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Understanding and Caring for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth, to Improve Their Care

The CARES Institute

Proudly Presents

Experts in Child Abuse and Neglect Lecture Series

Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH

Understanding and Caring for Transgender and
Gender Nonconforming Youth,
to Improve Their Care

Open to all disciplines. Space is limited. No cost to attend.

This presentation has been made possible by continued support from
Wakefern Foundation.

Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH was born and raised in Troy, Ohio. She attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in pharmacy. She attended Osteopathic Medical School at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. She completed a pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University. She also has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Conard started caring for transgender adolescents in 2005 when she was an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has been in her current position at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 2012. She is the founder and director of the Transgender Clinic, which currently serves patients from all over the Midwest. In her “spare time” Dr. Conard enjoys quilting and geocaching.

Program Description:

This program is designed for health care and social services workers who may come in contact with transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families. It will have a didactic portion, interspersed with videos and interactive case presentations. The goal of this program is for participants to attain skills to improve care for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be:

  1. Describe common transgender terminology, prevalence, and epidemiology in order to provide appropriate and accurate information to patients and their families
  2. Assess common health risks in this population in order to formulate an appropriate treatment plan
  3. Adapt the current practice environment to create a welcoming and safe place for transgender and gender nonconforming youth to receive health care
  4. Recognize specific needs of transgender youth and their families in the child welfare system

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