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Registration Now Open For Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Course for the Whole Care Team

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 8th annual Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Course for the Whole Care Team. The conference will be held virtually from October 13-16. This year features new panels on “Gender-Affirming Surgeries: Panel of Surgeons and Patients” and “Building an Academic Trans Health Program,” as well as a new session on “Misinformation: Detransition, Conversion Therapy and Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria” and an update on WPATH SOC 8.

Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health is proposed as a national CME course, following seven years in which a similar course was offered. 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 transgender or gender diverse. This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirming health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in transgender health-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 lived experience panels and have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions that highlight medical and behavioral health approaches to gender-affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in transgender health.

This year an optional pre-conference day will be provided for all attendees interested in additional introductory education regarding care for transgender and gender diverse people. There is no additional fee to attend but pre-registration is required.

Who Should Attend

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Specialty Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Administrators
  • Educators

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply available evidence to update standards of care and programs for transgender and gender diverse adults, adolescents and children, including care focused on both routine primary care needs and care specific to affirming the gender identity of patients.
  • Develop an integrated model of care that combines behavioral health and primary care and apply relevant practices to members of the care team to create a patient-centered model of care.
  • Collect data on gender identity and train staff on nuances of using the data for communication to improve quality care and patient satisfaction.

Please register here. Discounted pricing available through August 12, 2022.

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