Culturally Competent LGBTQIA Care

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Date & Location
Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Target Audience

Online registration is now closed. 

We are at capacity and will no longer be accepting registrations and are unable to process onsite registration. We regret any inconvenience. 

If you have a question about your current registration, please call us at (202) 780-1655 before 2:00 pm on Thursday 27, 2018. 

This two hour course will educate healthcare providers and clinicians on culturally competent care for gender minorities (transgender and gender non-binary) and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and bisexuals). The course will review terminology and systems based approaches that will increase providers' knowledge of medical, sexual, and transition history from gender and sexual minorities in a culturally competent manner.  Additionally the program will navigate the adverse outcomes associated with being a gender or sexual minority and the effects of minority stress theory and recommendations for providers to circumvent these outcomes.  Primary care issues pertinent to this population will also be discussed, including screening for HIV and STDs, provision of HIV pre or post-exposure prophylaxis, and reproductive counseling.  Finally an educational overview will be provided of the possible hormonal and surgical options available to patients seeking gender affirmation therapy.

The Council of the District of Columbia has approved Bill B21-0168 “LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2015” . The law requires that two (2) credits of instruction pertinent to cultural competency or specialized clinical training that focuses on LGBTQIA patients must be included as part of the continuing education requirements for any license, registration, or certification. This program will provide 2.25 hours towards this requirement.

  1. Develop skills in order to provide a welcoming environment for LGBT patients
  2. Obtain an appropriate medical, gender, sexual, and social history in a culturally competent manner
  3. Identify when and how to screen for HIV and STDs in the LGBT population
  4. Identify when and how to provide HIV pre and post-exposure prophylaxis in the LGBT population
  5. Examine the process of medical and surgical gender affirmation therapy
  6. Identify the perfect time to recommend Truvada Pre-Exposure prophylaxis


Physician: $125
Resident: $75
Fellow: $75
Physician Assistant: $75
Nurse Practitioner: $75
Nurse: $75
Allied Health Professional: $75


In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.