Transgender and Gender Variant Health Panel
Featuring 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.
Panel questions available here.
See the video of this panel here.
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.
- Margo Bell, MD – Medical Doctor practicing adolescent medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Pronouns are she/her/hers/herself.
- Caprice Carthans – Co-chair of the Integrated Community Advisory Board of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Pronouns are she/her/hers/herself.
- Kelly Ducheny, PsyD – Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health at Howard Brown Health Clinic. Pronouns are she/her/hers/herself or they/them/their/themself.
- Aiden Harrington, APN, CNM – Nurse, midwife, and sexuality educator; healthcare provider at at Howard Brown Health Clinic. Pronouns are they/them/their/themself and/or saur.
- Shay Phillips – M.Ed graduate student at UIC, Graduate Assistant at the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center, and representative of GAP Advocates, an organization that helps UIC students navigate gender-affirming healthcare. Pronouns are any gender neutral pronouns other than “they.”
- Moderated by Erica Chu – Visiting Instructor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at UIC. Pronouns are they/them/their/themself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.807.7597.
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, email@example.com.
We are planning to film the panel. Check gws294spring2016.tumblr.com for a link to the video a couple weeks after the event.