Central Iowa LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference

April 10, 2021 to April 11, 2021

Registration


You're invited to join us for two half-days of online learning on the morning of April 10 and the afternoon of April 11. 

Cost:

  • Healthcare providers: $75
  • Community members: $0

Register here.
 

Promoting Mental, Physical, Spiritual, & Social Health in the LGBTQ Community

Target Audience

All interested healthcare professionals.

Purpose

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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. 

Agenda

All times are in Central Time. Agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, April 10

TimeSession
8 amSign-In and Welcome
8:15 am

Keynote Address - Bodies Beyond the Binary: The Intersex Experience
Bria Brown-King, Director of Engagement, InterACT

  • Define the term intersex.
  • Outline the issues facing the community and how they overlap with the broader LGBTQ movement.
  • Describe the history of the intersex movement, including the early genital surgery model, and how interACT came to be.
  • List concrete ways to better support the intersex movement.
9:15 amBreak (Optional Yoga/Movement)
9:30 am

Physical Health Breakout - Chemsex: LGBTQ Harm Reduction in Healthcare
Mitchell Hooyer, Outreach Volunteer, Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition and Medical Student, University of Iowa

  • Describe chemsex and who engages in it.
  • Identify drugs that are used in a sexual context and their typical route of administration.
  • Discuss screening for chemsex and next steps for a positive result.

Mental Health Breakout - Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Individuals
Kayla Bell, tLMHC, MS, Counselor, Orchard Place and Therapist, Drake University

  • Discuss the objective and subjective definition of mental health and how this shapes mental health support.
  • Identify statistics influencing the need for mental health support.
  • Describe the positive and negative mental health experiences of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Develop strategies to support members of the LGBTQ+ community and identify resources to enhance community and individual support and safety.
  • Utilize an intersectional lens when supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community with their mental health experiences.

Spiritual and Social Health Breakout - Rural LGBTQ Communities and COVID-19
Meghan Buell, Founder and Board President, Trees, Inc.

  • Improve communication skills.
  • Identify tools to create an inclusive culture in healthcare agencies.
  • Create a way to market your services to the transgender community.
10:30 amBreak (Optional Yoga/Movement)
10:45 am

Physical Health Breakout - Gynecology Pearls of Wisdom
Amy Bingaman, MD, Physician, Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Recommended gynecologic screening for adults for the following: pap smears, mammograms, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and challenging scenarios.
  • Discuss special considerations for working with LGBTQ+ and minority patient populations.

Mental Health Breakout - Minority Stress Model
Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH, CPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University

  • Discuss how stress experienced by LGBTQ+ communities is (1) unique, (2) chronic, and (3) socially-based.
  • Describe the relationships among chronic stress, risk-taking health behaviors, and subsequent health disparities documented among LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Hypothesize the impact of chronic stress on LGBTQ+ Iowans based on findings from a recent state-wide health assessment.

Spiritual and Social Health Breakout - LGBTQ 201: Best Practices
Max Mowitz, Program Director, One Iowa

  • Discuss the colonial roots of the gender binary.
  • Identify three ways that inclusive healthcare can improve LGBTQ health outcomes.
  • Describe three best practices for working with LGBTQ patients and clients.
11:45 amAdjourn

Sunday, April 11

TimeSession
12 pm

Legislative Update
Keenan Crow, MPP, Director of Policy and Advocacy, One Iowa

  • Define current local, federal, and state laws as they relate to LGBTQ Iowans and their healthcare.
  • Discuss legislation currently advancing in Congress and the Iowa legislature as it relates to LGBTQ Iowans.
  • Describe the implications of the Bostock case and how it will change federal guidance documents and interpretations of existing federal statutes that prevent discrimination on the basis of sex. 
12:45 pmBreak (Optional Yoga/Movement)
1 pm

Physical Health Breakout - Care of Gender Nonconforming Children and Adolescents
Katie Larson Ode, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

  • State the medical definition of gender.
  • Properly use preferred name and pronouns.
  • Describe standard of care treatment for gender dysphoria in pediatric patients.
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)
Rabbi Emily Barton, Morton and Lois Bookey Rabbinic Chair, Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Pastor Emily Ewing, Social Justice Pastor, Trinity Las Americas
Fannie Hungerford, Owner, Fannie Hungerford Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Owner, Heartland Yoga
Artemis Rivera, Community Member

  • Discuss the ways that affirming spiritual practice can positively impact LGBTQ peoples’ lives.
  • Describe the importance of LGBTQ-inclusive spiritual spaces. 
  • Reflect on ways that transphobia and homophobia act as barriers to spiritual wellness. 
2 pmBreak (Optional Yoga/Movement)
2:15 pm

Closing Panel Discussion: LGBTQ BIPOC Experiences in Healthcare
Marlu Abarca, Vice-Chair, Iowa Commission on Latino Affairs and Bilingual Services Library Assistant, Des Moines Public Library
Allen Juneau, Community Member
Elizabeth Medina, Program Facilitator, GEAR UP Iowa, Iowa College Aid
Sonia Reyes-Snyder, Executive Officer, Office of Latino Affairs, Iowa Department of Human Rights
Tony Sivanthaphanith, President, Iowa City Pride

  • Discuss the ways that the intersection of race and sexual orientation/gender identity impact BIPOC LGBTQ experiences in healthcare.
  • Describe ways to better care for BIPOC LGBTQ patients and clients.  
  • Reflect on ways that racism and homophobia/transphobia impact client/patient experiences.
3:15 pm Adjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.00 IBON
Course opens: 
04/10/2021
Course expires: 
04/11/2021
Event starts: 
04/10/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/11/2021 - 3:15pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Marlu Abarca
Vice-Chair, Iowa Commission on Latino Affairs and Bilingual Services Library Assistant, Des Moines Public Library

Biography

Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH, CPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University

Biography

 

Rabbi Emily Barton
Morton and Lois Bookey Rabbinic Chair, Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Biography

 

Kayla Bell, tLMHC, MS
Counselor, Orchard Place and Therapist, Drake University

Biography

Amy Bingaman, MD
Physician, Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography
 

Bria Brown-King
Director of Engagement, InterACT

Biography

Meghan Buell
Founder and Board President, Trees, Inc.

Biography

Keenan Crow, MPP
Director of Policy and Advocacy, One Iowa

Biography
 

Pastor Emily Ewing
Social Justice Pastor, Trinity Las Americas

Biography
 

Mitchell Hooyer
Outreach Volunteer, Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition and Medical Student, University of Iowa

Biography

Fannie Hungerford
Owner, Fannie Hungerford Yoga

 

 

Allen Juneau
Community Member

 

 

 

Katie Larson Ode, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Biography

Elizabeth Medina
Program Facilitator, GEAR UP Iowa, Iowa College Aid

Biography

Max Mowitz
Program Director, One Iowa

Biography
 

Diana Prince
Executive Director, Des Moines Pride Center

Biography

Sonia Reyes-Snyder
Executive Officer, Office of Latino Affairs, Iowa Department of Human Rights

Biography

Betsy Rippentrop, PhD
Licensed Psychologist and Owner, Heartland Yoga

Biography
 

Artemis Rivera
Community Member

Biography

Tony Sivanthaphanith
President, Iowa City Pride

Biography

 

Accreditation Statements

  • 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 6.0 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 6.0 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 6.0 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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLOSURE

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.00 IBON

Price

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Cost:

  • Healthcare providers: $75
  • Community members: $0

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