On Nov 5th, the Advocacy Committee will be hosting an interactive discussion on the interdisciplinary treatment of transgender clients. We are elated to have Dr. Massarella, (one of the world's Top 50 Transgender Icons, Huffington Post) as our special guest Speaker!
Dr. Massarella is an inspiring physician who has become a leading expert and advocate for the transgender community. She currently practices medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, where she has held the positions of Chief of Emergency Medicine and President of the Medical Staff Association. She is also the lead physician at the Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catherine's.
You can watch Dr. Massarella's TEDx Talk titled "Forward to a Positive Trans-identity" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtuX8lDmty4
This free event will consist of a 2 hour interactive discussion followed by a Q&A period. All are welcome.
Here are some general ideas to think about:
* What unique issues do members of the transgender community face in regards to health care?
* How can health care providers help transgender individuals navigate the health care system?
* How can the greater society better understand the transgender experience, and foster a comfortable environment?
DATE: November 5th, 2014
LOCATION: University of Toronto (Medical Sciences Building, Room 2170)
Hope to see you all!