The Fenway Institute

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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!

October 2014


Caring for Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents

Date/Time: October 28, 2014, 2:00pm ET

Faculty: Stewart L Adelson, MD and Walter Bockting, PhD, LGBT Health Initiative, Columbia University, New York, NY

Description: A growing number of clinicians are facing the challenge of caring for pediatric patients with fluid gender identities and with dysphoria about discordance between their gender identity and birth sex. In this webinar, Dr. Stewart Adelson and Dr. Walter Bockting, both of Columbia University Medical Center’s new LGBT Health Initiative, will focus on how clinicians can support children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. They will review specific health and mental health needs in gender dysphoric children and adolescents, and will provide viewers with effective and innovative ways to support their gender dysphoric patients. Additional resources will be provided.


November 2014


Reaching LGBTQ Communities and Engaging them in Health Care

Date/Time: November 12, 2014 2:00-3:00pm ET

Faculty: Benjamin Perkins, MDiv, Associate Director for Community Engagement at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health

Description: With the Affordable Care Act expanding coverage to thousands of Americans, health centers are working to reach and understand the needs of population groups who are not fully engaged in the health care system, including LGBTQ populations. Benjamin Perkins, MDiv, Associate Director for Community Engagement at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, will explain best practices in community engagement that will help you learn more about the needs of LGBTQ people in your community, including developing community advisory groups, running focus groups, and producing materials to “get the word out” about community events. In addition, the webinar will address how to structure building these partnerships to create lasting relationships within the community.that surround the bisexual community.



Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention in Sexual Minority Women

Date/Time: November 19, 2014 2:00-3:00pm ET

Faculty: Jennifer Potter, MD, Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Description: Research suggests that sexual minority women (SMW) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer than their heterosexual counterparts, and that they are less likely to have routine preventative screening. This webinar will feature Dr. Jennifer Potter, the Women’s Health Program Director at Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Potter will describe the results of a risk-assessment intervention and its efficacy in reaching sexual minority women. In addition, she will outline strategies to reducing risk among high-risk SMW.


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