Category: Events

2017 National Transgender Health Summit

UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health hosted the 2017 National Transgender Health Summit (NTHS), the premiere national conference in transgender health. This landmark program presented cutting-edge research, evidence-based educational sessions, and training opportunities across many disciplines.

The Summit was held November 10-12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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New Featured Presentation at the Integrated Care Conference – Los Angeles

The 2017 Annual Statewide Integrated Care Conference in California featured an LGBT track.

The conference was held October 25-26, 2017 at the Hilton Universal City Hotel.

Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC conducted a workshop entitled   “Sentenced to Injustice: Trans People and the Trauma of Incarceration” which addressed the disparities of TGNC people entering the current jail/prison system, what current conditions look like in prison, and the conditions that are awaiting TGNC people after release. It also addressed current concerns such as substance use, mental health, and trauma of incarceration. The presentation also looked at the resiliency of trans people and efforts being made to change the institution of incarceration as it is today.

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TOT in Los Angeles

We hosted our fourth TOT event in Los Angeles, California on February 1-2, 2017!  We are excited to have twenty new trainers able to deliver trainings on behalf of the YMSM + LGBT CoE!

To learn more about our trainings and to schedule one please email

YMSM Pre-Conference Workshop

The YMSM + LGBT COE held a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Universal City, California at the Hilton Universal Hotel.

Workshop attendees participated in a new training entitled, “Engaging and Retaining Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in Culturally Responsive Services”.  This course is a full-day training, which is intended for any providers who have contact with YMSM individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, state, local and county government employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community based organizations, teachers and counselors).  The curriculum consists of five modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms and concluding with treatment considerations.  The other modules address culture, minority stress and related health issues.

By the end of the workshop participants were be able to:

  1. Define cultural competence, humility, proficiency and identity and incorporate practices that engage and retain YMSM in care.
  2. Define minority stress and explore its impact on the physical and mental health of YMSM & LGBT people.
  3. Identify two factors that might contribute to substance use among YMSM clients.

The Integrated Care Conference also featured and LGBT track.  To learn more please visit: Integrated Care Conference 2016



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