Key Info




Thursdays Weekly


9:00AM - 10:30AM EST

Target Audience:

Healthcare Providers

Start Date:

Module 1: Sept. 12, 2019
Module 2: Jan. 2020

Session Structure:

Introductions & Announcements
(10 Minutes)

Didactic Presentation on a Weekly Topic
(30 Minutes)

Case Discussion
(45 Minutes)

Library Questions & Wrap-Up
(5 Minutes)


Attend Weekly Sessions
(At Least 60%)

Present a Client Case

Participate in Group Discussions

Provide Feedback Through Evaluation Activities

Hub Team:

Wayne Baici

Allison Lou
Family Physician

Carrie Lawford
Social Worker

Cathy Maser
Nurse Practitioner

Christina Yager
Social Worker

Jane Taylor
Social Worker

Leah Keating

Nina Vitopoulos

Trans & Gender Diverse Healthcare

Are you a member of a primary healthcare team (physician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, social worker or registered nurse)?

Are you working with clients who have transition-related goals, including hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgeries?

Do you want to connect with and learn from other healthcare providers who are also doing this work?

If so, please join this ECHO, which aims to provide a trans-affirming space for healthcare providers to learn from one another about medical transition, with a focus on supporting clients towards gender-affirming surgeries.

Sample Curriculum Schedule

Module 1

#1 (Sep.12, 2019)
Introduction to Gender-Affirming Healthcare

#2 (Sep. 19, 2019)
Increasing Provider Confidence in Diagnosing Gender Dysphoria

#3 (Sep. 26, 2019)
Unique Considerations for Youth

#4 (Oct. 3, 2019)
Feminizing Hormone Therapy

#5 (Oct. 10, 2019)
OHIP-Funded Feminizing Surgeries

#6 (Oct. 17, 2019)
Masculinizing Hormone Therapy

#7 (Oct. 24, 2019)
OHIP-Funded Masculinizing Surgeries

#8 (Nov. 7, 2019)
Supporting Clients to Meet the WPATH Readiness Criteria for Surgery

#9 (Nov. 14, 2019)
Discussing Informed Consent with Clients

#10 (Nov. 21, 2019)
Providing Comprehensive Post-Operative Care and Support

#11 (Nov. 28, 2019)
Practical Aspects of Making Referrals for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

#12 (Dec. 9, 2019)
Topic 12

Module 2: Advanced Topics

Working with Families

Hormones 2.0

Surgery 2.0

Supporting Non-Binary and Gender Expansive Individuals

Trauma Informed Care

Flex Session