Preliminary program

April 6th 2017

11.00: Registration desk  opens

12.30-14.00: Plenary Opening session

  1. Welcome address – EPATH interim board president Guy T’Sjoen
  2. Welcome address –Host & Local Organizing Committee -Dragana Duisin
  3. Key note lecture: “Exploring a new hypothesis about the mechanisms of gender dysphoria – Ivanka Savic Berglund (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

14.00-16.00: Parallel Stream Sessions I

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00: Poster Session

18.00-20.00: Public Plenary Session & reception

  • EPATH – Welcome address
  • Welcome address – Minister of Health Republic of Serbia (tbc)
  • “Belgrade Gender Dysphoria Team – Our first 30 years” – Svetlana Vujovic (Belgrade Gender Team)
  • “Pathologised, underserved: a human rights assessment of trans people’s access to healthcare in Europe” – Richard Kohler (Senior Policy Officer, TGEU)
  • “Penile transplantations: lessons for surgeons in trans care” – André van der Merwe (Stellenbosch University South-Africa)

April 07th 2017

Day 2 has a parallel surgical program with live surgery, for which surgeons only can register.

08.00-09.00: Meeting & Networking opportunities

09.00-10.30: Plenary Session: Transgender Health Care in Europe

In this recurrent session 5 gender teams present the organisation of the clinical practices for transgender health care in their country.

  1. Serbia –  Dragana Duisin (Belgrade Gender team)
  2. Russia – Dmitry Isaev (Sint-Petersburg)
  3. Kyrgyzstan – Irina Karagapolova
  4. Sweden – Stefan Arver (Karolinska University Hospital)
  5. France – Marc Revol (Paris-Diderot University)

10.30–11.00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.30: Parallel Stream Sessions II

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30:  Multidisciplinary Workshops I

15.30-16.00: Coffee Break

16.00-17.30: Multidisciplinary Workshops II

17.30-18.30: Poster session II

18.30-19.30: Meeting & Networking Opportunities

20.00-23.00: Dinner & After Party & Poster prize announcement


April 08th 2017

08.00-09.00: Meeting & Networking opportunities

09.00-10.45: Plenary Session: The year in Review

This recurrent session offers a synoptic review of notable new literature in various subspecialities of transgender care, with a primary focus on studies that had relevance for health care decision-making.

  • Mental health – Jon Arcelus (UK)
  • Children and adolescents – Karlien Dhont (Belgium)
  • Endocrinology – Yona Greenman (Israel)
  • Social Sciences- Surya Monro (UK)
  • Voice and communication – Christella Antoni (UK)
  • Surgery – Miroslav Djordjevic (Serbia)
  • Law – Alexander Schuster (Italy)

10.45-11.15: Coffee Break

11.15-12.30: Parallel Stream Sessions

12.30-13.30: Plenary Closing Ceremony

  • Closing remarks
  • Announcement of the next EPATH Conference 2019

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