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  • Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • 0852-000102 OHSU: THE JOURNEY TOWARDS A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSGENDER HEALTH PROGRAM SERVING OREGON AND BEYOND.

    February 03, 2017 4:30 PM - February 03, 2017 6:00 PM

    Centennial Hall C

    • Amy Penkin, MSW LCSW ;
    • Carol Blenning, MD ;
    • Chris Baunach, ;
    • Christina Milano, MD ;
    • Daniel Dugi $lastName ;
    • Jay Rae-StockLynn, ;
    • Jenn Burleton ;
    • Jens Berli, MD ;
    • Julia Lager-Mesulam, MSW LCSW ;
    • Kara Connelly, MD ;
    • Lishiana Shaffer, MD ;
    • Nancy Haque, MPPA
    Mini-Symposium Outline: The Mission of the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Transgender Health Program (THP) is to provide safe, comprehensive, affirming health care for the transgender and gender nonconforming communities. We endeavor to improve the community's overall well-being through education, research and leadership that responds to the health care needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people.  From the perspective of being the only academic health center in the state of Oregon, this symposium will offer a narrative of institutional transformation and statewide leadership as we detail the efforts of community partnerships and Transgender Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) inclusion in our healthcare, academic, and research missions of OHSU.  During this session a panel comprised of our Program Coordinator, Clinicians across all pediatric and adult disciplines, a patient/volunteer, and community partners will offer their perspectives and tell the story of our journey towards comprehensive and inclusive healthcare from policy to practice. This session will provide a history and overview of the grassroots efforts of clinicians, administrators, advocates, and members of TGNC communities to develop a framework and vision of a comprehensive Transgender Health Program at OHSU.  This will include how a model for a program was determined and how to leverage the institution’s commitment to and value of Diversity and Inclusion to support the investment. This session will outline healthcare initiatives towards TGNC inclusive primary and specialty care practice as well as comprehensive services for medical/surgical transition services for TGNC communities across the lifespan. These initiatives include workforce education, patient navigation and support, clinical consultation, patient accompaniment, information and referral, medical record innovations, and more.  This session will provide an overview of how OHSU's academic programs have partnered with the THP and TGNC communities to build TGNC inclusive curriculum through guest lectures, simulation lab inclusion, guest panels of TGNC patients sharing their experience, and the development of training opportunities through residency rotations and future fellowships.  This session will also describe OHSU's research mission and emerging partnerships to not only contribute to the body of knowledge in transgender medicine but also promote more TGNC inclusion in research associated with health outcomes and health disparities. Finally, this session will also demonstrate a model for TGNC community engagement, partnerships with community organizations, advocacy programs, and a collaborative of health care providers to not only enhance the THP's program development but also establish a framework for advocacy and policy development in our State.
    Category: Community Organizations and Social Support