MGR | Sarah Henn, MD, MPH – Gender Affirming Care: Understanding and Supporting the Transgender Community

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium 1-5
Cost: Free

Sarah L. Henn, MD, MPH, is Senior Director of Health Care Operations and Medical Services at Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC. She has overseen numerous clinical trial activities as a co-investigator and was principal investigator for the Project AWARE study, a multisite collaboration with 14 STD clinics in the United States, Columbia University, and the University of Miami. The study’s findings have been critical in updating HIV and STD testing and counseling guidelines.

Dr. Henn received a medical degree from the University of Virginia, interned at Emory University, and came back to UVA for her residency in internal medicine . She completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University.

Learning objectives:

  1. Definitions: Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation
  2. Challenges faced by the transgender community: review of socioeconomic and health disparities
  3. How to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and reduce barriers to healthcare
  4. Best practices for optimal gender-affirming care
  5. Additional resources for learning/questions

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

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