Transgender HealthCARE: Transitioning, Transcending and Teaching our Community
Online registration for this event is now closed. Please note that some registrants will be viewing morning plenary sessions via live video feed to an adjacent classroom.
Transgender individuals have unique health experiences and needs that are often unmet by the general medical community. It is necessary for health professionals of all disciplines to learn about the specific needs of transgender individuals in an effort to provide culturally competent and evidence-based patient- and family-centered care to this population. The Institute of Medicine has detailed the healthcare disparities in research and clinical care experienced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. This conference begins to address the disparities specific to transgender individuals by educating students, staff, providers and the healthcare community about their particular healthcare needs, the evidence-based treatments available for their needs and the challenges encountered in healthcare settings. We seek to improve the knowledge of our medical community, and that of Upstate New York, to provide culturally sensitive and evidence-based care to transgender individuals in our communities.
After attending this conference, the participant will:
- Be able to identify and have an increased awareness of the healthcare disparities faced by those in the transgender community;
- Develop the skills and learn about the resources available to have an improved gender non-conforming accessible practice; and
- Become familiar with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health's (WPATH) standards of care.