Program & Pre-Conference Workshops

Download the AusPATH 2022 Program

Please note: The program is current as of 20 May 2022 and is subject to change.

Pre-Conference Workshops

The AusPATH Education Committee is pleased to offer 4 pre-conference workshops. These workshops will run concurrently on Thursday 19 May 2022 from 9.00am to 4.45pm and may only pick one workshop stream for the day.

Workshop 1: Foundations: A Primer in Gender Affirming Care for Practitioners New to the Field
This workshop is designed for practitioners who have recently started working in the field of trans (binary and non-binary) health who have limited clinical experience. It is suitable for doctors, nurses, allied health practitioners, and health service managers. This workshop aims to deliver a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to gender affirming care. It will include presentations from community members and experienced clinicians about inclusive care, models of care, prescribing hormones and mental health considerations.

Workshop 2: Medical/Surgical: Current and Future Trends in Medical and Surgical Care for Trans People
This workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge of participants with clinical experience working in the field, focusing on advanced and complex issues facing prescribers, surgeons and experienced nurses.

Workshop 3: Mental Health and Well Being 
This workshop is suitable for clinicians with experience working with trans (binary and non-binary) clients in the mental health space, including psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors. The presentations aim to enhance participants’ knowledge of more complex aspects of providing mental health care to the community.

Workshop 4: Speech Pathology
The workshop is suitable for Speech Pathologists working with trans (binary and non-binary) people, or hoping to increase their skills and knowledge in this space. We will cover topics such as; vocal surgery, group work, singing and the voice, “thinking outside the voice”, and some practical workshops around resonance. Presenters come from a host of backgrounds and states with key knowledge and experience in their topics. The workshop will run in hybrid format, both in-person (recommended) or via Zoom.

 

Draft format of Pre-Conference Workshops

As at 3 May, subject to change 

Foundations Workshop 

Medical and Surgical Workshop

Trans Affirmative Practice 101 – Vic Harden and Julian Grace Known Unknowns in Feminising Hormone Therapy– Brendan Nolan 
Community Perspective Panel: Lived Expertise – ‘ACON’s Trans Health Equity Team Top Tips: Top Surgery – Steve Merten
Role of the GP & Models of Care – Michelle Dutton  Top Tips: Chest Binding – Blue Brashaw and Julian Grace
Role of Allied Health – Speech Pathology – Sterling Quinn Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy Experienced Providers Panel with Q & A – Fiona Bisshop, P Cundill, Katie Wynne, Stuart Aitken, and Clara Tuck Meng Soo
Role of Allied Health – Manual Therapy – Blue Brashaw and Julian Grace Practical Oestrogen Implant Workshop – Penny Wood and Fiona Bisshop
Trans Affirming Mental Health Practice – Morris Bersin Affirmative Care & Pelvic Examinations – Pip Lukin and Jem Light
Surgical Options – Keiran Hart (online) and Steve Merten TGD Pelvic Dysfunction from a Multidisciplinary Perspective – Laura Burchill (Zoom) and Melissa Cameron
Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy 101 – Brendan Nolan Contraception and Unintended Pregnancy Management – Finn Mercury
Affirmative Practice for Children and Adolescents – Michelle Telfer Exploring Gender and Sexuality with Neurodiverse Young People – Claire Barbagallo
Exploring Gender and Sexuality with Neurodiverse Young People – Claire Barbagallo Practical Tools and Knowledge for Working with Neurodivergent People – Emerson Osterberg
Practical Tools and Knowledge for Working with Neurodivergent People – Emerson Osterberg

Mental Health and Well Being Workshop

Speech Pathology Workshop 

Introductions and Networking – Grace Lee Introduction & outline of the day – Emma Ball
Sex Positive Practice – Zac Cannell Your first client? What to expect – Sarah Bone (online)
Working with Gender Diverse People who Experience Dissociation – Vikki Sinnott Student involvement: planning and perspectives – Emma Ball
WPATH Assessments – Tanja Takala The effects of gender affirming hormones and puberty blockers on voice – Sterling Quinn and Alessandra Giannini (online)
Child and Adolescent Diagnosis – Yolandie Goodyear Peri-operative voice care – Nicole Free (online) and Laura Kennedy (online)
Working with Families – Dallas Pitt Thinking outside the voice box – Claire Barbagallo
TGD Youth and Online Transphobia – Louis Spence Working with the singing voice – Nadine Manion (online)
Exploring Gender and Sexuality with Neurodiverse Young People – Claire Barbagallo Working with groups – Alessandra Giannini (online), Sterling Quinn, and Cath Gregory
Practical Tools and Knowledge for Working with Neurodivergent People – Emerson Osterberg Practical workshop: altering resonance and other techniques
Final discussion/questions – Emma Ball