Central Iowa LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference
Promoting Mental, Physical, Spiritual, & Social Health in the LGBTQ Community
All interested healthcare professionals.
Join us for our annual LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference with Des Moines University to bring healthcare providers and LGBTQ community members together to connect and learn. This two-day virtual conference allows healthcare providers to gain valuable knowledge about best practices for serving LGBTQ folks and have the chance to meet and build trust with LGBTQ individuals. LGBTQ community members have the chance to learn more about LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare resources in their area, gain system navigation knowledge, and develop relationships with healthcare providers.
- Describe barriers that LGBTQ Iowans face when attempting to access inclusive healthcare.
- Recognize the importance of spiritual, social, and mental health on the overall health of LGBTQ Iowans.
- Discuss the discrimination that LGBTQ Iowans face and how that discrimination impacts health outcomes and overall well-being.
- Generate three action items focused on LGBTQ inclusivity to utilize in practice.
All times are in Central Time. Agenda is subject to change.
Saturday, April 10
|8 am||Sign-In and Welcome|
Keynote Address - Bodies Beyond the Binary: The Intersex Experience
|9:15 am||Break (Optional Yoga/Movement)|
Physical Health Breakout - Chemsex: LGBTQ Harm Reduction in Healthcare
Mental Health Breakout - Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Individuals
Spiritual and Social Health Breakout - Rural LGBTQ Communities and COVID-19
|10:30 am||Break (Optional Yoga/Movement)|
Physical Health Breakout - Gynecology Pearls of Wisdom
Mental Health Breakout - Minority Stress Model
Spiritual and Social Health Breakout - LGBTQ 201: Best Practices
Sunday, April 11
|12:45 pm||Break (Optional Yoga/Movement)|
Physical Health Breakout - Care of Gender Nonconforming Children and Adolescents
|Mental Health Breakout - Engaging the LGBTQ Community During COVID-19 (Non-CME)|
Diana Prince, Executive Director, Des Moines Pride Center
Spiritual and Social Health Breakout - LGBTQ Spirituality Panel Discussion (Non-CME)
|2 pm||Break (Optional Yoga/Movement)|
Closing Panel Discussion: LGBTQ BIPOC Experiences in Healthcare
Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH, CPH
Rabbi Emily Barton
Kayla Bell, tLMHC, MS
Amy Bingaman, MD
Keenan Crow, MPP
Pastor Emily Ewing
Katie Larson Ode, MD
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and One Iowa. DMU designates this live, online activity for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.75 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Marlu Abarca, speaker
- Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH, CPH, planning committee member and speaker
- Rabbi Emily Barton, speaker
- Kayla Bell, tLMHC, MS, speaker
- Amy Bingaman, MD, speaker
- Bria Brown-King, speaker
- Meghan Buell, speaker
- Keenan Crow, MPP, speaker
- Mitchell Hooyer, speaker
- Fannie Hungerford, speaker
- Allen Juneau, speaker
- Malycki Manon-Sosa, planning committee member
- Elizabeth Medina, speaker
- Helena Mica, MA, MS, planning committee member
- Max Mowitz, activity director and speaker
- Diana Prince, speaker
- Sonia Reyes-Snyder, speaker
- Artemis Rivera, speaker
- Zachary Rochester, planning committee member
- Tyler Rutherford, DO'22, planning committee member
- Olivia Samples, planning committee member
- Sam Schmitz, MPH, DO'23, planning committee member
- Tony Sivanthaphanith, speaker
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have the following conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Katie Larson Ode, MD, speaker, has no financial relationships but does intend to discuss off-label use of a commercial product.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 5.75 AOA Category 2A
- 5.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 5.75 IBON