LGBTQA Health Conference

June 12-13, 2018


**Updated 06/11/2018**


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

9:00am - 9:30 am

Coffee, Lite snacks and Registration

9:30am - 9:45am

Opening Intro –  Judy Ochs, Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention & Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health

9:45am - 10:45am

Breakout Session 1:

· LGBTQ Youth Behavioral Health Risks -- Erica Smith, M.Ed (Ballroom)

· Tobacco Cessation Strategies for Behavioral Health and other Populations -- Frank Vitale, MA (Breakout Room 1)

· Supervising Behavioral Health Clinicians for LGBTQ Competency -- Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC (Breakout Room 2)

10:45am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session 2:

· Substance use Disorders and HIV/AIDS -- Antoine Douaihy, MD and Darren Whitfield, Ph.D (Ballroom)

· Engaging and Effectively Promoting Behavioral Health with LGBTQ+ Youth -- Sarah Rosso, MA, MPH (Breakout Room 1)

· LGBTQ Health at UPMC Health Plan, A Model for Care -- Dan LaVallee, MS (Breakout Room 2)

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:15pm

Introduction --  Melissa Lyon, Executive Director of the Erie County Department of Health

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Keynote – Dr. Rachel Levine, Physician General and Secretary of Health (Ballroom)

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Poster Session/ Snack Break


Intro to Data Session and Consumer Panel – Judy Ochs, Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention & Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Large Group presentation: Data Presentation on LGBTQ Behavioral Health Risks -- Adrian Shanker, Founder and Executive Director Bradbury-Sullivan Center (Ballroom)

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Consumer Panel: Adrian Shanker, Moderator (Ballroom)


Networking Reception and Commemoration of Pulse Night of Remembrance

Remarks by Rich McCarty, Ph.D

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00am – 8:30am

Continental Breakfast and Registration


Introduction -- Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC, Director of Clinical Care Services for Addiction Medicine Services Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

8:35am - 10:00am

Keynote – Sustainable Tobacco Cessation and Intervention Strategies with MCOs -- Dr. David Kelley Chief Medical Officer for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Office of Medical Assistance Programs (Ballroom)

10:00am - 10:30am

Poster Session/Networking Break (Atrium)

10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Session 3:

· Suicide risk among LGBTQ communities: Is evidenced-based intervention finally possible? -- John Blosnich, Ph.D, MPH (Ballroom)

· Supporting Behavioral Health & Wellness in Trans/Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary communities -- Andrew B. Spiers, MS (Breakout Room 1)

· LGBTQ Older Adults & Issues of Long-Term Care --  Vernon Ian Nathaniel MD and  Sara Keary, Ph.D, LCSW (Breakout Room 2)

11:45am - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Breakout Session 4:

· Addressing LGBT Mental Health Disparities Through Trauma Informed Care -- Kristen Eckstrand, MD, Ph.D (Ballroom)

· Moving Toward LGBTQ+ Clinical Competency -- Nickolas Summa, MA, LMFT (Breakout Room 1)

· Access, Engagement, and Treatment of Tobacco Use by Telephone Quitlines for LGBT adults -- Thomas Ylioja, MSW, LSW, Ph.D Candidate (Breakout Room 2)

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Round up and Conference Closing Remarks --  Judy Ochs, Director of PA Department of Health Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control


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