Programme and documentation

On this page you can find a quick programme overview and the presentations of the plenary sessions of the first EPATH conference. You can also download the Programme Book and the Abstract Book of the 2017 EPATH conference.

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 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)

Friday April 7th 2017

Day 2 had a parallel surgical program with live surgery, for which special registration was 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. For the 2017 conference the following teams were invited:

  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

Saturday April 8th 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