Howard Brown Health will host its 2021 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium in a virtual format Sept. 29-30.
The conference, presented by the Howard Brown Health Center for Education, Research and Advocacy (ERA), brings together healthcare professionals, educators, researchers and advocates from across the country to share evidence-based practices and engage in discussion around issues relating to the health of the LGBTQ+ community.
The theme of the 2021 Symposium, "Community Informed Care is a Radical Act," will emphasize the power of the alliance between health professionals and the communities they serve.
Dr. Rachel L. Levine (she/her), M.D., assistant secretary for health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide opening remarks to the virtual event. Dr. Levine brings to the event her leadership experience at HHS, fighting to improve the health and well-being of all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keynote speakers will include:
Adriana Cardona-Maguigad (she/ella), education reporter at WBEZ;
Bamby Salcedo (she/ella), president and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition;
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz (he/his), Ph.D., MPHE, MCHES, associate professor at The George Washington University-Milken Institute School of Public Health;
Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver (she/her), M.D., MPH, MAS, FACOG, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, epidemiology and population health, Stanford University School of Medicine; and
Miriam Yeung (she/her), former executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.
The Symposium began in 2015 to address the need for LGBTQ-focused curricula in medical and public health education. Now, there are more than 500 participants, and aims to empower and equip healthcare professionals to offer high-quality care that supports and affirms the LGBTQ community.
To register for this year's virtual symposium, visit events.bizzabo.com/mlhs2021/home.