Sixth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Care for the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Diverse Person Part II
Friday, April 7, 2023
7:30 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. PT
Live, Virtual Broadcast
with On Demand Access*
Swedish Medical Center’s Sixth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium will again focus on the care of gender diverse youth, building on last year's content.
The current climate has made it difficult to provide care to gender diverse youth with the highest number of anti-LGBTQI+ legislation being proposed throughout the US. This occurs despite the increased visibility and understanding of the LGBTQI+ community. 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. Healthcare professionals need considerably more education about how to support and provide healthcare to gender diverse youth in order to improve their medical and psychosocial care.
Planned in partnership with providers from Seattle Children’s, Kaiser Permanente, The Polyclinic, and Sea Mar Seattle, this conference aims to help clinicians build a foundation and context for the provision of gender affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse youth. Healthcare providers must be aware of the medical, psychosocial and legal guidelines in order to enhance the care given to their patients and improve patient health outcomes.
The course content is 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 in these specialties: primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, 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. *On demand, accredited access to the recording for this year's event will be included with registration for 30 days following the event. Access to the non-accredited recorded lectures of last year's symposium will also be provided to any registrants of this course by March 3 for reference and review.
Objectives & Need
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Identify when to offer and gain the skills needed to prescribe pubertal blockers
- Build a foundation to prescribe testosterone and estradiol therapies to transgender and gender diverse youth
- Identify the limitations of care for nonbinary youth
- Review gender affirming surgical options for gender diverse youth and the role of the PCP
- Explore alternative clinical settings in the provision of gender affirming healthcare to transgender and gender diverse youth
- Gain practical skills in support youth in their gender journeys
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 lack of knowledge of health care professionals and barriers within the health care system. 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), which increases barriers to receiving medical care and support. This conference will help facilitate a discussion among expert faculty and participants to address the specific care, needs, and health inequities among gender diverse youth to improve health outcomes and quality of life.
This conference aims to help clinicians build a foundation and context for the provision of gender affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse youth.
The full faculty listing will be updated in the coming weeks.
Crystal Beal, M.D.
QueerDoc and QueerCME
Kevin Hatfield, M.D.
Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine
Director of Gendercare
Juanita Hodax, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic
Shane Morrison, M.D., MS
University of Washington and
Seattle Children's Hospital
Aviva Rubin, ARNP
Clinical Director, School Based Health
Family Nurse Practitioner
Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center
Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Gina M. Sequeira, M.D., MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Seattle Children's Gender Clinic
Kevin Wang, M.D.
Swedish LGBTQI+ Program
Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Providence North Division
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.
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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed Credits
The AAFP has reviewed Sixth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Care for the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Diverse Person Part II and deemed it acceptable for up to 7.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 04/07/2023 to 04/07/2023. 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.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.
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 7.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this course.
*Starting March 27, add $30 to the Advanced Registration pricing.
|Allied Health Professional (ARNP, PA, Nurses, ND, MSW, SW, etc. - CEs needed)
|Patient Advocate/Community Health Organization (No CME/CE credit needed)
(No CME/CE credits needed)
|Resident, Fellow, or Medical Student
(Program will be verified.)
Participants who register will receive an email reminder. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. At this time, only virtual registration is available. If in-person options change at our conference venue we will notify all current registrants with their options 3 weeks prior to the symposium date. Access to the recorded lectures of last year's symposium will also be provided to any registrants of this course for 30 days before the symposium for reference and review.
To receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than April 3. Cancellations due to any unforeseen symposium format changes made by Swedish CME will be honored up to the day of the program.
If require specific accommodations to participate, please contact the CME office at 206-386-2755.
The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, recording access for 30 days post event, 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 hospital, local, and state COVID-19 guidelines for any indoor meetings. At this time in-person registration is not current available for this program. Based on the current situation 3 week from the symposium date it is possible this program format options may change. 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.