After this contentious election and outcome, I took a red eye flight on election day E2 Washington DC.

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I went to the new African-American Museum of Culture and History, the newest Museum of the Smithsonian institution.  For 6 hours I was mesmerized and inspired by taking in the African-American experience in the United States.  Ultimately I was tremendously uplifted.  In looking at some of the darkest days, I was reminded of the resilience of the United States and of its people.  This will be an important message for all of us in the days and years to come.


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The reason for my visit to Washington DC was to attend the Movement is Life Caucus.  This 9th annual meeting is sponsored to address health disparities in our nation.  A collection of luminaries in medicine, public-health, law, and healthcare administration took part in lectures and sponsored workshops.  The quality of the meeting was outstanding, and I even got to reconnect with some of my mentors in training, as well as make new friends for both myself, and for the organizations I represent.  In particular, the domestic outreach activities of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand will have an able partner in the Movement is Life Caucus, and its corporate sponsor, Zimmer Biomet.

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