Webinar: Listening to Patients and Providers – A Perspective on Transgender Care

Transgender patients who seek gender affirming surgical and medical care rely on a relatively small population of providers and institutions for expert and culturally competent care.  

Transgender patients also have health care needs that are similar to the general population. Unlike the general population, they often experience discrimination in the health care setting, such as lack of access to providers who are competent in transgender medicine. This gap in healthcare can often prevent transgender patients from receiving timely access for preventive care. 

In this one-hour webinar transgender artist, T. Chick McClure, will share the physical and emotional aspects of his own transition experience through his art and through conversation with participants. Joining him will be Dr. Maurice Garcia, a Urologist and Director of the Transgender Surgery and Health Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 


T. Chick McClure
Artist, Photographer

Maurice Garcia, MD
Director, Transgender Surgery and Health Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


  1. Review of culturally competent terminology related to transgender and gender non-binary people
  2. Identify common potential pitfalls in the care environment for transgender and gender non-binary patients, and discuss strategies to avoid and/or mitigate such pitfalls
  3. Describe key partners in the care environment for transgender patients, and effective strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration
  4. Identify examples of resources available to patients and providers to guide effective, patient centered care of the transgender patient


Free and open to the public. Click here to register

CE Info

One complimentary CE unit will be provided to dues-paying member hospitals of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO Patient Safety Organization, the California Hospital Association or the regional hospital associations in CA.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

HQI does not currently offer ACPE approved Pharmacy CE, but the State of California will accept CE from courses which have been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Dental Board of California towards their California continuing education requirement (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of Regulations). Pharmacists need to keep track of CE from these sources on their own as they are not submitted to NAPB.