TRANSFORMING CARE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 20-21, 2016 | COLUMBUS OHIO
TRANSFORMING CARE CONFERENCE 2016
Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS
The Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity and the Ohio AIDS Coalition are excited to present the inaugural event, Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS.
In partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center the event will take place October 20-21, 2016 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, Ohio.
This event evolved as a result of the work of two Ohio-based coalitions. The Ohio AIDS Coalition introduced the Ohio Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS in 1997 and the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Coalition introduced the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Equity Conference in 2015. For the first time these two events will come together to expand the mission of both conferences.
Transforming Care will bring together over 450 activists, academics, community members, health and social service professionals and others interested in reducing health disparities in the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community.
2016 Transforming Care: Ohio HIV/AIDS Pre-Conference
The Ohio AIDS Coalition (OAC) is excited to present the 2016 Transforming Care: Ohio HIV/AIDS Pre-Conference in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc. This event will take place on October 19, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio HIV/AIDS Pre-Conference brings together consumer advocates for a one day event of workshops about advocacy, HIV, intersectionality, and more, in order to empower those living with HIV to advocate for themselves and their communities.
Additional information is available here.
On Friday, October 21, 2016 a Provider Fair will be held from 11am – 1pm in the Fawcett Center Ballroom.
The Center for Cancer Health Equity and OSUCCC James Cancer Mobile Mammography Unit will be providing FREE Mammograms to women who qualify from 9AM-4PM. Services are available for women (cis and trans), trans men, and gender non-conforming individuals. Our staff is trained to provide culturally competent care to everyone in the LGBTQ community. Call 614-366-6125 to schedule an appointment.
We are currently looking for health and social service providers who offer HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ-centered care to participate. If you are interested, please submit your information here.
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens: A Documentary on Gender, Identity, & Drag
We will end the conference with a showing of “Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens” on Thursday, October 20 at 6PM. Through the compelling stories of 8 performers, KQIB highlights the diversity of human experience, gives rare insight into an underground scene, answers questions and misconceptions about gender and gender performance, and captures how a midwestern city full of terrific performers tackles complexities of gender expression, personal identity, and human rights–all with humor, great music, big hair, and duct tape. View the movie trailer.
Additional speakers will be listed as confirmed.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A pre-conference for People Living with HIV will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn – University Area.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Dr. Michael Marshal, University of Pittsburgh – “Taking Stock of an Emerging Literature:
Mental Health Disparities among LGBTQ Youth and Their Implications for Healthcare Providers”
Damian Denson, Centers for Disease Control – Plenary Address
Kristin Keglovitz-Baker, Howard Brown Health Center – Plenary Address
Toby Meltzer, MD – “Preparing and Prescreening, Postoperative Complications and Postoperative Needs”
“Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens” Film Screening and Discussion on Drag and Gender
Friday, October 21, 2016
Keynote Address: Harvey Makadon, MD, Fenway Institute and National LGBT Health Education Center
Julie Gonen, Esq., Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Janetta Johnson, TGI Justice Project – Plenary Address
Provider Fair – Health Screenings, STI Testing, Mammograms and more
Our Event Sponsors
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email email@example.com.
Aetna Better Health of Ohio
Huntington National Bank
National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter
The Ohio State University College of Nursing – Office of Student Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210