Course Information

Trans Health Symposium

Live Virtual Learning

February 06, 2021 to February 07, 2021

*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

The Transgender Health Symposium is a unique program designed to provide a holistic overview of mental and medical health, and social welfare around topics relating to Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) clients. This course will feature sessions around mental health care, gender affirming related medical procedures (surgical and hormonal), and gender-affirming healthcare practices. All topics will be provided by members of the Gender Health Program.

The course aims to meet two main goals:

  • To provide providers with the tools and knowledge to instill empowerment onto patients around transition and identity related medical procedures, mental health services and social welfare programs.
  • To allow TGNB community members to gain first-hand knowledge around medical procedures, mental health services and social welfare programs which helps to foster resiliency and autonomy in their own transition.

The program will be a live virtual conference and will have breaks throughout the day.


Target Audience

This course is targeted towards anyone interested in an in-depth exposure to medical care, mental health care and social welfare knowledge for this population, but we are marketing primarily towards:

  • Physicians (in practice and in training) and allied health professionals in primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine
  • Mental health professionals (trainees, associates and licensed)
  • Social workers
  • Community members who desire to learn more about transition and the medical/mental health field (those who identity as TGNB)


Registration through our website is closed as of February 1st.

However, you can still register for the Trans Health Symposium and obtain CME credit. Please register and pay through the Trans Health Symposium website to register as a Licensed Provider for $75. You will be provided instructions about CME credit once your registration is confirmed.

For questions and information about the Trans Health Symposium, please contact Jason Churchill at

Course Fee

  • $75.00 - Licensed providers must first register through the Trans Health Symposium website

*No additional registration fee will be charged through the UCLA Office of CME.

David Geffen School of Medicine Faculty


Course Director
Amy K. Weimer, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics

Nupur Agrawal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
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

Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
Bernard G. Sarnat Endowed Chair
Associate Professor of Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Abie Mendelsohn, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Director, Head & Neck Robotic Surgery
Department of Head & Neck Surgery

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

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

Valentina Rodriguez-Triana, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Below are CME Accredited Lectures Only
To view the full program schedule, please visit Trans Health Symposium Schedule

Saturday, February 6, 2021

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Gender Affirming Surgeries for Trans Masc and Non-Binary Patients
Valentina Rodriguez-Triana, MD
1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Supporting Transgender Youth and Adults: Behavioral Health Considerations
Jessica M. Bernacki, PhD
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM Medical Considerations in Caring for Gender-Diverse Youth
Nupur Agrawal, MD, MPH

Sunday, February 7, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Facial Feminization Surgery
Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Vocal Feminization
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP & Abie Mendelsohn, MD, FACS
3:15 PM - 3:40 PM Fertility Considerations in Transgender and Non-Binary Patients
Molly Quinn, MD
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Fertility Considerations in Transgender Women
Jesse N. Mills, MD

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

  • Identify patients who would benefit from vocal therapy or surgery, and provide counseling about this process
  • Know the times at which patients should be counseled about fertility and assisted reproduction, and counsel about available options
  • Describe the available interventions for gender-affirming facial reconstruction, and counsel about perioperative and postoperative care for such
  • Identify common behavioral health conditions which may accompany gender dysphoria, and how these might impact health and health care. Know how and when to implement or refer for further assessment and treatment
  • Assess for gender incongruence or gender dysphoria in pediatric patients, and provide general counseling about interventions that are effective at improving dysphoria
  • Take a comprehensive and sensitive gynecologic history, and address gynecologic needs complicated by gender incongruence or gender-affirming medical care

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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only 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.

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