STITCH: Summit to Improve Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Collaborative Health Care Webinar Series


October 16 | October 23 | October 30 | November 6 | November 13 | November 20 | December TBA

People who are transgender or gender non-conforming must be able to access basic and advanced health care, which includes both therapies non-specific to their transition (such as preventive medicine and specialty care) and therapies specific to transition (such as hormone replacement therapy and fertility preservation). For these changes to happen, the health care provider needs to be open to feedback, aware of gender biases and knowledgeable about current best practices. Examples include awareness of steps needed to fully access services, sensitivity to the vocabulary used in interactions with patients and in medical records, and assumptions made when providers interact with the transgender population. With this knowledge, health providers will be equipped to provide quality care and reduce health disparities.

Health Care Workforce (MD, D.O., P.A.-C, R.N. social workers, psychologists)
Students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate programs)
Transgender and Gender non-conforming individuals, friends and relatives


  1. Apply the best practices and current standards of medical, surgical, and mental health care for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients.
  2. Collaborate across healthcare disciplines on patient-centered treatment plans for TGNC patients.
  3. Adapt care to address intersectional experiences and health inequity, and recognize the diversity of gender narratives.
  4. Create inclusive spaces and improve clinic policies to positively impact the health care needs in the TGNC community.
  5. Bring information to the broader community to discuss possible improvements, access to care, and life quality for TGNC individuals in Mid- Missouri.
  6. Describe the rights of TGNC individuals in Missouri, including the current state and federal laws and outline steps that can be taken to secure rights.

Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Approval Number MO1022-6
The University of Missouri Center for Continuing Medical Education and Physician Lifelong Learning (CME/PLL) is part of an accredited university in the state of Missouri. As such, this program meets the requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers with Missouri licenses.

MU School of Medicine | MU Sinclair School of Nursing | Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning | MU Extension


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