Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

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 non-binary.

This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. 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. 

Conference Topics 

  • Gender-Affirmative Health Care: Terminology, Demographics, and Epidemiology
  • Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents
  • Transgender Adults Community Panel
  • Family Systems of Transgender Children
  • Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections for Transgender People
  • Behavioral Health Assessment and Referrals for Gender-Affirming Surgery
  • Primary Medical and Preventative Care Needs of Transgender Clients
  • Reproductive Options for Transgender Persons
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Transgender Youth Community Panel
  • Transgender People and HIV
  • PrEP and Transgender Communities: Evidence-Informed Practices
  • Gender-Affirming Surgeries
  • Collecting Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Data in EHRs
  • Transgender and Gender Non-binary People of Color
  • Creating a Trans Youth Clinic
  • What Health Care Providers Need to Know about Transgender Legal Issues

In addition to didactic presentations, attendees will learn from panels of transgender community members and have the opportunity to engage in interactive case discussions that highlight medical and behavioral health approaches to gender-affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in transgender health.

ACCREDITATION

Physicians 
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 
This Live activity, Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Care Team, with a beginning date of 09/21/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors 
Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at [email protected] for the status of LMHC CE accreditation.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses 
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Social Workers
This program has been approved for 18 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number 73670.

Psychologists
Application through the Massachusetts Psychological Association is pending submission and approval. Please contact us at [email protected] for the status of MPA CE accreditation.

 

This course sold out last year.
To ensure your spot in the 2018 program, we strongly recommend early registration.