• Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0
  • Type: In-Person

Sponsored by the Needs of Older Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Persons Special Interest Group and the Achieving Health Equity Among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD) Special Interest Group 
Moderator: Carl H. Burton, MD 
This symposium will identify the current gaps in care experienced by older LGBTQ+ adults, such as reduced utilization of screening by lesbian women and reduced interactions with health care across the community. It will equip attendees with the tools to advocate for structural change within their health system or practice site to advocate for this affirming, equitable care. Learning Objectives: (1) create an affirming clinical environment for LGBTQ+ older adults so that they experience optimal, non-judgmental clinical care; (2) explain how historical experiences of the older LGBTQ+ community have influenced current interactions with health care; (3) discern differences in care for LGBTQ+ older adults to provide specific, evidence-based care; (4) foster resiliency and advocate for advance care planning in LGBTQ+ older adults, a traditionally underserved patient population; and (5) develop literacy in care for older LGBTQ+ adults to be able to educate other providers in their care. 

Introduction to Care for Older LGBTQ+ Adults 
Carl H. Burton, MD & Noelle Marie C. Javier, MD 

Care for Older Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Adults 
Carl H. Burton, MD & Noelle Marie C. Javier, MD

Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Older Adults: Clinical Considerations 

Advance Care Planning and Affirming Care 
Michael Danielewicz, MD & Angela D. Primbas, MD