Third time’s a charm for Student LGBT+ Conference

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Liverpool Medical Students Society (LMSS), QueerMedics and the University of Liverpool LGBT+ Society came together again this March to host the third annual LGBT+ Healthcare Conference focusing this year on gender in healthcare.

This year’s agenda was packed with fantastic speakers, including Aimee Linfield from the LGBT Foundation who manages the Pride in Practice programme working with primary care health professionals to best meet the needs of their LGBT+ patients.

woman presents at conferenceAimee Linfield, LGBT Foundation

Also on the bill was Dr Christine Mimnagh who is Clinical Lead for the CMAGIC pilot for a new model of gender identity healthcare.

woman presents at conferenceDr Christine Mimnagh, CMAGIC pilot

Finally, the conference was delighted to welcome Year Two Student Doctor Haris Sultan, Founder and Chair of the National Network of Youth Forums. Haris has led national initiatives looking into the teaching of health inequalities resulting in changes to the undergraduate curriculum.

man presents at conferenceStudent Doctor Haris Sultan

The event was opened by Professor Viktoria Goddard, Vice Dean, Learning and Scholarship for Liverpool School of Medicine.

“It was a great pleasure to be invited to open the Third LMSS LGBTQ+ healthcare event, and to see the event attract a range of students from both in and outside the School.

The discussions on the day were nuanced and thoughtful, with the speakers generously giving of their time and experiences to enable all attendees a safe space to discuss both the challenges - and progress made - in LGBTQ+ healthcare.

I'm certainly looking forward to next year's event already!”

professor presents at conference Professor Viktoria Goddard opened the conference

Student Doctor Kieran Banner is LGBTQ+ Rep for the LMSS and is enormously proud of how the event turned out.

“Organising the Approaching LGBT+ Healthcare conference has been a great challenge that has been full of trials and tribulations.

The event proved to be a huge success and it was great to see many students from different healthcare backgrounds eager to learn more about LGBTQ+ Healthcare and how they can personally improve their own practice.

This year the theme of the conference was gender, and we had some great speakers that between them covered all aspects of this theme, from gender identity clinics to trans access to healthcare.

We were very privileged to have a representative from the LGBT Foundation attend the event and talk about the work that they do, as well as educate students about the NHS rainbow badge, and how their foundation has been involved in the rollout of the phase 2 pilot scheme.”

Congratulations to all involved in hosting such an important event.

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