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Lecture: 'Breaking Down Transgender Healthcare Disparities'

Monday, 23 April, 2018

Christopher Lewis, M.D., director of Pediatric Transgender Health at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will speak to Doisy College of Health Sciences and members of the Medical Laboratory Science and Health Informatics communities from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday April 23, in the Allied Health Professions Building third floor multipurpose room.

Lewis’s talk, “Breaking Down Transgender Healthcare Disparities: Using Medical Laboratory Science and Health Information Management,” will focus on the current state of healthcare for transgender individuals to include challenges with electronic medical records, the ordering and canceling of tests and the interpretation of laboratory results.

Lewis will discuss steps taken at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to be more inclusive of their transgender patients as well as his vision for the future of healthcare for transgender patients. During his residency, Lewis witnessed the significant health disparities transgender adolescents and adults face, such as homelessness and suicidality; discrimination within the healthcare setting; and scarcity of providers competent in transgender healthcare.

During his fellowship, with the guidance and support of the division of pediatric endocrinology, Lewis cultivated his passion for transgender health and laid the groundwork for the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

RSVPs are required. To RSVP, contact Andrea Flynn. Early RSVPs are encouraged as space will be limited. Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.