Schedule for LGBTQ+ advocacy, inclusion week (Oct. 8–12) available

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality (SHAPE), along with the WVU Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine, and the LGBTQ+ Center, is hosting a week-long series of lectures focusing on LGBTQ+ health at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

The Oct. 8-12 lecture series will address sexual and gender minority health disparities, and promote advocacy and inclusion for LGBTQ+ patients. All events are free and open to the public.

Lecture schedule:

Monday

12 p.m. — EMS and Emergency Medical Care of the LGBT patient
P.S. Martin, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, WVU School of Medicine
Okey Patteson Auditorium

3 p.m. — Safe Zone Training
Cris Mayo, director, WVU LGBTQ+ Center
Room G285C, John Jones Conference Center

Tuesday

12 p.m. — Sexual and Gender Minority Research Activities at NIH
Karen Parker, PhD, MSW, director, NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office
Okey Patteson Auditorium

1:30 p.m. — Grantpersonship at NIH
Karen Parker, PhD, MSW, director, NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office
Room 201, Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center

Wednesday

8 a.m. — Safe Zone: LGBTQ Individuals
Nova Szoka, MD, assistant professor of bariatric surgery, WVU School of Medicine
Room 4080 (Health Sciences North)

12 p.m. — Mental Health Disparities Among LGBTQ+ Youth
Mike Marshal, PhD, clinical psychologist, Center for Mental Health and Wellness
Okey Patteson Auditorium

Thursday

12 p.m. — Fertility and Parenting Options for LGBTQ Individuals
Roger Toffle, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, WVU School of Medicine
Okey Patteson Auditorium

Friday

8 a.m. — Gender Dysphoria: Beyond the DSM-V Diagnosis
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, director, LA Gender Center
Fukushima Auditorium

10 a.m. — Transcare Clinic Workshop for Healthcare Providers
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, director, LA Gender Center
Fukushima Auditorium

12 p.m. — Gender Dysphoria
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, director, LA Gender Center
Pathology Auditorium

For more information, contact Ashlee Seldomridge at anseldomridge@mix.wvu.edu.