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ABLE Lectureship

The Anarcha, Betsey, Lucy, et al. (ABLE) Lecture is an annual lectureship that will be held during PFD Week. The lectureship is focused on raising awareness and increasing knowledge on DEI issues in the medical community (from the healthcare provider and patients’ perspectives). The lecture includes two parts – a 30-minute lecture plus a follow-up Meet the Presenter interactive discussion to engage meeting participants in dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion.



ABLE Fund (Managed by the AUGS Foundation with a generous donation from the ABOG Foundation.)

Lecturer Criteria

  1. Advocate for DEI issues in the medical field
  2. Experienced and dynamic speaker
  3. Intended for this lecturer to be from outside of the FPMRS field, however FPMRS providers could be considered under special circumstances

Lecture Specifics

  1. An honorarium of $2,000
  2. Travel and accommodations for recipient to attend the meeting
  3. Recipient is provided with a plaque in recognition of their lecture

Submission Information

  • Lecturer Name
  • Statement in support of lecturer
  • Potential topic(s) this individual could speak about
  • Links to publicly accessible information (video, podcast, etc.)
  • Send to



2022 – Lacey Robinson 

2021 – Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD