2021 UCLA Health CORE Kidney Virtual Patient Conference: Educating, Empowering and Inspiring Hope

Join us on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11 am for the second virtual kidney fair, a conference focused on bringing you the very latest research and information about the management of kidney disease at UCLA Health. Dr. Amy Weimer will be speaking on "Pioneering Gender Health at UCLA." Other topics include COVID-19 and its impact, home dialysis, donation, transplantation, patient stories and much more. This event is free, but registration is required. More information can be found on the event website.

2019 Events

Models of Pride 2019

On October 19, at Los Angeles City College, UCLA Health will be supporting the Models of Pride 2019 LGBTQ youth conference by having a table at the event’s Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will give UCLA Health an opportunity to convey to participating youth that they are not alone. UCLA Health will provide information that gives these youth access to support and resources from all over Los Angeles and beyond.

Come meet UCLA Health staff and learn about our LGBTQ Health Initiative and our services for LGBTQ youth, including the EMPWR Program and the Gender Health Program!

Where: Los Angeles City College
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Gender Health Seminars

Beyond Google: Real Talk about Supporting Transgender Youth

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2:30 – 4 pm
Conference Room 3, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, 1250 16th Street

Jessica Bernacki, PhD and Brandon Ito, MD, MPH, behavioral health providers in the UCLA Gender Health Program, will discuss recommendations for supporting gender-diverse youth from childhood into young adulthood.

2019 Gender Health and Hormone Therapy

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Auditorium at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center — 1250 16th Street

Shira Grock, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss transgender medicine with a focus on gender affirming hormone therapy. She will review the expected changes and possible side effects of masculinizing and feminizing hormone therapy.

Facial Feminization Surgery

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:30 am to Noon
Conference Room 3 at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center — 1250 16th Street

Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS, UCLA craniofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss the comprehensive evaluation, treatment and outcomes of facial feminization surgery including approaches to the brow bone, hairline, nose, jawline and neck.

Webinar: LGBTQ+ Community Engagement in Healthcare

Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am PT
Join UCLA urologist and Gender Health Program Co-Director Mark Litwin, MD, and Gender Health Program care coordinator Christopher Mann, MSW, ASW, for a discussion of the ways UCLA Health is improving care, visibility and engagement for the LGBTQ+ community and what providers can do 1:1 to provide competent and compassionate health care in a safe and supportive environment.

Ask a question and we will answer at the end of the talk #UCLAMDChat

 

 


DTLA Proud

August 23, 24, & 25 / Noon - 8 pm
Pershing Square

DTLA Proud highlights the strength and vibrancy of the local LGBTQ+ & ally community in Downtown Los Angeles. Come visit the UCLA CARE Center's research booth to learn more about the latest research going on in LA.

Come visit our tables to show your support, learn more about the UCLA Health LGBTQ Health Initiative and UCLA Gender Health Program, and about our participation in this year's LA Pride festival and parade in West Hollywood.

LA Pride Festival

June 8 & 9 / Noon – 7 pm
Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood

Come visit UCLA Health's booth to learn more about the services available for our LGBTQ patients.

LA Pride Parade

June 9 / 11 am – 2 pm
Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood

Cheer for UCLA Health in the 2019 LA Pride Parade!

Trans Pride Fair

June 15 & 16 / Noon - 8 pm
Los Angeles LGBT Center; The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

Trans Pride L.A. is one of the largest and oldest trans celebrations in the U.S. Come visit the UCLA CARE Center's booth to learn more about the latest HIV information and research.

Compton Pride

July 6 / Noon - 8 pm
Compton College

The first ever Compton Pride festival to highlight the creative and loving LGBTQIA culture in Compton. Come visit the UCLA CARE Center's booth to learn more about the latest HIV information and research.

 


The Los Angeles County Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health in Los Angeles County Conference: Advocacy, Communication, Policy, and Healthcare Delivery.

UCLA Health was broadly represented with staff on the Steering Committee and sharing their expert knowledge for the waitlist-only conference at the California Endowment on Tuesday, March 12:

  • Janet Pregler, MD - Director, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center
  • Margaret Armbruster, BSN, MSN - Executive Director, Emergency & Trauma Services & Clinical Regulatory Affairs, UCLA Health
  • Amy Weimer, MD - Medical Director, UCLA Gender Health Program
  • Arielle Sommer, MD - Clinical Instructor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Women's Health at UCLA
  • Allison Diamant, MD, MSHS - Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Amy Cummings, MD - Hematology-Oncology Chief Fellow, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Julie Friedman, MPH, CHES - Director, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Education Center

Topics included:

  • Caring for Lesbian & Bisexual Women
  • Addressing Legal, Regulatory, Compliance, and Policy Issues
  • Social Service Support & Accessing Community Based Agencies
  • Ensuring Care for the Trans Community

Additionally, UCLA Health staff shared information about our LGBTQ Health Initiative and our system's related services, including the Gender Health Program, at the accompanying resource fair.

2019 Southern California LGBTQIA Health Conference

Interested in learning how to better care for LGBTQIA+ patients and colleagues? Read below for a wonderful opportunity organized in part by your fellow DGSOM/UCLA colleagues!

The 5th Annual SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference will be held at UC Irvine on January 20th 2019! This year we are featuring 4 tracks: Empowering Allies, Supporting One Another, Self-care and Wellness, and Continuing Medical Education (CME).

This student-led conference is a collaboration of the health professional schools in Southern California, ranging from medical, PA, pharmacy, and Chiropractic schools, and is sponsored by several of our local universities and hospitals, including DGSOM and UCLA Health! Attendees of this conference will gain insights from providers who work extensively in the field and also deepen their own understanding about the various experiences within the LGBTQIA community. CME hours are available for providers.

Breakfast, lunch, and conference giveaways will be included in ticket purchase!

Where: UC Irvine School of Medicine
When: January 20, 2019, 8 am to 5 pm

Conference details (features speakers & talk description): socallgbthealthconference.org


2018 Events

AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Sunday, October 21, 2018
AIDS Walk Los Angeles is an annual 10K fundraising walk held in downtown Los Angeles that benefits APLA Health and several other local HIV service organizations, including the UCLA CARE Center. Registration is free.

Models of Pride Conference

UCLA Health supported the annual Models of Pride 2018 LGBTQ youth conference resource fair at Cal State Los Angeles on October 20. With more than 2,000 attendees, the Resource Fair provides an opportunity for youth to find support and resources from all over Los Angeles and beyond and know they are not alone. UCLA Health staff shared information about our LGBTQ Health Initiative and our system's related services, including the EMPWR Program and the Gender Health Program.

National Coming Out Day!

October 11, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day when we celebrate those coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. UCLA Health and the UCLA Gender Health Program honor all who have come out as LGBTQ and we are here to support U!

Whether you are a patient, staff, or community member, you are invited to come out, meet our expert LGBTQ health team and celebrate!

Where: B-Level inside Ronald Reagan Medical Center

When: Thursday, October 10, 11am-1pm

STAR Seminar: LGBTQ Youth Preparedness in California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9 to 10am
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza
Conference Room A7-418

Join Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD, for a discussion about the first ever LGBTQ Youth Preparedness Scan for LA County, which assesses all 11 youth-relevant county departments' capacity to properly serve LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

LA Pride festival and parade

UCLA Health made its inaugural appearance at the 2018 LA Pride Festival and Parade in West Hollywood on June 9 and 10. This is part of our LGBTQ Health Initiative to provide compassionate, inclusive and equitable care to our diverse community of patients and their families, and support our staff who help make UCLA Health No. 1 in Los Angeles.

LA Pride participants had a chance to visit our UCLA Health booth to show their support, learn more about our LGBTQ Health Initiative and the UCLA Gender Health Program, and about our participation in this year's festival and parade in West Hollywood.

Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday, March 29, 2018
11 am to 1 pm
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cafeteria

Join UCLA Health in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility! Come visit our table outside the cafeteria to learn more about the UCLA Gender Health Program and LGBTQ Health Initiative.

Lunch Lecture: Addressing Mental Health Disparities and Barriers for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients

Wednesday, March 21
Noon to 1pm (Lunch provided)
Geffen Hall 150

In this case-based presentation, Natalie Ramos, MD will discuss existing disparities among gender non-conforming and transgender patients and explore how clinicians and trainees can provide more effective, sensitive mental health care. Real clinical cases will be used to explore challenging issues that arise in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents and their families.

SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
USC Keck School of Medicine

The SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference, which UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA support as member institutions, will focus on how health care workers can advocate for the LGBTQIA community. This event is a great opportunity for professionals, students and community members to learn about LGBTQIA health topics and advocacy efforts.

For more information, visit socallgbthealthconference.org

 


2017 Events

Los Angeles Equality Town Hall: Addressing Disparities in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
10 am to 12 pm

The California Endowment Redwood Room
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free onsite parking

GenderGap Clothing Swap

Monday, November 13, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
(Donations: Monday, October 30, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017)

LGBT Campus Resource Center - Student Activities Center, Ste B36
220 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Join the UCLA LGBTQ Student Leadership Council and the LGBT Campus Resource Center in the 3rd annual GenderGap Gender-Affirming Clothing Drive. Every member of our campus community has a right to express themselves and their gender identity - and for that identity to be celebrated and affirmed.

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Transgender Job Fair

UCLA Health Human Resources will be sponsoring the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Transgender Job Fair to recruit for the Gender Affirmation Program staff.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:30 am to 3 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Downtown Los Angeles

AIDS Walk Los Angeles is an annual 10K fundraising walk that benefits APLA Health and 20 other L.A. County HIV service organizations. Registration is free.

Welcome Home! LGBTQ Fall Resource Fair

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

James West Alumni Center

HE, SHE, OR THEY

Patient and provider perspectives on gender identity disclosure and data capture in the electronic health record.

Presenter: Hale Thompson, PhD

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
9:00 am

Conference room A8-221
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza