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MCW 3rd Annual Transgender Health Symposium
February 11, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm CST
TOPIC: EMERGENCY CARE ACCESS
Presented by MCW Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM)
PFD: 2016-MCW-LGBTPM Symposium
1. Greta Gustava Martela: Co-founder and Executive Director of Trans Lifeline in Chicago. Ms. Martela has drawn on her own experience with suicidality to create a resource that is able to respond to the needs of the trans community. In it’s first year of operation, Trans Lifeline has answered over 9000 calls from trans people in crisis. Prior to Trans Lifeline Ms. Martela worked as a software engineer.
2. Carys Massarella, MD: Attending emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario & lead physician for the Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.
–First transgender person to be a president of a large teaching hospital medical staff anywhere in the world and was named one of the ‘World’s 50 Transgender Icons’ by the Huffington Post.
—Event catering by Amilinda—
Colectivo coffee and desserts will also be provided.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM)
LGBTPM is a medical student run student organization whose mission is to cultivate – through activism, education, and diverse membership – an environment of safety and pride for past, current, and future students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities. By building support both on and off campus, we will break down barriers of homophobia within the medical community to further combat inequalities facing both physicians and LGBT patients.