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National Transgender Health Summit Agenda

Please download the final summit program for the full agenda.

Friday, April 8th

3:00 - 4:00Registration
4:00 - 4:30JoAnne Keatley, MSW and E. Michael Reyes, MD: Welcome and Introductions
4:30 - 4:50 pm H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM: Introduction from SAMHSA
4:50 - 5:10Mara Keisling: Results from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
5:10 - 5:30 pmWalter Bockting, PhD: Stigma, Mental Health, and Resilience among the US Transgender Population: Implications for Clinical Practice, Adcocacy, and Public Policy
5:30 - 5:50 pmNick Gorton, MD: Evidence-Based Transgender Medicine
5:50 - 6:00Luis Gutierrez-Mock: Event Logistics and Reception Information
6:00 - 8:00Evening Reception in Milberry Union East City Lights Room

Saturday, April 9th

8:00 - 4:00Registration
9:00 - 9:15Welcome
JoAnne Keatley, MSW: Welcome and Logistics
Herb Schultz: Welcome from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
9:30 - 10:15Opening Plenary: Primary Care Protocols
Jamison Green and the Center of Excellence Medical Advisory Board
10:15 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:45Session 1 Breakouts (see below)
12:00 - 1:30Plenary Lunch: Mental Health Care Across the Lifespan Dan Karasic: MH care across the gender spectrum and life span; Karl Jeffries: MH care of children and youth; Randall Ehrbar: MH care for families and partners; Lin Fraser, EdD: Psychotherapy and aging; Nathaniel Sharon, MD: A Path to Metamorphosis: Recounting the Journey from Female- to Male-bodied
1:45 - 3:00Session 2 Breakouts (see below)
3:00 - 3:15Break
3:15 - 4:30Session 3 Breakouts (see below)
4:45 - 5:50Closing Plenary
Rob Garofalo, MD, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago
5:50 - 6:00Farewell Remarks
Jae Sevelius, PhD, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

Breakout Sessions

RoomSession 1:
10:30-11:45
Session 2:
1:45-3:00
Session 3:
3:15-4:30
Cole HallSurgeon Panel:Community Health Center PerspectivesHormones Panel
Moderated by: Judy Van Maasdam, MA (Marci Bowers, MD; Peter Davis, MD; Michael Brownstein, MD)
  1. Callen-Lorde (Anita Radix, MD);
  2. Planned Parenthood Santa Cruz (Sally Blumenthal-McGannon, RN, MA; Jennifer Hastings, MD);
  3. St. James Infirmary (Charles Cloniger, MS, FNP; Pratima Gupta, MD; Cyd Nova);
  4. Tom Waddell (Jody Vormohr, MD; Jim Franicevich, NP; Linette Martinez, MD)
  1. Comparison of gender-specific clinical laboratory reference ranges in transgender patients (Tiffany Roberts-Wilson, MD; Colleen Kraft, MD; Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD; Alan Wu, PhD; Corinne Fantz, PhD);
  2. Cross-Gender Hormone Treatment for GID (Jennifer Burnett, MD)
S-157Trans Youth and HIV:Family Acceptance Project:BAYGAP: Youth Services

Leslie Clark, PhD; Rob Garofalo, MD; Erin Wilson, DrPH

Family Acceptance Project: Critical Role of Families in Promoting Risk & Well-Being for LGBT Children (Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW)

  1. BAYGAP: Bay Area Youth Gender Acceptance Project, a community collaboration advancing care for gender variant youth (Ilana Sherer, MD; Joel Baum, MS; Dan Karasic, MD; Steve Rosenthal, MD);
  2. Dimensions Clinic at age 13: The making and evolving of a queer youth clinic (Deborah Brown, MD; Dafna Wu, RN, MSN, FNP)
S-159Summer Institute on Health ResearchCo-Occurring Mental Health IssuesMedical Students / Residents
Walter Bockting, PhD; Sel Hwahng, PhD; Emilia Lombardi, PhD
  1. Transition Issues for Transpeople with Dissociative Identity Disorder (Lin Fraser, EdD, MA; Dan Karasic, MD);
  2. Considering the impact of bullying and abuse across the life span: physical and mental health consequences (julie graham, MFT);
  3. Substance Use (Jeanna Eichenbaum, MFT);
  4. Autism Spectrum in Trans People (Randall Ehrbar, PsyD)
Moderated by Sarah Marshall (Nathan G. Sharon; Patti Curl; Ayana Elliott)
S-163AgingGynecological Surgery for TransmenWPATH / National Coalition for LGBT Health
  1. Transgender and Aging: An Overview of the Challenges (Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC);
  2. Transgender Elder Care, or Stealth Health (Max Rorty, MSW);
  3. Transgender Patients in Palliative Care Settings (Sean O'Mahony, MD; Shail Maingi);
  4. The gilded years: Aging transfemales and quality of life in San Francisco (Jenna Rapues, MPH; Montica Levy; Oscar Macias, MPH)
Kate O'Hanlan, MD
  1. WPATH: World Professional Association for Transgender Health (Lin Fraser, EdD; Jamison Green, PhD; Walter Bockting, PhD);
  2. National Coalition for LGBT Health (Kellan Baker; Hutson Inniss)
S-174Transmen's HealthHealth Insurance InclusionPsychotherapy with Trans Adults
  1. Transgender Men who Sleep with Men: Negotiating Legitimacy (Ejay Jack)
  2. Promoting and Providing Pap Tests for Trans Men (Ayden Scheim)
Health Insurance Inclusion for Trans People (Jamison Green, PhD; Andre Wilson)
  1. Transition During a Recession (Rebecca Auge, PhD);
  2. Clinical Considerations for Work with Transgender Clients (Ruben Hopwood, MDiv);
  3. Impact of providers' assumptions about gender on the care they provide to Transgender/Transsexual clients/patients (Kim Hraca, MA, MFT);
  4. Potential Therapeutic Errors When Using Binary Based Terminology to Explain the Gender Variant Condition (Anne Vitale PhD)
S-176Policy AdvocacySchool-Based AdvocacyHealth Care for Children/Youth
Policy Advocacy (Kellan Baker; Justus Eisfeld; Jason Tescher)Advocating for Your Patient's Needs in School: An Overview of Legal Protections for Trans Youth (Asaf Orr, Esq.; Kim Pearson)
  1. Toddlers to Teens: Comprehensive Health Care for Your Transgender Child (Johanna Olson, MD; Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC; Kim Pearson);
  2. Endocrine Guidelines for Children? DSM-5 Changes for GIDC? Deliverance or Disaster? (Johanna Olson, MD; Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC; Kim Pearson)
S-178The CCSF ExperienceIncarcerationProject HEALTH
Promoting Transgender Health though Education and Inclusion (Joani Marinoff, MPH; Emily Thompson; Dean Bonilla; Charlie Fisher)
  1. Overcoming Barriers for Transgender HIV+ Inmates in the Incarcerated Setting (Amanda Michaud, BSAS);
  2. Working With Transgender People in a Jail Setting; Overcoming Barriers & Obstacles (Isela Gonzalez, MPA; Celia Gomez)
Project HEALTH: Harnessing Education, Advocacy, and Leadership in Transgender Healthcare (Nick Gorton, MD; Jason Tescher; Masen Davis)
S-180Teaching TransGID ReformTrans Latina Identities
Effective Training and Awareness Skills for Transgender Trainings (Samuel Lurie, Med)Creating a New Paradigm of Transgender Health Care: Atypical Gender Identity Syndrome, a Diagnostic Framework For The Changing Times (Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC)
  1. Being and becoming travesti in Lima, Peru: Understanding social context (Lealah Pollock, MS; Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, MD, MPH; Jae Sevelius, PhD; Jana Villayzan Aguilar, MPH);
  2. Trans Identity, Different Bodies, Equal Rights (Arturo Arévalo)
S-214Mental Health Care for Children/YouthHIV PanelDiagnosing Difference
  1. Achieving Optimal Gender Identity Integration for Transgender & Gender Variant Patients: An Unconventional Psychoanalytic Guide for Treatment (Karisa Lynn Barrow, PsyD);
  2. Bye Bye Binaries and Labels! Working in an all-inclusive and non-labeled/fluid space with queer youth (Sarah Evan Colvario);
  3. Clinical Considerations for Working with Gender Variant Children (Herb Schreier, MD);
  4. Substance Abuse Counseling with Transgender Youth & Young Adults: Promoting engagement in harm reduction based holistic care (Jay Williams, ASW)
  1. Adapting Safety Counts for High-Risk Transgender Women (Cathy J. Reback, PhD);
  2. Adolescent Gender-Related Abuse, Androphilia, and HIV Risk among Transfeminine People of Color in New York City (Sel J. Hwahng, PhD; Larry Nuttbrock, PhD);
  3. HIV among Transgender Persons -- Current Activities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) (Holly Clark, MPH; Vel McKleroy, MPH; Elin Begley, MPH; Mesfin Mulatu, PhD)
Diagnosing Difference: Film Screening and Discussion (Annalise Ophelian, PsyD; Cecilia Chung; Jeanna Eichenbaum, LCSW; Yoseñio V. Lewis; Willy Wilkinson, MPH)