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!
PrEP for HIV Prevention: Real World Clinical Case Studies
- Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET
- Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. Last year, the US Public Health Service released the first comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for PrEP based on evidence from clinical trials. But how does the prescription and management of PrEP translate into real-world clinical practice? In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, will present case studies that illustrate clinical challenges in caring for patients eligible for PrEP, and will discuss controversies regarding PrEP management.
Reducing Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities: How Can We Do Better?
- Date/Time: Tuesday May 5, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm ET
- Faculty: Phoenix Matthews, PhD, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people smoke at roughly twice the rate of non-LGBT people, putting them at elevated risk for smoking-related health disparities. In this webinar, Phoenix Matthews, PhD, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will educate participants about smoking disparities among LGBT people, including a discussion of what motivates LGBT people to smoke, what clinicians can do to help LGBT people quit, and what the state of the science says about smoking cessation interventions for LGBT people. Dr. Matthews is nationally and internationally known for health disparities research with underserved populations primarily focused on culturally targeted cancer risk reduction interventions. Currently Dr. Matthews is the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study to conduct a randomized clinical trial of a smoking cessation intervention for adult smokers.1