Transgender and Gender Variant Health Panel

/ February 9, 2016/ Event, Gender, Teaching

pillsFeaturing Margo Bell, MD, Caprice Carthans, Kelly Ducheny, PsyD,
Aiden Harrington, APN, CNM, and Shay Phillips

Thursday, February 25, 2016
9:00-11:00 AM with reception following

At UIC’s Student Center East
Room 713 (in the tower section of building)

Coffee, tea, and some breakfast snacks will be available at 9:00 AM, and the panel presentation will begin promptly at 9:30 AM and end at 10:45 AM. There will be a short Q&A period with a reception following until 11:30.

Web version of full event announcement. PDF flyer here.

Panel questions available here

See the video of this panel here.

Intended Audience

This panel presentation is geared toward those interested in health for transgender and gender variant people, medical providers seeking greater gender literacy, and students pursuing careers in medical fields, social work, and nonprofit work. The purpose of the panel is to educate the audience about the health-related systems gender variant folks must navigate, the kind of gender literacy required to serve such clients, and the needs currently facing medical establishments for establishing better policies related to gender.

The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to share this event with your networks. Space is limited. No reservations necessary.


Location and Accessibility

University of Illinois East Campus

Student Center East (SCE)

Room 713 (tower section of building)

750 South Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60607

The UIC-Halsted blue line stop is a 5-10-minute walk. See this interactive map of building location. Click on “Visitor Parking” to see UIC parking facilities. Variable Parking Rates are based on time; see more info here.

Elevators are available in the tower section. See the map of SCE’s accessible entrances or see the full accessibility map for UIC’s East Campus. For other accessibility questions or requests, contact Erica Chu at or 773.807.7597.

Other Info 

This event is sponsored by University of Illinois Chicago’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and Pride at UIC.

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Event Coordinator: Erica Chu, 773.807.7597,

We are planning to film the panel. Check for a link to the video a couple weeks after the event.