Course Information

Comprehensive Medical Care for Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Patients

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

February 08, 2020

*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Syllabus for Conference Registrants

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The UCLA Gender Health Program presents an up-to-date, comprehensive and in-depth compendium of gender-affirming medical care. This course will feature sessions on gender-sensitive cultural awareness, behavioral health care, primary care, and medical and surgical gender-affirming interventions. All topics will be presented by members of the integrated, multidisciplinary UCLA Gender Health Program, to help providers from varied disciplines care for this population in a sensitive and effective manner. The program will be delivered in topic-specific sessions, each followed by a brief question and answer opportunity. Breaks for networking and informal discussion will be scheduled throughout the day.

This course is targeted toward anyone interested in in-depth exposure to medical care for this population, including physicians (in practice and in training) and allied health professionals in primary care, endocrinology, plastic surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, as well as mental health professionals, social workers and nurses, and students of all above disciplines.


To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Comprehensive Medical Care for Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Patients
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $95 - Physicians, Nurses, and Other Allied Health Professionals
  • $50 - Fellows, Residents and Students


Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, January 10, 2020 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Course Directors
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair in Urology
Professor and Chair
UCLA Department of Urology
Professor of Health Policy & Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Professor, UCLA School of Nursing
Amy K. Weimer, MD
Medical Director and Co-Director, UCLA Gender Health Program
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Course Facility
Nupur Agrawal, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Jessica M. Bernacki, PhD
Staff Psychologist
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Medicine-Pediatrics

Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
Senior Speech Pathologist
Voice Program Coordinator
UCLA Speech Clinic

Tamara Grisales, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shira M. Grock, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Brandon S. Ito, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
Bernard G. Sarnat Endowed Chair
Associate Professor of Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chris Mann, MSW, ACSW
Pronouns: he/him/his
Gender Health Program – Program Manager
Department of Urology

Jesse N. Mills, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Urology
Director, UCLA Health–The Men’s Clinic
Chief, UCLA Santa Monica Urology
Associate Director, UCLA Division of Urology

Gladys Y. Ng, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Reconstructive Urology

Molly Quinn, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

George Rudkin, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor and Program Director
Division of Plastic Surgery

Saturday, February, 8, 2020


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introductions
Amy K. Weimer, MD and Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH


Health Disparities in Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People
Amy K. Weimer, MD


Trans 101/Lexicon
Chris Mann, MSW, ACSW


Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your Health System
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH


Behavioral Health Considerations for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals
Jessica M. Bernacki, PhD and Brandon Ito, MD




Gender Incongruence and Hormone Therapy
Shira M. Grock, MD


TRANSliterating Current Healthcare Maintenance Guidelines for Disease Prevention in Gender-Diverse Patients
Nupur Agrawal, MD, MPH


Transcending Gender: Medical Care for Gender-Diverse Youth
Amy K. Weimer, MD




Fertility Considerations in Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Patients
Jesse N. Mills, MD and Molly Quinn, MD


Tamara Grisales, MD


Genital Gender Affirming Surgery: Update and Overview
Gladys Y. Ng, MD, MPH




Care of the Transgender Voice (prerecorded)
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP


Transgender Top Surgery
George Rudkin, MD, FACS


Facial Feminization Surgery
Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS


Closing Remarks
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH




At the completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for patients of all gender identities
  • Describe the various aspects of medical and surgical care for gender transition
  • Assess a patient’s readiness for gender-affirming interventions, including hormone management and surgeries. Be able to optimize health prior to, during and following such interventions 
  • Identify common behavioral health conditions that may accompany gender dysphoria, how these might impact health and health care, and how and when to implement or refer for further assessment and treatment
  • Apply preventive care recommendations, including cervical, breast and prostate cancer, and osteoporosis guidelines taking into account a patient’s individual history of gender-affirming care
  • Identify common presentations of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents and provide counseling regarding evidence-based treatment recommendations in this population

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and education-al programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.


Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

Directions and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Pay per license plate at the kiosk. All day self-parking is $13.00.