Webinar: Improving Care for Transgender Patients

Webinar: Improving Care for Transgender Patients

An Introduction to Gender-Affirming Primary Care

Target Audience:

Primary care professionals 

Course Format: Online webinar 1900-2000 PST: presentation with Q&A.
  • Nov 22, 2017
Broadcasted from
910 W 10th Ave
Online from Vancouver BC


  • 1900 - 2000 PDT
  • You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player (version 11.2 or later).
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the session. Registrations 24 hours before the webinar are not guaranteed even with registration confirmation.
  • 24 hours prior to the session you will receive an email from UBC with connection details. Please check your spam folders. You should add "@ubc.ca" to your safe sender list. If you do not see the connection email, please contact us 20 hours before the webinar.
  • Please close all other programs during the webinar, and turn on your computer speakers with the volume up.


  • Moderator and presenter visible via webcam
  • Presentation slides visible on the webinar
  • Audio live through your computer speakers
  • Your questions sent via the Q&A chat box
  • Presentation materials available for download

Key Speakers

Dr. Marria Townsend, MD, CCFP, Medical Director, Trans Care BC, Provincial Health Services Authority

Dr. Townsend is a queer cisgender family physician who is passionate about improving health services to trans and gender diverse people. She is grateful to have been doing this work for the past decade on the unceded land of the Coast Salish peoples. In addition to providing gender affirming care in her clinical practice, she enjoys teaching and mentoring students, residents and other health care providers to better enable them to serve trans and gender diverse communities.

Skills Gained

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1.        Effectively utilize common terminology when discussing gender with patients;
  2.        Identify common health disparities/challenges faced by transgender patients and their implications for care;
  3.        Define the gender-affirming framework and how it applies to provision of primary care;
  4.        Describe the role of the primary care provider in care of transgender patients; and
  5.        Utilize resources and connect transgender patients to appropriate supports.



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