The LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference is a two-day event designed for healthcare 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 will include supporting gender diverse youth; community advocacy; navigating insurance and the law; supporting families of gender diverse people; HIV/STI risk reduction; inclusive sexual health practices; family building in the LGBTQ+ community; minority stress; bisexual health; identity development; spiritual care; introduction to gender-affirming hormone treatments; gender-affirming surgery topics; preventing homelessness 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.
Topics for the 2021 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.
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.