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Professional Program

Below is the Schedule for Gender Odyssey Los Angeles. You can also download the Schedule Grid (PDF) here.

For a preview of our conference program book, you can download it here.

Last updated: 04/04/17

Time Workshop Presenter(s)
8:00am - 9:20am Assessing Gender Identity in Youth Dr. Michele Angello
8:00am - 9:20am Holistic Trans Care at the Intersection of Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma Jeff Zacharias
8:00am - 9:20am Navigating the “Human Barrier”: Overcoming Biases While Working with Schools Aidan Key
8:00am - 9:20am The New Normal: The Trans-Inclusive Workplace Pt.1 Drian Juarez, Carolyn Weiss
9:30am - 10:50am Families in Transition: What a Clinic Can Do Jamie Julian, Annabel Agustin, Bianca Salvetti, NP
9:30am - 10:50am Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition Peggy Cryden
9:30am - 10:50am Straight from the Source: Expertise on Trans Lives – Adult Panel Panel
9:30am - 10:50am Trans Immigrants: Panel Bamby Salcedo
11:00am - 12:20pm Best Trans-themed Books for Children M.G. Hennessey, Brie Spangler, Kristin Elizabeth Clark
11:00am - 12:20pm Consciously Parenting the Gender-Expansive Child Darlene Tando, LCSW
11:00am - 12:20pm In Full Bloom: Transcending Gender to Fight Stigma Jazzmun Nichcala Crayton
11:00am - 12:20pm Trans Medical 101 Linda Gromko, MD
1:40pm - 3:00pm Puberty Delay and Cross Hormones for Trans Youth Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD
1:40pm - 3:00pm The State of TransHealth: Trans Latin@s and their Healthcare Needs Bamby Salcedo, Jacqueline Caraves
1:40pm - 3:00pm Working in Partnership: A Panel Presentation and Discussion with Transitioning Youth and Their Parents Kathie Moehlig
1:40pm - 3:00pm Understanding Non-binary Transition and Identity Addison Rose Vincent
3:10pm - 4:30pm A Tale of Two Cities: School Districts and Gender Inclusion Aidan Key, Jennifer Gordon, Dr. Michael Bregy
3:10pm - 4:30pm Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Elders: Living Life with Dignity Linda Gromko, MD
3:10pm - 4:30pm Counseling Couples Diane Anderson-Minshall, Jacob Anderson-Minshall
3:10pm - 4:30pm Legal Issues Affecting the Transgender Community Nancy Marcus, Francisco Dueñas , Peter Renn
Time Workshop Presenter(s)
8:00am - 9:20am Just a Boy/Just a Girl Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW
8:00am - 9:20am Sexual Behavior and Risk Factors of Trans & Queer Youth Judy Chiasson, PhD, Timothy Kordic
8:00am - 9:20am What’s Wrong with Rights? Eli Erlick
8:00am - 9:20am Ensuring Your Practice/Clinic Is Up to Speed: Trans Care Considerations Terez Yonan, DO, MPH, Chandi Moore
9:30am - 10:50am Considering Transition as an Intervention Darlene Tando, LCSW
9:30am - 10:50am Creating Services and Spaces for Trans People with Disabilities Tai Vo, Naveed Sarikhan
9:30am - 10:50am Providing Equal Access for Trans and Gender-Expansive Populations Willy Wilkinson, MPH
9:30am - 10:50am Parents Navigating Schools: Panel Aidan Key
11:00am - 12:20pm Getting It Covered: Expanding Access to Health Insurance Diana Feliz Oliva, MSW
11:00am - 12:20pm The New Normal: The Trans-Inclusive Workplace Pt. 2 Drian Juarez, Michaela Mendelsohn
11:00am - 12:20pm Two-Spirit Culture: Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges Michelle Enfield
11:00am - 12:20pm Strategies to Build Affirming Schools Timothy Kordic, Judy Chiasson, PhD
1:40pm - 3:00pm Supporting the Whole Family through Transition Dr. Michele Angello
1:40pm - 3:00pm Trans Surgery Considerations and Care Dr. Ellie Ley
1:40pm - 3:00pm Welcoming Schools: Talking to Elementary Students about Gender Tarah Fleming, MEd, PCC, Aidan Key
1:40pm - 3:00pm Working Effectively with API Trans Folks Willy Wilkinson, MPH
3:10pm - 4:30pm A Historical Snapshot of Transgender Standards of Care Jamie Julian, Bianca Salvetti, NP, Dr. Jonathan Warus
3:10pm - 4:30pm Gender Google for Children and Teens Susan P. Landon, MA, MFT, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW
3:10pm - 4:30pm OUTSPOKEN! Trans Youth Panel Panel
3:10pm - 4:30pm What If I’m Cisgender, White, and Heterosexual? Intersections, Privilege, and Fierce Ally-ship! Tarah Fleming, MEd, PCC