Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health

March 22-24, 2019

March 22-24, 2019

Sexual and Gender Minority Health Conference

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team, to be held March 22-24, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

REGISTRATION

Advancing Excellence in Health Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities is proposed as a national CME course developed in response to a high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for patients who identify as a sexual or gender minority.

This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent, confident and affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in sexual and gender minority research and patient care.

The conference will include didactic presentations as well as interactive panels and case discussions

Conference topics will include:

  • Achieving Health Equity: Terminology, Demographics, Stigmas and Disparities
  • Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment
  • Behavioral Health for LGBTQ Patients
  • Primary Care and Preventative Health Needs of LGBTQ Patients
  • LGBTQ Youth and Adolescents
  • LGBTQ Older Adults
  • OBGYN and Fertility Care for LGBTQ People
  • HIV/STI Treatment and Prevention for LGBTQ People
  • Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

Since 1971, 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 3,200 people of trans experience last year – more than any other health care provider in New England. 

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 TransTalks section for recorded talks from past conferences.

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Conference Presentations

Friday, March 22, 2019

Key Note Sessions

Session 1 – Sexual and Gender Minority Epidemiology – Carl Streed, Jr., MD, MPH

Session 2 – Health Disparities for Lesbian and Bisexual Women – Jennifer Potter, MD

Session 3 – Health Disparities for Gay and Bisexual Men – Alex Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Session 4 – Healthcare Experiences of People with Differences in Sex Development – Moderator: Kimberly Zieselman, JD

Session 5 – Health Disparities for Transgender and Nonbinary People – Julie Thompson, PA-C

Session 6 – Sexual Health for Transgender and Nonbinary People – Asa Radix, MD, MPH, FACP, AAHIVS

Session 7 – Fertility Care for LGBTQ People – Rebekah Viloria, MD

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Session 8 – Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Environment – Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH

Session 9 – Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data – Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, and Chris Grasso, MPH

Session 10 – Taking an Affirming Sexual History – Kevin Ard, MD, MPH

Session 11 – Frameworks for Clinical Care – Alex Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Session 12 – Breakouts

Session 13 – HIV Treatment and Prevention for LGBTQ People – Kenneth Mayer, MD

 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Session 14 – Care for LGBTQ People of Color – Darrell Wheeler, PhD, MPH, MSW

Session 15 – Care for LGBTQ Youth and Adolescents – Jeremi Carswell, MD & Carly Guss, MD

Session 16 – Care for LGBTQ Aging Population – Liz Kass, MD & Lisa Krinsky, MSW

Session 17 – Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy – Julie Thompson, PA-C

Session 18 – Case Workshops – Jennifer Reske-Nielsen, MD

Session 19 – Creating a Community Advisory Board – Sophia Geffen, MPH Candidate

Session 20 – What You Can Do to Advocate for Your LGBTQ Patients – Cei Lambert, MFA

Conference Sponsors

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

About the Conference

This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident 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.

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

  1. Apply common concepts and terminology used by sexual and gender minority (SGM) people to describe their sexual orientation and gender identity;
  2. Identify challenges in collecting data about SGM populations;
  3. Identify one key health disparity affecting each SGM subpopulation;
  4. Utilize the four core tenets of evidence-based care for SGM patients (e.g., affirming sexual orientation, affirming gender identity, trauma-informed care, and behavioral health integration)
  5. Incorporate actionable steps for routine sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in one’s clinical practice.

Conference Location

This year’s conference will be located at The Seaport Hotel, located at One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210.

 

A block of rooms has been made available by the hotel at the discounted rate of $199 per night. To make a reservation through the conference block, follow this link.

The group rate is available until February 22, 2019 or until the block is filled.

Conference Participants

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

Conference registration is $700 for physicians, $600 for residents and fellows, and $550 for other allied health professionals. An Early Bird Discount of 10% will be applied to any registrations received by January 18, 2019.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Students

Ten (10) full-tuition scholarships are available for students pursuing a career in LGBTQ health care. Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2019. Decisions will be distributed by January 12, 2019. To apply for a scholarship please email lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org with answers to the following questions and a Letter of Support from a supervisor, professor or advisor. If approved for a scholarship, you will be emailed a discount code to enter into the registration form online.

  1. Please describe your interest in LGBT health and what experience you have working with or on behalf of this population.
  2. Please explain what you hope to learn at this conference.

LGBTQ Healthcare Providers

Ten (10) full-tuition scholarships are available for health care providers who are a sexual or gender minority. Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2019. Decisions will be distributed by January 12, 2019. To apply for a scholarship please email lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org with answers to the following questions. If approved for a scholarship, you will be emailed a discount code to enter into the registration form online.

  1. Please explain what you hope to learn at this conference and what you will be able to contribute.
  2. Please describe your need for a scholarship.

Continuing Education

AAFP

This live activity, Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team, with a beginning date of 03/22/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please check back for additional CME and CE credits that will be provided.

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

March 22-24, 2019

Conference Schedule

2019 Conference Agenda

Conference Location

The Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston

Questions & Inquiries

lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org

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