Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health

September 23-24, 2016

Transgender Health Conference

Registration for the 2016 transgender health conference has closed and our wait list is full. We’ll be posting information about the 2017 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference once it is available. Please email if you have any questions.             

Join us at Fenway Health’s Annual Transgender Health Conference, September 23-24, 2016, for an educational program for health care providers and members of health care teams in community health centers, safety-net organizations and student health clinics. Local and nationally-recognized experts in the field will lead participants through the fundamentals of providing high-quality, compassionate care for transgender people.

Hosted at Fenway Health’s beautiful ten-story health center overlooking Fenway Park, this conference is produced by our team of medical, mental health, and health research experts. The conference program includes foundational material for all members of health care teams as well as specialized content for both medical and behavioral health care providers.

You can subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our work and future training events by visiting our website:   Please visit the TransTalk section for free webinars from the conference which may qualify for CMEs.

Conference topics will include:

  • Gender Affirmative Health Care: Terminology, Demographics, and Epidemiology
  • Gender Identity Development
  • Cross Sex Hormone Therapy
  • Gender Affirming Psychotherapy
  • Working with Children and Families

For more than forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS, and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond. Fenway Health providers cared for more than 2,000 people of trans experience last year – more than any other health care provider in New England.

For more information about the conference, please click to expand the sections below.

About the Conference

Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health is being offered for the second consecutive year in response to the high volume of queries we receive from clinicians and health care staff across the country seeking to provide care to people who are transgender, identify outside of the gender binary, or who are questioning their gender identity.  Locally, this clinical demand has been experienced at Fenway Health and other health centers, student health centers, and other health care organizations throughout New England in both urban and rural areas.

We are pleased to welcome conference participants to Fenway Health, the largest care provider for transgender people in New England. Our goal is to develop a learning program, as well as durable learning materials, that will help members of the whole care team address transgender health care issues in an affirmative and inclusive way. We are incorporating our own experiences as leaders in this field, as well as the perspectives of nationally-renowned experts using the most up-to-date standards for care. Following the conference, we are excited to support participants and their colleagues on an ongoing basis through online learning materials and case discussions.

Conference Location

The conference is located at Fenway Health’s flagship clinic, the Ansin Building, at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Click to view this address in Google Maps.

Conference Participants

This conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff working in community health centers, safety-net organizations and student health clinics.

This conference is presented by experts from Fenway Health and our network of local and national partners.

Program & Costs

The conference program and agenda is available as a PDF download on this page under “Conference Schedule.” Conference program and agenda is subject to change.

Conference registration costs $100 per participant and includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch on both days. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions. If you do have a dietary restriction, please let us know when you register.

Local Hotel

Hotel Commonwealth – Kenmore Square
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Room block name: Fenway Health Transgender Health Conference
Dates: Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23
Book by August 15
Use this link to book your room

Continuing Education

Application for Continuing Education Credit will be submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians (13.25 CME hours) and National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter (CME hours TBD). Credits will only be available from these two organizations. Information will be updated here as appropriate. If you are interested in claiming credit for your time, please indicate your interest when you register.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education & Training at least two weeks prior to the conference for a full refund. Cancellations with less than two-weeks’ notice, last minute cancellations, and no-shows will not be refunded the registration fee.

Conference Dates

September 23-24, 2016
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Schedule

Download a PDF of the conference agenda.

Updated September 9, 2016.

Conference Location

Fenway Health
Ansin Building
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Click here for directions

Questions & Inquiries

The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health

Fenway Health is home to the world’s first medical textbook focused on LGBT health. The Fenway Guide is a must-have resource for clinicians, students, and researchers working in hospitals, clinics, universities, libraries, and private practices in every community.

Comprehensive Transgender Healthcare: The Gender Affirming Clinical and Public Health Model of Fenway Health

This report, published in the Journal of Urban Health, March 2015, describes the evolution of Fenway Health’s multidisciplinary model of transgender healthcare, research, education, and dissemination of best practices.