4th Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Focusing on the "I" in LGBTQI+

An Introduction to Intersex Healthcare

On-Demand, Online Activity
Recorded Lectures from the live, virtual conference on April 9, 2021.

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Swedish Medical Center’s Fourth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium will focus on the care for the “I” in LGBTQI+: Care for Intersex individuals.  Variations of sex development are very common, yet are not very well known or understood in much of the medical community.  This conference will review the natural human variations in sex development within our Intersex community and enhance the ability for providers to provide appropriate medical care.  Lectures and roundtable panels with expert faculty from Seattle Children's and community advocates will also discuss psychosocial needs and collaborative care approaches throughout the lifespan of care for Intersex patients to help improve health care access and outcomes, lesson health disparities, and promote positive individual health care experiences.

This conference is intended for all healthcare professionals including physicians, ARNPs, PAs nurses, allied health professionals, administrative leaders, patient health advocates and residents/fellows in the Pacific Northwest with LGBTQI+ patients in their practice. It is especially recommended for those within primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. 

View more information about the course below, including registration options under the "Fees" tab. 

Registration and access for the accredited, on-demand recorded lectures from the 2021 symposium is now available through the button below. *After registration you will receive a confirmation email with lecture access and credit claim information.  Please contact our office at CME@swedish.org with any questions.

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Agenda

Objectives & Need

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

  • Recognize the many natural human variations in sex development included as Intersex
  • Discuss the medical care options for those with sex development variations
  • Provide appropriate medical and supportive care plans for individuals with these variations 
  • Review hormonal management options for Intersex patients
  • Develop an awareness of the health concerns of the Intersex community through the lifespan of care
  • Discuss the role of primary care in the healthcare of individuals with Intersex variations


Additional Description

Approximately one in 2000 children globally is born with an Intersex variation. Despite increased visibility and understanding of the LGBTQI+ community in the current environment, healthcare disparities continue to exist, particularly within the Intersex populations.  In 2016, the NIH included Intersex individuals, and other sex and gender minority (SGM) populations, as a health disparity population facing unique health challenges and suffering disproportionately from a variety of conditions and diseases. Intersex patients particularly, often have their care affected by biases and outdated information (1). Health care professionals need considerably more education about differences in sex development, including recognition, precise diagnosis, the development of gender identity, and sexual health, in order to improve the medical and psychosocial care for patients throughout their lifespan.

This conference aims to provide a forum for discussion to identify existing healthcare disparities and barriers to care for Intersex populations in the LGBTQI+ community. Healthcare providers must be aware of differences in sex development and the management options in order to enhance the care given to their patients and improve patient health outcomes.

1. Providing Ethical and Compassionate Health Care to Intersex Patients – Intersex-Affirming Hospital Guide. interACT and Lambda Legal. 09 2018.

Faculty

Anne-Marie E. Amies Oelschlager, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Seattle Children's
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Educator, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
UW Medicine

Alyssa Huang, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Program
Seattle Children's

Elizabeth A. McCauley, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor
Interim Department Director
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Seattle Children's

Audrey Squire, MS, LGC
Genetic Counselor
Differences in Sex Development (DSD) Program
Seattle Children's

Amanda Saenz
Intersex Activist and Advocate
Former Youth Program Manager
interACT 

Kevin Wang, M.D.
Family Medicine Physician
Swedish Medical Center

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.

Planning Committee

Kevin Wang, M.D., Course Chair
Anne-Marie E. Amies Oelschlager, M.D.
Amanda Saenz
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.


Credit

Enduring On-Demand Course CME Credits:

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 enduring activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Live Course Only:

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 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAFP Prescribed Credits
This Live activity, Focusing on the "I" in LGBTQI+ An Introduction in Intersex Healthcare, with a beginning date of 04/09/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 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.

NASW CEUs
This workshop has been approved for 6.75 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Your Provider number is #1975-324.

For Psychologists
This workshop has been approved for 6.75 CEs. The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credit for psychologists.  The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. At this time there is no known commercial support for this program.

For Nurses
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour). 

Fees

  Registration Options
M.D./D.O.  $240
Allied Health Professional (ARNP, PA, Nurses, ND, MSW, SW, etc. - CEs needed) $120
Patient Advocate/Community Health Organization (No CME/CE credit needed) $25
Swedish Employee
(No CME/CE credits needed)
$25
Resident, Fellow, or Medical Student $25

Registration Information
Participants who register will receive a confirmation via email with access and credit claim instructions for the on-demand lectures. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.

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, online on-demand recording access, and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (except for registration types that note otherwise).

Bibliography & Resources
Additional information and resources for each topic/presentation are listed throughout the presentations in slide notes. Access to the presentation slide pdfs will be available after registration.


Support & Resources

Acknowledgements & Support

The Planning Committee gratefully acknowledges foundation support for the live conference from:

The Janet and J. Porter Reed, M.D. Fund at the Seattle Foundation as advised by Lora Reed Ford.

Seattle Pride / The Seattle Out & Proud Foundation

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Community Resources & Additional Information

Below please find information about important organizations and additional resources for you and your patients in our community and beyond.

interACT - Advocates for Intersex Youth

Interface Project - Communicating the lived experiences of intersex people

Seattle Children's Differences in Sex Development (DSD) Program

Intersex is Awesome - TEdx Talk (*Permission to post granted by Kristina and Ori Turner)