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PhenoTips Speaker Series Presents: Gender Affirming Care in Genetic Counseling
Gender Affirming Care in Genetic Counseling
Join us live on June 16th from 11 am – 12:15 pm EST, for the 20th installment of the PhenoTips’ Speaker Series, “Gender Affirming Care in Genetic Counseling”.

Gender Affirming Care in Genetic Counseling is a panel discussion and interactive Q & A with diversity and inclusion advocate and hereditary cancer genetic counselor at Genome Medical, Joanna Mercado, prenatal genetic counselor at Sema4, Marney Brillinger, and transgender patient advocate, Holden Bender-Bernstein.

Cultural attitudes towards the transgender community have shifted in recent years, allowing trans individuals to become more visible and empowered than previously possible. As the trans population grows in response, so too do health disparities and incidents of transphobia experienced by this historically medically marginalized group. With no agreed-upon pedigree standards for trans individuals and limited cultural competency training, genetic counselors face significant challenges providing the necessary affirming care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

In this panel discussion moderated by the DNA Today podcast founder and host Kira Dineen, CGC, Joanna Mercado, Marney Brillinger, and Holden Bender-Bernstein will address:
• Improving clinic experiences for transgender and gender non-conforming patients
• Beyond standards: gender affirming family history collection
• Challenges to providing gender affirming care in existing service delivery models
• Education and advocacy in the genetics and genomics community

Event breakdown:
• 55 minute panel discussion
• 20 minute audience Q & A

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Jun 16, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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