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Professional Program

Gender Odyssey’s professional programming is for professionals and students seeking to advance their understanding of gender diversity and transgender identities in children, teens, and adults. Leading experts will offer sessions covering gender identity across the lifespan and life experience. GO Professional is expanding to a 3-day program which includes advanced level sessions for return attendees as well  as access to GO Family sessions on Sunday. Continuing education credits are available.

For a sense of the kind of programming we offer, see below for the schedule from the 2017 Gender Odyssey Los Angeles Professional Program. You can also download the Schedule Grid (PDF) here.

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