The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium

would like to Thank 

 

 

 

 

 Our collaborative partner and co-sponsor 

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community sponsors , presenters and attendees for your 

Continued

Commitment, Generosity and Support and

That Helped to Make This years 

Virtually Held 

 10th Annual Transgender Medical Conference September 17/18 2020

A Huge Success!

 

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.

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Together we understood the concerns and constraints facing the nation due to COVID-19 pandemic which  affected all of us deeply and while we recognized those existing challenges we chose to embrace this time as an opportunity to offer more engaging  fully virtual workshop experiences.

       Please know that while we continue to face the covid-19 pandemic our work will continue to strive to improve healthcare for people of transgender experience staying steadfast in our commitment to our community and to our mission statement to continue to bring you quality information by experts in their respective fields of transgender care who share their expertise to assist in developing competency through knowledgeable inter actions.   It is our goal to provide the kind of valuable information and professional networking that will greatly enhance your ability to provide quality service to our transgender,gender non-conforming and gender expansive individuals in our community. 

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Our mission statement
"To provide advocacy through education to those serving transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people seeking health care. "
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The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortia (SFTMC) started over 10 years ago as it became evident that the number of health professionals trained in transgender medical and behavioral health was insufficient to meet the need in our transgender communities.

SFTMC considered what it would take working together to reduce barriers to care and increase the number of competent licensed and trained health professionals.

SFTMC created a board of directors as well advisory board consisting of volunteer licensed professionals proficient in related fields.

SFTMC then prepared the provider community and front line staff with culturally sensitive information and education to eliminate assumptions, improve communication and create a more affirming environment for transgender persons seeking health care.

This focus led to the creation of a state of the art 1 day learning session designed to increase the competency of local professionals to meet the health care needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and gender creative individuals.

Today, through workshops and conferences our dedicated team of licensed providers and community members continue to offer expansive learning opportunities that have reached over 2300 medical professionals. We stay committed to providing competent and proficient education to our medical, mental health professionals, students, allied health providers, and our front line staff in the field of transgender heath care through interactive opportunities.

Our volunteer board of directors and advisory team stays committed to bringing providers  quality information curated by experts in their respective fields of transgender care to share their expertise and assist in developing competency through knowledgeable inter actions.

 

SFTMC's goal is to provide the kind of valuable information and professional networking that will greatly enhance the abilities of participants to provide quality service to our transgender, gender non-conforming and gender expansive individuals in our community.
 

While we fully recognize the challenges that exist today we will embrace this time as a time to address change that continues to improve healthcare for people of transgender experience staying steadfast in our commitment to our community and to our mission statement.

 

 

Medical Treatment
Healthcare Costs
Better Patient Care
 

Realities of Transgender Medical Care

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22%

50%

19%

33%

of transgender
people postpone medical coverage when they are sick or injured out of fear.
report they are the ones who have to teach their provider about healthcare issues.
of transgender people have been refused care by doctors or hospitals.
delay any form of preventative healthcare treatment because of discrimination.
 

Leadership Team

Our experts are the finest

Jodi Reichman, Founder /CEO- South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium

Board of Directors

Thomas Pietrogallo, MSW/LCSW, MBA-President

Transgender Medical Consortium

CEO-Poverello Center

Dr.Sheryl Zayas-D.O.-Sect./Tres

South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium

Medical director, Care Resource

David Landsman-Wohlsifer Ph.D., LCSW

Clinical Instructor, Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School & Social Work

 FAU College of Social Work & Criminal Justice

Dr Uri Belkind- MD, MS, FAAP, AAHIVS

Clinical Assistant Professor,Dept of Adolescents/Pediatrics

NYU School of Medicine

Associate Medical Director, Adolescent Medicine Clinical Director

Callen- Lorde Community Health Center

Dr Asa Radix 

Callen Lorde Community Health Center

NYC/NY

Mitch Bloom-  Board Member

Wells Fargo, Wilton Manors

Jessmarie Gonzalez-Board Member

Behavioral Community Health Specialist

Care Resource

Advisory Members

Kristin Reichman

Communications Advisor

Adam, Lloyd,M.M.,M.A.,CCC-SLP 

Voice Pathologist

Dept of Otolaryngology, Uof M

David E Rosow,M.D.

Associate Professor

Dept of Otolaryngology, U of M

 

Testimonials

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Dr. Scott, MD

Excellent content, loved the panel, great program Great workshop overall!

Overall, I think this is one of the best workshops I've atended. I think the small group discussions were useful.

Jackie, Ph.D.

Training was very helpful, and I genuinely learned a lot. The case studies were outstanding.

Andrea, LPN
Rachel, LCSW

The presenter was great and it was good to know institutional change is not only possible, but has occurred in some larger hospitals. That is encouraging.

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Our Partners

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SFTMC is a recognized non profit organization under code IRC  section 501 (c) (3).  Tax deductible Contributions qualify under IRC section 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522