The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium
would like to Thank
Our collaborative partner and co-sponsor
community sponsors , presenters and attendees for your
Commitment, Generosity and Support and
That Helped to Make This years
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.
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.
Our mission statement
"To provide advocacy through education to those serving transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people seeking health care. "
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.
Better Patient Care
Realities of Transgender Medical Care
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.
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
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
Mitch Bloom- Board Member
Wells Fargo, Wilton Manors
Jessmarie Gonzalez-Board Member
Behavioral Community Health Specialist
Dept of Otolaryngology, Uof M
David E Rosow,M.D.
Dept of Otolaryngology, U of M
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.
Training was very helpful, and I genuinely learned a lot. The case studies were outstanding.
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.
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