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Professional Program

Below is the Schedule for Gender Odyssey Seattle’s Professional Program. You can also download the Schedule Grid (PDF) here

Last updated: 04/16/17

Time Workshop Presenter(s)
8:00am - 9:20am Terminology 101 Gil Rich
8:00am - 9:20am Welcoming Schools: Talking to Elementary Students about Gender Johanna Eager
8:00am - 9:20am Nothing about Us without Us Finn V. Gratton
8:00am - 9:20am Understanding Affirmative Psychological Practice with Gender-Diverse People lore dickey
8:00am - 9:20am Supporting the Whole Family through Transition Dr. Michele Angello
9:30am - 10:50am Transgender Care: A Toolkit for Providers Diana Currie, MD, Chelsea Unruh, MD
9:30am - 10:50am Rediscovering the Body: Trauma, Trust, and Transition Sandra Seaman, MA
9:30am - 12:20pm Puberty Delay and Cross Hormones for Trans Youth Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD
11:00am - 12:20pm Trans Medical 101 Linda Gromko, MD
11:00am - 12:20pm Navigating the “Human Barrier”: Overcoming Biases While Working with Schools Aidan Key
11:00am - 12:20pm Counseling Non-binary and Genderqueer People: What Really Helps Sasha Strong, MA
1:40pm - 3:00pm Assessing Gender Identity in Youth Dr. Michele Angello
1:40pm - 3:00pm Creating Services and Spaces for Trans People with Disabilities Tai Vo
1:40pm - 3:00pm Fertility Issues for Youth and Adults: Puberty Blockers, Hormones, and Decision-Making through the Lens of Family-Building Options Jennifer Hastings, MD
1:40pm - 3:00pm Providing Informed Care to Indigenous and Racialized Trans People Jenn Matsui De Roo, MA, RCC, Riel Dupuis-Rossi, MA, MSW, RSW
1:40pm - 3:00pm Trans Surgery: Considerations and Care Dr. Toby Meltzer
3:10pm - 4:30pm Interplay: Exploring Gender, Sexuality, Faith, and Race Shaan Knan
3:10pm - 4:30pm Car Talk Susan P. Landon, MA, MFT
3:10pm - 4:30pm Creating a Medical Home for Transgender Youth Dr. Andrew Cronyn, Dr. Tracey Kurtzman
Time Workshop Presenter(s)
8:00am - 9:20am Medical Considerations of Hormone Administration for Transgender Adults Tavis Taylor
8:00am - 9:20am First, Do No Harm; Second, Opt In. C. Michael Woodward, MPH
8:00am - 9:20am The TransYouth Project: Recent Research on Gender-Diverse Youth Dr. Kristina Olson
8:00am - 9:20am The Fight for Transgender Student Rights in 2017 Vanessa Hernandez, Elisabeth Smith
8:00am - 9:20am Getting It Covered: Expanding Access to Health Insurance Danni Askini
9:30am - 10:50am Parents of Trans Children and Youth: Panel Panel
9:30am - 10:50am What’s Wrong with Rights? Eli Erlick
9:30am - 10:50am Creating Gender-Affirming Health Systems: Applying Best Practices Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, Amanda Winters, MPH, MPA, Cooper Stodden
9:30am - 10:50am When It’s Not So Clear Cut: Complicated Case Studies Dr. Michele Angello
9:30am - 10:50am Schools and Public Accommodations Asaf Orr
11:00am - 12:20pm Under the Microscope Susan P. Landon, MA, MFT, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW
11:00am - 12:20pm Holistic Trans Care at the Intersection of Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma Jeff Zacharias
11:00am - 12:20pm Difficult Dialogues on Vulnerability and Social Justice Emily Arth, T Rinehart
11:00am - 12:20pm Providing Equal Access for Trans and Gender-Expansive Populations Willy Wilkinson, MPH
11:00am - 12:20pm Moving an Entire District: A Game Plan Scott Peacock, Aidan Key
1:40pm - 3:00pm Gender Google for Children and Teens Susan P. Landon, MA, MFT, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW
1:40pm - 3:00pm Complex-Case Medical Management (Adult): Panel Kevin Hatfield, MD, Tavis Taylor, Linda Gromko, MD
1:40pm - 3:00pm “What Are You?” Gender Identity and Microaggressions Barbara Diamond
1:40pm - 3:00pm Gender Google for Schools Johanna Eager, Aidan Key
1:40pm - 3:00pm US Trans Survey Mara Keisling
3:10pm - 4:30pm Stories from the Front: Trans Youth Panel Gil Rich
3:10pm - 4:30pm Complex-Case Medical Management (Youth): Panel Kevin Hatfield, MD, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Jennifer Hastings, MD
3:10pm - 4:30pm Treating the Whole Person: Understanding the Legal Issues Facing Trans Adults Asaf Orr
3:10pm - 4:30pm Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Elders: Living Life with Dignity Linda Gromko, MD