2021 PATHA Symposium

The 2021 PATHA Symposium will be held at Tautoru TSB Space, Tūranga Central Library, Ōtautahi Christchurch. We will hold a training day on the 24th before the symposium is held on the 25th and 26th of September.

Register for the 2021 PATHA Symposium HERE.

Register for the Training Day (or the Training Day + Symposium together) HERE.

Abstracts and presentation proposal submissions are now closed. Thanks very much for the incredible calibre of submissions.

Gender affirming care in general practice – PATHA Symposium session

Join GPs and trans advocates on the morning of Sunday 26th September at the PATHA Symposium to learn more about providing gender affirming health care in general practice. This session will have a focus on prescribing gender affirming hormone therapy, how to support your gender diverse patients and will explore the proposed guidelines for primary care in more depth. You will hear from GPs about their experiences of starting hormones under an informed consent model, sharing a unique insight into how this can work in real primary care settings.

We are delighted to announce Teddy Cook as a keynote speaker

Teddy Cook (he/him) has over 15 years of experience in community health and non-government sectors. Joining ACON in 2012, Teddy is currently acting as Director, Community Health where he oversees client services, LGBTQ community health programs, Pride Training and Trans Health Equity. Teddy specialises in community development, health promotion and program delivery. He is the Vice President of the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health and is Adjunct Lecturer at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. Teddy joins ACON’s senior leadership team as a proud man of trans experience.

This is Teddy's first time visiting Ōtautahi, Christchurch. His keynote talk is titled, Keeping community at the heart of trans work: Insights from the front lines.

Please feel free to share this information with your networks. We look forward to seeing you all then.

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The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing, and rights of transgender people. We are a group of professionals who have experience working for transgender health in clinical, academic, community, legal and other settings.

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