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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 for 2024

The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity offers a variety of training courses for medical professionals across several important topics. 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. 

Trainers: 
Randall Leonard, LCSW-C
Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Kate Bishop, MSSA
Dr. Elyse Pine, MD
James Griffin, PsyD
Credits: CME, CE

Providing Affirming Care for Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBTQ) Communities is a one-day virtual learning experience designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote the well-being of their sexual and gender minority patients. 

Instructors are nationally recognized expert clinicians who primarily serve these populations in their practice.  During this accredited symposium, participants will gather clinical insights and best practices for delivering affirming care and for building a welcoming environment that honors sexual and gender minority patients. Sessions build from beginner level to advanced, appropriate for both seasoned professionals in the field and new providers unfamiliar with unique care needs of the LGBTQ community.

Register for this virtual symposium below:
Sept. 27, 2024 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trainers: Kate Bishop, Deborah Dunn PA-C, James Griffin PsyD
Credits: CE, 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.

To register, click on your preferred date:

Two-Hour Courses:
May 22, 2024 - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Kate Bishop)
June 12, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Kate Bishop)
June 26, 2024 - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Kate Bishop)
July 10, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Kate Bishop)
July 24, 2024 - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Kate Bishop)

One-Hour Courses:
June 10, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 24, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
July 8, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
July 22, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, CME

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.

To register, click on your preferred date:
May 31, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 18, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 5, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, 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.

To register, click on your preferred date:
June 7, 2024 -  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 12, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, 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.

To register, click on your preferred date:
June 14, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 26, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. Elyse Pine, MD
Credits: CE, 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.

To register, click on your preferred date:
July 18, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Oct. 17, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Trainer: James Griffin, PsyD
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.

To register, click on your preferred date:
June 14, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 13, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.