Training Schedule and Registration

Gain insight and best practices from experts with decades of experience in LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare throughout the lifespan.

LGBTQ Health Equity Training Courses 2021 and 2022

The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity offers a variety of training courses for medical professionals across several important topics. Registration for individual health care professionals is coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care employees can register for training via the link in each course description. If your organization would like to schedule a training session for a large group, please e-mail The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity or call us at 410-837-2050 x1049.

Trainer: Kate Bishop
Credits: CME

Clinicians and other healthcare workers serve sexual and gender minority people every day, but adequate preparation about supporting these populations is rarely offered professional training. Using a Cultural Humility framework, this workshop provides a broad overview of LGBTQ+ terms, gender identity concepts, cultural beliefs, health disparities, and barriers to accessing services, as well as best practice strategies for creating an affirming care experience.

​Sessions:
March 8, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 12, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 6, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 14, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Aug. 5, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nov. 4, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: Debb Dunn
Credits: CME, CNE

This workshop will present cutting-edge affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes key terminology and concepts, medical and surgical treatment options, co-occurring mental health conditions, cardiovascular health, cancer screenings, and sexual health, as well as specific content on dosing and lab protocols for prescribing hormone therapy. Behavioral Health clinicians will gain insight into the benefits of collaborating with medical providers to support client well-being.

​Sessions:
March 4, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 11, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 15, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 22, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 20, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 27, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 17, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: Debb Dunn
Credits: CME

This workshop is designed primarily for prescribers and other clinical staff who work in direct patient care, continuing to outline affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes a more complex exploration of medical and surgical treatment options including specific content on dosing and lab protocols for prescribing hormone therapy. Case examples and ample time for Q&A promote learning.

​Sessions:
March 18, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April 29, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June 3, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: Debb Dunn
Credits: CME

Building on Foundations of Gender Affirming Care levels 1 and 2, this workshop is designed primarily for prescribers who work in direct patient care, continuing to outline affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes a more complex exploration of medical and surgical treatment options, including challenges and questions shared by participants. Case examples and ample time for Q&A promote learning.

Sessions:
April 1, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 13, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 10, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: Carla Gates
Credits: CNE

Fundamentals of Gender Affirming Nursing Practice seeks to educate nurses about the fundamentals of gender-affirming nursing, by educating nurses about:

  • Terms and definitions for gender diverse people
  • How stigma impacts health outcomes
  • Nursing standards and statements regarding care for LGBTQ+ people
  • Giving nurses basic tools to employ in the affirming and respectful treatment of gender diverse people.

​Sessions:
March 15, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
June 21, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sept. 13, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Dec. 6, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: Dr. Elyse Pine
Credits: CME

Join us for an introduction to gender care for children and adolescents with a pediatric endocrinologist who is a nationally recognized expert in the field. This interactive workshop will explore treatment for gender expansive youth at each stage of development, including medical options to delay puberty and hormone therapy regimens. The session will also include special considerations for transgender adolescents such as family acceptance, dating, sexual health, and fertility preservation.

​Sessions:
April 14, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
July 21, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 20, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.

Trainer: James Griffin
Credits: CEU

This workshop is intended to prepare behavioral health providers to appropriately assess clients seeking Gender Affirming Surgical procedures through the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of behavioral health care for gender diverse individuals. Participants will review common psychosocial concerns, behavioral health needs, treatment goals, ethical considerations, surgical-candidate assessment and advocacy in gender affirming care and will become familiar with best practices in composing surgery recommendation letters. Finally, learners will explore the integrated care role of behavioral health clinicians in surgical-candidate assessment and support.

​Sessions:
March 18, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 17, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 16, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To register: Public - Coming soon; Chase Brexton Health Care providers - Click here.