in a california wave... (letthesunfall) wrote in queerconference,
in a california wave...

queer health conference @ University of Toronto - June 6 [cross-posted]

Hi All,

I just wanted to 'advertise' for the Healthy Queer Communities Conference that's happening at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE - University of Toronto) on June 6th, 2008. Mr. George Smitherman, the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care, will be giving the keynote address at this event, where I presume he will be discussing the reinstatement of SRS through OHIP.

Of course, I wouldn't be advertising this conference without a little shameless self-promotion, now would I? I'll be presenting either directly before or after Mr. Smitherman gives his address. My presentation is a narrative/short story of accessing health care in the Niagara Region, wherein I raise quite a few issues with the current models of health care being practised - namely, the handling of trans health care through CAMH. I'm hoping to trouble what I'm imagining to be a 'happy-yay-look-what-I-accomplished-for-you' speech by Mr. Smitherman.

SO. Registration is free for this event, and I'd encourage everyone to try and attend this conference, if for no other reason than to get our concerns about SRS reinstatement heard by the Minister of Health (as well as other health care professionals and academics working in the area). I'm hoping for a strong trans presence at this conference.

Thanks, and hopefully I'll see some of you there.

[x-posted to transtoronto, torontoqueers, </div>transcanada, and my own journal]
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