Trans and gender diverse healthcare (for GPs and health professionals in Macedon Ranges and surrounds)

27 Apr 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points unavailable

The LGBTIQA+ Affirmative Healthcare series is designed to encourage GPs and other health care professionals in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding regional areas to build their capacity to provide affirming and person-centred care to LGBTIQA+ patients and service users.

By embedding LGBTIQA+ affirmative care into our practices, we can overcome the health disparity between LGBTIQA+ people and the broader community, and move towards a more equitable health system for everyone.

Participate in this online training session and:

  • Increase confidence and knowledge of TGD health through current research in Australia
  • Increase cultural awareness and sensitivity for TGD populations
  • Learn about the four ‘spheres of affirmation’ and common avenues of gender affirmation for TGD people
  • Participate in Q&A with Dr Suzi Fox (Ranges Medical) & Dr. Julian Grace (Thorne Harbour Health)

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Julian Grace from Thorne Harbour Health. Dr Grace is a TGD-identified trainer who draws upon a wealth of knowledge from both his TGD and health service provider communities. Dr Grace is a qualified Osteopath (BHlthSc, BAppSc) currently practicing at the Equinox multidisciplinary health clinic and working closely with GPs, nurses, and other professionals. He is also an experienced educator, both in tertiary biomedical science education and freelance facilitation. Thorne Harbour Health (formally known as the Victorian AIDS Council) was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The organisation has broadened its portfolio to serve the health needs of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities to ensure all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society.

The session will also include a case presentation by Dr Suzi Fox (Ranges Medical).

Dr Grace and Dr Fox will participate in a Q&A at the end of the session – please feel free to send us any questions in advance.

This workshop has been made possible with funding from the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.

The training will take place over Zoom - registrants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

View flyer (.pdf)