03/29/2026 after purchase.


This program will expire and must be completed by 03/29/26.

*** Please note this classroom webinar was part of the KCU Homecoming 2022. If you participated in the live event, you would not want to choose this program. ***

This bundle of four CME sessions from the 2022 KCU Homecoming consists of four sessions on Medical Equity and Ethics. Below are the titles and learning objectives for each session.

  • Health Equity: Caring for Immigrant & Non-English-Speaking Populations
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Define key terms related to immigration and health (eg. immigrant, refugee, asylee, undocumented).
      • Explain the ways in which immigration status influences health, and describe common challenges faced by immigrants in receiving optimal health care.
      • Explain how to take a patient-centered approach to caring for immigrant populations.
      • Describe best practices and common pitfalls related to conducting a medical visit with an interpreter. 
  • Health Equity: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the epidemiology of opioid use disorders and opioid-related mortality, focusing on how increased heroin use and fentanyl in the drug supply have changed the dynamics of the epidemic.
      • Define opioid use disorder and explain how to diagnose opioid use disorder.
      • Describe options for treatment of opioid use disorders, including detox, behavioral therapies, and medications for opioid use disorders (buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), and discuss the evidence for the effectiveness of these interventions.
      • Understand the mechanism of action of buprenorphine, and describe key principles of managing opioid use disorder with buprenorphine
      • Describe how harm reduction principles can be applied to treating opioid use disorders, including naloxone prescribing and access to syringe services programs.
      • Describe the impact of stigma on people with opioid use disorders, and discuss ways to reduce stigma related to opioid use disorders in clinical practice.
  • LGBTQ+ Medical Case Scenarios: An Experiential Learning Perspective
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Describe how to set the stage for a patient or colleague to come out to them.
      • List issues LGBTQ people are at higher risk for.
      • Discuss the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Professionalism in Healthcare
    • Learning Objectives:
      • What is a profession?
      • Professional Relationship with Patients
      • Professional relationship with Peers

Accreditation Statement:
The event has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA (Allopathic) Credit Designation:
MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA (Osteopathic) Credit Designation:
MAOPS is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 3.5 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit(s) and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Planning Committee:
The KCU CME Committee members serve as the CME Planning Committee for this conference. Membership of the committee includes faculty and staff from KCU and may include physicians from local communities. Members of the committee are listed on the KCU CME webpage at

Each of the members of the Conference Planning Committee discloses that the relevant parties have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this program. Speaker disclosures are included within each bio and will be shown at the beginning of each presentation.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




Benjamin D. Grin, MD's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University

Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and he completed Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He received his MPH from Brown University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at KCU, where he teaches clinical skills to 1st and 2nd year medical students and is involved in expanding public health training within the medical school. He maintains an active clinical practice at the KC CARE Health Center; his clinical work includes primary care, HIV care, and care for patients with substance use disorders. He also serves on the Kansas City, Missouri Health Commission where he is active in advocating for change to improve the health of our broader community. 

Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Grin can be reached at

Ron Holt, DO, MPA, DFAPA's Profile

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Student Health Physician, Adjunct Assistant Professor

San Francisco State University

Ronald Holt, DO, is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and national speaker. For over two decades, Holt has been a relentless advocate and educator on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and civil rights. In 2008, Holt expanded his presentations nationally to include LGBTQ+ healthcare, the consequences of bullying, and suicide risk reduction. He has presented to hundreds of audiences, including physician audiences, on how to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Holt, along with his husband, William Huggett, MD, have published a self-help book and supportive coloring books for the LGBTQ+ community.

He has received several awards across the country for his community service and commitment to diversity. In the late 2000s, Holt received his previous employer’s David Lawrence community service award and RJ Erickson diversity achievement award, making him the first physician within Kaiser Permanente to receive both awards in the individual category.

In 2022, he was elevated to Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and graduated from SFSU with a MA degree in Sexuality.

His master’s thesis was original research entitled, “The Impact of Rural Geography on Sexual Identity.” In addition to being a KCU Adjunct Assistant Professor, Holt currently practices as a student health physician at San Francisco State University.

Ronald Holt, DO, has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Holt can be reached at


David Sine, PhD's Profile

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Kansas City University

Dr. David Sine, PhD, Chair of the Biomedical Ethics Department at KCU, earned a bachelor’s degree in design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then a Master’s degree in Health Policy and a Doctorate in Biomedical Ethics from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. He has been the Senior Staff Engineer for The Joint Commission, a Senior Consultant for the AHA, and Vice Chair of the board of Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas and a board member of the American Society of Hospital Risk Managers (ASHRM). He has extensive leadership experience in military, private, and acute care settings as well as experience in both academic and organizational settings and serves as a member of the NFPA Life Safety Code Subcommittee on Health Care Occupancies, and acts as a risk management and clinical ethics advisor to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS).  Well known as co-editor of the Design Guide for Behavior Health Facilities, David writes and speaks frequently on the intersection of ethics, safety, and risk management.

Dr. Sine discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

He can be reached at



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