Upcoming Eastern Iowa Transgender Medical Symposium

TransCollaborations is proud and excited to present the 2012 Eastern Iowa Transgender Medical Symposium on May 19th and 20th. Anyone who works in a healthcare/wellness setting  is invited to join us for this free two day event at the University Capitol Center (upstairs of the Old Capitol Mall). Our goal is to provide networking opportunities and resources to help health care professionals better serve their transgender clients.

We are thrilled to have A. Canelli MA, LMHC from ICATH as well as Andre Wilson, M.S.  We will also have several presenters from several local organizations.

A. Canelli MA, LMHC of ICATH (Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health)

A. Canelli has worked in human services for over fifteen years, and as a therapist in community mental health for seven years.  Canelli is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender specialist in the King County mental health system. He has received extensive training on helping individuals recover from past trauma, depression, anxiety and many other personal struggles.  He has been working with the LGBTQ Community for several years.  Canelli’s focus is on Transgender, Gender Queer and Gender Non-conforming individuals as an advocate and a therapist.

André Wilson, M.S.

André Wilson presents nationally on transgender health, insurance coverage, and workplace issues. An LGBT activist for over 28 years, in 2005 André’s advocacy resulted in trans-inclusive health insurance coverage to graduate employees at the University of Michigan. He has consulted with advocacy groups and administrators, including at the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission, AFL -CIO, Ohio State University , Michigan State University, Harvard University , University of California , and the University of Washington , and led workshops at GLMA , Creating Change, FTM Odyssey, and LGBTI Health Summit 2004.

I am including the schedule for the event below. For folks who would like to attend but cannot make it for the whole time, please consider checking for specific workshops that you would like to attend. If you would like further descriptions of any workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us at transcollaborations@gmail.com.

Medical Symposium Schedule:
Saturday May 19th:
8:30-9:00     Sign-in
9:00-12:00     Trans 101 Session
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:15     Privilege Workshop
2:30-3:45     Non-binary Workshop
4:00-5:00     “Diagnosing Difference” (2009) Film Screening
                            Watch the trailer here.
5:00-5:30     Film discussion & wrap-up
Sunday May 20th:
9:00-10:00     Models of Care
10:15-11:15     Practicing Interactions
10:15-11:15     Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence and Trans Folk
11:15-12:30     Lunch
12:30-1:30     Insurance Advocacy for Transition-Related Care
12:30-1:30     Staff Training
1:45-2:45     Insurance Coding
1:45-2:45     Practicing Interactions
3:00-4:00     Patient Experiences Panel
3:00-4:00     Counseling and Therapy

4:15-4:45     Closing

If you are planning to attend this event, please visit our Registration Page to sign up so that we can have an accurate estimate of how many people will be attending. Thanks!

Everyone is encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in advance at 319-335-3059.


Posted on May 5, 2012, in Events, Healthcare, Outreach. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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