The HMS Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative Virtual Symposium May 5-6, 2021
Wednesday and Thursday, May 5–6, 2021
1:00 PM–6:00 PM (join for all or part of the day)
Harvard Medical School (HMS)'s Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Health Equity Initiative is a 3-year effort to enhance the ability of HMS graduates to provide evidence-based care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) patients by integrating SGM health content across the curriculum.
We invite all HMS faculty who provide education—especially course directors and associate course directors in the Pathways or HST Pre-Clerkship Curricula, the Principal Clinical Experience, and the Post-PCE—to join for all or part of the days.
We invite all HMS students to join for all or part of both days.
Overview: We will explore best practices for integrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) health content across the medical school curriculum.
Objectives: At the end of the Symposium, participants will be able to:
- Define and distinguish among sexual orientation, sexual behavior, sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sex development
- Describe how to affirm the sexual and gender identities of all individuals in the learning environments and clinical settings (students, patients, faculty, and staff)
- Identify one best practice to integrate sexual and gender minority health equity content into a current or future course or clerkship
May 5th will lay the groundwork, including “Building a Foundation: LGBTQIA+ Concepts, Terminology, and Affirming Communication,” a panel of LGBTQIA+ community members sharing their experiences, and opportunities to practice integrating LGBTQIA+ terminology and identities into clinical care and curriculum.
May 6th will focus on application of knowledge, including panels with students and with experts in the field of SGM health, and how to integrate best practices into the curriculum, classroom, and clinical setting.
Speakers and Facilitators include the faculty and fellows of the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative:
- John Dalrymple, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality Improvement; Ellen and Melvin Gordon Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Medical Education, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Director, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute
- Jennifer Potter, MD, Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Advisory Dean, William Bosworth Castle Society; Co-Chair, The Fenway Institute
- Brittany Charlton, ScD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
- Carly Guss, MD, MPH, Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital
- Sabra Katz-Wise, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital; Instructor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
- Jessica Kremen, MD, Instructor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital
- Rusty Phillips, MD, Instructor, Hospital Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Kesha Williams, MD, Primary Care Physician, Fenway Health
There will also be panels featuring LGBTQIA+ patients and community members, HMS students, and experts in the SGM field from around the country.
This is a free event.
Up to 2 CME credits are available per day of the Symposium.
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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