Gender-Affirming Care Webinar Series

Webinar 1: Introduction to Gender-Affirming Care

August 3 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

If you weren’t able to join, watch here!




Samson M. Frendo, MD

Ashlea Winfield-Dial, MD

Matthew Vail, LCSW

Samson Frendo is a 4th year medical student at Rush Medical College pursuing a career in emergency medicine. He is currently enrolled in Rush’s Health Equity and Social Justice Leadership program through which he has partnered with AFFIRM, Rush’s Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health, allowing him to become a certified AFFIRM trainer, educating staff and faculty on providing competent and quality gender-affirming care. He has also aided in starting a gender-affirming care elective rotation for his peers, spoken on panels, and written articles sharing his knowledge on the trans medical experience. His dedication to health equity expands beyond the queer community, as he has held leadership roles in Rush’s Street Medicine program, and participated in equity efforts for the homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Dr. Ashlea Winfield is an emergency medicine physician and the Associate Director of the Cook County Health Simulation Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Winfield earned her Master of Science in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and medical doctorate from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her residency and emergency simulation fellowship at Cook County Health.

Dr. Winfield is committed to increasing diversity in medicine, specifically the recruitment of historically excluded groups. As the founder and chair of the Cook County Emergency Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committee she coordinates multiple activities aimed at fostering a culture of safety for all individuals within her program and institution. Due to her ongoing DEI efforts she was awarded the Cook County Health Physician of the Year in 2022.

As the Associated Director for the Cook County Simulation Center, Dr. Winfield focuses on procedural competency and task trainer development, using simulation to teach topics in DEI, and the use of medical simulation to inspire interest in STEM careers. Dr. Winfield has lectured nationally and regionally on topics related to caring for gender expansive patients, trauma informed care, implicit bias, and promoting equitable processes in residency recruitment.

Matthew Vail, LCSW (he/him) is Manager of Social Work and Patient Navigation for Affirm: the Rush Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health. He is a practicing psychotherapist who works with adults across the lifespan experiencing complex trauma, substance use issues, and grief and loss. He trains other providers in the provision of trans-competent care and is an advocate for reduced barriers to accessing affirming and medically necessary services. Matthew has co-authored several articles on the integration of social work into outpatient medical settings in order to promote health equity. He serves on Rush University System for Health’s LGBTQ Leadership Council and is co-chair for the Chicago Network for LGBT Aging.

Webinar 2: Gender-Affirming Medical and Surgical Therapies

August 17 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Registration is required:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L8mfinucSEKw4iaFm6IFhQ

Loren Schechter, MD

Samson M. Frendo, MD

Ravi Lyengar, MD
Bio coming soon! Samson Frendo is a 4th year medical student at Rush Medical College pursuing a career in emergency medicine. He is currently enrolled in Rush’s Health Equity and Social Justice Leadership program through which he has partnered with AFFIRM, Rush’s Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health, allowing him to become a certified AFFIRM trainer, educating staff and faculty on providing competent and quality gender-affirming care. He has also aided in starting a gender-affirming care elective rotation for his peers, spoken on panels, and written articles sharing his knowledge on the trans medical experience. His dedication to health equity expands beyond the queer community, as he has held leadership roles in Rush’s Street Medicine program, and participated in equity efforts for the homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bio coming soon!

 

Webinar 3: Trauma-Informed Care for Gender-Diverse
Survivors of Sexual Assault

August 31 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Registration is required:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rH4Di1U6QsKzeVqaCeAhWQ

Jaclyn Rodriguez, MSN . Anna Candoleza Neeral Sheth, MD
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