LGBTQIA+ Health Forum Schedule

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8-8:30 am

Medical Sciences Building

Registration (All day)

Medical Sciences Building

Welcome remarks

Pardis Esmaeili-Firidouni, DPTc and Fion Ng, RN
Co-Chairs, 2019 LGBTQIA+ Health Forum

Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building

Plenary Session

Speaker: Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT, WCS, CSC
Assistant Professor, Department of Women's Health, University of Texas Dell Medical School & Founder, YouSeeLogic, LLC

Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building

Community Panel

Caring for Queer Communities
Moderator: Dulce Garcia
Health Educator & Rape Crisis Counselor
Kiyaan Abadani, Katie Felong, Kai Gault, Niki Khanna MA, AMFT, and Maha Ziani

Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building

Lunch | Art Exhibit

Hushidar Mortezaie
Fashion Designer and Visual Artist

Room 180
Medical Sciences Building

Concurrent Sessions I

Trans 101/201
Madeline Deutsch, MD
Medical Director, UCSF Transgender Care, Associate Professor, Clinical Family & Community Medicine, UCSF
Room: Nursing 217

  1. Recognize specific steps to take to make electronic health records trans-inclusive and appropriate
  2. Insure clinic environments are trans-inclusive and shatter cisnormative expectations
  3. Consider ways that language could be used to include non-English speakers.

BDSM Sexuality and Kink Health
Anna M. Randall, DHS, MSW, MPH
Executive Director, TASHRA
Room: Health Sciences West 301

  1. List two common kink-related behaviors and injuries that present in the healthcare setting and why knowing their etiology is clinically relevant.
  2. Identify three clues to assist healthcare providers in discriminating between consensual sex-related injuries and ones that are a result of IPV/DV.
  3. Describe how issues of intersectionality particularly impact kink-identified patients and how this may pose greater risk for negative health outcomes.
  4. Practice ways to interact with patients about their kink sexuality that can create increased patient satisfaction in patient-provider relationships.

Voguing for Self-Expression
Shireen Rahimi and Jocquese Whitfield
Co-founders, Bay Area Vogue Nights
Room: Nursing 225/Nursing Mezzanine

Anal Sex & Anal Health
Gregory Barnell, MS, MA, NP-C
Adult Care Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Room: Health Sciences West 303

  1. Understand the anatomy of the anorectum, the physiology of defecation, and relationship of these to anal sex
  2. Be able to advise patients on healthy bowel habits and hygiene for anal sex
  3. Be able to recognize common non-STD diseases of the anorectum, their impact on anal sex, and treatment options
  4. Know how and when to screen/test for anal STDs and anal cancer
  5. Understand epidemiology of HPV and natural history of anal cancer, and implication for demographic risk of anal cancer
  6. Know how and when to do a DARE, and to understand the difference between DARE and DRE

PrEP, Youth at Risk, Mental Health Needs
Chris Daly, MD
Psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Jose
Room: Medical Sciences 163 or Nursing 225
Objectives: TBD

Barriers to Health Care for Intersex Adults
Suegee Tamar Mattis, DO
Founder, Transgender Clinic at Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
Room: Health Sciences West 302

  1. Attendees will able to identify the barriers to care for intersex adults.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe the issues of PTSD and distrust of the medial providers experienced by intersex adults.
  3. Attendees will learn new strategies for working with the intersex community using the concepts of trauma informed care.

Medical Care of Gender Non-conforming/ Transgender Youth and Adolescents
Stephen Rosenthal, MD
Director of Pediatric Endocrinology, Director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center
Room: Health Sciences West 300

  1. Review definitions, epidemiology, and mental health concerns
  2. Review outcomes of current treatment models
  3. Understand gaps in knowledge and priorities for research.

Concurrent Sessions II

Herbalism for Trans Care
Lee Lemus
Clinical herbalist, Medical Student, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Program
Kara Sigler
Registered Herbalist, a Registered Nurse, a Family Nurse Practitioner candidate
Room: Health Sciences West 300

  1. Explore the scope of use of medicinal herbs in gender transition, from an evidence base and from a traditional wisdoms approach.
  2. Learn how to use several common medicinal herbs for transgender patients, including to assist in gender transition and to mitigate negative health risks from hormones.
  3. Describe how the inclusion of herbalism in western healthcare settings promotes accessibility and culturally-relevant care, particularly for transgender communities experiencing multiple intersections of vulnerabilities.
  4. Identify contraindications of medicinal herbs with HRT, and cases to refer to clinical herbalists.

Structures and Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Zoe Julian, MD, MPH (she/her/hers)
Equity and Inclusion Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
Maisha Davis, MD, MPH
Staff Physician at San Francisco Department of Public Health
Room: Health Sciences West 303

  1. Learn the historical context for disparities in sexual and reproductive health of trans*/GNC communities.
  2. Recognize the societal structures and intersecting systems of oppression that impact health outcomes for trans*/GNC communities.
  3. Name your own bias related to gender and reflect on how those biases impact your clinical interactions.
  4. Identify three ways you can promote health equity for trans*/GNC communities through either personal, clinical, local, and/or systemic action.

Asexual Health: Understanding and Supporting Ace Patients
David Jay
Room: Health Sciences West 301

  1. Give participants a foundational understanding of what experiences lead people to identify as asexual, grey-a, demisexual and aromantic. (Using personal narrative)
  2. Give participants an understanding of how ace experience may intersect with experiences of race, religion, gender and ability.
  3. Give participants a basic understanding of medical research on the ace community.
  4. Discuss scenarios where ace identity or experience may be relevant in a clinical setting.

Transference and Countertransference
Erica Anderson, PhD
Professor and Clinical Psychologist
Room: Nursing 217

  1. Recognize sexual and gender minority identities in providing healthcare services;
  2. Explore the dynamic nature of such identities;
  3. Consider how one's personal identity (straight, cis, LGBTQIA+) as a healthcare provider may come into one's work;
  4. Challenge traditional provider/patient expectations and understand how these may or may not work with sexual and minority patients.

Intersex Youth and Advocacy Projects
Hans Lindahl
Director of Communications and Outreach at InterACT, and InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth
Room: Health Science West 302

  1. Understand how intersex traits might present in bodies, in straightforward, non-stigmatizing terms
  2. Contextualize intersex issues within the past century of North American medicine
  3. Consider bias risks when an intersex diagnosis combines with other social factors
  4. Come away with tips on where to get more information and help the community's fight for human rights

Yoga: Paths for Returning to Wholeness
Brima Jah, MA, MFTi, E-RYT
Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor
Room: Nursing 225

Intentions for my presentation include development of an understanding or strategies for overcoming the following:

  1. To learn principles of trauma sensitive yoga through direct movement experiential;
  2. To experiment with qualities of the breath as a source of information for the needs of our bodies;
  3. To embody the value of function over aesthetic when practicing yoga; and,
  4. To identify yoga postures and breathing practices that can be integrated into daily life.


Concurrent Sessions III

Trauma, Yoga and Personal Training: Navigating Healing in Colonized Healthcare Systems
Brima Jah, MA, MFTi, E-RYT
Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor
Room: Nursing 225/Nursing Mezzanine

Intentions for my presentation include development of an understanding or strategies for overcoming the following:

  1. Common themes of inequity in access to health care (ie. impact of immigration status on self-advocacy, medical necessity in managed care vs. self-identified levels of functioning
  2. Under-researched credibility of "alternative" health care practices vs. funding accessibility for evidenced-based conventional health care practices;
  3. Definitions of health/healing specific to cultural context vs. definitions of health/healing defined by health care professionals; and,
  4. Exploring options for lower cost (but not lower quality) health care options

Speak Up: Using Your Expertise as Voice to Advocate for Policies Affecting the LGBTQIA+ Community
Larissa Maier, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Thomas Pospiech, PhD candidate
PhD candidate, University of Michigan and UCSF
Room: Health Sciences West 301

You are the health expert, but no one invited you to share your view on a policy that affects LGBTQIA+ communities? The goal of this workshop is to teach participants how to use their expertise as a voice to support or refute arguments put forth by institutional administrators, policymakers, and legislators. With the Supreme Court recently upholding the restrictions on transgender individuals from serving in the military, we will focus on the U.S. Department of Defense’s memorandum to the President of the United States recommending that these policies be implemented. The objectives of this workshop are to:

  1. Define the construct and structure of a memorandum
  2. Identify policy recommendations outlined in a memorandum
  3. Understand how these policy recommendations affect citizens
  4. Learn to write your own Op-Ed

Trauma Informed Care
Leigh Kimberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved, Program Director
Room: Health Sciences West 303

Trauma-informed and resiliency-promoting care: Caring for ourselves while caring for others

  1. Define trauma and resilience
  2. Review how trauma impacts health and how resilience mitigates the effects of trauma
  3. Define “trauma-informed care” and describe ways of addressing trauma and supporting resilience in health care
  4. Practice caring for yourself as you care for others

Intersex Patient Advocate Panel
Hans Lindahl
Director of Communications and Outreach, InterACT and InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth
Room: Health Sciences West 302

  1. Recognize themes in challenges faced by all intersex people in navigating medical interactions
  2. Recognize variety in intersex experiences based on race, ability, age, sexuality, gender, and other factors
  3. Learn how providers can improve intersex sensitivity with actionable tips from panelists

Documentary Screening: Documentary Screening: In God's House by Mioi Hanoka
Lina Khoeur, MS1
1st year medical student
Room: Nursing 217

Reaching out to Fertility and Family Building Across the Gender Spectrum
Viji Sundaram
Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Room: Health Sciences West 300

  1. Explore various options for lesbian & gay couples desiring family building;
  2. Review the existing methods for fertility planning in transgender individuals;
  3. Discuss potential legal issues involved with family building for the LGBTQIA couple.

A Conversation with Dominique Jackson

Speaker: Dominique Jackson
Star of POSE & Author of The Transsexual from Tobago (Revised)

Moderator: Irving Ling

Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building

Closing Remarks

Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building