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Discussions on Gender Affirmation: Surgery and Beyond


May 30-June 1, 2019
Kabuki Hotel San Francisco


Join the conversation at this San Francisco conference aimed at helping health care providers address the ethical and practice-related concerns of serving trans individuals who are considering surgery. 

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • An ethical framework for navigating challenges in gender care
  • Counseling patients/clients regarding surgery options
  • Physical preparation for surgery
  • Discussions on complications of gender surgeries
  • Masculinizing and feminizing surgical procedures
  • Nonbinary surgery requests
  • Ethical issues in adolescent treatment
  • How to be a well-informed health care advocate 
  • Facial feminization and voice surgery

Speakers Include:

  • WPATH Global Education Initiative Co-Chairs: Lin Fraser, EdD, MFT, LPCC and Gail Knudson, MD, MEd, FRCPC.
  • Carol Bayley, PhD, ethicist and member of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Gender Council.
  • Marci Bowers, MD, gynecologic and aesthetic surgeon specializing in genital reassignment surgery and clitoral restoration for FGM survivors.
  • Jordan Deschamps-Braly, MD, FACS, plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial feminization surgery.
  • Charles Moser, PhD, MD, internal medicine, sexual medicine, specializing in the care of gender diverse patients.
  • Bauback Safa, MD, MBA, FACS, plastic surgeon specializing in microsurgery/phalloplasties.
  • Thomas Satterwhite, MD, founder: Align Surgical Associates. Plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in gender confirmation procedures.

Click here for the full conference agenda

This CME/CE accredited conference for all health care professionals is sponsored by Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Global Education Initiative (WPATHGEI). 

We invite you to attend three days of focused education and professional dialogue exploring the interdisciplinary nature of transgender care.  Our primary aim is to help providers become articulate about gender surgery and capable of competently supporting individuals who undergo these procedures.

Space is limited. Register today: www.wpath.org/education/upcoming-conferences

Sessions Begin: 

  • Thursday May 30, 12:30-5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
  • Friday, May 31, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms is available at the Hotel Kabuki for conference attendees. To book, call 415.614.5423 and indicate the Saint Francis Memorial / WPATH conference or use the Hotel Kabuki Guest Room Booking webpage