2018 National LGBTQ Symposium




7:30-8:00 am


8:00-8:15 am

Bridging the Gap

Richard Mehlman, MD/ Robert Luterbach

8:15-8:40 am

Why LGBT-Specific Care? Understanding the Roles of LGBT Communities and Providers in Providing Healthcare for LGBTQ people.

Alexander Martos

8:40-9:40 am

Understanding Nonbinary Identities as the Basis of Gender-Affirming Care

Sand Chang, PhD

9:40-10:00 am


10:00-11:00 am

Gender Creative Child

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD


Creating a person-centered transgender care program

NCAL Transgender Patient Advisory Members

  • Marcus Chen
  • Ariel Erskine
  • Kirk Mayr
  • tbd

Noon-1:00 pm


1:00-1:55 pm


Preventive care group panel

  • Gay Men - Preventive Care
  • Lesbian - Preventive Care
  • Transgender and Non Binary- Preventive care

Derek Blechinger, MD MPH
Colin Fields, MD
Angie Magana, NP

1:55-2:00 pm

Switch Breakout

2:00-2:55 pm

Gender-affirming Surgery: Techniques, Communication and Follow-up

Ali Salim, MD


Aging Well in the Older LGBTQ Community

Jeff Mariano, MD


Anabolic Steroid and Performance Enhancing Drug Misuse in MSM


Eric Ip, PharmD


LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Social Determinants of Health among LGBTQ Young People Experiencing Homelessness

Matthew Vescheure

2:55-3:10 pm

Break before Breakout #2

3:10-4:00 pm

Creating, Promoting and Maintaining a female-empowering clinic for lesbians and bi women

Angie Magana, NP

  • Facial Feminization Surgery within KP: Background, Procedures, and Outcomes
  • Laryngoplasty/Tracheal Shave Portion Evaluation and Treatment of Transgender Thyroid Cartilage

Kurt Birusingh, MD
Charles Shih, MD
Andrew Kleinberger, MD

STD- Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Ina Park, MD


Suegee Tamar-Mattis, MD

4:00-4:05 pm

Switch to Breakout #3

4:05-5:00 pm

Reproductive Options for Transgender & Gender-Expansive Patients

Erica Weiss, MD

"Party Favors" Party Drugs/Emerging Drugs

Katherine Welker, MD

Transgender Feminization and Masculinization Therapy: Speech, Language, and Social Communication Tools for Blending In

Rebecca K von Duering, MS, CCC-SLP