LGBTQ Health - Trans* Health Symposium

Friday & Saturday, April 13-14, 2018
Swedish First Hill - Glaser Auditorium
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA

Trans* healthcare training in the health profession education is limited, leaving many providers feeling uncomfortable providing care for the trans* person.  Care for the trans* person also involves many disciplines, including, but not limited to, social work, nursing, behavioral/mental health, insurance and patient care navigators.  This year, the Swedish LGBTQ Health Symposium - Trans* Health, will focus on care for the trans* person by providing a series of lectures and panel sessions, taking a multidisciplinary approach to educate providers in care for the trans* community.

This 1.5 day symposium is designed for all physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, social workers, behavioral health specialists and medical students in the Pacific Northwest region who encounter trans* patients in their practice. Participants will increase their competence of care for members of the trans* community. It is especially recommended for those who provide primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

**This conference is SOLD OUT. Walk-in registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

Medical Students/Residents/Fellows, please email Swedish CME to register at
Medical Students/Residents/Fellows, please email Swedish CME to register at


Despite the fact that the trans, gender nonconforming and nonbinary communities are becoming increasingly visible, they still face discrimination and have difficulty accessing culturally aware care in the medical setting.  This leads to poorer health outcomes as described in the 2015 National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

This study shows that up to 50% of trans* patients had to educate their providers on how to appropriate treat them.  Up to 45% of patients don’t inform their primary care providers of their gender identity for fear of transphobia and up to 50% of trans* patients have delayed or avoided preventive screening out of ear of discrimination.

We also know, based upon a 2011 Institute of Medicine Survey, that 70% of medical schools rate their LGBTQ training as fair or poor.  There is no such survey for residency programs and many people graduate from their training environment with little to no education on how to work with the trans* population.

Healthcare providers must learn how to provide competent care to the trans*population to help improve the health of the trans* community.  



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

  • Apply different hormone protocols to treat the trans* adult and adolescent
  • Work with different insurances to help the trans* community access services and procedures
  • Review the basics to obstetrical care for the trans* person
  • Examine the impact of social work and mental health on the care of the trans* person
  • Discuss preoperative considerations and postoperative complications for chest and bottom surgery
  • Review additional gender affirming procedures available for the trans* community


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 10.0 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, LGBTQ Health Symposium - Trans Health, with a beginning date of 04/13/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  10.25 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 symposium has been approved for 10 contact hours by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.  Provider #1975-324


Harry Dixon, MA, LMHC
Open Path Collective
Seattle, WA

Daniel D. Dugi, III, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of Urology
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Portland, OR

Simon Adriane Ellis, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Group Health
Seattle, WA

Linda Gromko, M.D.
Family Medicine Physician
Queen Anne Medical Associates
Seattle, WA

Katrina Hale, MSW
Patient Care Navigator
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

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

David Inwards-Breland, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

E. Antonio Mangubat, M.D.
Cosmetic Surgeon
La Belle Vie Cosmetic Surgery Centers
Seattle, WA

Jessica Rongitsch, M.D., FACP
Internal Medicine Physician
Capitol Hill Medical
Seattle, WA

Kelly Serafini, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Geoffrey Stiller, M.D.
General Surgeon
Palouse Surgeons
Pullman, WA

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

Hez Wollin, LICSW
Hez Wollin Therapy
Seattle, WA

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 Commitee

Kevin Wang, M.D., Course Chair
Simon Adriane Ellis, MSN, CNM
Linda Gromko, M.D.
Katrina Hale, MSW
E. Antonio Mangubat, M.D.
Caye Boosalis, MEd, CME Manager
Michelle Eng, CME Specialist II


  Advance Registration
MD/DO  $390*
Allied Health $195*
Resident/Fellow/Medical Student Email to register

*After April 2, 2018, add $30 to Advance Registration pricing

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by the "Advance Registration" date will receive a reminder email after Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday,  April 6, 2018. 

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

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