Rhode Island Trans Health Conference 2019

Providence, RI US
May 18, 2019

The 2019 Trans Health Conference is sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island College School of Social Work & School of Nursing, and TGI Network of Rhode Island. This is the fifth annual Trans Health Conference in Rhode Island that is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Our goals are two-fold, to increase the number of health professionals across the care continuum who feel comfortable and confident providing quality care for trans patients, as well as increase the trans community members knowledge, self-efficacy, and advocacy skills through educational sessions and connection to community resources.

Target Audience

Physicians specializing in primary care, obstetrics, endocrinology, & emergency medicine, nurses, psychologists, physician assistants, social workers, licensed mental health providers, medical students, residents, fellows, and members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

Learning Objectives

Primary care providers should be able to:

  • Describe professional guidelines established for the appropriate care of transgender adolescents and adults
  • Identify the risks/benefits of hormone therapy, design a plan of care that incorporates above guidelines
  • Compare and contrast the unique primary care needs of male to female and female to male transgender patients
  • Participate in advanced medical care cases

Mental health providers should be able to:

  • Identify mental health issues unique to transgender individuals and better understand role of the mental health professional through transition
  • Recognize sexual health needs of transgender patients and gain confidence in addressing these with patients
  • Participate in advanced behavioral health cases 

Public health professionals should be able to:

  • Describe ethical considerations related to research and research findings in the transgender community
  • Recognize the present state of research with regards to health needs and health outcomes in the transgender community
  • List new developments in US and RI state trans health public policy and implications for health care access and the health status of members of the transgender community

Members of the transgender community should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss their legal needs and best strategies to meet these needs
  • Discuss social identities and ways to develop positive masculine and feminine identities, as well as the importance of the intersection of race, ethnicity, and class in these identities 
  • Identify everyday issues faced by transgender community members and ways to address

Conference Fees

$150.00 Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
$125.00 Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Fellows, Nurses, Social Workers
$80.00 Public Health Professionals (CME / CEU credit not available)
$25.00 Community Health Workers, Residents, Students
 

Conference Sponsors

Presenting

                     

Premier

Supporting

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs           

         

                                       

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.41 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 5.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 5.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 5.50 Participation
  • 6.50 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.
Course opens: 
04/03/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2022
Event starts: 
05/18/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/18/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$150.00
Rating: 
0

 

Behavioral Health Track

7:30–8:00 amRegistration and Light Breakfast Fare
8:00–9:00 amWelcome From the Planning Committee

Keynote Address
Mara Keisling
*Note this session is not accredited.
9:10–10:15

Gender Affirming Care for Cisgender Clinicians
Elliot M. Ruggles, LCSW, PhD & Jayden Thai, PhD

Interacting with Non-Binary Patients: Introductory Best Practices
Casey Orozco-Poore, ScB & Ryan Segur, ScB

Caring for Gender Diverse Youth: Biopsychosocial Integration
Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM & Jill Wagner, LCSW

Trans Health Public Policy: A Status Update
Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH

10:25–11:30

Sex Positive Approach to Care: Theory & Praxis
Kira L. Manser, LCSW, MEd

Supporting Families in Transition
Acey Mercer, LMSW

Science vs. "Science": Affirmative Care vs. "Rapid Onset", "80% Desistance", "Wait & See" & other Pseudoscience
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
*Note this session is not accredited.

11:30–12:10 pmPerformance and Poster Session
12:10–12:50Lunch II
12:50–1:55Understanding and Restoring the Harm of Microaggressions
Jaymie Campbell, PhD & Kira Manser, MEd, LCSW

Adapting CBT to Meet the Needs of Our Transgender ClientsΦ
Laura Stevens, MSW

Understanding Pubertal Suppression with GnRH
Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM

Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty
Jaromir Slama, MD

Trans Cancer and Tobacco Use
Arjee Restar, MPH, PhDc & Scout, MA, PhD & Michelle Veras, BA
2:05–3:10

Assessing and Counseling Clients Prior to Genital Affirmation SurgeryΦ
Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW & Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD

Informed Consent: The Personal is Radical
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
*Note this session is not accredited.

Optimizing the Health of Transgender Populations: Research Findings & Best Practices for Engaging Transgender Communities in Research
Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH & Matthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH & Don Operario, PhD & Ryan Segur, ScB & Theresa I. Shireman, PhD, MS

3:20–4:25 pmWorking Within Our Communities, Making the Personal Professional for Trans & Non-Binary Providers◊
Jaye Watts, LICSW
◊ This session is open only to trans spectrum identified providers only, no cisgender providers.


Community Voices Panel: Impact of Identities on Healthcare Access
Moderator: Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW


Medical Track

7:30–8:00 amRegistration and Light Breakfast Fare
8:00–9:00 amWelcome From the Planning Committee

Keynote Address
Mara Keisling
*Note this session is not accredited.
9:10–10:15

Interacting with Non-Binary Patients: Introductory Best Practices
Casey Orozco-Poore, ScB & Ryan Segur, ScB

Caring for Gender Diverse Youth: Biopsychosocial Integration
Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM & Jill Wagner, LCSW

Affirming Care 101
AJ Metthe, MSW, LCSW & Erin Ursillo, LMHC & Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD

Trans Health Public Policy: A Status Update
Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH

10:25–11:30

Sex Positive Approach to Care: Theory & Praxis
Kira L. Manser, LCSW, MEd

Getting Better with Age: Healthy Aging for Trans EldersΨ
Carl G. Streed Jr., MD, MPH

Initiation of Gender Affirming Hormone TherapyΨ
Julie Thompson, PA-C

Science vs. "Science": Affirmative Care vs. "Rapid Onset", "80% Desistance", "Wait & See" & other Pseudoscience
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
*Note this session is not accredited.

11:30–12:10 pmPerformance and Poster Session
12:10–12:50Lunch I
12:50–1:55Understanding and Restoring the Harm of Microaggressions
Jaymie Campbell, PhD & Kira Manser, MEd, LCSW

Understanding Pubertal Suppression with GnRH
Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM

Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty
Jaromir Slama, MD

Trans Cancer and Tobacco Use
Arjee Restar, MPH, PhDc & Scout, MA, PhD & Michelle Veras, BA
2:05–3:10

Informed Consent: The Personal is Radical
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
*Note this session is not accredited.

Contraception and Care of Pregnancy in the Transmasculine and Nonbinary Patient
Beth Cronin, MD

Optimizing the Health of Transgender Populations: Research Findings & Best Practices for Engaging Transgender Communities in Research
Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH & Matthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH & Don Operario, PhD & Ryan Segur, ScB & Theresa I. Shireman, PhD, MS

3:20–4:25 pm

Working Within Our Communities, Making the Personal Professional for Trans & Non-Binary Providers◊
Jaye Watts, LICSW
◊ This session is open only to trans spectrum identified providers only, no cisgender providers.

Community Voices Panel: Impact of Identities on Healthcare Access
Moderator: Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW

 

Public Health Track

7:30–8:00 amRegistration and Light Breakfast Fare
8:00–9:00 amWelcome From the Planning Committee

Keynote Address
Mara Keisling
*Note this session is not accredited.
9:10–10:15

Affirming Care 101
AJ Metthe, MSW, LCSW & Erin Ursillo, LMHC & Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD

Trans Health Public Policy: A Status Update
Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH

10:25–11:30

Science vs. "Science": Affirmative Care vs. "Rapid Onset", "80% Desistance", "Wait & See" & other Pseudoscience
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
*Note this session is not accredited.

11:30–12:10 pmLunch I
12:10–12:50Performance and Poster Session
12:50–1:55Understanding and Restoring the Harm of Microaggressions
Jaymie Campbell, PhD & Kira Manser, MEd, LCSW

Trans Cancer and Tobacco Use
Arjee Restar, MPH, PhDc & Scout, MA, PhD & Michelle Veras, BA
2:05–3:10

Optimizing the Health of Transgender Populations: Research Findings & Best Practices for Engaging Transgender Communities in Research
Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH & Matthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH & Don Operario, PhD & Ryan Segur, ScB & Theresa I. Shireman, PhD, MS

3:20–4:25 pm

Working Within Our Communities, Making the Personal Professional for Trans & Non-Binary Providers◊
Jaye Watts, LICSW
◊ This session is open only to trans spectrum identified providers only, no cisgender provider

Community Voices Panel: Impact of Identities on Healthcare Access
Moderator: Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Roberts Hall
Providence, RI 02908
United States

Free parking available in Campus Parking Lots A, B, C, & D. Conference Registration will take place in the Roberts Hall Lobby.

Planning Committee

Wendy Becker, PhD, MSW
Chair, BSW Program | Rhode Island College | Providence, RI

Denise Crooks, MPH, LCSW
Trans Health Behavioral Health Clinician
Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI

Alexis E. Drutchas, MD
Instructor of Clinical Medicine | Harvard Medical School
Family Medicine Physician | Fenway Health | Boston, MA

Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Clinician Educator
Residency Program Director, Brown Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence, RI
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island | Pawtucket, RI

Krista Handfield, MSW
Founder | Shape Center RI
Health Equity Zone Project Manager
Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI

Ethan R. Huckel, MA
Board President, TGI Network of Rhode Island | Providence, RI

Andrew Lewandowski, LICSW, MPH
Trans Health Behavioral Health Clinician
Thundermist Health Center | Woonsocket, RI

Noah V. Lupica, MD'20
Medical Student
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence, RI

Kira L. Manser, LCSW, MEd
Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Private Practice | Pawtucket, RI

AJ Metthe, MSW, LCSW
Program Therapist | Butler Hospital
Psychotherapist | Private Practice | Providence, RI

Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH
AVP, Equity Initiatives & Program Development
Thundermist Health Center | Woonsocket, RI

Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW
Adjunct Faculty | Rhode Island College School of Social Work
Clinical Social Worker | Private Practice | North Providence, RI

Elliot M. Ruggles, LCSW, PhD
SHARE Advocate | Brown University Health Services | Providence, RI
Sex Therapist | Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health | Pawtucket, RI

C. Kelly Smith, MSW
Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Rhode Island Department of Health | Providence, RI

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence, RI

Jaye Watts, LICSW
Trans* Health Program Director
Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI

Siana Wood, RN, BSN
Risk Management Coordinator
Landmark Medical Center | Woonsocket, RI

Guest Faculty

Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW
Social Worker/Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital Center for Gender Surgery
Therapist | Come as Your Are Behavioral Health
Expert on Gender, Sexuality, & STDs
Verywell Health | Boston, MA

Jaymie Campbell, PhD
Director, Training and Capacity Building | AccessMatters
Senior Trainer | Transgender Training Institute | Philadelphia, PA

Beth Cronin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence Community Health Center | Providence, RI

Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD
Visiting Researcher
The Danielsen Institute at Boston University
Coordinator, Transgender Health Program
Fenway Health | Boston, MA
Director, Hopwood Counseling & Consulting | Cambridge, MA

Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH
Investigator in Epidemiology
Investigator in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health | Providence, RI
Research Analyst
The Fenway Institute | Fenway Health | Boston, MA

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Psychotherapist | Private Practice
Chair, Board of Directors
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center | New York, NY

Mara Keisling
Founder and Executive Director
National Center for Transgender Equality | Washington, DC

Kira L. Manser, LCSW, MEd
Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Private Practice | Pawtucket, RI

Acey Mercer, LMSW
Senior Consultant | Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity & Sexuality (TIGRIS)
Therapist & Practice Manager
Choices Counseling & Consulting | Albany, NY

Matthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior | Professor of Epidemiology | Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University | Providence, RI
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health Research
The Fenway Institute | Fenway Health | Boston, MA

AJ Metthe, MSW, LCSW
Program Therapist | Butler Hospital
Psychotherapist | Private Practice | Providence, RI

Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH
AVP, Equity Initiatives & Program Development
Thundermist Health Center | Woonsocket, RI

Don Operario, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health | Providence, RI

Casey Orozco-Poore, ScB
Medical Student | Harvard Medical School | Boston, MA

Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW
Adjunct Faculty | Rhode Island College School of Social Work
Clinical Social Worker | Private Practice | North Providence, RI

Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI
Pediatrician & Child Psychiatrist
Thundermist Health Centers | Woonsocket, RI
Hasbro Children's Hospital | Providence, RI
Child Psychiatrist, E.P. Bradley Hospital | Riverside, RI

Arjee Restar, MPH, PhDc
Project Evaluator | National LGBT Cancer Network | New York, NY

Elliot M. Ruggles, LCSW, PhD
Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) Advocate
Brown University Health Services | Providence, RI
Sex Therapist | Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health | Pawtucket, RI

Scout, MA, PhD
Deputy Director | National LGBT Cancer Network | New York, NY

Ryan Segur, ScBm
Research Assistant
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
MS Candidate
Brown University School of Public Health | Providence, RI

Theresa I. Shireman, PhD, MS
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practices
Brown University School of Public Health | Providence, RI

Jaromir Slama, MD
Assistant Professor and Section Chief of Surgery in Plastic and Reconstructure Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Boston Medical Center | Boston, MA

Laura Stevens, MSW
Adjunct Professor | Simmons College School of Social Work
Psychotherapist | Fenway Health
Study Therapist | The Fenway Institute | Boston, MA

Carl G. Streed Jr., MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Clinician Investigator
Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Boston University Medical Center | Boston, MA

Jayden Thai, PHD
Psychotherapist, Counseling and Psychological Services
Brown University | Providence, RI

Julie Thompson, PA-C
Physician Assistant in Primary Care
Medical Director of Transgender Health
Fenway Health | Boston, MA

Erin Ursillo, LMHC
Manager of Young Adult Programs
Butler Hospital | Providence, RI

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief, Adolescent Unit
Butler Hospital | Providence, RI

Michelle Veras, BA
Project Director | National LGBT Cancer Network | New York, NY

Jill Wagner, LCSW
Co-Director, LGBTQ Health & Advocacy Scholarly Concentration
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Clinician Social Worker | Hasbro Children's Hospital | Providence, RI

Jaye Watts, LICSW
Trans* Health Program Director
Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the  Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island College Schools of Social Work and Nursing. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This activity has been approved for 5.5 CEU hours by the RIMHCA.

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. | 5.41 Contact Hours until April 22, 2021.

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 5.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 5.5 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 6.5 CE's (6.5 CE's in Cross-Cultural Practice), Authorization #: RI-7345, valid until 4/30/21.

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.41 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 5.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 5.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 5.50 Participation
  • 6.50 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/03/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2022

Price

Cost:
$150.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Please only select one session per time.

Note the following sessions are only available to medical professionals:

  • 10:25–11:30 Getting Better with Age: Healthy Aging for Trans Elders - Carl G. Streed Jr., MD, MPH
  • 10:25–11:30 Initiation of Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy - Julie Thompson, PA-C
  • 2:05–3:10 Contraception and Care of Pregnancy in the Transmasculine and Nonbinary Patient - Beth Cronin, MD

Note the following sessions are only available to behavioral health specialists:

  • 9:10–10:15 Gender Affirming Care for Cisgender Clinicians - Elliot M. Ruggles, LCSW, PhD & Jayden Thai, PhD
  • 10:25–11:30 Supporting Families in Transition - Acey Mercer, LMSW
  • 12:50–1:55 Adapting CBT to Meet the Needs of Our Transgender Clients - Laura Stevens, MSW
  • 2:05–3:10 Assessing and Counseling Clients Prior to Genital Affirmation Surgery - Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW & Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD

Note the the following breakout sessions is only available to trans spectrum identified providers only, no cisgender providers:

  • 3:20–4:25 pm Working Within Our Communities, Making the Personal Professional for Trans & Non-Binary Providers - Jaye Watts, LICSW