Join us virtually! October 8th - 9th, 2021



Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Conference Schedule

Welcome and keynote:  1 - 2 p.m.

Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity and SO/GI
Presenter: Cindy Veldhuis, Ph.D.

Block A:  2 - 3:30 p.m. (select one of two topics)

Why health equity is important for the LGBT community (COVID impact)
Presenters: Lindsey Dawson, M.D., and Ashley Kirzinger, Ph.D.

Aging and end of life care for the Transgender/LGB Community
Presenter: Danit Ariel, M.D., MS
Moderator: Max Fuhrmann, Ph.D.

Block B:  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Laws and Federal Government Changes and Implications
Speaker: Aaron Tax and Sasha Buchert, J.D.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

Conference Schedule

Opening remarks:  8:30 - 9 a.m.

Block C:  9 - 10:30 a.m. (select one of two topics)

LGBT 101 with an emphasis on pronoun use in the medical settings and the mental health implications of mis-gendering
Presenter: Poshi Walker

Working with the LGBTQ+ community to reduce health disparities in rural communities (best practices and/or lessons learned)
Presenter: Dannie Cesena, MPH, and Shelly Brantley, MPA

Block D:  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (select one of two topics)

Addressing the healthcare needs of LGBTQ Veterans
Presenter: Larry Burrell, Ph.D.

Trans 101: Terms, concepts and considerations for Transgender Community in healthcare settings
Presenter: Dre Ceja (they/them)


Break - optional networking brown bag 12-1 p.m.


Block E:  1 - 2:30 p.m. (select one of two topics)

Intersectionality and what that means to LGBT and life experiences
Presenter: Alexis Sanchez

Utilizing data collection adn research opportunities to address Health Disparities in the LGBTQIA+ Community
Presenters: Ed Callahan, Ph.D., Scott MacDonald, M.D., Angela Jarman, M.D., MPH

Closing remarks:  2:30 - 4 p.m.

A Healthcare Professional's role in combating structural inequities and how that helps in eliminating barriers to decrease the disparities of access to health care
Presenter: Hendry Ton, M.D., MS, and Mika Godzich, M.D., MS