STITCH • April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 • Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

People who are transgender or gender non-conforming must be able to access basic and advanced health care, which includes both therapies non-specific to their transition (such as preventive medicine and specialty care) and therapies specific to transition (such as hormone replacement therapy and surgical procedures). For these changes to happen, the health care provider needs to be open to feedback, aware of gender biases and knowledgeable about current best practices. Examples include awareness of steps needed to fully access services, sensitivity to the vocabulary used in interactions with patients and in medical records, and assumptions made when providers interact with the transgender population. Without this knowledge, health providers could be worsening the health disparities that exist.

Target Audience

Health Care Workforce (MD, D.O., P.A.-C, R.N. social workers, psychologists)
Students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate programs)
Transgender and Gender non-conforming individuals, friends and relatives


  1. Apply current standards for transgender healthcare.
  2. Manage the medical, surgical, and mental health care for transgender patients
  3. Collaborate across healthcare disciplines on patient-centered treatment plans for transgender patients
  4. Create inclusive spaces and improve clinic policies to positively impact the health care needs in the Transgender community
  5. Bring information to the broader community to discuss possible improvements, access to care, and life quality for transgender individuals in Mid- Missouri
  6. Describe the rights of transgender individuals in Missouri, including the current state and federal laws and outline steps that can be taken to secure rights

Provided by
MU School of Medicine | MU Sinclair School of Nursing | Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning