The SGA is pleased to announce that the next Inclusive Health Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on March 10, 2018!
This year we’re doing something new and exciting by featuring poster presentations on LGBTQ health research — and we want YOU to send us abstracts!
Submission deadline is January 15, 2018 and we welcome any form of research involving sexual and gender minority health. Email sga[at]ualberta.ca with questions or comments.
In the meantime, don’t forget to visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uofasga/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel) and Twitter (@UofASGA).
The Sexuality and Gender Advocacy (SGA), with support from the Medical Student’s Association, would like to introduce a film screening of “The Danish Girl” followed by guest speakers including Dr. Justin Petryk, a Psychiatrist who works with transgender patients in the process of transitioning. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
This film portrays the true story of a painter named Einar Wegener who became the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery in 1931 and the struggles and accomplishments of the relationship with their wife throughout their journey.
Time: April 26th, 2017 6:30 PM
Location: Garneau Theatre (8712 109 St NW, Edmonton)
We are very excited to announce that this conference program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 7 Mainpro+ credits. This means that if you are a physician interested in attending this event, there is simply one more reason to do so!
The conference is coming up very soon, so reserve your spot today. Tickets can be purchased at inclusivehealthconference2017.eventbrite.com
Tickets are now available for the Inclusive Health Conference 2017 at the following EventBrite link:
Prices are discounted for students, and physicians will receive CME credit for attending the conference. Ticket prices include food which will be provided throughout the day.
Please explore our website for more information, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Welcome to new year and a new conference!
The 2017 Inclusive Health Conference will be held at the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton, and will be taking place on March 11, 2017. We are excited about the lineup of speakers that will be presenting and participating in panel discussions this conference. They include healthcare professionals, LGBTQ+ researchers, and patients within the community. A full list of confirmed speakers and scheduled talks can be found on this website (under the ‘Program’ tab).
As of now, we are working hard to confirm final details about the conference. Tickets will be available for purchase online in a short while, so check back on this website for updates often! If you have any questions in the meantime, please send us a message via the ‘Contact’ tab above, or email us at email@example.com
Alberta Education recently released set of guidelines for schools to deal with LGBTQ students.
On April 19, two members of our clinical faculty pubished an anti-trans piece entitled “A Medical Response to Alberta Education’s Gender Diversity: Guidelines for Best Practices.”
Read our response here, explaining what the medical evidence actually says about transgenderism and transgender children.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Inclusive Health 2016 such a success! This year was our biggest conference yet, with a turnout of 169 people.
Going through the feedback forms, we’re seeing lots of appreciation and thoughtful suggestions. We’re already thinking about how we can use your comments to make next year’s conference even better!
We are pleased to announce that the Inclusive Health Conference has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 7 Mainpro-M1 credits.
We will also be happy to provide a Certificate of Completion to any audience member who requests it, including other health professionals who require proof of Continuing Professional Development!
You may have heard that on Friday, Truvada was approved by Health Canada for an indication as pre-exposure prophylaxis. What this means is that physicians can officially prescribe Truvada for PrEP, and it can be covered by drug plans for this purpose. It will take some time to iron out issues of coverage and access, but this new tool for HIV prevention is moving forward rapidly.
There’s a lot of buzz about PrEP, but what is it? Pre-exposure prophylaxis, an antiretroviral pill that HIV-negative people can take daily (much like a birth control pill but to prevent HIV), has been around for a few years in the USA. Numerous studies have shown that this medication, when used properly by people at high-risk for HIV, is very effective at reducing the risk of HIV infection.
Dr. Mark Hull is a national expert in HIV medicine, and is working on national guidelines for prescribing PrEP. He is an Infectious Disease attending physician at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, and a researcher at UBC.
With the drug manufacturer applying to Health Canada back in August 2015 for indication of PrEP, this will be entering the market soon as an important tool for preventing new HIV infections. Get the facts on PrEP at Inclusive Health 2016!