The LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference is a three-day event designed for health care professionals, learners, researchers, patients, community organizations and interested community members who seek to understand the unique health considerations and barriers to health care in the LGBTQ+ population.
Attendees will learn how to provide respectful, patient-centered, culturally competent health care by developing skills to establish rapport, recognize barriers to medical care, offer LGBTQ+ patients competent primary care and/or referrals to such care and identify the unique health risks in the LGBTQ+ population.
Topics for the LGBTQ+ Virtual Health Care Conference include supporting gender diverse youth and families, community advocacy, inclusive sexual health practices, identity development, spiritual care, mental health, gender-affirming surgery, intersex health and more.
Registration is open to everyone. Learners (students, residents, and fellows) can attend for free. Scholarships are available. The conference will be virtual. CME, ACPE and ANCC credits are available.
T.J. Jourian is an independent scholar, consultant, and trainer with Trans*Formational Change. As a faculty member in higher education and student affairs, his experience spans LGBTQ+ life, residential life, women's center work, and multicultural affairs. His research and advocacy interests center on queer and trans people of color, with particular attention to masculinity, transness, and racialization; campus gender and sexuality centers and practitioners; and trans*ing constructs and methodologies.
Aydin Olson-Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Executive Director at the Los Angeles Gender Center. He is a national expert in the mental care of transgender and non-binary youth and their parents. Olson-Kennedy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, with areas of focus in multi-cultural and gender studies, sociology, and social work. In 2013, he completed his Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Chico.
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is a physician at Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Olson-Kennedy is a national expert in medical intervention for transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones.
Carl Streed Jr. is an Assistant Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine. As the Research Lead for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center he collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to assess and achieve equity in the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse individuals.
Indiana University School of Medicine values the opinions of the community and looks forward to providing a rewarding experience and informing healthcare providers on the unique needs of LGBTQ+ patients. To do this effectively, it is important to gather community input. Stakeholders can fill out a brief, five-minute survey in order to share considerations with the planning committee.
Posters, presentations and workshops on a variety of topics that influence best practices for LGBTQ+ patient experiences are encouraged for submission. In order to submit a proposal, complete the form by 11:59 pm (EST) on December 17.