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Navigating LGBT Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face barriers and challenges that make it difficult for them to find and receive competent healthcare or feel that they have had a positive provider experience. In many cases, this will likely cause LGBT patients to experience a heightened degree of distress and symptoms than their non-LGBT counterparts.

Because LGBT people are members of every community and socioeconomic group, their healthcare needs must be fully understood by all health providers to make the cultural changes required to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve health-related outcomes for this patient population.

The purpose of the Health Professions Seminar is to provide an educational forum to discuss vital topics of healthcare delivery that are harmful to the LGBT community and their well-being as a whole. It is the intent of the Health Professions Seminars to instill overdue change by increasing the knowledge base of healthcare providers and support staff caring for LGBT patients and to encourage adoption of LGBT culture-friendly practices throughout the healthcare community.

The intended audience for this program is physicians, nurses, social workers and all other healthcare professionals (clinical or non-clinical) who provide health-related services to the LGBT patient population as topics will relate to both healthcare services as well as the patient care experience.

Friday, July 13, 2018 / 8:00AM-4:00 PM

Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Time      Presentation/Activity     Presenter

8:00am-8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast      Catskill Hudson AHEC Staff

8:30am-8:45am Welcome & Introductions            Robert Wingate

8:45am-9:45am Exploring privilege/Creating an LGBT Safe Zone Lori Ciafardoni, MS ED, RN Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

9:45am-10:00am               Break

10:00am-11:00am            Best Practices/Primary Care (Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment & Establishing a Trusting Relationship With a Thorough Sexual and Medical Health History               Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

11:00am-12:00pm            STIs/HIV and LGBT Youth (NYS STI Epidemiology, Clinical Updates on Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, LGV and the Use of PrEP and PEP for HIV Prevention).            Marguerite A. Urban, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm              Networking Lunch & Breakout Sessions All Presenters

1:00pm-1:45pm                LGBTQ Rights in New York State                Neelu Pathiyil, Esq.

1:45pm-2:45pm                Providing Competent Mental Health Care with Trans and Nonbinary Adolescents             Acey A. Mercer, LMSW

2:45pm-3:00pm                Break

3:00pm-3:45pm                Presenter Panel Q&A     Moderated by Rob Conlon, MS

3:45pm-4:00pm                Closing Remarks and Evaluations              Robert Wingate

  • Attendance at entire event is required. Partial credit will not be given.
  • For general questions or to register for this program, please contact Kathy Doyle at or 845-883-7260.
  • For cost and registration information, please download the flyer/registration form at