Introduction to Transgender Health for Medical and Mental Health Professionals

September 21, 2019

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Course description

The OHSU Transgender Health Program faculty and staff are offering this course designed for medical and mental health professionals to learn about gender affirming care across the lifespan. Content covered during this course includes an overview of pubertal suppression, hormone therapy, gender affirming surgical care, sexual health and fertility, as well as mental health assessment, writing letters of support, and care planning for surgery. The course will also include a presentation on trauma informed care, multidisciplinary case discussions, strategies to create inclusive and affirming environments of care through policy and practice.

The target audience includes primary care and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and mental health providers.

Pre-registration for this course is closed. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on September 21.

7:30         Registration, Coffee, Networking
8:00         Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Review, Housekeeping
8:15         Trauma Informed Transgender Health Care
9:15         Foundations in Primary Care
10:15      Break
10:30      BREAK OUT #1:
                    A. Mental Health Across the Lifespan
                    B. Gender affirming hormonal care for adults
                    C. Pubertal Suppression and gender affirming hormone therapy for youth/adolescents 
11:45      Lunch
12:45     Community panel:  TGNC Community Engagement and Collaboration
1:30        BREAK OUT #2:
                   A. Taking a Sexual History, Fertility Counseling/Preservation, and Reproductive Health 
                   B. Transforming Your Practice Environment:  a deeper dive in to education, policies, and practices
                   C. Mental Health:  Introduction to assessment and writing letters of support for gender affirming medical/surgical care
2:30        Break
2:45        Overview of Gender Affirming Surgical Care
3:45        Panel:  From Referral to Recovery:  Care planning for surgery and post operative care needs including the role of OT and PT 
4:15        Panel:  Complex Care - Multi-Disciplinary Case Discussions
5:00        Closure and Evaluations

Licensed medical or mental health provider $100
Licensed medical or mental health provider who is OHSU badge holder $75
Unlicensed medical or mental health provider $75
Unlicensed medical or mental health provider who is OHSU badge holder $50

Registrations cancelled prior to 9/14/2019 will receive a refund of 80% of the fee. Registrations cancelled after that date will not be refunded.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine 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.

If you have questions regarding your registration email or call 503 494-8700
For all other questions about the course contact Amy Penkin at