Transgender Medicine Symposium
TRANSGENDER MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM
VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT EVENT CENTER – NEW JERSEY – DELAWARE ROOMS
1160 FIRST AVENUE
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
A.C. DEMIDONT, DO ’00
ADULT & ADOLESCENT INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND HIV MEDICINE
LGBTQ AND TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE
WORLD HEALTH CLINICIANS –
CIRCLE CARE CENTER, NORWALK, CT
LISA M. MCBRIDE, PHD
CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Transgender patients have historically been a stigmatized and underserved population of patients. The purpose of this one-day Continuing Medical Education (CME ) symposium
is to educate primary care providers about the medical and psychological needs of transgendered patients. The symposium will consist of lectures and interactive sessions to familiarize participants to what they need to know to care for and follow transgender patients. At the end of the day, participants will be better informed and more prepared to provide “primary care” to this often underserved population. Included in the definition of “primary care” will be the knowledge to allow the participant to take an active role in prescribing and following hormonal therapy for these patients as well as awareness of which preventative health measures need to be provided for these patients. Furthermore, surgical options for both MtF and FtM patients will be thoroughly discussed. The participant will also become familiar with resources available for the care of the transgender patients.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Discuss established protocols and guidelines in treating transgender patients.
• Recognize the need for and establish realistic primary care treatment plans for transgender patients.
• Recognize the need for and implement a methodology that will establish a continuity of care and follow-up. The lack of continuity of care is a particularly keen problem with this group of patients.
• Recognize the unique challenges presented to the medical community by Male to Female (MtF) and Female to Male (FtM) transgender patients, as well as by gender fluid individuals. Participants will learn the meaning of “affirmed gender.”
• Recognize the incredibly diverse nature of the transgender spectrum. Participants will be introduced to the new status of “GenderQueer.”
• Describe the surgical options available for transgender patients and what surgery can achieve and what it cannot achieve.
• Recognize the emotional impact of “transitioning,” as it applies to both patients and colleagues.
• Advocate for the need to include Transgender Medicine in Medical School Curriculum.
For more information, please contact: Linda Miller @ 215-871-6348
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