OUT for Health 2020 at UTMB

Saturday, March 14 2020, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM [CST]

301, 11th Street, Galveston, TX, 77550, United States

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Student in Healthcare Field Partial Approval - Free

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Preconference registration is free. Day of student registration is $10.

Community Member Partial Approval - Free

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Preconference registration. Day of Community Member registration is $10.

CME Attendee Partial Approval - $40.00

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Preconference registration. Day of CME registration is $45. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE/CEU Attendee Partial Approval - $30.00

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CNE credits pending approval by UTMB. CEU credits provided by the Gender Education Network which is approved as a CEU provider by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Preconference registration is $30. Day of CNE/CEU registration is $35.

Health Professional/Staff/Employee No CEs Partial Approval - $20.00

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Vendor Booth Partial Approval - $100.00

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LGBTQI+ Health related organizations may purchase a table to display information and giveaways. One table and 2 seats.

Platinum Sponsor Partial Approval - $5,000.00

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Platinum Sponsors will be acknowledged during the conference. Sponsor’s name, picture and/or logo will appear in the conference program with a 200 word bio/statement of support, may include promotional/marketing materials to be handed out at registration.

Gold Sponsor Partial Approval - $2,000.00

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Gold Sponsors will be acknowledged during the conference. Sponsor’s name, picture and/or logo will appear in the conference program with a 200 word bio/statement of support, may include promotional/marketing materials to be handed out at registration.

Silver Sponsor Partial Approval - $1,000.00

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Silver Sponsors will be acknowledged during the conference. Sponsor’s name, picture and/or logo will appear in the conference program with a 200 word bio/statement of support, may include promotional/marketing materials to be handed out at registration.

Bronze Sponsor Partial Approval - $500.00

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Bronze Sponsors will to be acknowledged during the conference. Sponsor’s name, picture and/or logo will appear in the conference program with a 200 word bio/statement of support, may include promotional/marketing materials to be handed out at registration.

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Help students from around the state get to the conference, support a local community member to access necessary education and be in community, help fund Spanish and ASL interpretation services. Donations will be used to make sure those who traditionally have not been able to access these sorts of spaces have increased access.

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Event Information

Saturday, March 14 2020, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM [CST]

About the Event

OUT For Health is a medical conference founded and organized by students across all Texas health science centers in order to address the needs of the 2SLGBTQI+ population. Each year a different Texas health science center hosts the conference, with this year’s conference being held in Galveston, Texas at the University of Texas Medical Branch. This will be the 7th annual Out For Health Conference and this year’s conference promises to continue the trend of growth and expansion to the conference. Join this year’s conference as we raise the voices of the marginalized and come together as medical professionals to learn how to provide more inclusive health care. This year’s conference will provide CME, CNE, and CEU credit for attendance.

Poster abstracts due March 1, 2020, submit here: https://forms.gle/8uZnPYid5uTNTLdx7

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About the Organizer

Students from Allies in Medicine at UTMB, supported by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, are collaborating with their faculty, sponsors, 2SLGBTQI+ community members, and local community in order to put on OUT for Health 2020.

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Event Speakers

Ana Andrea Molina (she)
Director general de operaciones, Organización Latina de Trans en Texas

Black Transwomen, Inc.
Monica Roberts, Diamond Collier, and Dee Dee Watters

The Black Transwomen, Inc (BTWI) Organization works to lift the voice, heart and soul of all transwomen. Our commitment is to ensure a safe and affirming environment for transwomen through our social outreach programs. BTWI is a not for profit organization taking action on homophobia, sexism and racism which contribute to discrimination and harassment in the home, workplace, schools and the justice system. Our goal is to position ourselves in the forefront for equality and social justice for all through collaboration, awareness, education and advocacy. We are dedicated to equality and the eradication of race, class and gender oppression within our social community.

https://blacktranswomen.org/
Colt Meier St. Amand, PhD (he/they)
Psychologist and 4th year Medical Student

Dr. Colt Meier St. Amand is a clinical psychologist whose expertise is in clinical work, research, and training in the health of transgender people of all ages. He is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine, adjunct assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of Houston, and is completing his MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he is a student scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. He maintains a small part-time private practice in the Houston/Galveston area of Texas. Dr. Colt is a co-founder and past board member of Gender Infinity, an organization dedicated to promoting justice, hope, and equity through the advancement of relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower transgender and gender expansive individuals. He helped develop the National Association for School Psychologists' (NASP) and APA's joint Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools, the NASP Position Statement on Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students, and the APA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's report on Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. He is a chapter work group member for the hormone therapy chapter for adolescents and adults of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care Version 8. His research has focused on understanding the mental health effects of hormone therapy and the experiences of parents of young transgender people. Dr. Colt is a transgenderqueer White man who has thrived because of his experience of acceptance and unconditional love from his parents and long-time family and friends.

www.coltkeo-meier.com
Danny Roe (he)
Assistant Director of Student Diversity, TAMUG

Danny Roe received his bachelors degree from Texas A&M Galveston in 2013 and began working for the university post graduation where he has moved from an admissions recruiter to the Assistant Director of Student Diversity. In that time, he completed a masters degree in Higher Education from Sam Houston University. He leads several LGBTQ initiatives on Galveston Island including the Trans Support Group, The Pride Parade Committee, and other committees. His passion is working with and for the community and being a lifelong learner.

Daryl Shorter, MD (he)
Psychiatry Residency Program Director, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Daryl Shorter is the residency program director of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Shorter completed an addiction fellowship training in New York in 2009 to a psychiatrist position at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, where he transformed the department’s educational efforts on addiction and addictive disorders. He is not only a superb and inspirational teacher, but also has taken on increasing educational leadership responsibilities and nurtured the growth of his department’s Added Qualifications Residency in Addiction. Shorter received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his medical degree from Baylor.

Deb Murphy, BS (she)
Youth Specialist

Deb Murphy (she) is the Youth Services Specialist for the Montrose Center’s HATCH program, which serves LGBT and questioning youth ages 13-20 in the Houston area. This program includes three-hour meetings, three evenings per week and offers numerous services for youth, including health, a supportive and supervised environment for socializing, educational sessions on topics, including: substance abuse prevention, HIV prevention and testing, suicide prevention, tutoring, and healthy dating and relationships, among other topics. In the 12 years that Deb has served this vulnerable population, she has earned the reputation as the “go to” expert on LGBT youth issues. Deb is highly sought out for her public speaking and training skills, not only in Harris County, but across the state and nationwide. Deb is the consummate professional, extremely vigilant about ethical issues and considerations, ever mindful about upholding firm boundary issues and ensures that all her staff and volunteers are highly trained, as well.

http://www.montrosecenter.org/hatch-youth/
Fran Watson, JD (she)
Attorney, Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston

Fran Watson (she) is an attorney and certified mediator focusing on protecting the legacy of families through estate planning and estate administration. She also serves as an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston. A native Houstonian, Fran earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown and her law degree from TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Fran has a passion for equality and believes everyone deserves a life of dignity, equal access, and fair treatment. She has served in leadership at the local, state, and national level in organizations and committees whose missions align with those beliefs. Her community work focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ equality and racial and gender justice. Fran is the former president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, the south’s oldest civil rights organization focused on advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community. Additionally, Fran is a former Chapter Co-Director for New Leaders Council, a national progressive leadership institute. She also served as board chair of Montrose Grace Place, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Houston. Fran has won several awards including being named a 40 under 40 Honoree by the Houston Business Journal and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in Houston. Fran also served as the 2016 Houston Pride Female Grand Marshal and the 2018 PFLAG Beaumont Pride Fest Grand Marshal.

https://www.fwatsonlaw.com/
José M. Barral, MD, PhD (he)
Professor and Char, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Before joining Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Dr. José Barral (he) served as tenured Professor and Vice Chair for Operations in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Director of the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. As Chair of Foundational Science, he collaborates with the Clinical Science and Health Systems Science Departments to lead faculty members in developing and implementing our medical school curriculum, which incorporates concepts and skills from each of these three major disciplines. His commitment to education and research has been recognized by several awards and appointments, and his work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature, Science, and Cell.

https://medschool.kp.org/about/leadership/jose-m-barral
Kara Jencks, BA/BS (she)
4th Year Medical Student, UTMB

Kara Jencks (she) is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She will be entering residency in internal medicine this summer. Kara was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, and attended The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors. She has a B.A. degree in Plan II Honors and a B.S.A. degree in Biochemistry, with a minor in Spanish. At UTMB, Kara is a member of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 and serves as one of two Class Curriculum Representatives. Kara successfully lobbied for the implementation of mandatory Allies Training for first-year medical students at UTMB thanks to the excellent work of Allies in Medicine officers. In the future, she hopes to go into public health policy to help advocate for patients to increase access to care for all under-served populations. She has special interests in gender and sexual minority patients, primary care, medical education curriculum, research, and gastroenterology.

https://www.utmb.edu/osler/scholars/student-scholars
Kelley Blair, LPC (they/them)
Founder/CEO Diversity Center of Oklahoma Inc. - Gender Diverse & 2S-LGBTQ Community Resource Center

Kelley B. Blair M.S. LPC., (their pronouns are they/them/their) Earned a Master’s in Community Counseling at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater and taught at the university level for 3 years. Kelley is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor with nearly 20 years of experience working in the helping field with therapeutic and advocacy experience related directly to the Native American and LGBTQ communities in Oklahoma. Kelley is Choctaw, Cherokee and Seminole, they also identify as a transgender Two-Spirit person (gender non-conforming). Kelley is the founder of the Diversity Center of Oklahoma, a non-profit community resource center for gender diverse and 2-S-LGBTQ populations and their families including disenfranchised and marginalized people of color. Kelley has extensive experience working in the non-profit arena and serves on several Native American and LGBTQ related non-profit boards, social justice, state/civic community organizations, currently they Co-Chairing the Central Oklahoma Two-Spirt Society and sits on the International Council of Two-Spirit Societies. Kelley recently was asked to be on the International Leadership Circle for Two-Spirit Council. They have served on the governing board of director of the Oklahoma City Pride Board and was instrumental in organizing the first Pride to have a Two-Spirit organization lead a Pride procession in grand entry style in the U.S. that continues to date. Kelley’s passion lays in issues related to social justice especially related to Native American and diverse populations.

http://diversitycenterofoklahoma.org/
Lis Shell, Ph.D., PA-C (she)
Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Shell (she) is an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to joining Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shell served as faculty in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). During her tenure at UTMB, she helped develop strategies to promote LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion at UTMB as well as advance the LGBTQ+ curriculum in both the PA Studies program and School of Medicine. Furthermore, she was invited to serve on a special task force to advance transgender healthcare at UTMB. At her current position at Baylor College of Medicine, she is passionate about expanding the LGBTQ+ curriculum and educate physician assistant students on the social determinants of health regarding the LGBTQ+ population. Dr. Shell also practices as a PA in the Department of Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional interests include delivering excellent, unbiased medical care to the LGBTQ+ community.

https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/elisabeth-shell-ph-d-m-p-a-s-pa-c/8f52b584-51de-11e8-9778-005056a012ee
Robert Rodriguez, MPH (he)
Pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch

Robert Anthony Rodriguez, MPH (he) is a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX. Mr. Rodriguez is working towards his Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences, and is specializing in LGBTQIA health, particularly in HIV research. He received his Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, at UTMB and worked on evaluating the PrEP program for Galveston County provided by Access Care of Coastal Texas (ACCT), Galveston County Health District STD/HIV program and Coastal Health and Wellness (a local FQHC). Robert is a native of San Antonio, TX and received his Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of the Incarnate Word. He is the President of the Graduate Student Organization for the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UTMB. Additionally, he is a member of the Allies in Medicine student organization which provides training programs about topics including gender, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation and others related to the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. As of September 2019, he became a member of the International AIDS society and launched a Public Health campaign on Facebook titled “HIV/ENDS” which provides healthcare education, prevention strategies and research aimed at putting an end to HIV.

https://www.facebook.com/HIVENDS2020/
Sean Saifa Wall (he)
Keynote Speaker

Sean Saifa Wall (he) is an intersex activist, visual artist, and public health researcher. Born and raised in the Bronx, he attended Williams College and after a short stint in New York City, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he lived for nine years. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his dog, Justice. He is the former board president of InterACT, a legal advocacy organization protecting the human rights of intersex young adults and is a co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), a project whose mission is to #endintersexsurgery. Saifa's story has been featured in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics journal, the Washington Blade, The Guardian, and The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Healthcare. He is a TEDx speaker and has been a guest on Huffington Post Live, ABC News Nightline and Afropunk: Solutions Sessions. Recently, IJP was highlighted in the Google/Stink Films documentary, Stonewall Forever.

www.unbornson.com
Son Q. Dinh, BSA (he)
3rd Year Medical Student at UTMB

Son Quyen Dinh (he) is a third-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch class of 2021. He wants to pursue a career in primary care. Son graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with highest honors. He has a B.S.A degree in biology with certificates in Business Foundations and Ethics and Leadership in Healthcare. At UTMB, Son serves on the institution’s Diversity and Inclusion Council for the past 2 years. As an officer for Allies in Medicine, he has increased advocacy through his community outreach and helped to organize Galveston’s first-ever HIV/AIDS walk. He represented UTMB at last year’s Out for Health conference and brought the conference to UTMB. He hopes his future practice in primary care can serve to improve access to medicine for the underserved and minorities of Texas.

Todd O'Neal, APRN, FNP-C (he)
Nurse Practitioner at Braeswood Endocrinology

Todd O’Neal (he), a graduate of UTMB, has worked as a registered nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in the cardiovascular ICU, and later at Children’s Memorial Hermann as a float nurse, primarily in the pediatric ICU. He has also served as a clinical instructor for nursing students through UTMB. For three and a half years, he has been working at Legacy Community Health in adult medicine, providing primary care with a clinical focus on the LGBTQ community. He then transitioned to working in private practice serving the same communities.

https://www.braeswoodendo.com/
Vanessa Schick, PhD (she)
Associate Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health

Vanessa Schick, Ph.D. (she) is an associate professor at the UTHealth School of Public Health. Dr. Schick has an expertise in community research with historically disenfranchised communities and those who serve them with nearly 100 publications. She has been an invited speaker for over 30 national and international conferences and sat on the editorial board for several of the top journals in her field. She has received national awards for her work including the 2013 ‘Outstanding Young Professional Award’ from the American Public Health Association’s Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section and the 2016 Barbara Seaman Award for Activism in Women’s Health ‘Emerging Activist’ award from the National Women’s Health Network and the 2018 Excellence in Community Service Award from UTHealth.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vanessa_Schick

Event Schedule

  • March 14, 2020
07:15 AM
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08:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast

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08:15 AM
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08:45 AM

Welcome and Announcements

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08:45 AM
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09:15 AM

Morning Keynote: Our Right to Consent

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Saifa interweaves family history and intersex movement history to create a vision of intersex liberation for the audience. As a founding member of the Intersex Justice Project, he is committed to a world where intersex infants and children are free from harm. Because of bias in the medical establishment, intersex young people are subject to harmful interventions that undermine their bodily autonomy. Historically and at present, people have been lied to and misinformed in order to uphold the gender binary system. Our Right to Consent is a conversation that centers intersex people on the topic of consent and advocates for a future where intersex bodies are celebrated.

Sean Saifa Wall (he)

09:30 AM
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10:20 AM

Cultural Humility: What even is 2SLGBTQI+?

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Colt Meier St. Amand, PhD (he/they)

Danny Roe (he)

Kelley Blair, LPC (they/them)

The Future of HIV

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This presentation will be an epidemiological review of HIV in the United States. Topics of that will be covered are: HIV stigma, lifestyle behavioral trends, social determinants of health related to HIV vulnerable populations, a timeline of public health advancements in HIV/AIDS healthcare and current/upcoming therapies that will further control the incidence of HIV. The final part of the presentation introduces the Public Health campaign of HIV/ENDS.

Robert Rodriguez, MPH (he)

10:30 AM
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11:20 AM

Incorporating Two-Spirit Language with Ethical and Traditional Concepts for Direct Practice

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Session Description: Native American Indians through colonization and historical trauma have lost many of their cultural and traditional ways of identifying as a people. Participants will learn about the cultural and spiritual concepts of polygenderism. What does it mean to be Two-Spirit in society today? Two-Spirit persons experience numerous intersecting disparities, having an understanding of these issues are relevant when providing direct services to these individuals. Direct care providers have an ethical responsibility to provide culturally gender affirming treatment.

Kelley Blair, LPC (they/them)

2SLGBTQI+ Curriculum, Coming Out to Your School

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This talk will be presented by two current Allies in Medicine Officers to talk about how to advance gender and sexual minority curriculum at your home programs. Intended audience: students and faculty from health programs. Objectives: Explain UTMB Allies in Medicine’s Involvement in UTMB Curriculum and other essential functions of the club. Provide a pathway and suggestions for implementing said curriculum at other health professional schools. Hear from audience about what other programs are currently doing to help educate others. Openly discuss future directions of what LGBTQ+ education should look like with session participants and answer difficult questions.

Kara Jencks, BA/BS (she)

Son Q. Dinh, BSA (he)

Enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of Bisexual and other Non-Monosexual Individuals

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Session description: According to national estimates, nearly half of the individuals who are members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community indicate a non-monosexual identity (those who identify as or report attraction to individuals of more than one gender – e.g., bisexual) with an even higher percentage reporting non-monosexual attractions. Individuals who are non-monosexual have consistently lower health and wellbeing outcomes relative to their monosexual (those with attraction to individuals of one gender – e.g., straight/heterosexual or gay/lesbian) counterparts. The reason for this health disparity continues to be investigated but many theorize that it is due to invisibility and discrimination experienced both within and outside of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. This has resulted in a lack of social support, an important moderator of the relationship between discrimination and negative health outcomes.

Vanessa Schick, PhD (she)

11:30 AM
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12:30 PM

Poster Presentation and Lunch

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12:30 PM
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01:30 PM

Entertainment and Awards

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01:40 PM

Mid-day Keynote: 2SLGBTQI+ Inmigración

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Ana Andrea Molina (she)

01:50 PM
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02:40 PM

Prevention and Treatment of HIV for Clinicians

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This workshop will discuss the medications involved and clinical considerations for the prevention of HIV using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This workshop will also cover the basics and guidelines for treatment of HIV including the clinical distinction between HIV infection and AIDS for appropriate management or referral. General sexual health considerations will be included throughout the discussion.

Todd O'Neal, APRN, FNP-C (he)

Lesbian Health: An Overview for Health Care Providers

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (2SLGBTQI+) individuals have unique healthcare needs and have experienced health inequalities when compared to the general population. 2SLGBTQI+ individuals are at increased risk for substance abuse disorders as well as mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Specifically, lesbians are at an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and tobacco and alcohol abuse disorders. Lesbians also face health disparities in access to healthcare in that they are less likely to underutilize health screenings, including pap smears, mammograms and sexually transmitted infections. Furthermore, lesbian women reported a higher level of intimate partner violence when compared to heterosexual women.

Lis Shell, Ph.D., PA-C (she)

Curricular Innovations to Mitigate Healthcare Bias against 2SLGBTI+: Is There a Role for the Biomedical Sciences?

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In the United States, bias with regards to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, and many other factors generates disparities in access to health care, quality of care, and ultimately health care outcomes. Some medical school curricula propagate both implicit and explicit biases that reinforce disparities and inequities, often based on generalizations and/or falsehoods about biological differences underlying these factors. In this interactive presentation, we will share an inventory of concepts developed at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine that are typically discussed in biomedical science courses and may result in healthcare bias. Participants will be asked to select concepts that are most pertinent to the 2SLGBTQI+ population and work in small groups to design tasks and prompts to stimulate discussion and reflection among medical students on how to mitigate biases that arise in the clinical practice.

José M. Barral, MD, PhD (he)

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03:40 PM

Panel Discussion: The Faces Behind the Acronym

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Down in the DM: Social Media, 2SLGBTQI+ Mental Health and Addictions Recovery

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This talk will focus on the impact of social media, ranging from Facebook/Instagram to Reddit and Snapchat, on self-esteem and development of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders (SUD) on the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Additionally, this talk will include discussion of how to engage social media while also navigating SUD recovery.

Daryl Shorter, MD (he)

03:50 PM
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04:20 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Amplifying the Voices of the Most Marginalized in 2SLGBTQI+ Communities: Black Transwomen

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Black Transwomen, Inc.

04:30 PM
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05:10 PM

Interacting with Trans Patients: A Trauma Informed Approach

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Transgender patients experience high rates of physical violence and assault and are also likely to experience dysphoria around certain aspects of their body. Most medical professionals have not received training on gender care. These experiences combined with the long history of uninformed and, at times, harmful, treatment from medical professionals present unique challenges in the medical setting. In this presentation, the trauma informed care model will be reviewed and guidance for interacting with transgender patients in the medical setting will be provided.

Colt Meier St. Amand, PhD (he/they)

Queer Youth: Social Realities

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Young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other members of the rainbow face not only the normal developmental tasks of adolescence but also issues related to SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression). This session will explore the additional challenges (and some solutions to the challenges) these youth face from their families, peer-groups, faith homes and schools. Participants will be invited to start and end the session with a brief break out group developing an answer to a real life problem faced by youth.

Deb Murphy, BS (she)

2SLGBTQI+ Health and the Law

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This presentation focuses on health-related legal issues pertaining to the 2SLGBTQI+ community and those living with HIV. Issues such as insurance discrimination, exclusionary policies, data collection are just a few topics covered in this interactive session. Participants will review current statutes and codes at the federal and state level (Texas) as well as relevant case law. Fact patterns and case scenarios will be utilized.

Fran Watson, JD (she)

05:15 PM
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05:30 PM