The LGBTQ Health Care Conference is a two-day event designed for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers, students, trainees, community members and other allied health providers 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 include safe spaces; polyamory; family planning; case presentations; sexual consent, assault and domestic violence; surgery; gender diverse youth; emergency care; spiritual care; and more.
Registration is open to everyone. Learners (students, residents, and fellows) can attend for free. Scholarships are available. The conference will be virtual this year due to COVID-19 precautions. CME, ACPE and ANCC credits are available.
Senator J.D. Ford represents Hoosiers of Senate District 29 which encompasses parts of Boone, Hamilton and Marion counties. Senator Ford’s interests turned to public service at an early age, largely due to the careers of his grandparents. Senator Ford is the first member of the LGBTQ community ever elected to the Indiana General Assembly and is proud to represent millennials across the State of Indiana.
Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and strategist who helps disparate groups about race, gender, sexuality, religion and identity. She works as a psychiatrist on an Assertive Community Treatment Team in Washington D.C. and offers freelance consultation to political and advocacy organizations around issues of medical practice, public health, and conflict stemming from difference.
Since 1989, trans trailblazer Kate Bornstein has—with humor and spunk—ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Today, Kate identifies as nonbinary: not a man, and not a woman—and she’s been writing about nonbinary gender identity for nearly thirty years.
Alex S. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQ people.
Indiana University School of Medicine values the opinions of the community and looks forward to providing a rewarding experience and informing healthcare providers on the unique needs of LGBTQ patients. To do this effectively, it is important to gather community input. Stakeholders can fill out a brief, five-minute survey in order to share considerations with the planning committee.
Poster presentations on a variety of topics that influence best practices for LGBTQ patient experiences are encouraged for submission. In order to submit a proposal, complete the form by 11:55 pm (EST) on January 15.
There will be a few hundred LGBTQ health care advocates attending the LGBTQ Health Care Conference who will want to talk with representatives from organizations about their services. The conference can provide excellent exhibit hall hours and a vendor listing. Apply to be a vendor.