2013 LGBTQ HEALTH & WELLNESS CONFERENCE
November 19 – 20, 2013
Theme: Health and Wellness across the Lifespan
New and complex health issues are currently emerging for LGBTQ individuals. For example, LGBTQ youth are coming out at earlier ages, new family identities are being forged by same-sex marriage and co-parenting relationships, and members of the first openly LGBTQ generation are facing their senior years. We are interested in exploring how research and practice have addressed these issues, as well as other topics such as mental health, substance use, HIV/AIDS, transgender health, and health disparities.
Purpose: To foster the application of research into practice by providing a forum for: (a) presenting LGBTQ health research; (b) networking opportunities; and (c) sharing resources.
Keynote: The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, Principal Deputy Director of NIH.
Audience: Students, researchers, and service providers interested in translational LGBTQ health research.
Education: Licensed mental health providers (social workers, professional counselors, clinical professional counselors, and psychologists) in the State of Illinois may receive continuing education credits for participating.
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 8:45am – 6:00pm
Location: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center, 251 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
Agenda: An overview of the day’s activities is listed below. For a complete list of speakers and sessions, download the full conference agenda.
Continuing Education Units: Social workers, professional counselors, and psychologists will be able to receive 3 hours of continuing education units for attending the conference.
Watch Live Online: The morning sessions and afternoon plenary presentations will be live streamed so that you can watch remotely. To view these events on your computer, simply click on the links below.
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD
Dr. Tabak was appointed as the principal deputy director of the NIH on August 23, 2010. Previously he served as acting principal deputy director of the NIH from November 13, 2008, through August 14, 2009. Named as the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in September 2000, he held that post through August 2010. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Tabak served as the senior associate dean for research and professor of dentistry and biochemistry & biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in New York. A former NIH MERIT recipient, Dr. Tabak has received several honors and awards for his work including being elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has also received teaching awards for his work with both graduate and medical students.
Walter O. Bockting, PhD
Walter Bockting, PhD, is Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing) and Co-Director of the LGBT Health Initiative, Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health, Columbia University. He is also a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Bockting has 25 years of direct clinical experience with transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals and their families. His research interests include gender and sexual development, LGBT health, Internet research methods, HIV/STI prevention, and the promotion of sexual health. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Bockting is the Past President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and Editor-in-Chief of the Association’s peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Transgenderism. Dr. Bockting also served on the committee that produced the 2011 Institute of Medicine Report entitled “The Health of LGBT People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding.”
Registration fees include admission to all events, as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments at the poster session. In addition, licensed mental health providers (professional counselors and social workers) in the State of Illinois may receive continuing education credits for participating.
Student: $25 (Late or onsite registration $35)
General Admission: $45 (Late or onsite registration $55)
The reduced registration rates will be available until November 14, 2013. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Poster Session Details: If you will be presenting a poster, download the Poster Guidelines with instructions on preparation and display.
Public transportation: The Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center at 251 E. Huron St. is located approximately 5 blocks southeast of the Chicago/State stop of the Red El line and is served by multiple CTA bus routes.
Parking: Parking lots are located at 321 E. Erie (Erie-Ontario Self Park) and 222 E. Huron (Huron-St. Clair Self Park). Discounted parking validation will be available for $11 (1-7 hours) and $24 (7-24 hours). Please ask for validation at the conference registration table.
The 2nd Annual Chicago LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference is co-organized by the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute of Center on Halsted. The conference is generously co-sponsored by a growing number of Chicago-area universities and health centers.
Platinum Sponsors: Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Gold Sponsor: The Adler School of Professional Psychology; Howard Brown Health Center
Silver Sponsors: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago - Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention; Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research; Chicago House; Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4); Northwestern University – Center for Community Health; Northwestern University – Institute for Policy Research; Thresholds; University of Chicago – Office of Diversity and Inclusion; University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Pharmacy, Office of Diversity Affairs; Vida/SIDA (Puerto Rican Cultural Center)
Bronze Sponsors: Sexualities Project at Northwestern; University of Illinois at Chicago – Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People & Allies; University of Chicago - STI and HIV Intervention Network; Valeo at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
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