August 19, 2021
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and others (LGBTQ+) community often experience significant disparities in health outcomes and barriers to health care access. Family physicians have the opportunity to have an impact on the health of their LGBTQ+ patients by taking the lead in meeting their medical and social needs.
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians member Natalie Hinchcliffe, DO, will moderate as we learn how to use appropriate language and patient pronouns, learn the basics of providing transgender hormone therapy, be able to describe the importance and components of taking a comprehensive sexual health history, and understand the clinical guidelines for providing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a primary care setting.
About the Speaker
Erika A. Sullivan, MD, MS, is a board certified family physician practicing in Salt Lake City, UT. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Utah in 2014. She attended medical school and graduate school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she received both an MD and an MS degree in Pathology in 2011. Her professional interests include providing safe and reliable contraception to women (IUD, nexplanon, other forms of contraception), women’s health, LGBTQ+ patient care (including HIV PrEP and hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients), preventive medicine, management of chronic disease, and providing comprehensive care for the whole family.
- Understand the personal and institutional changes needed to reduce LGBTQ+ health disparities and increase access to care
- Describe the factors which can help to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ identified patients within a clinical setting
- Understand the basics of providing transgender hormone therapy in a primary care setting
- Describe the importance of and components of taking a comprehensive sexual health history
- Describe the clinical guidelines for providing HIV PrEP in a primary care setting
- How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap (Center for American Progress, December 2009)
- Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know (American Family Physician, December 2018)
- LGBTQ Mental Health Issues (FamilyDoctor.org, May 2021).
- Ohio Member: $75
- Non-Ohio AAFP Member: $100
- Non-Member: $150
- Student & Resident: $25
Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount off their total registration cost. Please contact Caitlin Laudeman to process a group registration.
Registration Deadline and Cancellations
The deadline to register is Wednesday, August 18. The deadline to cancel and receive a refund is Monday, August 16.
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Live Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
For more information, please contact Director Education Erin Jech or call 800.742.7327.