Gender Diversity: Information for Primary Care Providers

Primary care providers have an important role to play in discussing gender identity and gender health goals with patients and providing gender-affirming care or referrals for gender-affirming care.

Learn more about how you can support your gender diverse patients in this upcoming three-part Special Interest ECHO Series on Gender Diversity: Information for Primary Care Providers at no-cost.

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Part 1: Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Youth

Dr. Natalie Finner, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Finner joined the Division of Adolescent Health at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) on September 1st, 2020. Dr. Finner completed her pediatrics residency at CHEO then went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her clinical interests include gender diversity and eating disorders in youth.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

By the end of this session, participants will know how to:

  • Develop a meaningful understanding of gender dysphoria.
  • Review the role of the physician working with children and adolescents with gender dysphoria.

This virtual education session is offered at no cost to participants. Earn up to 1 certified Mainpro+® credit!

Part 2: Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: Connecting with Youth and Supporting the Family

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Sebastien Pangallo, MSW, RSW

Dr. Finner joined the Division of Adolescent Health at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) on September 1st, 2020. Dr. Finner completed her pediatrics residency at CHEO then went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her clinical interests include gender diversity and eating disorders in youth.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of getting to know the youth and how to best support them.
  • Recognize the impact of supporting parents/caregivers of gender non conforming youth.
  • Understand how an individualized plan is developed

This virtual education session is offered at no cost to participants. Earn up to 1 certified Mainpro+® credit!

Part 2: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Margaret Lawson, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Margaret Lawson is a pediatric endocrinologist and co-director of the Diversity Clinic at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of hormone suppression in youth with Gender Dysphoria and how primary care providers can be involved.
  • Explain when gender affirming hormones can be started in youth with Gender Dysphoria.
  • Understand how Gender Dysphoria in youth can impact their mental health.

This virtual education session is offered at no cost to participants. Earn up to 1 certified Mainpro+® credit!

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