5th Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Care for the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Diverse Person

Friday, April 8, 2022
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT
Live, Virtual Broadcast

LGBTQISwedishImageSwedish Medical Center’s Fifth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium will focus on the care of gender diverse youth.  Despite increased visibility and understanding of the LGBTQI+ community in the current environment, healthcare disparities continue to exist, particularly within the pediatric and adolescent gender diverse communities.  There are few data sources to estimate the percentage of youth who identify as gender diverse although the Williams Institute did a review of state-level surveys showing 0.7% of youth aged 13-17 identify as transgender vs 0.6% of adults.  Health care professionals need considerably more education about how to support and provide healthcare to gender diverse youth in order to improve the medical and psychosocial care for these patients.

Planned in partnership with providers from Seattle Children’s, Kaiser Permanente, The Polyclinic, and Sea Mar Seattle, and more, this conference aims to provide a forum for discussion to provide a context for the provision of gender affirming healthcare and identify barriers to care for gender diverse youth. Healthcare providers must be aware of the medical, psychosocial and legal requirements order to enhance the care given to their patients and improve patient health outcomes.

The course content intended for all healthcare professionals including physicians, ARNPs, PAs nurses, allied health professionals, administrative leaders, patient health advocates and residents/fellows who encounter LGBTQI+ patients in their practice. It is especially recommended for those who provide primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

View more information about the course below. Registration options and fees are listed under the "Fees" tab. Please view the Fees before registering to ensure correct selection.  

Registration for this program is now closed.   Information regarding the on-demand recording access for this symposium will be available soon.


*As of March 25, the planners for this course have made the difficult decision to switch to a fully live, virtual event due to ongoing pandemic safety guidelines at our planned in-person venue. All prior in-person event registrants will notified of changes to the planned program with an option to update their registration.  

Agenda

Objectives & Need

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Discuss the context of care for gender diverse youth
  • Identify how to better support gender diverse youth and their parent(s)/guardian(s) at home and at schoo
  • Recognize the legal obstacles in the provision of gender affirming healthcare to gender diverse youth
  • Provide medical and non-medical interventions to support gender diverse youth
  • Recognize how healthcare providers, both as individuals and as a system, can identify and support gender diverse youth

Additional Description

Despite increased visibility and understanding of the LGBTQI+ community in the current environment, healthcare disparities continue to exist, particularly within the pediatric and adolescent gender diverse communities.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) patients face many well-documented disparities in care which can often be traced to providers' lack of knowledge. This results in a shortage of informed clinicians to provide support and healthcare particularly to our gender diverse youth causing lasting effects on quality of life. Gender diverse youth may also delay seeking care due to the lack of support from parent(s) or guardian(s). This conference will help facilitate a discussion among expert faculty and participants to address the specific care, needs and health inequities within this patient population to improve health outcomes and quality of life.

This conference aims to provide a forum for discussion to provide a context for the provision of gender affirming healthcare and identify barriers to care for gender diverse youth.  Healthcare providers must be aware of the medical, psychosocial and legal requirements order to enhance the care given to their patients and improve patient health outcomes. 

Faculty

Brit Cervantes
Program Coordinator
Community Education Specialist
Gender Diversity Program
UCI Health

Ashley Greenberg, JD
Staff Attorney
Northwest Justice Project

Brennon Ham, EdM
Advocate and Consultant

Kevin Hatfield, M.D.
Family Medicine Physician
The Polyclinic

Juanita Hodax, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinologist
SCH Gender Clinic Co-Director
Seattle Children's

Annie Hoopes, M.D., MPH
Adolescent Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Washington
Acting Assistant Investigator
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Haley Parsley, M.D.
Family Medicine Resident
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill
Swedish Medical Center

Acton Pifer, M.D.
Family Medicine Resident
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill
Swedish Medical Center

Gina Sequeira, M.D., MS
Adolescent Medicine Physician
Co-Director
Seattle Children's Gender Clinic
Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
University of Washington

Kevin Wang, M.D.
Family Medicine Physician
Medical Director
LGBTQI+ Program
Clinical Faculty
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill
Swedish Health Services

Catherine A. West, JD
Staff Attorney
Legal Voice

The GenderCool Project - Youth Champion


Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias. It is our policy to identify and mitigate all relevant faculty and planner financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Planning Committee

Kevin Wang, M.D., Course Chair
Colin Fields, M.D.
Annie Hoopes, M.D., MPH
Gina Sucato, M.D., MPH
Catherine Sumerwell, ARNP, DNP
Jasmin Zavala, M.D.
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr. 

Credit

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this Live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Health Professionals 
Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards (such as for Nurses, Pas, PTs, Social Workers) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent credit hour as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please check our planned agenda and contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered Nurses
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification. 

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 7.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this course.

Fees

  Registration Options
M.D./D.O.  *$225
Allied Health Professional (ARNP, PA, Nurses, ND, MSW, SW, etc. - CEs needed) *$110
Patient Advocate/Community Health Organization (No CME/CE credit needed) *$50
Swedish Employee
(No CME/CE credits needed)
*$50
Resident, Fellow, or Medical Student
(No CME/CE credits needed, program will be verified.)
*$25
*Starting March 29, add $30 to the Advanced Registration pricing.

Registration Information
Participants who register will receive an email reminder. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.

Cancellation 
To receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than April 6.  Cancellations due to any unforeseen symposium format changes (i.e. in-person to virtual) made by Swedish CME will be honored up to the day of the program.

Special Accommodations
If require specific accommodations to participate, please contact the CME office at 206-386-2755.

Registration Fees
The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, recording access, and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (except for registration types that note otherwise).

COVID-19 Precautions - If in-person programming is planned.
The safety of our attendees, faculty, and staff are of highest priority.  Precautions will be put in place to ensure safe participation in this program and we will be following all local and state COVID-19 guidelines for indoor meetings.  At this time, COVID-19 vaccination proof or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of the program date will be required for all participants of any in-person program. Based on the current situation 3 week from the symposium date it is possible this program will be changed to a live, virtual only event.  Registrants will be notified of any changes or attendance requirements prior to the program date with the opportunity to update their registration to the options available at that time.  Please use caution if booking travel accommodations as we cannot be held responsible for any charges incurred for planned participation in this symposium.