Harvey J. Makadon, MD

Harvey J. Makadon, MD

Harvey J. Makadon, MD

Keynote Speaker

Harvey J. Makadon, MD is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He teaches about how to improve access to quality care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health care settings around the country. He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA funded cooperative agreement to improve the health care of LGBT people in community health enters, and the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care also funded by HRSA to help improve organizational sustainability and service models to better address the continuum of care for ASOs and CBOs nationally.

Dr. Makadon is the lead editor of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, published by the American College of Physicians. A second edition was published in 2015.  In addition to writing numerous articles and chapters related to LGBT health, he served on the Advisory Committee to the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in the preparation of The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding published in March, 2011.

Presentation: Achieving Health Equity: Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Introduced by John A. Davis, PhD, MD, Associate Dean of Medical Education, The Ohio State University
Day: Friday
Time: Keynote Address
Where: Conference Theatre

Presentation Description:
Trans identified individuals too often run into a multitude of barriers when seeking gender affirming medical treatments. Unfortunately, the requirement frequently remains for a letter of support from a mental health clinician to obtain treatments such as Hormone Replacement Therapy or gender affirming surgery. This program seeks to provide information to practitioners to efficiently and competently facilitate a process that supports Trans clients in the best way possible. We will provide sample letters of support and assessment tools that meet the professional needs for the clinician while maintaining agency and dignity for their clients. Next, we will discuss how to facilitate referrals and support clients in working with their medical providers. Lastly, presenters will discuss how to respectfully and holistically provide support for those clients who are seeking counseling and/or support.

Presentation Objectives:
1. This program seeks to provide information to practitioners to efficiently and competently facilitate a process that supports Trans clients in the best way possible when clients are seeking support in obtaining gender affirming medical treatments.
2. Attendees will receive templates of informed consent documents and letters to support trans identified clients.
3. Discuss how to respectfully and holistically provide support for those clients who are seeking counseling and/or support.