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Principles in the Care of Transgender and Intersex Patients 2021

October 21, 2021 to October 23, 2021

Due to the surge of COVID-19, this course will be LIVESTREAM only.

Course Directors: Cesar A. Gonzalez, Ph.D., L.P. and Caroline J. Davidge-Pitts, M.B., B.Ch.

October 21 - 23, 2021 - Mayo Clinic - LIVESTREAM

In the last several years, healthcare providers have seen an influx of transgender and intersex people seeking sensitive and appropriate care. This pioneering course offers cutting-edge perspectives and practical evidence-based principles for working with transgender and intersex individuals. Experts from Mayo Clinic's Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic will instruct attendees in medical, surgical, psychosocial, legal and ethical issues in transgender and intersex care. Participants will leave with the knowledge and skills to provide gender-affirming care across settings.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, advanced care providers, behavioral health professionals, nurses, and social workers in the areas of psychiatry, psychology, endocrinology, family medicine, internal medicine, plastic surgery, urology and pediatrics.

Students - reach out to Kari Koenigs to get a discounted registration coupon.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how to safely and effectively utilize masculinizing and feminizing hormonal treatments for appropriate patients.  
  • Identify principles to consider in the determination of pubertal delaying therapies.
  • Describe general approaches to common surgical interventions in gender affirming surgery.
  • Recall 3 key psychosocial treatment principles to guide a comprehensive approach to transgender and intersex patients.  
  • Identify the social discrimination, microaggressions and limitations to healthcare many transgender & intersex people experience, and describe strategies to limit these in your practice and  community.
  • Appreciate the unique issues affecting transgender people in school and other institutional settings.
  • Appreciate the differences in health care strategies across the lifespan.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.00 ANCC
  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/23/2021 - 5:00pm

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A link will be provided to the attendees about a week before the conference.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 21.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 21.00 credits. Credit is awarded only for actual instructional time.

Other Health Care Professionals 
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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Available Credit

  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.00 ANCC
  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance
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