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Section Webinar Series

Caring For Transgender Youth: AAP Section on LGBT Health & Wellness Webinars
Sponsored by the AAP Provisional Section on LGBT Health and Wellness, this four-part webinar is designed to educate pediatricians and pediatric health care providers on caring for transgender youth. 

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National Conference & Exhibition

2017 Ethical Issues in the Care of LGBTQ Youth and Families
Jointly sponsored by Section on LGBT Health & Wellness and the Section on Bioethics
Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:30-5:00 pm in McCormick Place West, Grant Park AB
The program will examine legal and policy issues related to refusal of care of LGBT families and children; explore the ethics of transition for gender variant or transgender children, from early childhood though emerging adulthood; and discussion with a youth/family panel with participants sharing their experience on disclosing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity to health care providers.

Two additional sessions on LGBTQ Health at NCE 2017:
Transgender Youths: Best Practices for Office Care
Bullying and LGBTQ Youths
For more information, please visit the NCE Conference Planner.

Past and future NCE meetings
2018  will focus on advanced topics in LGBTQ care including intersex conditions and prescribing PrEP (HIV prevention medication) to adolescents.

2016 Building Resilience in LGBT Youth
Caitlyn Ryan, PhD - The role of family support in building resilience
David Bond, The Trevor Project - The role of community support in building resilience
Katie Plax, MD, FAAP - Overcoming barriers in building resilience in LGBT youth: practical tips for pediatricians

2015 Caring for Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents
Gary Gates, PhD - Lesbian and gay parents: A review of the demographic data
Abbie Goldberg, PhD - Outcomes for children and parents in LGBT headed families  
Gabriel Blau, Family Equality Council - Advocacy for LGBT families
Amy Pullman, MD, FAAP - LGBT families in a pediatric practice: practical ideas for pediatricians

2014 Children and gender variance- supporting families through uncertainty
Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP - An overview of children and gender variance and its presentation in young children
Henry Ng, MD, FAAP - Addressing clinical and social needs of adolescents with gender dysphoria
Edgardo Menvielle, MD  - Helping families support gender variant children: ideas for home and school