LGBT Health Week 2018

“Shakhess mesh tashkhiss” is the slogan of LebMASH’s second annual LGBT health week that will take place March 17-19, 2018. The main message of this campaign is not to medicalize homosexuality by trying to frame it as a psychological, hormonal, or genetic disturbance. The slogan also encompasses LebMASH’s 3 signature diamond shaped dots that represent: researcheducation, and policy.

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 Advancing Excellence in LGBT Health – A CME/CNE Conference

Saturday March 17 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM – USJ – Mathaf – Amphi C

Under the Patronage of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon
With the Participation of the Lebanese Order of Physicians
With the Endorsement of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society

Topics covered:

  • Mental Health in LGBT Individuals
  • Community Organizations Serving LGBT Individuals: Lessons Learned
  • LGBT Health Maintenance
  • LGBT Health Initiatives in Lebanon

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Towards a better sexual health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals – Student Workshop

Sunday March 18 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – AUB – Hamra – Hariri School of Nursing- Hisham Jaroudi Auditorium

This workshop provides health profession students (medical, nursing, psychology, social work…) with basic knowledge about sexual health, health issues, and disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.
The workshop uses active learning strategies to provide students with opportunities to practice affirming and inclusive health care regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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HIV/AIDS and the Lebanese Law: Next Steps – Round Table Discussion & Luncheon

Monday March 19 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Smallville Hotel – Badaro – *By invitation only*

Organized by LebMASH, SIDC, SEEDS, LAS
In partnership with LANA member organizations
In coordination with NAP

Following the study “HIV and Human Rights: A Study of the Legal and Legislative Framework in Lebanon” conducted by SIDC and authored by Attorney Nermine Sibai in 2017, this round table discussion will be held to
discuss specific action plans for the recommendations which fall under the health area. The following three
categories will be addressed:
1. Confidentiality & Anonymity
2. Access to Care
3. Discrimination

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Meeting the Palliative and End of Life Care Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities – Workshop

Monday March 19 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Balsam Center – Clemenceau

This workshop is for health and social care professionals, and students who work or have interest in palliative care, or provide care for people with advanced illnesses.
The workshop explores the issues and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people with a specific emphasis on those needing and receiving palliative and end of life care. It provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on and identify ways of providing culturally competent care for LGBT people, their families and partners within a palliative care context.

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4th Annual Reception and Award Ceremony

Monday March 19 – 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM – *By invitation only*

The 2018 Leader in LGBT Health Equality Award will be presented to Dr. Nuhad Yazbik Dumit, the President of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon.

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