CME Track

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a Continuing Medical Education (CME) track for eligible health professionals interested in learning about LGBTQIA issues for the 2017 Southern California Health Conference.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Track

February 18, 2017


The purpose of this workshop series is to equip physicians with the knowledge and skills to provide culturally competent and sensitive health care to LGBTQIA individuals. In the first of this series of workshops, physicians will gain an understanding of LGBTQIA-related terminology, health disparities faced by LGBTQIA individuals, and the ways in which these disparities can be addressed appropriately in the context of the doctor-patient relationship. The second workshop will review family-building options for LGBT individuals, including a discussion of fertility preservation for transgender individuals and one of the unique psychosocial and legal issues related to LGBTQ parenting. Finally, the third workshop will explore issues surrounding the social and health service needs for the LGBTQIA senior population, including mental health, physical health, finance, housing, and community supports. At the end of the workshop series, it is expected that participants will have a foundational understanding of LGBTQIA health care and will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to implement what they have learned into their clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity was developed largely for primary care physicians; however, it is open to physicians in other fields of medical practice who are interested in this topic.

 Activity Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Define the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Describe common health issues faced by the LGBTQIA populations
  • Define how different areas of expertise can come together to work on LGBTQIA health disparity
  • Collect appropriate history for LGBTQIA geriatric patients as related to their health needs
  • Assess LGBTQIA patients for unique reproductive health questions and concerns
  • Apply strategies to make the attendees’ workplace more inclusive to LGBTQIA patients


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Speaker List

Bamby Salcedo

Jeri Muse, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Paula Amato, MD, Department of OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University

Clayton Chau, MD, PhD, Regional Executive Medical Director, Institute for Mental Health & Wellness, St. Joseph Hoag Health System

Jose Aguilar, MD,


8:30-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:50 Opening Ceremony
Introduction of Conference Planning Committee
Thank You to Sponsors and Donors
Keynote Speaker: Bamby Salcedo
10:00-11:20 Workshop 1

General LGBT-Related Terminology
Disparities and Needs of LGBTQIA Patients
Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
VA San Diego Healthcare System

11:30-12:50 Workshop 2

LGBT Family Building Options
Paula Amato, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

1:00-2:00 Lunch/ Organization Fair
2:00-3:20 Workshop 3

LGBTQIA Seniors and Their Social and Health Service Needs
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD
St. Joseph Hoag Health System

3:30-4:50 Closing Speaker: Jose Aguilar, MD

Closing Ceremony

Thank You to Sponsors and Donors

Announcement Regarding the Social


Acknowledgement of Financial Support