Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health

October 13-14, 2017

Transgender Health Conference

Join us for our annual “Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health” Conference, October 13-14, 2017.  This year’s conference is being offered as a national course accredited by Harvard Medical School.  Local and nationally-recognized experts will train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices

The conference is produced by our team of medical, behavioral 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.

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
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For more than forty-five 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 2,500 people of trans experience last year – more than any other health care provider in New England.

Please email lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org if you have any questions.    

You can subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our work and future training events by visiting our website:  www.lgbthealtheducation.org.   Please visit the TransTalk section for free webinars from the 2015 and 2016 conferences.

For more information about the 2017 conference, please click to expand the sections below.

Conference Sponsors

This year’s conference is being offered as a national course accredited by Harvard Medical School.

About the Conference

Following two successful years hosted at Fenway Health’s flagship clinic in the Ansin Building, Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health will be offered as a national course accredited by Harvard Medical School.  The course 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.

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.

Conference Location

This year’s conference will be held at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston, located at 120 Huntington Avenue.

Discounted parking is available at The Colonnade Hotel for conference attendees.

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

A tentative program agenda is now available.

Conference registration is $400 for physicians, $350 for residents and fellows, and $300 for other allied healthcare professionals.  An Early Bird discount of 10% will be applied to any registrations received before July 1, 2017.

Registration fees include coffee and tea in the morning and lunch on both days of the conference.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fenway Institute will offer up to 20 scholarships to eligible providers to cover the full cost of registration.  Scholarship applicants must commit to attending the entire two-day conference, have the support of their supervisor to attend, and plan to disseminate the information learned at the conference to their peers at the health care facility where they work.

Eligibility is divided into four categories, with five scholarships available in each category:

  • Licensed primary care providers (MDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, or LPNs) that are full-time employees at a federally qualified community health center in Massachusetts
  • Licensed behavioral health providers (psychiatrists, psychologists, LICSWs, or LMHC) that are full-time employees at a federally qualified community health center in Massachusetts
  • Licensed primary care providers (MDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, or LPNs) that are full-time employees at a health care clinic at a college or university in Massachusetts
  • Licensed behavioral health providers (psychiatrists, psychologists, LICSWs, or LMHC) that are full-time employees at a health care clinic at a college or university in Massachusetts

Application requirements:

  • Letter of interest that includes name, employer, license held, explanation of why a scholarship is needed to attend the conference, and a brief description of the plan to disseminate knowledge and resources acquired at the conference.
  • Copy of License
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • 501(c)3 letter from employer – federally qualified health center or institute of higher education

In the event that there are more applications than available scholarships, qualified applicants will be chosen at random in each category, with a limit of one person per organization in each category.

Applications should be submitted to lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org by September 22, 2017. Applicants will be notified by September 29, 2017.

Local Hotel

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

The Colonnade Hotel is offering a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $299/night for conference attendees.  The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is 5:00PM ET on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Use this link to reserve a room

You can also call (617) 424-7000 or (800) 962-3030 and identify yourself as a participant in the “Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference.”

Continuing Education

PHYSICIANS: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 13.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior.  No-shows are subject to the full course fee.

Conference Dates

October 13-14, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Conference Location

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

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Questions & Inquiries

lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org

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