Thank you all who virtually attended the 2020 Improving OUTcomes conference.

This year we honor "Intersectionality, Equity and Inclusion: The Impact on LGBTQ+ Community Health".



Conference schedule

Join us for two days of inspiration, collaboration and transformation!

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

  • 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

  • Opening remarks 8:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Block C 9 - 10:30 p.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
Hendry Ton, M.D., MS, and Mika Godzich, M.D., MS

Who should attend?

This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, and other allied health care professionals interested in improving wellness and care for their LGBTQ+ patients, as well as students, trainees, community members, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Conference tuition

$25 - Students
Please contact us to inquire about student discounts.

$75 - All non-student attendees (includes all health care professional fields and community members)
UC Davis and UC Davis Health affiliates are encouraged to inquire about sponsorships from their department.