Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule for Thursday January 31, 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
10:00A Navigating Health Care and Insurance for HIV Prevention and more Wellness Program Mr. George Hastie
Kevin Herwig

Mr. George

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.
10:00A Integrated Primary Care and Gender Affirming Surgery Wellness Program Dr. Robert Goldstein Sterling

Dr. Robert
Attendees will hear from primary care providers and surgeons from the MGH Transgender Health Program. We will review the services available at MGH, including primary care, hormone management, behavioral health, and gender affirming surgery. The surgery team will discuss the successful procedures performed at MGH, including top surgery, phalloplasty and penile transplant. The extent of services will be described and much of the MGH Transgender Health Program team will be present to answer questions about the program.
1:30P 3 Ways to Deal with Life's Challenges Wellness Program Rev. Donna Smith Hudson

Rev. Donna
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.
1:30P A Healthy, Happy Sex Life - HIV and STI Risk in the Transgender Community Wellness Program Dr. Robert Goldstein Southborough

Dr. Robert
In a joint presentation between the MGH Transgender Health Program and MGH Sexual Health Clinic, we will discuss the risk for HIV and other STIs in the transgender community, as well as ways to prevent and treat infections. There will be a focus on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for those at risk, as well as resources for free testing and treatment centers that can provide gender affirming sexual health care. Attendees will hear from social workers, nurses and physicians who are providing care to transgender and non-binary individuals in the community.
3:00P Talk Saves Lives LGBTQ+ Wellness Program Tara Greeley


Suicide can be prevented. This Talk Saves Lives LGBTQ+ presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. It is based off of the general community-based Talk Saves Lives presentation. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in LGBTQ+ populations, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe. The presentation is accompanied by materials for all participants, typically including a wallet-size LifeSavers Manual, Talk Saves Lives print information and the National Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline and Text Line information. The presentation invites conversation and questions.