Prism Workshops re: Gender Affirming Surgery

The Prism Education Series will be offering 2 trans health information sessions in September on:

Accessing Gender Affirming Surgery* in BC.

Presented by: Dr. Gail Knudson MD, MPE, FRCPC & Dr. Marria Townsend, MD CCFP

Auditorium – Eye Care Centre
2550 Willow Street (at the corner of West 10th Ave), Vancouver

This session is also available by webinar and will be recorded

In 2012, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) published new Standards of Care to guide practice for those working with trans and gender variant clients in a range of disciplines. These standards are currently being implemented in parts of B.C. and will include some changes to the process and principles of care around medical transition, including surgeries.  We are offering these sessions to answer questions on these changes and to help individuals and their care providers navigate the system of care.

The September 19th session will be geared towards healthcare providers directly involved in gender affirming care for trans and gender variant individuals. CLICK HERE TO SEE RELATED ATTACHMENT

The September 26th session is for anyone with an interest in gender affirming care for trans and gender variant individuals. This session is for community members and the general public, everyone is welcome. CLICK HERE TO SEE RELATED ATTACHMENT

Both sessions will focus on healthcare for adults 19+ and information in each session will be tailored to the needs of the specific audiences.

Space is limited and registration is required.

To register to attend in-person, please email: Jennifer.ho2@vch.ca

These sessions will also be offered via webinar and will be recorded. Please see the attached posters for more information on how to register for the webinar.

*gender affirming surgery has been referred to ‘Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS)’ in the past.

Thanks and we hope to see you there,

Nikki Zawadzki
Coordinator, Prism
tel: 604.714.6266.
cell: 604.789.6920
fax: 604.714.3478
email: nikki.zawadzki@vch.ca
Vancouver Coastal Health
Three Bridges CHC
#320 – 1290 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1W2
www.vch.ca/prism

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