2021 TransPride Pittsburgh Health and Wellness Conference Presented by Central Outreach Wellness Center - October 14, 15, 16, 2021

October 14, 2021 to October 16, 2021

2021 TransPride Pittsburgh Health and Wellness Conference Registration and Payment Site for Three Days

Oct. 14-16, 2021

Please see attached brochure for additional information.

Introduction

LGBTQIA2S+ people come from all walks of life, all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socio-economic statuses, all parts of the United States and from all over the world. A recent study[1] tells us that gender non-conforming people make up almost 10% of the population, which is significantly more than prior, lower, estimates that were likely due to rampant underreporting. Of this vast transgender and gender diverse demographic, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color continue to experience tremendous discrimination and inequality in healthcare.

The 2021 TransPride Pittsburgh Health and Wellness Conference perseveres during a time when transgender and gender diverse individuals, particularly young people, are the targets of a coordinated legislative campaign that seeks to revoke their rights to participate in sports as their affirmed gender while also criminalizing and denying critical access to gender-affirming care. This conference rallies against these issues by centering the lives and lived experiences of the transgender and gender non-conforming community. We are striving to bring together not only community members but their families, allies, and healthcare professionals in a space of mutual learning through shared perspectives and experience.

Building off of last year, this year's theme "Rising to the Challenge'', holds the dual meaning of challenging our professional allies to rise to the task of meeting the community where it is while also raising the voices of the gender diverse community alongside or above their own. We have actively recruited speakers who are community members themselves, and we have strongly encouraged all other professional speakers to invite community voices or co-presenters to the table. We truly believe that the best new ideas are forged when communities and institutions are able to come together. We are also firm in our belief that the needs of LGBTQIA2S+ people should always be considered in public health efforts to improve overall health and eliminate health disparities.

Our vision is that all humans can exist in a diverse spectrum of biological characteristics, sexual orientations, gender identities, and other intersectional traits: that anti-racism is the foundation that gender and sexual equality must be built upon. We encourage you, as professionals, to consider the ways in which you can treat transgender, non-binary, other gender diverse, and intersex patients with as much dignity, respect, and clinical competency as cisgender patients.

Through education, dialog, and narrative humility we acknowledge “that our patients' stories are not objects that we can comprehend or master, but rather, dynamic entities that we can approach and engage with, while simultaneously remaining open to their ambiguity and contradiction and engaging in constant self-evaluation and self-critique.” (DasGupta 2008) Comprehensive, institutional, gender diversity and cultural competency is essential to our goal of treating clients and patients exactly as they wish and deserve to be treated.

Our speakers this year will discuss various healthcare needs, transition and de-transition, affirming voice and communication, research, advocacy, legal issues, gender diversity, best practices, and cultural competencies when working with transgender, non-binary, and other gender diverse or intersex persons, and/or their caregivers.

[1]  Kacie M. Kidd, Gina M. Sequeira, Claudia Douglas, Taylor Paglisotti, David J. Inwards-Breland, Elizabeth Miller and Robert W. S. Coulter - Pediatrics June 2021, 147 (6) e2020049823; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-049823

Note before registering:

Gender-diverse community members and their parents or direct caregivers, and presenters from the community are welcome to attend free of charge for any part of the conference. Registration is required. There are a limited number of scholarships for students. Please contact Lyndsey Sickler at knottedsouls@gmail.com or Alicyn Simpson at alicyn.simpson@chp.edu for discount codes and additional information and use the Community/Family/Comm.Speakers category when registering (this option is on the registration page).

Target Audience

Mental and medical healthcare providers and staff, social workers, community and other service providers, members of the transgender, non-binary, other gender diverse, and intersex communities, youth, families, caregivers, and allies.

 

 

Learning Objectives

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

1. Describe skill and increased cultural competency for providing mental, medical and other supportive health services to transgender, non-binary, other gender diverse, and intersex individuals.
2. Explain the value of lived experience and discuss the societal challenges facing transgender, other gender diverse, and intersex individuals and how best to advocate for improve access to and quality of care.
3. Describe the scientific peer-reviewed evidence that supports age-appropriate gender affirming care in contrast to the misinformation and ignorance being used to discredit and discriminate against community members and their care providers.
4. Recognize that intersectionality and diversity are the foundations of what it means to be human and that racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual equity must be inclusive and respectful of transgender, non-binary and intersex status and identity.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 17.00 APA
  • 17.00 ASWB
  • 17.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/14/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/16/2021 - 7:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Please see brochure. 

2021 TransPride Pgh - Live Virtual Conference

Please see brochure. 

 

To claim your CE/CME credits, please read the instructions in the brochure. You will need to complete the survey questions that offers feedback about the event, and informs us about your Continuing Education, or Continuing Medical Education needs for each day after the event. Professionals will need to add their Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education credit totals to reflect in their certificate. Credits available each day: Oct. 14 - 5.5; Oct. 15 - 5.5; Oct. 16 - 5.5. All three days will be 16.5 CE/CME credits. You must attend the entire day to claim CE/CME credits. Please only claim credits for the day or days you attend the event. 

Continuing Education Credits – October 14, 2021 (5.5 CE/CME Credits)

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Psychologists
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.  This program is offered for a maximum of 5.5 continuing education credits over the three-day conference.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded maximum of .55 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for this day of the conference. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming a maximum of up to 5.5 hours of continuing education for this day of the conference.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

•    Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30 for those that come from our office (Gen. CEU; NCC). 
•    Participants requesting Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits must attend the entire day. Variable credits are not provided. Your attendance is recorded on the Zoom attendance list. 
•    Although the evaluation is not mandatory, we appreciate your participation. There are questions that need to be answered so we are aware of your credit request. Please expect the certificates from our office in four to six weeks post-conference. Those obtained from the registration site can be accessed immediately.

Continuing Education Credits – October 15, 2021 (5.5 CE/CME Credits)

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Psychologists
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.  This program is offered for a maximum of 5.5 continuing education credits over the three-day conference.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded maximum of .55 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for this day of the conference. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming a maximum of up to 5.5 hours of continuing education for this day of the conference.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

•    Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30 for those that come from our office (Gen. CEU; NCC). 
•    Participants requesting Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits must attend the entire day. Variable credits are not provided. Your attendance is recorded on the Zoom attendance list. 
•    Although the evaluation is not mandatory, we appreciate your participation. There are questions that need to be answered so we are aware of your credit request. Please expect the certificates from our office in four to six weeks post-conference. Those obtained from the registration site can be accessed immediately.

Continuing Education Credits – October 16, 2021 (5.5 CE/CME Credits)

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Psychologists
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.  This program is offered for a maximum of 5.5 continuing education credits over the three-day conference.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded maximum of .55 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for this day of the conference. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming a maximum of up to 5.5 hours of continuing education for this day of the conference.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  

•    Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30 for those that come from our office (Gen. CEU; NCC). 
•    Participants requesting Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits must attend the entire day. Variable credits are not provided. Your attendance is recorded on the Zoom attendance list. 
•    Although the evaluation is not mandatory, we appreciate your participation. There are questions that need to be answered so we are aware of your credit request. Please expect the certificates from our office in four to six weeks post-conference. Those obtained from the registration site can be accessed immediately.

 

 

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 17.00 APA
  • 17.00 ASWB
  • 17.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Zoom links for the program and the breakout sessions will be sent to registered participants each day before the event. You will be able to choose your breakout sessions from the links you receive for each day registered. 

Please read the information below before registering.

Gender-diverse community members and their parents or direct caregivers, and presenters from the community are welcome to attend free of charge for any part of the conference. Registration is required. There are a limited number of scholarships for students. Please contact Lyndsey Sickler at knottedsouls@gmail.com or Alicyn Simpson at alicyn.simpson@chp.edu for discount codes and additional information and use the Community/Family/Comm.Speakers category when registering (this option is on the registration page).

UPMC staff/faculty from departments that will pay for this event can find a departmental journal transfer (JT) form for their supervisor to complete and submit: 2021 TransPride Pittsburgh Health and Wellness Conf. Dept. Transfer Form (office.com)

 

Full Program Fee Schedule (3 Days):      

Physicians (all three days with CME credits)    $250                                                  
Other Professionals (all three days with CE credits) $200
Students/Interns/Residents (all three days-no continuing education) $25                                                                                  

Two Days Fee Schedule:

Physicians (two-day with CME credits)  $200                                                                       
Other Professionals (two-day with CE credits) $160
Students/Interns/Residents (two-day-no continuing education) $20

One Day Fee Schedule:

Physicians (daily with CME credits) $100
Other Professionals (daily with CE credits) $80
Students/Interns/Residents (one-day-no continuing education) $10                                                                                                         

Continuing Education credits: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT; APA, General CEU, CADC/CCDP, NCC