Programme Overview

April 6th 2017

11.00: Registration desk  opens

12.30-14.00: Plenary Opening Session – Chair Miroslav Djordjevic

  1. Welcome Address – EPATH interim board president Guy T’Sjoen & Conference Manager Joz Motmans
  2. Welcome Address –Host & Local Organizing Committee -Dragana Duisin
  3. Key Note Lecture: “The Neurobiology of gender dysphoria – testing a new theory”- Ivanka Savic Berglund (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

14.00-16.00: Parallel Stream Sessions I

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30: Poster Session

18.00-20.00: Public Plenary Session & Reception

  • EPATH – Welcome address : Guy T’Sjoen & Miroslav Djordjevic
  • Welcome address –  Zlatibor Loncar, Minister of Health Republic of Serbia
  • “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 Köhler (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 special registration is required.

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 – Dmitrii Isaev (Sint-Petersburg)
  3. Kyrgyzstan – Irina Karagapolova (Russia)
  4. Sweden – Cecilia Dhejne (Karolinska Institute)
  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

17.30-19.30: 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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