Gender service to host British Association of Gender Identity Specialists conference

Posted on 27th July, 2015

Our Specialist Gender Identity Service is hosting and organising the Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS). The international event is being held on 10 and 11 September 2015 at The Rougemont Hotel in Exeter and is open to members and non-members of BAGIS. Topics include:

  • Gender dysphoria and learning disability 
  • Trans healthcare in New York City: 15 years follow up and safety data 
  • Clinical experience of treating people with non-binary identity 
  • Endocrine therapy 
  • Voice and communication 
  • Reconstructive genital and chest surgery 
  • Epilation: modalities and treatment outcomes 
  • Sexual problems of trans people 
  • Debate: “Informed Consent” or “Standards of Care”? 
Speakers include:
  • James Barrett, President of BAGIS, Clinical Lead, WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic, London 
  • Susannah Cornwall, Director of Exeter Centre for Ethics and Practical Theology , Exeter
  • Peter Meacher, Chief Medical Officer, Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre, New York City, USA 
  • Iffy Middleton, Gender Identity Nurse Specialist, London 
  • Matthew Mills, Speech and Language Therapist, London 
  • Georgina Parkes, Consultant Psychiatrist, Welwyn & Hatfield 
  • Mick van Trotsenburg, VUMC, Amsterdam
The British Association of Gender Identity Specialists was founded in 2013 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge of gender identity and trans health. It is an association of healthcare professionals and scientists, from a wide range of disciplines, committed to promoting health, research, education and respect for Binary and Non-Binary Trans people. Its aim is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest standards of clinical practice amongst its members, based upon the best-available clinical evidence, and promote the adoption of similar standards amongst UK health professionals in general.

Click here for more information abut the event and how to book