The 9th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC) will be held June 3-5, 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA). As the country debates healthcare reform, at the center of the debate are issues of quality of care and access. The political debate may (or may not!) have some resolution by June, 2010, but issues of quality of care and access will continue for trans communities. These will be among the many issues that will be explored through this conference.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Rebecca Allison, MD will be our opening keynote speaker on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Dr. Allison is an accomplished cardiologist, who is currently serving as the president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association — the first transgender person to hold that position. A full bio is available at http://www.trans-health.org/keynotes.
Kylar Broadus, Esq will be our closing keynote speaker on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Mr. Broadus is an accomplished attorney and professor, who is currently serving as board chair of the National Black Justice Coalition — the first transgender person to hold that position. A full bio is available at http://www.trans-health.org/keynotes.
Changes at PTHC 2010!
This year PTHC is trying something different by making all three days free to the public, with slots each day for workshops targeting both the Community and Providers. Because of this structure, we are able to provide more workshops for everyone, more time for community building, and more CME’s and CEU’s for those that want them.
More details about changes and confirmed activities at PTHC 2010 will released as arrangements are finalized. Be sure to check our website regularly at http://www.trans-health.org for the latest updates.
Call for Proposals
The planning committee is currently seeking workshop proposals for the 2010 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. For medical providers, mental health workers, social workers, clergy, and educators, the conference provides tools needed to provide inclusive services to transgender individuals and our families. For community members, families, partners, and allies, the conference provides tools needed to succeed and thrive within our communities and within our daily lives.
At http://proposals.trans-health.org you can find a list of topics and past workshop descriptions, and propose your own workshops. We are eager to hear your creative ideas!
The final workshop proposal deadline is March 15, 2010. However, earlier submission is strongly encouraged. The first round of proposal feedback will be March 1, 2010. If you submit your proposal in some form by then, the committee will be able to offer feedback to help you refine your proposal before final decisions are made.