3rd Annual LGBTQ Symposium for Healthcare Professionals: Do you REALLY know me?

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Any healthcare professionals


Healthcare providers often treat patients without knowing who their patients REALLY are, including how they identify. The goal of the 2018 LGBTQ Symposium is to increase participant's knowledge base in order to provide culturally competent care for LGBTQ patients.
Center for Learning and Development,
5039 Airport Center Parkway, Bldg K,
Charlotte, NC 28208

Topics Included:
Connect to Purpose
Benjamin Simmons, MD

"To Treat Me You Have to Know Who I Am": Understanding Cultural Competency for the LGBTQ Patients
Dee Dinsdale, DNP, MEd, RN, VHA-CM

Providing Seamless Transition of care for Transgender Patients Panel
Moderator - Rodney Villanueva
Primary Care Physician
Surgeon - Bernard Taylor, MD
Mental Health Counselor - Trey Green, MSW

Care for Aging LGBTQ Population

LGBT Veteran Health: Substance Use and Suicide Risk Among Veterans

Role-Plays: Providing Culturally Competent Care
Colette Townsend-Chambers, MSN, RN

Closing Remarks
Bishop Tonyia Rawls

Learning Outcome
Participants will self-report knowledge gain in order to improve the patient's experience with health care and provide more competent and quality care to the LGBTQ populations.

Learning Objectives
Discuss how a lack of knowledge contributes to poor health outcomes in the LGBTQ Population.
Identify at least three unique healthcare needs of the LGBTQ.
Apply skills learned in order to improve the patient experience of the LGBTQ patient.

CE Credits

Accreditation Statement
Carolinas Healthcare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statements
Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

6.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
No partial credit will be provided.

6.0 Clock Hours NBCC

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

6.0 Contact Hours (Category A) NC Psychologists
Charlotte AHEC is an approved provider by the North Carolina Psychology Board and designates Contact Hours (Category A) for NC Psychologists.

6.0 Contact Hours / 0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Exhibitor Opportunity:
If your company is interested in exhibiting, please contact May Cheung at 704-512-6531 or may.cheung@atriumhealth.org for more information.


Sophia Moore-Dennis, 704-512-6537


Oct 26, 2018
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Check-In Time
7:45 AM
6.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 17/18
Oct 26, 2018
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 17/18
Registration. Break and Lunch will be provided.
$500.00 Exhibitor Fee for Professional Organizations
$1000.00 Exhibitor Fee for Commercial Interest Companies
No charge for speakers; Special code required.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit