Session Date: April 23, 2021
Session Description: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization of over 2700 members devoted to transgender health. Our mission is to promote evidence based care, education, research, public policy, and respect in transgender health. Currently our membership is based primarily in the US, Canada and Western Europe and we are striving to partner with global health agencies to make our organization and membership more globally representative. Our main goal in doing so is to increase access to competent compassionate healthcare for trans and gender diverse individuals globally. We publish the WPATH Standards of Care and plan to release the most updated version, Version 8, later this year. We would like to make participants aware of this and engage partners in the distribution of our document upon release. As part of our Global Education Institute, we would like to showcase our new learning virtual learning courses in Foundations in Transgender Health, Ethics, Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health, and Mental Health. We have trained well over 3000 participants over the past 3 years and transitioned to a web-based platform in 2020. Please join us!