Registration for the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is now open!
Registration for the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference opens today, May 1. Now in its 17th year, the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference strives to educate and empower trans individuals, allies, and providers on issues of health and well-being.
This year the conference is offering more than 250 workshops that are open and free to the general public. Workshops cover a wide range of topics relevant to the trans community and allies. Some workshops are geared to a specific target audience and are therefore closed spaces. Among this year’s general workshops are: “The Dysphoric Musician: Music Performance and Body Positivity,” “Family Through a Gender Transition,” “Being a Millennial Queer with Culturally Conservative Parents,” “Post Top Surgery Scar Care,” “Maybe Baby! Baby Making Options for Trans Prospective Parents,” and “Surgical Options for Transgender Women: Vaginoplasty, Facial Feminization.”
The conference also offers a professional track for professionals and students in education, law, medicine, behavioral health and social work. Professional track workshops qualify for continuing education credits. Costs for these workshops vary based on the number of credits they are eligible for, but generally range from $125-300.. This year there are more than 50 workshops in the professional track; topics range from best practices for transition-related letter writing and implementing affirming institutional policy to advanced clinical tools for patients with co-occurring needs.
Last year, the conference attracted 7,000 attendees from all over the world, representing a broad spectrum of ages, ethnicities, races, abilities, sexualities and genders.
“The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is a beacon of light for the transgender and non-binary community. For some, it is their only opportunity in the year to meet and feel safe with other trans and non-binary individuals. People from all over the world come together to share their knowledge and experiences in hopes of improving the quality of life of the trans community. It’s also a crucial time for cis people to gain more knowledge on a community that would greatly benefit from their action and support,” said Oliver de Luz, events and volunteer coordinator for the PTWC.
To register for either the general conference or the professional track, visit the PTWC website at www.transphl.org. The deadline to register for the 2018 PTWC is July 31, 2018.
About the Philadelphia Trans Welness Conference
The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, a program of Mazzoni Center, was created to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being, educate and inform allies and health service providers, and to facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Each year, the event attracts trans people, activists and allies, and medical providers who cover a broad spectrum of ages, ethnicities, races, abilities, sexualities and genders from across the country and around the world.
About Mazzoni Center
Mazzoni Center is Philadelphia’s leading health center focused on the needs of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. Mazzoni Center’s mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves. Currently Mazzoni Center provides care and services to more than 35,000 patients and clients annually.