Free Patient Education Seminars Open to the Public

The University of Utah Health Transgender Health Program invites you to attend our monthly seminars open to the public. Seminars are led by our providers who will discuss the different services we offer in our program and highlight community partners we work with to deliver gender affirming care.

Each of our seminars will take place virtually via Zoom until further notice. When you register, you will receive a link and password to join to your email address. However, you will need to download the Zoom platform prior to joining the seminar. It is free to sign up for Zoom. 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations as outlined by federal and state law. We also strive to create an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. If you need accommodations to participate in our seminars or have questions about our seminars, please email us at transgenderhealth@hsc.utah.edu.

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Transgender Health Seminar Schedule

 

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and Preventative Health Care for Transgender People

Date & Time: Wed, July 13, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Erika Sullivan, MD, (she/her), family medicine physician

This seminar will cover the topic of gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and preventative health care including:

  • primary care services available to patients;
  • recommended preventative health screenings;
  • what to expect during gender affirming hormone therapy; and
  • masculinizing, feminizing, and gender-neutral options for HRT.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

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Gender Affirming Voice Therapy

Date & Time: Wed, July 27, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Brett Myers, PhD, CCC-SLP, (he/him), speech-language pathologist

This seminar will cover the topic of voice therapy. Additional topics include:

  • what to expect,
  • DIY voice therapy vs. in the clinic, and
  • types of voice therapy exercises.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

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Queer and Latinx: Navigating Identity Culture

Date & Time: Wed, Aug 10, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Nata Choi, CPSS, (he/el) with Latino Behavioral Health Services

This seminar will cover the topic of queer latinx communities including:

  • cultural differences between these two intersections,
  • embracing both identities,
  • reclaiming our space in white-centered queer spaces, and
  • stigma in health care.

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Navigating Gender Affirmation in the Workplace

Date & Time: Wed, Sept 7, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Candice Metzler, (she/they), Executive Director with Transgender Education Advocates of Utah

More details to come.

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Health Care Rights and Reporting Discrimination

Date & Time: Wed, Sept 28, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Candice Metzler, (she/they), Executive Director with Transgender Education Advocates of Utah

More details to come.

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PrEP as HIV Prevention and Living with HIV

Date & Time: Wed, Oct 5, 6pm to 7pm

Speakers:

The seminar will cover the following topics

  • living with HIV,
  • U=U,
  • stigma surrounding HIV,
  • PrEP as HIV prevention, and
  • HIV testing.

This presentation will be held both in person and virtual.

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Understanding Health Insurance and Medical Plans for Gender Affirming Care

Date & Time: Wed, Oct 12, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Andy Rivera, CCRP, (he/him), program volunteer and clinical research coordinator

This seminar will cover the topic of insurance advocacy including:

  • understanding your health care rights,
  • types of health insurance and terminology,
  • opportunities for financing cost of care, and
  • open enrollment.

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Remembrance and Resilience: Trans Self-Care During Trying Times

Date & Time: Wed, Nov 9, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Jack Haden, LCSW, (he/him), mental health intervention specialist with University of Utah Counseling Center

This seminar will cover the topic of self-care and resilience including:

  • What does body positivity actually mean?
  • How to grow body positivity as a queer/trans person
  • Cultivating assertiveness to ask for what you need from providers 
  • How to actively create hope in the midst of difficulty (i.e., lack of access to medical care, delays in receiving treatment, needing letters of support, sociopolitical turmoil, etc.)

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Supporting Your Transgender Loved Ones (For Caregivers, Partners, and Allies)

Date & Time: Wed, Dec 14, 6pm to 7pm

Mama Dragons

More details to come.

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