2023 Rhode Island Trans Health Conference

The Rhode Island Trans Health Conference is back! After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has returned to offer a full day of in-person education, resources, and shared best practices. This is the 6th Rhode Island Trans Health Conference dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the transgender and gender diverse (TGD) community. The conference will provide interactive, evidenced-based learning for medical and behavioral health professionals across the care continuum to increase comfortability and confidence in providing quality care for all TGD individuals. In addition to didactic presentations, attendees will have opportunities to learn from practitioners with lived experience and expertise in TGD health and wellness. Running concurrently to the Medical and Behavioral Health Tracks, the Community Track will hold space for the TGD community and their families to learn about available resources and rebuild a sense of community connectedness.

Target Audience

Physicians specializing in primary care, obstetrics, endocrinology, general medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and surgery & nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physician assistants, social workers, medical students, residents and fellows, public health workers, community health workers, educators, licensed mental health care providers, and members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, medical and behavioral health providers will be better able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based practice guidelines and updated standards of care in their work with transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients across the lifespan
  2. Identify specific challenges and barriers unique to TGD patients and ways to advocate for the TGD population  in the healthcare system and beyond
  3. Develop an integrated practice that understands both medical and behavioral health needs and available resources for TGD patients

Upon completion of this activity, public health and community members will be better able to:

  1. Identify everyday issues faced by transgender and gender diverse (TGD) community members and ways to address them
  2. More deeply understand identity development and the importance of intersectionality
  3. Identify legal, behavioral health, and medical needs and available resources

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