EPATH summer school 2020

EPATH is happy to announce the first EPATH Summerschool which will take place at Ghent University (Belgium) from 7-9 September 2020.

The summerschool is targeted at PhD researchers as well as clinicians working in the field of transgender health, and deals with the multi-disciplinary approach to the mental and physical wellbeing of transgender persons and their relatives.

Topics will include

  • Mental and sexual health
  • Trans pregnancy and fertility
  • Surgical aspects of transgender care
  • Pediatric and adult endocrinology
  • Stigma and resilience
  • Autism
  • Non-binary persons
  • E-health
  • Brain research
  • Ethics

Approach and content

By offering advanced plenary keynote lectures by experts in transgender health and wellbeing from different scientific backgrounds, both Belgian as well as international invited speakers, all participants are offered the state of the art from these respective fields. Students are expected to engage in an interactive discussion so as to obtain a better understanding of the different (complementary or opposing) insights of the different disciplines into the chosen topic. In the afternoon students will be able to choose between several (inter)disciplinary sessions, which will feature selected case study presentations with a background of relevant literature, or research study proposals prepared by the participants. During these sessions challenges for different disciplines are highlighted and an interactive exchange of experiences is foregrounded.

A detailed programme and information about the application procedure will follow soon! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated!

Public event

During the summer school EPATH will host a public event entitled “Transgender health care from a human rights perspective” together with Transgender Infopunt, Ghent University and Ghent city council. This roundtable discussion will cover the (r)evolution of transgender healthcare guidelines and the societal and legal challenges from a human rights perspective, such as the depathologisation movement, role of diagnoses, insurance coverage and legal gender recognition. This public event is open for a broad public and will take place on Tuesday 08/09/2020 in the Sint-Pieters abby (Ghent Centre).