Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule for Sunday February 03, 2019

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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
10:00A Surgical Options for Transgender and Non-Binary Adolesecents and Young Adults Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Center for Gender Surgery Boston Children's Hospital
Dr. Oren Ganor
Dr. David Diamond
Southborough

Center for Gender Surgery
Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Oren
Ganor

Dr. David
Diamond
This workshop will use the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Gender Surgery experience to provide an overview of surgical options for transgender and non-binary adolescents (15+) and young adults (under 35). The surgeons will talk about requirements and indications for surgery and discuss when it is and isn’t appropriate to consider surgical options for minors. Topics will include types of surgery, age restrictions for surgery, and issues with insurance coverage. All parents and youth are welcome. There will be time to ask questions, and anonymous questions can be submitted on paper during the course of the session. Questions should be general, rather than related to individual medical concerns.
10:00A Reproductive Options and Fertility Preservation for Transgender People Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Dr. Samuel Pang Sterling

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.
11:00A Youth & Family Workshop: Transgender and gender non-conforming children, youth and parent panel: Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Diane Ellaborn
Joanna Frost
Hudson

Diane
Ellaborn

Joanna
Frost
A panel of transgender children, youth, young adults and their parents will share their personal stories, challenges and successes. Gender Specialist, Diane Ellaborn, LICSW, DCSW, and her colleague Joanna Frost, LICSW will present an overview of evaluation, treatment and psychoeducation for transgender, gender non-conforming and questioning children, youth, young adults and their families, schools and communities. Presenters will talk about a range of options to live with one's unique gender identity including hormone blockers, social transition, medical and surgical interventions. The MA public school and up to date guidelines for creating a safe and supportive school environment for transgender students will be available, changes in name change procedure, possible changes in federal policy about transgender and current MA insurance commission policy about health insurance coverage will be discussed.
11:00A Medical Panel - Blockers, Hormones, Medical Procedures – What is Best for My Trans Child? Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Athena Edmonds
Dr. Danielle O'Banion
Dr. Stephanie Roberts
Dr. Mandy Coles
Sterling

Athena
Edmonds

Dr. Danielle
O'Banion

Dr. Stephanie
Roberts

Dr. Mandy
Coles
Dr. Danielle O'Banion, primary care physician at Fenway Health, Dr. Stephanie Roberts, pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital at the GeMS Clinic, and Dr. Mandy S Coles, Professor of Pediatrics at the Adolescent Center at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, will provide an overview of their experience working with transgender youth. All parents and youth are welcome. Keep in mind it is never too early or too late to be educated about one's options for blockers, hormones and other possible medical innovations or when no medical innovations are appropriate for transgender youth. There will be time to ask questions and anonymous questions can be written on index cards at the beginning of the session. Facilitated by Athena Edmonds.
2:00P Tufts Health Plan - Transgender Healthcare for the Youth Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Dr. Jeremi Carswell
Dr. Elizabeth Boskey
Dr. Jessica Rubinstein
John Dockrey
Southborough

Dr. Jeremi
Carswell

Dr. Elizabeth
Boskey

Dr. Jessica
Rubinstein

John
Dockrey
During this workshop we'd like to explore and present on healthcare as it relates to the transgender and LGBTQ youth. Tufts Health Plan will be partnering with representatives from Boston Children's Hospital's GeMS program. GeMS or Gender Management Service are dedicated to providing youth with concerns about gender identify, infants, and children, adolescents, and young adults with differences of sex development.
2:00P MENTAL HEALTH PANEL Resources to Help Your Child and Family with Emotional Support Youth & Family Program Wellness Program Athena Edmonds
Erin Peterson
Rachel Kahn
Wendy Bamatter
Sterling

Athena
Edmonds

Erin
Peterson

Rachel
Kahn

Wendy
Bamatter
Erin Peterson clinical social worker in the Adolescent Primary Care Clinic at Boston Medical Center who co-runs the Child and Adolescent Transgender/gender Center for Health otherwise known as CATCH with Dr. Mandy Coles at Boston Medical Center. Rachel Kahn, LMHC, Group Facilitator, Fenway Health Transgender Health Program, Maureen Mulhern, LICSW, a private therapist and Dr. Wendy P Bamatter, 3East -- Intensive Adolescent DBT Residential Program/McLean Hospital · will provide an overview of their experience working with transgender youth and families. There will be time to ask questions and anonymous questions can be written on index cards at the beginning of the session. Come with questions and learn about how to support your child and family. Facilitated by Athena Edmonds.
3:30P Gynecology for the FTM Patient and Options for Gender Affirming Surgery Wellness Program Dr. Yvonne Gomez-Carrion
Marybeth Meservey
Wanda Flores
Hudson

Dr. Yvonne
Gomez-Carrion

Marybeth
Meservey

Wanda
Flores
This workshop will cover the preventative care for the FTM patient. In addition, it will also review the various options for gender affirming surgical options.