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Friday, July 15 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Closing Keynote - Challenges to Providing Gender Affirming Care to Transgender Youth in the Era of Misinformation

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Our time together will conclude with Dr. Ximena Lopez sharing her experiences as a pediatric endocrinologist working with trans youth Texas. Dr. Lopez has legally challenged the state's attempts to restrict her ability to provide the necessary medical care for her patients. Reflecting on what that experience has been like and how she maintains her focus and positivity in this challenging context, our Closing Keynote will give Symposium attendees an inspiring sense of possibility as they too seek the do this critical work regardless of the contexts and challenges we all face. Our last session will send all of us into the weekend and beyond ready to redouble our efforts in support of the transgender and other gender expensive young people we have dedicated ourselves to serving....

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Dr. Ximena Lopez

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Growing up in Spain and Mexico, Ximena Lopez, M.D., spent a great deal of her time hospitalized for severe asthma. That experience informs her daily work as a physician.“I was impressed by the physicians who took care of me, and I have wanted to be one ever since,” she says.Dr... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT