SouthEastern Transgender Health Summit

  • September 24, 2016
  • September 25, 2016
  • Asheville, NC
Access to healthcare is a basic human right. Currently, most transgender patients face many barriers to accessing appropriate health care. The majority of medical providers have not been trained to provide culturally competent care for transgender patients. The ACGME has recognized the need to include training in transgender care as an essential component of comprehensive medical curricula. However, there are few training programs to meet this need. Particularly in the southeast and in rural and underserved communities, many patients do not have local access to a trained provider. 

The Southeastern Transgender Health Summit (SETHS) aims to provide relevant, evidence-based education for medical, behavioral health providers, and community members in order to increase access to care and improve the quality of the care currently available for their transgender patients. This conference will focus on medical and behavioral health care across the lifespan from adolescence through older adulthood. In addition to the clinical and behavioral healthcare tracks, a community track will focus on the needs of the patient, providing healthcare resources, how to access those resources, and how to advocate for positive health outcomes. 

Please note that not all sessions carry the same credits. Please refer to the agenda in the brochure when choosing your sessions.

More information available here.

 PDF Brochure 
Concurrent Sessions:
Saturday, September 24, 10:30 AM
  1A - Behavioral Health Track Option - How to Help Your Client Navigate Their Gender Identity Journey: Preparation, Reflection, and Exploration
  1B - Clinical Track Option - Beginning Trans Medicine for the PCP
  1C - Community Care Track Option - Navigating Health Insurance
Saturday, September 24, 11:30 AM
  2A - Behavioral Health Track Option - Working with Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth
  2B - Clinical Track Option - HIV and Transwomen
  2C - Community Care Track Option - Transitioning and Spirituality: Creating a Culture of Resilience
Saturday, September 24, 2:30 PM
  Supporting Trans Youth: A Community Forum
  Transgender Surgical Panel
Sunday, September 25, 10:45 AM
  3A - Behavioral Health Track Option - Parenting a Transgender Child in a Cisgender World
  3B - Clinical Track Option - Update on VA Care for Transgender Veterans and Summary of Research
  3C - Community Care Track Option - Sexual Health
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 PM
  4A - Behavioral Health Track Option - Learning From the Experts: A Trans Panel Discussion
  4B - Clinical Track Option - Hormone Therapy 201: Challenging Cases
  4C - Community Care Track Option - Legal Issues
Location: Mountain Area Health Education Center, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

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