MGR | P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD – Re-envisioning Global Health through the Mine Ban Treaty: A 20-Year Celebration

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium 1-5
Cost: Free

Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine in the UVA Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & Hospital Medicine. Her research interests include medical professionalism and ethics, the history of racial integration in American medicine, and the history of African Americans in, and contributions to, the health professionals.

Dr. Reynolds served on the board of directors for the organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) from 1987-2002. At PHR, Reynolds helped develop its human rights investigative research program and other foundational activities that helped PHR earn international recognition as the leading health and human rights group in the world. PHR was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its pioneering research on the health impact of landmines, and for its role as founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss foundational principles of human rights and the right to health
  2. Argue why landmines are a violation of human rights
  3. Describe the origins and growth of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  4. Describe key elements of the Mine Ban Treaty, signed in December 1997
  5. Discuss the 2025 goal for countries and groups working to achieve conditions set forth in the Mine Ban Treaty


Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

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