Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule for Saturday February 02, 2019

Click on the Activity/Event title to view the details. Click on the presenter's image for workshops (light yellow) to view their bios. Times & events are tentative and subject to change. We will post the most up-to-date information as we receive it so please check back often. The final schedule will be posted by mid January.

People of Color Program
Youth & Family Program
Spouse/Significant Other Program
Wellness Program
Transmasculine Program
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Time Activity/Event   Presenter/Host Location
9:00A Chest Wall Reconstruction/Breast Surgery - FTM and MTF Wellness Program Dr. Melissa Johnson Princess

Dr. Melissa
Johnson
This presentation is designed to educate prospective patients on options for breast surgery. The FTM focus is on Mastectomy procedures for Chest Wall Reconstruction. MTF focus is on Breast Augmentation.
9:00A What is Self Care, Anyway? Wellness Program Janhavi Madabushi
Mx. Kamaria Carrington
MaeBright Group
Wayland

Janhavi
Madabushi

Mx. Kamaria
Carrington

MaeBright
Group
Self-care can mean so many things to so many people. In this workshop we'll go over some basics of self-care, how to listen to what our bodies, hearts, and minds needs, and how to incorporate those things into our lives.
10:30A Sex Work 101 Wellness Program Massachusetts Sex Worker Ally Network MASWAN
Amanda Weber
BoxBorough

Massachusetts Sex Worker Ally Network
MASWAN

Amanda
Weber
A primer for understanding sex work issues, policy, and advocacy efforts in Boston and beyond. This workshop will give basic information about sex work, individuals involved in sex work, recent legal changes that have impacted their lives, and how we can all better support sex workers. This workshop will also delve into some of the specific issues that trans sex workers face.
10:30A Your Transgender Team: Ask the Experts Wellness Program Diane Ellaborn Princess

Diane
Ellaborn
Diane Ellaborn, LICSW, DCSW- No matter how you identify and where you are in the gender spectrum you deserve a supportive team of providers that are not just affirming but also are knowledgeable and highly experienced working with transgender individuals. Gender Specialist Diane Ellaborn, LICSW, DCSW, and a team of experts including surgeon Dr. Toby Meltzer, endocrinologist Dr. Stuart Chipkin, primary care doctor Dr. Tom Barber, adolescent medicine doctor, Dr. Diane Blake and surgeon Dr. Melissa Johnson, will present an overview of current and long-term issues for transgender individuals. Members of your support team including mental health, primary care, surgery and other helping professionals will address your issues in a question and answer format. We will address all ages, including child, adolescent and adult issues.
10:30A Boston Medical Center’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery – Gender Affirming Surgeries and Physical Therapy Wellness Program Ms. Pam Klein
Cathryn Morris
Danielle Ferguson
Seminar

Ms. Pam
Klein

Cathryn
Morris

Danielle
Ferguson
Boston Medical Center through its Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery is able to offer comprehensive and coordinated health care services for the transgender and gender non-conforming patient. This workshop focuses on CTMS’s gender affirming surgeries (including chest reconstruction, neovaginoplasty, orchiectomy, oophorectomy, hysterectomy and facial feminization), and related recovery supports including physical therapy services. There will be time for the audience members to ask their own questions about CTMS and its surgical and rehabilitation services. [See CTMS’s other workshop for information about the non-surgical services available at BMC for transgender patients.]
10:30A Identifying and Treating the Causes of Sexual Pain in Gender Diverse People Wellness Program Dr. Danielle O'Banion Sterling

Dr. Danielle
O'Banion
In general, discussions with health care providers of sex with a focus on infection and pregnancy risk reduction. However, sexual pleasure and pain can be important indicators of a person's mental and physical health. In this lecture, we will focus on common medical causes of painful sex in gender diverse people, as these diagnoses often go missed in routine discussions. I will present de-identified patient stories to give you a better sense of how to assess your own concerns about sexual dysfunction. We will also review accessible treatment modalities to help you advocate for yourself to your own medical providers. This lecture is for all gender identities, as we will cover a range of conditions that impact both pre- and post-surgical anatomies.
10:30A How We Get Through it All: A panel on self care Wellness Program Rev. Louis J Mitchell
MaeBright Group
Wayland

Rev. Louis J
Mitchell

MaeBright
Group
Care looks different for different people. How we take care of ourselves, from what we do to how we do it can look like anything from bubble baths to batting cages. Louis Mitchell will facilitate a panel conversation about how we take care of ourselves, so we can continue being the fabulous trans people we are.
1:00P Reproductive Options and Fertility Preservation for Transgender People Wellness Program Dr. Samuel Pang BoxBorough

Dr. Samuel
Pang
Historically, transgender people have been able to have children through heterosexual relationships prior to their coming out and transitioning. More recently, transgender people are coming out and transitioning sooner in their lives, such that they may not have the opportunity to have children through a traditional heterosexual relationship. Procreation may not be a topic that is foremost in the minds of transgender individuals who are in the process of coming out and transitioning. Unfortunately, procreation may not be an option after a transgender individual has completely transitioned unless they take steps to preserve their procreative potential prior to transitioning. With the availability of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), transgender individuals have the opportunity to have genetic offspring if they choose to do so. Transgender individuals who would like to have the opportunity to have genetic offspring need to plan ahead. Prior to gender reassignment hormonal treatment and surgical procedures, transgender individuals may bank their gametes (sperm or eggs) which could be used in future to build their families through ART. This presentation will review some of the options available to transgender individuals who would like to be able to have genetic offspring, and describe how IVF, and related ART procedures such as gamete donation and gestational surrogacy, may be used to build families for transgender people who have banked their gametes prior to transition.
1:00P FTM Chest Surgery Show and Tell Wellness Program Transmasculine Program Mr. Andy Gavin Princess

Mr. Andy
Gavin
This workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees who have not yet had chest surgery to view a variety of results and for attendees who have already had chest surgery to share their results and experiences with others. Participant presentations will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions. All FTM-identified persons, SOFFAs, and trans-friendly professionals are welcome to attend.
1:00P Using, Recovery, and Being Trans Wellness Program Rev. Louis J Mitchell
Nicholas McCaskill
MaeBright Group
Sudbury

Rev. Louis J
Mitchell

Nicholas
McCaskill

MaeBright
Group
Let's face it: the world is not always kind to trans people. Many in our community use substances to alleviate some of the pain the world inflicts on us. Join us for a judgement free workshop where we'll discuss using, self-medicating, recovery, sobriety, and everything in-between. Our goal for this workshop is for attendees to be better able to make informed choices about their substance use and/or sobriety.
2:00P Boston Medical Center’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery –Non-Surgical Services for Transgender patients Wellness Program Micha Martin
Jill Nuding
BoxBorough

Micha
Martin

Jill
Nuding
Boston Medical Center through its Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS) is able to offer comprehensive and coordinated health care services for the transgender and gender non-conforming patient. CTMS offers both surgical and non-surgical services across the gender spectrum. This workshop will focus on some of CTMS’ nonsurgical services and will include information about the services available for Adult Primary Care, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dermatology and Voice Therapy. There will be time for audience members to ask their own questions about these services.
2:00P 3 Ways to Deal with Life's Challenges Wellness Program Rev. Donna Smith Hudson

Rev. Donna
Smith
Emotional Freedom Technique also know as Tapping, is a relaxation technique used to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, traumas and emotional upset. This technique can be used with a certified practitioner or on your own. Once you learn how to tap using the Basic Recipe of the tapping sequence, it can be used anywhere at anytime. I use the modality to help people release stress, anxiety and sleeplessness with LGBTQ military veterans who are having challenges around being in a combat zone and not being able to let go of the experiences they had while deployed. Tapping is not a cure but a method similar to meditation, to help someone relax, let go and empower themselves to deal with daily challenges as well as past traumas. Come tap with me and let me guide you through a very successful modality of letting go and balancing the body's energy, help you cope with day to day challenges.
2:00P Without a Penny, Without a Home: A Panel Discussion about Transitioning While Homeless or Marginally Housed & With Limited Resources Wellness Program Erin Ford
Ms. Sara Reid
Seminar

Erin
Ford

Ms. Sara
Reid
Within the trans community, 20% of us have been homeless at some point in our lives according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. This panel of clients from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program will address questions such as: How do I fit in the binary shelter system? Is it even possible to transition while being homeless? What workarounds are there to transition with very limited resources? Weaving together lived experiences and raw insight, these presenters will talk about what it means to survive and how to do it.
2:00P Male to Female Surgical Options: Genital, Facial Feminization, Breast Augmentation, Revisions/Repairs and Body Contouring Wellness Program Dr. Toby Meltzer Sterling

Dr. Toby
Meltzer
A PowerPoint Presentation discussing current surgical techniques, a discussion of procedures, risks and complications, before and after photos with time for questions and answers. Dr. Meltzer is available for brief individual one-on-one visits. You may contact our office at 866-876-6329 if you wish to schedule a one-on-one visit. Formal or longer consultations need to be scheduled at our Scottsdale office at 866-876-6329.
2:00P Trauma and the Trans Community Wellness Program AndreAs Neumann-Mascis
MaeBright Group
Westborough

AndreAs
Neumann-Mascis

MaeBright
Group
Trauma affects the way we interact with, and exist in, the world. Transgender people can experience trauma from rejection from their families and communities, as well as the threat of violence on a daily basis. This trauma can come from the knowledge that more trans people were murdered in 2015 than any other year, the passage of anti-trans legislation, having to educate service providers, and more. This training covers skills to build resiliency and promote healing for trans people surviving trauma.
3:30P Taking Care of Our Amazing, Beautiful, Resilient, Trans Bodies Wellness Program Miss Tegan Joy Cook
MaeBright Group
Hudson

Miss Tegan Joy
Cook

MaeBright
Group
Our trans bodies do so much for us-they allow us to grow into ourselves, they hold us, and yes, sometimes they can be hard for us. Our trans bodies also hold lots and lots of tension, whether from binding or just the stress of being so visible. Join us for a workshop on self-bodywork, where we'll learn how, at home, we can better take care of our amazing, beautiful, resilient, trans bodies.
3:30P Navigating Health Care and Insurance for HIV Prevention and more Wellness Program Mr. George Hastie
Kevin Herwig
Seminar

Mr. George
Hastie

Kevin
Herwig
Health care and insurance are complicated and challenging to navigate, even more so for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, who are are disproportionately affected by HIV. In this workshop we will share specific resources in Massachusetts for people at risk for HIV and living with HIV, give people (whatever your health status or issues) helpful pointers on accessing and maintaining health insurance, and provide space to share and discuss stories about obstacles encountered in getting care. Topics can include health insurance confidentiality, concerns of youth and young adults as well as those of older folks, awareness of subsidized health care coverage. and issues for people who are undocumented. The workshop facilitators will share their work with the state's PrEP, nPEP, and HIV drug assistance programs.
3:30P Female to Male Surgical Options: Genital, Chest, Revisions/Repairs, Facial Masculinization and Body Contouring Wellness Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Toby Meltzer Sterling

Dr. Toby
Meltzer
A PowerPoint Presentation discussing current surgical techniques, a discussion of procedures, risks and complications, before and after photos with time for questions and answers. Dr. Meltzer is available for brief individual one-on-one visits. You may contact our office at 866-876-6329 if you wish to schedule a one-on-one visit. Formal or longer consultations need to be scheduled at our Scottsdale office at 866-876-6329.