Conference Programme

This quick overview of our conference programme gives you an overview on how the division between keynote lectures, parallel sessions, and round table discussions will look like.

  • The EPATH 2023 Programme will become available online end of January (this also includes the surgeon-only day on 26/4).
  • Our Conference Booklet will become available online end of February.
  • Check out the abstracts & speakers for the Plenary Opening Session, The Year in Review and the Transgender Health Care in Europe Session.

Tuesday 25/4/2023


18:00-20:00 Registration desk opens (in the hotel lobby)

Wednesday 26/4/2023


8:00-9:00 Registration (Box office)

9:00-10:30 Plenary Opening Session

    • Welcome address by Joz Motmans, President of EPATH
    • Welcome address by Tina Kolos Orban (TENI), Conference hosts
    • Welcome address by Caroline Conroy (Mayor of Dublin – tbc)

Keynote lecture – chair: Joz Motmans

    • Prof. dr. Jon Arcelus (UK/ES): COMPARING SOC-8 TO OTHER CLINICAL GUIDELINES: An in-depth exploration of the SOC-8 methodology

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Parallel sessions I

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions II

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Round tables I

17:00-18:00 Poster presentations

— 11:00-18:00 Surgeon-only day 

18:30-20:00 Public session (speakers tbc)

20:00-21:00 Welcome Reception & food

Thursday 27/4/2023


09:00-10:30 Plenary Session “The year in review”: This recurrent session offers a synoptic review of notable new literature in various sub-specialties of transgender care. Chaired by Annelou de Vries.

  • Mental health (adults): Dr. David Garcia Nuñez (CH)
  • Mental health (children and adolescents): Dr. Anna van der Miesen (NL)
  • Endocrinology: Dr. Dorte Glintborg (DK)
  • Surgery: Prof dr. Jochen Hess (GE)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Plenary Session “The year in review” (part II). Chaired by Timo Nieder.

  • Social and political sciences: Dr. Amets Suess Schwend (ES)
  • Reproductive health: Prof. dr. Maria Cristina Meriggiola (IT)
  • Voice and communication: Prof. dr. Matthew Mills (UK)
  • Law, politics and ethics: Lenny Emson (Executive Director, TGEU)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions III

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Round tables II

17:30-18:30 Assembly meeting (EPATH-members only)

19:30-1:00 Party (J.M. Reidys)

Friday 28/4/2023


08:00-9:00 Fun Run (Fundraiser Trans Kerry)

09:30-10:30 Plenary Session “Transgender Health Care in Europe”: This recurrent session offers insight in the organisation of health care in various countries on the European continent. Chaired by Joz Motmans

  • Armenia: Dr. Karen Badalyan
  • Iceland: Dr. Elsa Bára Traustadóttir
  • UK: Prof. dr. Gary Butler
  • Czech Republic: Dr. Petra Vrzackova & Dr. Viktor Heumann

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Parallel stream sessions IV

12:45-13:15 Plenary Closing Ceremony

14:00: Buses leave for different airports