Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health

September 21-23, 2018

Transgender Health Conference

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team, to be held September 21 – 23, 2018 at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel.

REGISTRATION

 

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-binary.

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
  • Family Systems of Transgender Children
  • Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections for Transgender People
  • Behavioral Health Assessment and Referrals for Gender-Affirming Surgery
  • Primary Medical and Preventative Care Needs of Transgender Clients
  • Reproductive Options for Transgender Persons
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Transgender Youth Community Panel
  • Transgender People and HIV
  • PrEP and Transgender Communities: Evidence-Informed Practices
  • Gender-Affirming Surgeries
  • Collecting Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Data in EHRs
  • Transgender and Gender Non-conforming People of Color
  • Creating a Trans Youth Clinic
  • Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary
  • What Health Care Providers Need to Know about Transgender Legal Issues

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.

For more information about the 2018 conference, please click to expand the sections below.

Conference Presentations

Here are links to slides for the 2018 conference presentations.

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SATURDAY

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Conference Sponsors

This year’s conference is being offered as a national course accredited by Harvard Medical School and is sponsored by Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

About the Conference

Following two successful years hosted at Fenway Health’s flagship clinic in the Ansin Building, Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health will once again 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-binary.

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 located at The Westin Boston Waterfront, located at 425 Summer Street in Boston.
A block of rooms has been made available by the hotel at the discounted rate of $269 per night. To make a reservation through the conference block, follow this link.

The group rate is available until August 30, 2018 or until the block is filled.

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 available here.

Conference registration is $900 for physicians, $750 for residents and fellows, and $650 for other allied health professionals. An Early Bird Discount of 10% will be applied to any registrations received by June 29, 2018.
Registration fees include coffee, tea, and continental breakfast in the morning.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Students

Ten full-tuition scholarships are available for students interested in pursuing a career in LGBT health care. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis. 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. You will receive an email within 4 weeks of applying. 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.

 

Transgender Healthcare Providers

Ten full-tuition scholarships are available for health care providers who are transgender/nonbinary. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis. To apply for a scholarship please email lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org with answers to the following questions. You will receive an email within 4 weeks of applying. 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

Physicians
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This Live activity, Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team, with a beginning date of 09/21/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.75 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.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org for the status of LMHC CE accreditation.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Social Workers
Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.

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

September 21-23, 2018

Conference Schedule

Click here for the 2018 Agenda

Conference Location

Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel

Questions & Inquiries

lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org

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