37th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health
LGBTQ Health Across the Lifespan
Call for Abstracts Has Closed
Conference Theme & General Topics
The conference theme, LGBTQ Health Across the Lifespan, will highlight the importance of understanding the ever-changing healthcare needs of LGBTQ people throughout their lives, from birth to end-of-life care. The GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health will focus on comprehensive and team-based approaches to healthcare and research that optimize the mental and physical wellbeing of LGBTQ people from all age cohorts, while taking into consideration the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and age with other identities. Abstracts and proposals addressing this theme will be prioritized.
General topics presented at GLMA’s Annual Conference include:
- Academic health (medicine, nursing, etc)
- Behavioral health
- Bisexual health
- Cultural competence
- Differences of sex development
- Emerging LGBTQ health concerns
- End of Life Care
- Families, fertility and relationships
- Gay/MSM health
- Health across the lifespan (e.g., youth, aging)
- Health policy and advocacy
- Health professions education
- HIV/AIDS, infectious disease and STI prevention, testing and treatment
- Lesbian/WSW health
- Mental health
- Original, scientific research
- Primary care
- Public health
- Resilience factors in LGBTQ communities
- Reproductive health
- Sexual health
- Substance abuse treatment/prevention
- Transgender health
- Youth/Adolescent Health
*GLMA encourages the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts.
Format of Sessions
GLMA is calling for two types of abstract submissions: Workshop Sessions and Original Research Sessions (oral and poster presentations). Please read the Guidelines to identify which submission type is right for you.
Additional Information About the Annual Conference
The following information is intended to help you identify the educational needs of GLMA’s Annual Conference attendees and prepare your abstract to meet those needs. Previous conference programs are available GLMA’s conference website.
GLMA’s Annual Conference draws over 400 participants from various health professions including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, mental and behavioral health specialists and social workers, dentists, pharmacists, researchers, educators, health policy specialists, advocates, administrators, public health practitioners, health profession students and others interested in improving health for LGBTQ individuals.
Abstracts should address at least one of the following competencies:
1. Healthcare Knowledge: Healthcare knowledge is an understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease.
2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Interpersonal and communication skills are important to effective information exchange with patients, patient family members, members of the health care team, and the health care system.
3. Patient Care: Patient care is the ability to provide health care that is compassionate, appropriate, safe, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health across the life span.
4. Professionalism: Professionalism is a commitment to personal development, individual accountability, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements in health care.
5. Practice-based Learning and Improvement: Practice-based learning and improvement is ongoing dedication to assess, evaluate, and improve patient care practices.
6. System-based Practice: System-based practice encompasses the societal, organizational, political and economic environments in which health care is delivered.
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