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2019 ASAP Annual Meeting: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Best Practices for Psychiatrists and Mental Health Clinicians, Educators, and Parents

Activity Type:

  • Live Event

Release Date: 5/17/2019

Expiration Date: 7/17/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 7.75
  • Participation: 7.75



In San Francisco, ASAP eagerly presents a very timely conference that takes seriously the APA’s Annual Meeting theme, Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt, Include, Engage, and Innovate. We aim to enhance learner's competence in providing high-quality care for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) adolescents and emerging adults. ASAP’s Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee benefited from the hard work and insights of many including Stephan Carlson, Earl Magee, Ted Petti, Lois Flaherty, Gregory Barclay, William Connor, Shleldon Glass, and Richard Ratner. This conference is designed to introduce psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to gender-affirmative mental health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices based on the most recent guidelines. Presentations are given by expert faculty specialized in transgender-focused clinical practice and research and the unique developmental needs of TGNC adolescents and emerging adults.


This activity is a mechanism to claim credit for attendance at the live event held in San Francisco, CA on 5/17/2019.  Attendees will need to enter the Group ID code distributed at the event to enroll in the activity, complete the evaluation and claim and print a certificate by 7/17/2019.  If you have misplaced the Group ID code, please email

Educational Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss transgender and gender non-connforminng adolescent and emerging adults’ development
  • Discuss how patient centered, developmental paradigms to gender might reduce bias and stigma that create disparities and lead to risks
  • Provide initial strategies for appropriate and competent care to gender-nonconforming adolescents and emerging adults
  • Understand the role of providers in promoting culture changes that respect diversity
  • Differentiate assigned sex at birth, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation
  • Discuss primary and specialized care that may be needed by transgender adolescents
  • Describe the evaluation of adolescents for possible medical interventions, such as puberty- blocking medication and cross-sex hormone treatment
  • Describe how to create LGBTQ and gender-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students
  • Describe how gender dysphoria that persists through the onset of puberty or is increased at the onset of puberty is unlikely to subside

Target Audience


Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 7.75 hours 
Begin Date: May 17, 2019
Expiration Date: July 17, 2019

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Dan Karasic, M.D., University of California San Francisco. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Richard Pleak, M.D., Northwell Health. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Nathan Sharon, M.D., University of New Mexico. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Shawn Giammattei, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Stephen Rosenthal, M.D., University of California San Francisco. Dr. Rosenthal discloses the following relationships: Consultant: Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advisory Board, June 2018
  • Joel Baum, M.S.W., California State University, East Bay. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Eric Yarbrough, M.D., Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Stephan Carlson, M.D., NYMC. Dr. Carlson discloses the following relationships: Speakers Bureaus: Janssen, Alkermes
  • Ted Petti, M.D., Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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