National LGBT Health Education Center’s Webinar for Transgender Medical Care Providers

fenwayinstitute_smBOSTON, Mass. – The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host the webinar, “Transgender Medical Care: Advanced Case Discussion,” on Dec. 10 from 3-4 p.m. ET.

The free advanced webinar, led by Dr. Tim Cavanaugh, medical director of Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program, is geared toward providers of transgender medical care and therefore assumes that participants will have, at minimum, a baseline understanding of transgender medical terms and care guidelines.

The case-based discussion will examine several of the medical risks, benefits and complications encountered when providing hormones and/or surgical interventions to transgender patients.

“Thanks to gains in public awareness, legal and public policy advances, and increased access to health care, transgender people are increasingly coming out and seeking care related to gender transition,” said Dr. Cavanaugh. “This webinar offers critical information so providers can better understand the unique needs of patients needing transition-related care and help ensure that their patients get the highest quality treatment.”

Participants can register for “Transgender Medical Care: Advanced Case Discussion”at https://fenwaylgbthealtheducation.webex.com

Additionally, the National LGBT Health Education Center offers two other free on-demand webinars focused on transgender health that may be of interest. Both are eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits. The introductory webinar, “Meeting the Health Care Needs of Transgender People,” and the intermediate webinar “Providing Cross-Gender Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients,” are available through our webinar archive www.lgbthealtheducation.org/training/webinars/

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, culturally responsive, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, based in Boston, MA, and works with a national network of faculty, advisors, and collaborators representing medical and public health universities, community health centers, and leading government and non-profit organizations. Visit LGBTHealthEducation.org for more information.

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