Workshop Guidelines – Professional Track

We are seeking Medical, Legal, Behavioral Health and Education experts for our 6th annual Professional Track of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. This two-day continuing education program will enhance clinical knowledge and cultural competence in working with trans and gender non-conforming individuals of all ages.  It will take place on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017 at the PA Convention Center.


The Professional Track of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference has exciting new changes in store for 2017

What’s new?

  • WELCOME ALL EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS:  We are introducing Education professionals as one of the target groups for professional development, and are seeking workshops geared toward teachers and school administrators working in all levels of education. This will be in addition to Legal, Medical and Behavioral Health providers.
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS: In an effort to foster greater cross-curricular exchange, in 2017 all professional track workshops will be open to pre-paid attendees.

o   What does this mean? It means there may be medical providers, behavioral health providers, attorneys and educators attending each workshop. In addition to specialized workshops, we are also seeking interdisciplinary workshops this year that offer Medical, Legal, Behavioral Health and Education perspectives.  

  • SPOTLIGHT TGNC PRESENTERS:  This year, we are sending out a specific request for proposals from trans-identified presenters


What types of workshops are we looking for?

Medical workshops that focus on:

  •  Trans and gender non-conforming adolescents and children
  • Aging and end of life care
  • Current research/dissertation work
  • Reproductive technology
  • Malignancy risk and evaluation in FTMs & MTFs
  • Medical Advocacy in the management of patient surrounding coverage of services
  • Medical and Advanced Practice Nurse School/Program training 

Behavioral Health workshops that focus on:

  • Substance abuse and recovery
  • Research
  • Best practices
  • Theory and case presentations
  • Life span (youth and aging)
  • Relationships and families
  • Advocacy in the therapeutic context
  • Practice innovations
  • Working with sex-workers

Legal Workshops that focus on:

  • Legal issues and strategies for working with or against unfriendly government administrations and agencies
  • Current and ongoing legal challenges to trans equality
  • Identity documentation
  • Healthcare and insurance coverage
  • Discrimination and harassment in employment or places of public accommodation
  • Teens and young adults
  • Aging and older adults
  • Intersecting identities (such as race, gender, and income status)
  • Working with sex-workers
  • Advocacy in legal settings

Education workshops that focus on:

  • Best practices and resources for supporting TGNC students
  • Trans-Inclusive School District Policies
  • Legal perspectives on TGNC student-rights
  • Conflict mediation / navigating a hostile or transphobic school environment
  • Advocacy in a school environment

Interdisciplinary workshops that focus on any of the above, as well as all other topics within your areas of expertise.


Click here to submit a proposal for the Professional Track


The deadline for submitting proposals is March 31, 2017. You can expect a response by early May 2017. Please share this call for proposals widely among your networks. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Nikki Hatza at [email protected].

We look forward to reviewing your exceptional proposals!