Event Schedule

Daily Schedule for the 2019 Southern Oregon LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Summit

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Dr. Tim Menza, MD, PhD
Medical Director - HIV, STD, TB Program at OHA
Opening Plenary

Tim Menza, MD, PhD, serves as the Medical Director of the HIV/STD/TB Section of the Public Health Division at the Oregon Health Authority. Dr. Menza is a recognized expert on screening and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

Liz James
Former CEO - Lesbian Health Initiative

Liz James is an out lesbian health equity and human rights advocate. She currently serves as a Member of the Oregon Statewide LGBTQ Aging Coalition and as a volunteer leader with AARP’s Southern Oregon Community Action Team. During her tenure as CEO of the Lesbian Health Initiative, a Houston-based nonprofit, she developed and delivered LGBT Cultural Competency 101 – Tools to Improve Patient Communication, Care and Outcomes, a multi-discipline CEU training course for healthcare students and professionals.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Dayna Morrison, MPH
Program Manager - Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)

Dayna Morrison, MPH, serves as the Program Manager of the Oregon AIDS Education &Training Center. Dayna brings 20 years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Oregon and abroad.

Dayna Morrison, MPH
Program Manager - Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)

Dayna Morrison, MPH, serves as the Program Manager of the Oregon AIDS Education &Training Center. Dayna brings 20 years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Oregon and abroad.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Carey Jean Sojka, PhD and Kylan Mattias de Vries, PhD
Assosiate Professors - Southern Oregon University

Carey Jean Sojka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Southern Oregon University. Her research and teaching interests include transgender studies, embodiment, gender, sexuality, race, disability, and fat studies. She also conducts community trainings on transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer issues in our region.

Kylan Mattias de Vries, PhD, holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Sociology and Anthropology programs at Southern Oregon University. His scholarly interests include inequalities, intersectionality, transgender studies, critical race studies, and social psychology.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Various Presenters and Topics - concurrent presentations

Taking a Sexual History: Tools and Workflows with Dayna Morrison, MPH
Centering Intersectional Identity: Implications for Practice, Part 1 with Eddie May, LCSW
Practice Using Gender Inclusive Language with Andy Peacock & Carey Jean Sojka, PhD
Trans Patient Perspective: The Impact of Gender in Healthcare with Charlie Manzano & Roman Ruddick
LGBTQ Aging Adults: What a Ride It's Been and Is! with Lauren Champagne, LCSW
The Rise of Sexually Transmitted Infections with Andrea Krause, MS, MPH, DVM & Tanya Phillips, MPH

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Various Presenters and Topics - concurrent presentations

Leaders of the Pack: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV Diagnosis and Treatment with Tim Menza, MD, PhD
Centering Intersectional Identity: Implications for Practice, Part 2 with Eddie May, LCSW
Transgender Inclusivity Clinic Changes You Can Make Today with Ryan Nesbit
STI Case Discussion / Complex Cases with Melissa D. Murphy, MD, PhD
Conceptualizing and Implementing Casual Acceptance for LGBTQ+ in Your Practice with Mara Owens, MS & Jacob Dougherty, MS
Southern Oregon LGBTQIA Listening Sessions with Stick Crosby

Melissa D. Murphy, MD, PhD
HIV Lead Clinician - Portland VA Medical Center
Crater Lake Ballroom - Inn at the Commons: 200 N Riverside Ave., Medford

Primary care providers, pharmacists, and other clinical team members are welcome to attend this free training event. Dinner will be provided (excluding alcohol).

1 free CME credit is available through the AAFP for this dinner training.

Please contact Jim Winkle with Oregon AETC to register: jim@oraetc.org. This event is open to all clinical team members, regardless of participation in the 2019 Southern Oregon LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Summit.

Melissa D. Murphy, MD, serves as the HIV Lead Clinician for the Portland VA Medical Center and Veterans Integrated Service Network 20. Dr. Murphy also holds a faculty appointment at Oregon Health and Science University as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and serves as the Medical Director for the Oregon AIDS Education & Training Center.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Medical and Mental Health Break-out Sessions - concurrent presentations

Medical Break-out Session: Pubertal Suppression, Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy for Youth / Adolescents with Kara Connelly, MD, PhD

Mental Health Break-out Session: Mental Health Overview with Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW & Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Medical and Mental Health Break-out Sessions - concurrent presentations

Medical Break-out Session: Primary Care / Hormone Therapy for Adults with Ruth Christiansen, PA-C

Mental Health Break-out Session: Assessments for Pubertal Blockade and Surgery & Introduction to Letter Writing with Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW & Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Ruth Christiansen, PA-C
Physician Assistant - OHSU

Ruth Christiansen, PA-C, enjoys serving patients of all stages and walks of life, and appreciates being able to share her ideas and expertise with others to help them in their journey to lead healthier and happier lives. She is passionate about preventive medicine, evidence based medicine, and patient education.

Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW & Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW
OHSU Transgender Health Program

Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW, assists folks with identifying affirming care providers within and outside of OHSU. They also provide accompaniment to visits throughout the OHSU system, including having a presence at Richmond Family Medicine. Jess also is highly involved with patients seeking care from Pediatric Endocrinology and pursuing phalloplasty. Jess uses they/them pronouns.

Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW, joined OHSU in January 2015 as the Program Coordinator for the newly launched Transgender Health Program. Amy has a history of providing and overseeing care for the LGBTQ community and is dedicated to promoting health equity for these and other underserved populations experiencing health disparities.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Medical and Mental Health Break-out Sessions - concurrent presentations

Medical Break-out Session: Referrals / Pathways to Surgical Care with Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW & Ruth Christiansen, PA-C

Mental Health Break-out Session: Family and Social Support Systems with Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW

Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW, Ruth Christiansen, PA-C, & Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW
OHSU Transgender Health Program
Cases will be provided, or you are welcome to prepare your own

Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW, assists folks with identifying affirming care providers within and outside of OHSU. They also provide accompaniment to visits throughout the OHSU system, including having a presence at Richmond Family Medicine. Jess also is highly involved with patients seeking care from Pediatric Endocrinology and pursuing phalloplasty. Jess uses they/them pronouns.

Ruth Christiansen, PA-C, enjoys serving patients of all stages and walks of life, and appreciates being able to share her ideas and expertise with others to help them in their journey to lead healthier and happier lives. She is passionate about preventive medicine, evidence based medicine, and patient education.

Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW, joined OHSU in January 2015 as the Program Coordinator for the newly launched Transgender Health Program. Amy has a history of providing and overseeing care for the LGBTQ community and is dedicated to promoting health equity for these and other underserved populations experiencing health disparities.

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM

**Breakout sessions for day one may be offered during the first or second session: final schedule times to be determined based on pre-registration data.