Programme & Documentation

On this page you can find a quick programme overview and the presentations of the plenary sessions. The final program book can be downloaded here:  EPATH 2015 Program Book. The book of abstracts is available here: EPATH 2015 Book of Abstracts.

All available presentations can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the presentation title. If you wish to use the presentations, please follow the suggested citation style: Last name, First letter (2015). Title [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

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Thursday March 12, 2015

11:00  Opening of Registration Desk – Het Pand

12:00: Documentary “Transgender Pioneers” (Director Erik Willems. NTR/VPRO 2013, 30 minutes, English subtitles).

13:00 – 13:45   Opening Session of the Conference

  • Welcome address by Guy T’Sjoen, Joz Motmans, Timo O. Nieder
  • Announcement of EPATH Student Initiative by Silvano Barbieri & Jonas Björklund
  • Trans health care in Europe: findings from the FRA EU LGBT survey (video) by Dennis van der Veur (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights)

13:45 – 14:30    Plenary Session I: Henriette Delemarre Memorial Lecture

14:30 – 16:00    Stream Sessions I

16:00 – 17:00    Coffee break & attended poster session

17:00 – 18:00   Meeting & Networking Opportunities

18:00 – 22:00   Public plenary session: “Human rights and health care for trans people in Europe”

Key notes:

Friday March 13, 2015

09:00 – 10:45   Plenary Session II: “Transgender health care in Europe: overview and challenges”

Five gender teams presented the organisation of the clinical practices for transgender health care in their country. This recurrent part of the EPATH conference allows countries from different parts of Europe to share clinical services and practices for transgender people. For EPATH2015 the following countries were invited:

10:45 – 11:15     Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45      Multidisciplinary Workshops part I

12:45 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 15:30    Stream Sessions II

15:30 – 16:00    Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00   Multidisciplinary Workshops part II

20:00 – ……      Walking Dinner (Het Pand) & After Party

Saturday, March 14, 2015

09:00 – 10:45   Plenary Session IV: “The Year in Review”

A speaker from each stream presented a synoptic review of notable new literature in various subspecialties of transgender care, with a primary focus on studies that had relevance for health care decision making.

  • Mental health by Johannes Fuß (Dept. Sex Research, UKE Hamburg, Germany)
  • Children & Adolescents by Thomas D. Steensma (VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Endocrinology by Matthias Auer (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany)
  • Social Sciences by Joz Motmans (UZ Ghent, Belgium)
  • Voice and communication by Marjan Cosyns (UZ Ghent, Belgium)
  • Surgery by Stan Monstrey (UZ Ghent, Belgium)
  • Law by Alecs Recher (TGEU, Transgender Network Switzerland (TGNS)

10:45 – 11:15     Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45     Stream Sessions III

12:45 – 13:15     Closing ceremony & announcement of the next EPATH conference