Health Professions Seminar - Improving LGBT Healthcare

April 3, 2016 8:00am – 1:00pm ET
04/3/16 8:00 AM 04/3/16 1:00 PM Health Professions Seminar - Improving LGBT Healthcare Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown Campus Health Professions Seminar - Improving LGBT Healthcare
TouroCOM - Middletown
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown Campus
60 Prospect Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940

On Sunday, April 3rd, from 8:00AM-1:00PM, Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center will present the Health Professions Seminar: Improving Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals, at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY.

This activity has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This seminar has been submitted for 4.0 contact hours and is pending AOA approval for CME.


Since many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals are at an increased risk for a number of health issues while facing a multitude of treatment barriers, consideration of their healthcare needs should be addressed to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve health-related outcomes for this patient population. The purpose of this program is to provide an educational forum encompassing topics of relevance related to the LGBT patient population; to increase the knowledge base of healthcare providers and support staff caring for LGBT patients and families; and to encourage adoption of LGBT culture-friendly practices throughout the healthcare community.


The intended audience for this program is physicians, nurses, social workers and all other healthcare professionals (clinical or non-clinical) who provide health-related services to the LGBT patient population as topics will relate to both healthcare services as well as the patient care experience.


Time Presentation/Activity Presenter
Registration & Continental Breakfast Catskill Hudson AHEC Staff
Welcome & Introductions Roxanna Raffa, MS, RN
“LGBT Healthcare:  Historical Overview and Current Challenges” Howard Grossman, MDPresident, AlphaBetterCare, New York & New Jersey
“Cultural Competency in Transgender Healthcare” Lori Ciafardoni, MS/Ed, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, SUNY Delhi
“Enhancing Self-Awareness of Healthcare Practice Attitudes Toward the LGBTQ Community”  Rob Conlon, MSNYS Unified Court System Statewide Program Manager for Children’s Centers in the CourtsCo-Chair, Board of Directors, GLSEN of the Hudson Valley
Evaluation and Closing Remarks Catskill Hudson AHEC Staff



For complete program/registration information, please download the program flyer at  

Cost for registration is $35.00Registration ends on March 25, 2016.

  There are two registration methods.  Choose the one that’s best for you:

  • Online registration through Eventbrite
  • By mail. Download the Flyer/Registration form at www.chahec.organd mail completed registration and check payment to Catskill Hudson AHEC, 598 State Route 299, Highland, NY 12528 or contact our staff at (845) 883-7260.

This program is sponsored by Westchester Medical Center Health PPS and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.