Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team

 

Friday, October 13, 2017 –
Saturday, October 14, 2017


The Colonnade Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health was developed in response to the high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for adults, adolescents, and children who are questioning their gender identity or who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in transgender-focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff. Conference topics will include:


  • Gender Affirmative Health Care: Terminology, Demographics, and Epidemiology
  • Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents
  • Transgender Adults Community Panel
  • Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults
  • Behavioral Health Assessment and Referrals for Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Primary Medical and Preventative Care Needs of Transgender Clients
  • Obstetric Care and Reproductive Health for Transgender Clients
  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Family Systems of Transgender Children
  • Transgender Youth Community Panel
  • Transgender People and HIV
  • Gender Affirming Surgeries
  • Gender Affirming Sexual Health Care
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People of Color

In addition to didactic presentations, attendees will learn from panels of transgender community members and have the opportunity to engage in interactive case discussions that highlight medical and behavioral health approaches to gender-affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in transgender health.


Offered By

Course Directors

 

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Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH

Harvey Makadon, MD

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Timothy Cavanaugh, MDSari Reisner, ScD

 

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