From Michael Emanuel Rajner:
Tomorrow The Pride Center at Equality Park in partnership with the Broward County Health Department, SunServe and the AIDS Education Treatment Center (AETC) will be hosting an all day medical symposium focusing on the unique medical needs of transgender people.
In Florida, too many in the medical profession lack a real understanding of the critical medical needs for transgender people.
FYI: The event is now full and closed to the public. The following is for informational purposes only:Transgender symposium flyer
Here's the full schedule:
Recognize the RANGE/FLUIDITY of gender variance
Cite three strategies health care facilities/professionals can offer gender variant/transgender patients/staff
Specific behaviors that medical and community health professionals can do to facilitate safety and comfort for patients.
A Transgender Medical Symposium
Wednesday February 23,2011
8:30 Continental Breakfast - registration
9:00 : 9:05 AM – Welcome and Opening Intros
9;10-10:25 AM What is Gender/Gender is what? Dr. Marilyn Volker
This opening presentation will set the stage for understanding the range and the many possibilities in gender variant/transgender life journey. It is critical for medical/mental health professionals to be aware Gender Variances to provide the most competent and compassionate of care.
Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to
Identify Understanding/ identifying 4 components of sexual identity.
Obstacles in care
Addressing Public health and the transgender individual
The Discussion and analysis of present health care delivery system for the transgender population, including barriers to care and the physician’s role.
Medical and emotional health needs and services
10:35-11:30 Health Issues and the Transgender Community/Transgender Sensitivity in Health Care –Joanne Keatley
What you should know about who we are , our needs and what we face,
· Need for HIV/AIDS education and intervention for MTF / FTM transgender:
11:30-12:30 Panel Discussion & Q&A- youth / adults (Moderated by Dr.Marilyn Volker)
A Parents perspective
Q & A
(Jazz (10, Damien (13), - Mark Angelo, Lily Lopez, Monica Quinn, Nathaniel
Primary Medical Care and Comprehensive transgender patient medical assessment including general discussion of psychiatric and mental health components.
Primary care guidelines for transgender patients throughout the spectrum including general discussion of hormone treatment
Compassionate and thorough care of transgender patients' physical, emotional and spiritual needs/concerns
Inclusive patient practices in office and other medical settings including disparities in transgender patient care
Important transgender medical terms, language and surgical procedures
Transgender health promotion and primary care of acute and chronic disease including prevention, screening and management
Patient case study review and brief personal account showing the diversity of transgender patient issues and care
Healthcare team approach and importance of transgender patient referral to other medical, trans specific and compassionate
12:30-1:15 Lunch - (Skit provided by Sunserve youth ) Kris Drumm ,LMSW
1:30-3:30 Primary Compassionate Care of the Transgender Body, Mind and Soul – M.Layne Yassen, PA -C / Jim LoPresti Clinical Dir.-Sunserve
Local community providers, professional, clinical and case management – Open Q & A Forum
3:30-4:30---- Provider Panel - Moderator: M.Layne Yassen, PA-C
(Derek Williams PA, Jim Lopresti -Clinical Director-SunServe , Lara Hoffman Physician Assistant for Lorena Lewy-Alterbaum – Endocrinology, Dr. Ana Puga-Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Jessica Lam, Dr. Jennifer Bartczak, Rowan Tree Medical