Trans and gender diverse youth health care pathways in your region:
Saturday, 20 June 2015 at 9:00 pm - Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 2:30 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
This forum aims to share practice wisdom and knowledge relating to the support and service needs of young trans and gender diverse people within health and community care settings. Taking a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to inclusive service provision, you’ll hear from:
- general practitioners;
- psychologists and psychiatrists;
- health and medical professionals; and
- young people who will share both their experiences of, and needs within, health and community care settings.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Geelong train station is a short walk from City Hall. Parking on weekends is free, but still has two hour limits. There is multi story parking across the road from City Hall on Gherinhap st.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can call Susanne on 5272 4977 or email on email@example.com
I can't afford the ticket price.
Please don't let the ticket price be a barrier to attending. Contact Susanne to discuss options.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No- you will receive a name tag on arrival
Can you give me some accomodation options?
The Mercure Hotel is the nearest to the venue and is located at the corner of Gheringhap and Myers St. Hotels on the waterfront are also within walking distance.
Accor Hotels run both the Mecure and Novotel Hotels in Geelong and have discounted early bird and pre-booked rates through their website. Book early because it is a footy weekend in Geelong (Go the Cats!). Their website is www.accorhotels.com.au
It is also worth checking out www.airbnb.com.au to look for apartments or houses to rent especially if you have a group. This is often cheaper than a hotel.
DAY ONE - JUNE 2O
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and acknowledgement of country
10:00- 11:00 Session 1 The Medical Process: What is the medical pathway? Who is involved?
What does this mean for young people? What needs to happen and why? What can happen at a local level?
RCH reflection on their journey in the development of the Gender Clinic.
Dr Michelle Telfer (Paediatrician, RCH)
Dr Debi Feldman (Paediatrician, RCH)
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:30 Session 2 Mental health assessment and support for Trans and Gender Diverse young people. Who is involved? What needs to happen and why? What can happen at a local level?
Assoc Professor Campbell Paul (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at RCH)
Vikki Sinnott (specialist counsellor).
Dr Fintan Harte (Psychiatrist at Monash Medical Centre)
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Session 3 How the law can support the process. This will include information about complex cases where young people are in state care, legal issues for Practitioners, where to get legal support. Also information about HRLC’s advocacy legal reform work.
Anna Brown (Director – Advocacy & Strategic Litigation- Human Rights Law Centre)
2:15 – 2: 30 Break
2:30 – 3:00 Fertility Preservation
Prof Sonia Grover and Dr Charlotte Elder (Adolescent Gynaecologists at RCH)
3:00 – 4:00 Young People at the Centre: Victorian Trans and Gender Diverse Youth Summit participants will present to the forum on their experiences and needs of the health care system.
4:00 Forum closed for the day
6:30 Dinner and Drinks - details TBC
DAY TWO - JUNE 21
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:30 Session 1 Practice models In this session you will hear about the structure and process used at Northside. Pauline will give some insight into how a multidisciplinary medical practice can support Trans people and provide some ideas for application in your area.
Dr Pauline Cundill – Northside Clinic
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Session 2 Talking local- what has happened in regions- what still needs to be done and what is the vision?
WayOut Wodonga Health Pathways work - Sarah Roberts and Riley Briese (young person)
Geelong – Kardina Health. Cathy McDonald General Manager and Dr Nic Brayshaw GP
11:45 – 12:45 Session 3 Workshop- Developing a plan for your region- Where do I start? How do I continue? Who should be involved? How can we all work together?
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Wrap up and Q and A session with panel, including young people and presenters from forum. (TBC)
2:30 Forum close
When & Where
Trans and Gender Diverse Forum Working Group
This forum is a partnership between Zoe Belle Gender Centre, The GASP project - The City of Greater Geelong, Rainbow Network - GLHV, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Peninsula Pride, Ygender, Minus 18 and Transgender Victoria.