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Upcoming Webinars


We provide a monthly webinar series that will feature key topics on LGBT health and will offer CME/CEU credit. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for our email updates.

We offer closed captioning for our live webinars upon request. Please email us at least 5 business days before the webinar date if you are interested!

February 2015


SBIRT with LGBT Patients: Identifying and Addressing Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care Settings


Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00pm ET
Faculty: Lee Ellenberg, LICSW, Training Manager, MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance, MA SBIRT TTA, Boston Medical Center and Boston University
Sponsors: The National LGBT Health Education Center
Description: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at a higher risk of substance abuse than their heterosexual counterparts. It is important for primary care providers to be aware of this disparity, and have strategies to refer LGBT people to treatment at their disposal. Lee Ellenberg of the Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance Program will describe Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in this webinar. Mr. Ellenberg will guide participants on when to use SBIRT and the efficacy of the intervention.


LGBT Health Care with Asian American Populations

Date/Time: Monday, February 9, 2015, 2:00pm ET
Faculty: Kerry Kay, MD, Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA, Kevin Shi, PA-C, Fenway Health, and Kevin Ard, MD, National LGBT Health Education Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Sponsors: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and The National LGBT Health Education Center
Description: Health center patients often come in for care with many identities that can impact health, wellness, and access to health care. This webinar will explore the varied health care needs of Asian Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), from both a clinical and programmatic perspective. The panel will feature Dr. Kevin Ard of the National LGBT Health Education Center, who will provide an overview of LGBT definitions and concepts, followed by Dr. Kerry Kay, who will describe lessons learned from his work at Asian Health Services to increase organizational LGBT cultural competence; finally, Kevin Shi, PA-C, of Fenway Health, will describe his clinical experiences working with Asian American LGBT communities.


Mental Health Care and Assessment of Transgender Adults

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:00pm ET
Faculty: Dan Karasic, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
Sponsors: The National LGBT Health Education Center
Description: Research suggests that the number of transgender people seeking gender affirming surgical procedures is increasing, and this is accelerating in the US with the lifting of insurance exclusions. Behavioral health providers are seeing more transgender patients seeking referrals to surgeons, and are seeking guidance on the standard practice with each patient. Dr. Dan Karasic of the University of California San Francisco will lead this webinar, describing the role of the behavioral health care provider during a person’s transition and how to assess and advise patients. Dr. Karasic will detail the WPATH Standards of Care and describe how to apply these standards in practice using case-based examples and anecdotes from his work at UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Transgender Life Care Program and Dimensions Clinic of Castro Mission Health Clinic in San Francisco.

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