EDU 20 - Is there a Standard of Practice in Oncologic Care for Transgender Patients?
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Room W192
Session Type: Education
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
There is a burgeoning understanding of the medical inequities faced by the at least 25 million transgender individuals worldwide. However, there is a paucity of data on the experiences and outcomes of transgender cancer patients generally, and transgender radiation oncology patients more specifically. This session aims to discuss best practices for high quality care of transgender cancer patients. We will review the current evidence for transgender cancer patients' experiences and outcomes, and the highlight need for further investigation. We will explore how our community utilizes a binary gender approach to cancer, such as strongly associating females with breast cancer and males with prostate cancer. Moreover, we will assess and explore steps to make our clinical settings, programs, and support groups inclusive of transgender patients. There will be a special emphasis on language and communication with transgender patients. Finally, we seek to engage with participants to discuss collecting and publishing data to work towards a data-driven standard of care for transgender radiation oncology patients. Overall, we hope that this session will be a first step for many radiation oncologists in addressing the specific health care needs of transgender patients.
- Discuss the current landscape of transgender cancer patients'' experiences, and the specific medical considerations that ought to be integrated into their treatment plan.
- Utilize and discuss basic cultural competencies, such as the use of preferred pronouns, chosen name, and other culturally-aware language.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Setting the Stage - Fundamentals of Transgender Care for All Practitioners
Speaker: – Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Developing an informed physician workforce: Improving education on quality transgender patient care
Speaker: – Harvard Radiation Oncology Program
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Cultural Sensitivity in the Clinic: Creating an Environment of Inclusivity
Speaker: – University of Minnesota
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
The Changing Landscape of Transgender and Non-binary Legal Status: Implications for the Clinic
Speaker: – Cooley LLP