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PROUD2BE Virtual Event Series # 3 - Medical & Professional Panel

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Medical & Professional Panel- Your questions answered by experts working with trans and gender questioning children, youth & young adults.

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Family Services North Shore along with West Vancouver Youth Services are pleased to present PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series # 3- Medical & Professional Panel, a province-wide event. For parents, young adults, professionals, and adult family/friends.

This event is free of cost.

Generously supported by The Houssian Foundation.

Saturday, April 24 ,10 am - 12:30 pm, via virtual platform

This Year’s Panel:

BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GENDER CLINIC

The BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic team, working with mental-health colleagues at our institution and in the community as a “clinic without walls”, began seeing transgender kids in 1998. They have now seen nearly 600 kids, with one of the busiest clinics in Canada. In 2014, they published one of the first North American reports on the results of their experience caring for trans and gender-questioning children and youth. The clinic staff enjoy the teamwork at BC Children’s and see the value and uniqueness each child, youth and their family bring to the clinic.

Dr. Dan Metzger and Dr. Danya Fox are pediatric endocrinologists seeing children in the BCCG Gender Clinic. Their role is to assess children’s and youth’s medical status and to prescribe puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones when they are deemed appropriate for that patient.

Dr. Charles Ho is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in the BCCH’s Gender Clinic. He supports the team with hormone readiness assessments and provides consultation on psychiatric care.

Dr. Eva Moore is an Adolescent Medicine Pediatrician at BC Children's Hospital who works with gender diverse youth who also have complex health and mental health conditions. She also is responsible for training the new generation of Adolescent Medicine Physicians to be competent in medical care and assessments for gender-diverse youth.

Stephanie Kemp and Rebecca Brooke are two of the registered nurses with the Gender Clinic. Their role includes meeting and supporting families in intakes, teaching families how to give injections, and supporting them with their medical transition.

Robyn Lalani is the social worker in the Gender Clinic. Her role is to provide emotional support and resources to our youth and families. She meets with our patients during the intake appointment. As well, she provides consultation to the team around any psycho-social issues that arise with our patient population

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST DR. WALLACE WONG

Dr. Wallace Wong is a registered psychologist in both California and British Columbia. He has been working with the LGBT population since 1996. While he continued to work with the LGBT population, he has also worked with children and youth who present with different sexual behavioural issues/ juvenile sex offenders for 24 years. He is currently working for the Ministry of Children and Family Development at the Adolescent Child and Youth Mental Health Program which includes: Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH), Adolescents Sexual Health Program (ASH), and the Gender Health Program (GHP). Dr. Wong also maintains his private practice working mainly with children and youth with different sexual health related concerns. He has made numerous trainings and workshops both locally and internationally related to this population.

Dr. Wong has done research for the transgender population for numbers of years, and they can be found in different professional journals. Dr. Wong is also an author and published 3 transgender children book called, When Kathy is Keith, It’s Gay and It’s Okay, and My Positive Uncle.

THREE BRIDGES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER - DR. TANIA CULHAM

Dr. Culham is a family physician who has been providing care for trans and gender diverse folks for 18 years. She also has a special interest in youth, marginalized populations, mental health and substance use. Dr. Cullham works at Three Bridges Community Health Center providing direct patient care and with Transcare BC as a support for providers and patients in communities around BC where trans and gender diverse care isn’t accessible.

**Please Note**that in the best interest of children and youth, this event is for parents, young adults (18 years +), family / friends, caregivers and professionals only. Please ensure that you have a confidential space to attend.

Shortly after registration, you will receive a confirmation email. You will NOT receive a Zoom link to the event upon registration confirmation. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you via Eventbrite, 3 hours prior to event. Please note that you will also receive reminder emails in the lead up to the event.

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