Opening Keynote


Legislating Against Prejudice: Challenges in Safeguarding LGBTQIA Access to Healthcare

Fara Tabatabai JD
Fara Tabatabai is a senior associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York City, where her practice focuses on complex commercial and products liability litigation and arbitration. She has represented clients across the pharmaceutical, banking, and telecommunications industries, including in multi-billion dollar trials and the first U.S.-Canadian cross-border trial in history. Fara has been recognized by the Legal Aid Society for her commitment to providing quality pro bono services to under-served communities, including the LGBTQIA community, and is currently preparing to go to trial to defend the right of transgender individuals to access hormone therapy while in prison.

Closing Keynote


Rethinking Gender

Johanna Olson-Kennedy MD
Johanna Olson-Kennedy is an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson-Kennedy has been providing medical intervention for transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones for the past eleven years, and is considered a national expert in this area. Dr. Olson-Kennedy is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. She also spearheads a rigorous research program that seeks to understand the trans experience from childhood through early adulthood. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television, and spoken all over the country to educate providers, parents, and other communities about the needs of transgender youth.

Health Policy Track


Access To Care: From Policies to Clinical Practice

Clayton Chau MD PhD


Inter-Organizational Collaboration to Improve Quality of Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities

Matthew Lee


Immigration Policy as an LGBTQ Health Issue

Luis Gomez

Access & Advocacy Track


Getting It Covered: Access to Health Insurance in Uncertain Times

Diana Feliz Oliva MSW


Trans* Doctor/Patient Panel

Dannie Cesena


Supporting LGBT Older Adults

Hilary Meyer JD

Cultural Humility Track


Break The Binary: Non-Binary Identities and Issues

Addison Rose Vincent


One Size Doesn't Fit All: Affirmative Sex Therapy Approaches with LGBTQIA Clients

Janet Brito PhD Psy LCSW CST


Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care in Los Angeles

Tracey Samko MD

Continuing Medical Education Track


First Do No Harm: Advancing Best Practices in Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients

Kristen Vierregger MD


Gender Confirmation Surgery

Maurice Garcia MD


Intersex/DSD: Clearing the Fog of the Binary Myth

Michael Kreuzer MD

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Credit Designation
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