Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference Returns August 2 – 4

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The 2018 edition of the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) is scheduled for August 2 through 4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia. PTWC, a program of Mazzoni Center, is the largest trans-specific conference in the world.

In addition to approximately 250 workshops that are free and open to the general public, the conference include, plenary speakers, an opening reception and a Resistance Ball, as well as workshops, spaces and experiences specifically for trans youth, including a meet and greet “Un-Pool” Party.

The conference itself, offers a wide range of workshops for the trans community and allies, such as, “The Dysphoric Musician: Music Performance and Body Positivity,” “Family Through a Gender Transition,” “Being a Millennial Queer with Culturally Conservative Parents,” “Post Top Surgery Scar Care,” “Maybe Baby! Baby Making Options for Trans Prospective Parents,” and “Surgical Options for Transgender Women: Vaginoplasty, Facial Feminization.” Some workshops are closed spaces for specific audiences, but most are open to everyone.

“The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is a beacon of light for the transgender and non-binary community,” said Oliver de Luz, Event & Volunteer Coordinator for the PTWC, “For some, it is their only opportunity in the year to meet and feel safe with other trans and non-binary individuals. People from all over the world come together to share their knowledge and experiences in hopes of improving the quality of life of the trans community.”

The conference also includes a Professional Track whose workshops in education, medicine, behavioral health, social work, and legal services qualify for continuing education credits. Cost for Professional Track registration varies based on courses and credits, but range from $85-$300.

To learn more about the conference, or to register, visit www.transPHL.org.

About the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

The annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is supported by foundation funding from Arcus Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and by Empowerment Level Corporate Sponsors Comcast/NBCUniversal and Rumer Cosmetic Surgery/Hahnemann Hospital and over 25 additional sponsoring organizations and companies.

The conference is supported by foundation funding from Arcus Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and by Empowerment Level Corporate Sponsors Comcast/NBCUniversal and Rumer Cosmetic Surgery/Hahnemann Hospital and over 25 additional sponsoring organizations and companies.

About Mazzoni Center

Mazzoni Center is Philadelphia’s leading health center focused on the needs of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. Mazzoni Center’s mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves. Currently Mazzoni Center provides care and services to more than 35,000 patients and clients annually.

[From a News Release]

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