Affirming Gender Diverse Youth within Healthcare and the Community

Announcement regarding COVID-19 and its impact on this Continuing and Professional Development activity:

Although the current conditions keep us physically separate from each other, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team continues to plan this event with an eye toward safe and flexible learning experiences.

We are in the process of rescheduling this event for some time in the spring of 2021. Complete the form in the "Get Updates" section on the main event page to join our mailing list and receive periodic updates:

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Date and Time
Friday, October 23, 2020
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

MGH Institute of Health Professions
1 Constitution Wharf
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129

Who Should Attend
All health care providers and educators, public health professionals, and community members who are interested in gender affirming care.

Registration Fee
CEU General Rate*: $259
Non-CEU Rate: $199
- Use code agdynon at checkout.
Student Rate**: $39 -
Use code agdyedu at checkout.

Group Rate: $159 per person
For groups of 5 or more from the same organization. Must submit this form for enrollment details.

Youth Scholarships available: Apply here.

*CEU Credit will be available for Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

**Student Rate applies to individuals currently enrolled in a full-time, pre-licensure degree-granting program or high school at the time of the workshop. Please use .edu email or list high school when registering. Student status verification may be requested.


Join us for this conference bringing together interprofessional public health and healthcare professionals to explore the policy landscape around LGBTQ youth and healthcare, services for gender diverse individuals, and ways to enhance your own skills in providing gender affirming care. Hear from advocates and leaders from MGH Institute of Health Professions, MGH Transgender Health Program, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Fenway Institute, Boston GLASS, and more.


Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the policy landscape as it applies to LGBTQ youth and implications on healthcare.
  • Discuss challenges that gender diverse youth encounter and offer suggestions to improve access to healthcare and community support services.
  • Develop language and skills to provide excellent care for gender diverse individuals.
  • Apply knowledge about excellence in gender affirming care in different contexts (e.g., nursing, genetic counseling, etc.).


Course Directors


Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNL
Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services, MGH Transfender Health Program
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dallas Ducar serves as the Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at the MGH Transgender Health Program. Dallas is also a lecturer at the MGH Institute for Health Professions, visiting scientist at Northeastern University, chair of the MGH Trans Action Group, MGH public voice fellow, member of the MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity, board member of the MGH Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Board, and member of the MGH Optimum Care Committee.

Inspired by others, Dallas draws together psychology, philosophy, queer theory, and contemplative science in her daily work. Clinically, she works with gender-expansive patients providing holistic, gender-affirming, psychiatric care. Her main research interests include moral psychology, trauma, and resilience. She seeks to harness the power of morality and prosociality, collaborating with vulnerable gender-expansive populations to direct community-based research. She continually works to create a more celebratory and open-hearted queer-friendly healthcare environment.


Corey Prachiak-Rincón, JD, MPH
Director, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Corey Prachniak-Rincón is an attorney focused on LGBTQ rights and gender issues, who since 2017 has served as Director of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Their work and opinions have been covered in front-page stories in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, as well as in the pages of the New York Times and Teen Vogue, and on the cable news channel NECN. Publication highlights include the Harvard Journal of Gender and Law and the Health and Human Rights Journal. Corey earned their Master in Public Health degree at Harvard University and their Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown Law. They are a proud first-generation college student and a native of New England.

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Kimberly A. Truong, PhD
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Truong is the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Truong is also an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a faculty affiliate of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness, co-chair of the Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff, and member of the Self-Determination Advisory Board with the Department of Developmental Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In 2019, Penn GSE recognized Dr. Truong for her significant contributions in the field through professional achievement and community service. She was given an Early Career Award of Merit. In 2018, Dr. Truong received the NASPA Region I Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award for having a strong and sustained record of professional activities that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, being actively engaged in advocating for and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, having a reputation for taking a stand on critical issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, being dedicated to creating an inclusive campus culture, and being known as someone whose work has “broken barriers” and in so doing, has served as a role model, and helped to facilitate employment and educational access and opportunity for others from diverse backgrounds.

For more detailed information on the conference speakers, agenda, and logistics, please visit the event page.



Any faculty disclosures will be presented at the program.

How to Register

Add this conference to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page in order to proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system for this conference and any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
 - We recommend registering through this portal and paying with a debit or credit card for optimal efficiency.

Personal Check or Purchase Order
 - If using this method, please contact to confirm enrollment. Make check payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administrative fee of 10% if cancellation is received prior to October 12, 2020. To cancel, send your cancellation request via email to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received after October 12 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of activity: In the very unlikely event that IHP cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, the IHP's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

Contact Us

For any additional questions or concerns regarding this workshop or the registration process, please contact:

Ginny Do - Program Manager
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Phone: 617-724-6674

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