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LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference

Join us virtually on March 22-24, 2023  

LGBTQ+ Virtual Health Care Conference

Focusing on LGBTQ+ Health Considerations

The LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference is a three-day event designed for health care professionals, learners, researchers, patients, community organizations and interested community members who seek to understand the unique health considerations and barriers to health care in the LGBTQ+ population.

Attendees will learn how to provide respectful, patient-centered, culturally competent health care by developing skills to establish rapport, recognize barriers to medical care, offer LGBTQ+ patients competent primary care and/or referrals to such care and identify the unique health risks in the LGBTQ+ population.


Topics for the LGBTQ+ Virtual Health Care Conference include supporting gender diverse youth and families, community advocacy, inclusive sexual health practices, identity development, spiritual care, mental health, gender-affirming surgery, intersex health and more.

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Registration is open to everyone. Learners (students, residents, and fellows) can attend for free. Scholarships are available. The conference will be virtual. CME, ACPE and ANCC credits are available.

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2022 Keynote Speakers

We are still working on the 2023 LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference agenda. Feel free to take a look at the 2022 agenda below to get a feel for the conference.

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Kyle Melin, PharmD

Kyle Melin is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus School of Pharmacy. He is a practicing ambulatory care clinician and researcher in the fields of personalized medicine and substance use disorders. Dr. Melin has performed formative research to better understand practicing pharmacists' readiness to provide care for transgender patients and has developed and provided numerous continuing education sessions for healthcare providers on this topic. He is a passionate advocate for making the healthcare system more equitable and affirming for sexual and gender minorities.

About Kyle Melin, PharmD
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Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW

Aydin Olson-Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Executive Director at the Los Angeles Gender Center. He is a national expert in the mental care of transgender and non-binary youth and their parents. Olson-Kennedy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, with areas of focus in multi-cultural and gender studies, sociology, and social work. In 2013, he completed his Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Chico.

About Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW

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Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is a physician at Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Olson-Kennedy is a national expert in medical intervention for transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones.

About Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

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Carl Streed Jr., MD, MPH

Carl Streed Jr. is an Assistant Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine. As the Research Lead for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center he collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to assess and achieve equity in the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse individuals.

About Carl Streed Jr., MD, MPH

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Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson is the former Director of the South Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) and currently works as a coach and consultant supporting health delivery systems to improve patient and population-level outcomes. As a person with HIV himself, Mr. Thompson brings both lived and professional experience and expertise to his work.

Visit the conference website

Find the full conference agenda, list of vendors, abstracts and detailed speaker bios on the LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference portal.

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Get Involved

Submit a presentation proposal

Posters, presentations and workshops on a variety of topics that influence best practices for LGBTQ+ patient experiences are encouraged for submission. 

Submit a proposal

Planning Committee Members

Richard Brown, MA
Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives, Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity at IU School of Medicine

Christopher Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, BS, AS,  FAAN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean and Professor at IU School of Nursing - Fort Wayne

Kelly Donahue, PhD, HSPP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine

Janine Fogel, MD
Bicentennial Professor and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at IU School of Medicine

Krisztina Inskeep
Community Advocate, GEKCO

Darrin Johnson, PhD, MA
Deputy CEO, Black AIDS Institute

Hannah Locke, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology at IU School of Medicine

Eric Meininger, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine

Dustin Nowaskie, MD
Resident, Psychiatry, PGY 4 at IU School of Medicine

Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University

Chris Paulsen
Chief Executive Officer at Indiana Youth Group

Sydney Rucker, PhD
Director of Diversity Initiatives, Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity at IU School of Medicine

Alvaro Tori, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine

Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at IU School of Medicine

Shawn Wilson, PhD
Director, Vice Chair of Professional Development and Diversity at IU School of Medicine


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