Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health 2022
Virtual Conference: October 14 – 16, 2022
Join us for the 8th annual Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference!
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-diverse (TGD).
This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in TGD 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. 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.
Information about the Conference
This year’s sessions include:
- Gender Affirmative Health Care
- Unconscious and Implicit Bias
- Considerations for TGD Providers Caring for TGD Patients
- Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
- Behavioral Health Care
- Primary and Preventative Health Needs
- PrEP and HIV Prevention
- Gender-Affirming Surgeries
- Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Youth
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Fitness and Wellness for TGD People
- Transgender Legal Issues
- Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters
- Collecting Gender Identity Data
- Engaging Leadership and Organizational Change
- And more!
In addition to didactic presentations, attendees will learn from lived experience panels and have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions that highlight medical and behavioral health approaches to gender-affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in transgender health.
Optional: Pre-Conference Training, October 13
This year an optional pre-conference day will be provided for all attendees interested in additional introductory education regarding care for transgender and gender diverse people. There is no additional fee to attend but pre-registration is required.
2022 Virtual Conference Poster Presentation Program
This year, a virtual poster presentation program will be available during the course.
Note: For conference attendees who visit the poster presentations during the course, continuing education credits will not be provided.
What is a poster?
A poster is a visual presentation that illustrates the processes and results of your project. A poster must clearly articulate the question or problem you are addressing, provide a description of how you addressed the question or problem, and an explanation of how the work contributes to the field of advancing health care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people. Posters should include text and illustrative elements such as tables, graphs, or photographs.
How will the presentation work?
Selected authors will be responsible for submitting a pre-recorded video of three to five minutes in length describing the project and findings as well as a downloadable one-page PDF poster. No live presentations will be given. However, real time-engagement through the conference platform, where you can directly correspond with attendees, will be available.
-Presenting authors must be available throughout the conference, Friday October 14, 2022 – Sunday October 16, 2022 to respond to attendee questions. Conference registration is required.
-Authors may submit abstracts on any topic related to TGD health care.
-All authors who have results to present are eligible to apply (we will not accept abstracts that merely describe research methods). We highly encourage the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts.
-Applications must be submitted using the online submission form by 5pm ET on September 16.
-Accepted applicants will be notified via email by September 23rd.
-Final pdf of poster and mp4 of video must be uploaded to the conference platform (instructions will be sent to accepted authors) by October 7th.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
For questions and inquiries, please contact us.