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

An Introduction to Intersex Healthcare

Friday, April 9, 2021
Virtual, Live Conference from
Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center’s Fourth Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium will focus on the care for the “I” in LGBTQI+: Care for the Intersex population.  Variations of sex development are very common, yet are not very well known or understood in the medical community.  This conference will review the natural human variations in sex development within the Intersex community and enhance the ability for providers to provide appropriate medical care.  Lectures and roundtable panels will also discuss psychosocial needs and collaborative care approaches throughout the lifespan of care for Intersex patients to improve health outcomes.

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 who encounter 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 or click the Register Online button to register for this CME event.  This will open a new window, please have pop-ups enabled. Right now all registrations are for a virtual program. If we are able to do a hybrid course any registrations will be contact for their location preference before the course date.



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. 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.



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


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.

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
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). 


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

Elizabeth A. McCauley, Ph.D., ABPP
Interim Department Director
Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
Seattle Children's

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

Amanda Saenz
Intersex Activist and Advocate
Previous Youth Program Manager

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.


  Advance Registration
M.D./D.O.  $270
Allied Health Professional (ARNP, PA, Nurses, ND, MSW, SW, etc. - CEs needed) $135
Psychologists (CEs needed) $135
Patient Advocate/Community Health Organization (No CME/CE credit needed) $70
Swedish Employee
(No CME/CE credits needed)
Resident, Fellow, or Medical Student $25

* After Wednesday, April 7, 2021, add $30 to Advance Registration pricing. 

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants will receive a reminder email after Monday, March 29, 2021. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

Conference Format
At this time we are planning for a virtual or hybrid event.  Attendees will be notified of the final format in advance of the event and permitted to select their preferred method of attendance.  Several emails about the conference will be sent starting the Wednesday of the week prior to the course date.

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, April 2, 2021.

Special Accommodations
If you require specific dietary or physical accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, and a certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

If in-person attendance is allowed at the time of the event, there is limited paid parking on-site at Swedish First Hill in the Broadway Garage for around $17/day.