2018 First Event Conference - The Premier Transgender Conference of the Season
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Daily Schedule for Friday February 02, 2018

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Time Activity/Event   Presenter/Host Location
7:30A Professional Training: Registration and Continental Breakfast Professional Training Program Dr. Eunice Aviles
Diane Ellaborn LICSW, DCSW
Alcove

Dr. Eunice
Aviles

Diane
Ellaborn
Please pre-register for the program and your badges will be waiting for you at the Professional Program registration Desk outside of Salon C
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
8:30A Professional Training: Introduction - What is Collaboration Important? Professional Training Program Dr. Eunice Aviles
Diane Ellaborne LICSW, DCSW
Salon C

Dr. Eunice
Aviles

Diane
Ellaborn
A significant increase in cases manifesting both Gender Dysphoria (GD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been observed. Historically this co-occurrence has not been the focus of attention for mental health professionals who would opt to specialize in the evaluation and treatment of one of these areas, but not in both. This situation has triggered the need for professionals from both fields to collaborate in the assessment and treatment of GD in the context of ASD, and vice versa. Aspects, including ethical considerations of this collaboration in the context of the assessment and treatment process will be discussed.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
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9:00A Professional Training Program Keynote: Initial Clinical Guidelines for Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dsyphoria or Incongruence in Adolescents and other new research. Professional Training Program Dr. John Strang Salon C

Dr. John
Strang
Dr. Strang will share from his rich experience working with autistic gender diverse youth. The presentation will include the most up-to-date research findings on the co-occurrence, life stories of autistic transgender individuals, assessment and treatment recommendations for providers, and stories of hope and resilience for families struggling to know how best to support their kids with the co-occurrence. The current care guidelines for autistic-gender diverse youth will be carefully reviewed, and the voices and experiences of individuals with the co-occurrence will be interwoven throughout. Common needs of neurodiverse gender minority individuals will be explored, including the challenges that arise from being a “double minority.” The talk will also highlight unique perspectives and strengths of those with the co-occurrence, celebrating the ways that these individuals give us fresh eyes for both the experience and expression of gender diversity.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
9:00A Friends of Bill W. .meeeting. .time. BoxBorough

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If you think you or someone you know is having a problem with alcohol, please feel free to attend this open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous during the First Event Conference. Meetings will be held each morning , Thursday thru Sunday at 9AM.
9:00A What if God Is Transgender? Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Hudson

Rev. Moonhawk River
Stone
As transgender people we can often have a difficult relationship with the organized religion in which we were raised--or a difficult time finding loving affirming religious community as adults. Some of us were not raised in an organized religion and are seeking something more than a religion to follow. This workshop is about moving beyond our wounds to what is next. What if we enlarged the discussion? What if we explored the differences between spirituality and religion in a very hands on practical manner? What if we drew together the best of what faith and spirituality have to offer us? What if we decided to create our own relationship to the Divine, our own understanding of God? What happens when we experience God in a much more personal, yet, Universal way? Interested the journey? Workshop will be a guided discussion introducing participants to a new, comforting, inspiring way to approach All That Is. It will give participants some suggested directions from which to explore spirituality as a path to affirming their LGBTQI identity, to finding peace, genuine connectedness while exploring kindness, compassion and, most especially, joy.
9:00A Body and Brain Yoga Ms. Emmy Nim Northborough

Ms. Emmy
Nim
This class will concentrate on light stretching, proper breathing, meditation, relaxation and an introduction to Tai Chi. Loose and comfortable clothing such as Yoga pants, sweat pants, T-shirt and socks are needed, Shorts are not recommended. The class will slowly progress from simple stretching to prepare for further exercise, instruction on proper breathing and explanation why proper breathing is important everyday. You'll be taught ways to relax and meditate for everyday life, and accumulation of energy. Introduction to Tai Chi to show further ways to relax and focusing on rebalancing your body.
9:00A M to F & F to M Permanent Hair Removal Process for Gender Confirmation Surgery Preparation Linda DeFruscio Southborough

Linda
DeFruscio
This workshop provides an opportunity for transgender people to learn what to expect and how to prepare for electrolysis and/or laser hair removal services. Linda will discuss cases that she and her staff have experienced in this process. You will gain confidence in your customized program with the information we can provide you. We will have an open discussion following the slide show. For complimentary consultations please cal our office at 617-964-1000. A&A Laser, Electrolysis & Skin Care, Newtonville, MA or see us in the Vendor Room.
9:00A Relationships within the Context of Gender and Sexuality Dr. Gennifer Herley Sterling

Dr. Gennifer
Herley
This Group participatory workshop will explore the feelings of anyone in the Trans Community who has or would like to integrate their identity and sexuality with their spouse, girlfriend and or significant other. Regardless of your unique situation whether you are full-time, part-time, have realized your identity early or late. Whether, you consider yourself to be transgender, crossdresser, genderfluid, MTF or other. Whether, you sexually identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or other. As a group let’s hear each other’s stories so that may learn from one another. There are always similarities and differences from where we come from. Hopefully by sharing stories you will discover where you are going and where you would like to be in your current or future relationship. So come share your story in this workshop and let’s find some strategies and new ways to communicate in the relationship you are in or would like to be in
9:00A Great Brows Now Donna Witt-Henderson Sudbury

Donna
Witt-Henderson
You see the brows you love in magazines: fluffy, perfectly groomed, stunning - yet you have trouble achieving that look. Well stop wishing for Great Brows and start today to learn how to design and create the brows you thought impossible ! Donna Witt-Henderson will show you how, step by step, to easily design your brows - to your features and face shape. Once you've got your design - then you will learn to Shape, Shade and Shave your brows into the beauties you've imagined ! Donna will provide you with a Twinkle shaver, brow pencil and instruction sheet so your brows with be 'close-up' ready !
9:00A Newcomers' Orientation Ms. Lida Mullendore Wayland

Ms. Lida
Mullendore
Welcome Newcomers to the First Event Newcomers' Orientation. Please join us each morning at 9 am where we will welcome you personally and answer any questions.
9:00A Trans Discrimination Mrs. Dawn Ennis Westborough

Mrs. Dawn
Ennis
I came out in 2013 and was fired for "performance issues" a year later. I lost my job to budget cuts this past July and the only people to be fired were trans. How do you prepare for discrimination at work? How do you fight it? And what's the best recourse when you fear coming out might cost you your job?
10:00A Beginning Pool Clinic Ms. Lida Mullendore All Star Lounge

Ms. Lida
Mullendore
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play pool? It’s easier than you think. Lida will teach the basics including stance, bridging, stroke, and “ghost ball” aiming. All equipment will be provided. 10 AM Thursday, 10 AM Friday, and 10 AM Saturday at the pool tables in the lobby.
10:00A The Evolution of our Personal Activism: Making a Difference One Person at a Time… General Program Donna Price BoxBorough

Donna
Price

Sara
Schnorr
Donna and Sara will be sharing the work they do both in and out of the trans community by being highly visible transgender women in their lives as attorneys and activists
10:00A Still Crazy after all these years, Longtime SO only support group - (PiP) Partners in Process Program Donna DeLone Duchess

Donna
DeLone
Have you known about your spouse for a long time? There can be a lot of pain, and a lot of joy in letting your spouse be who they truly are. Come and share your strategies for coping, your pains and joys in sharing this journey with a partner who is transgender.
10:00A Thinking of Transition? Who do you include? A conversation about disclosure across generations. Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Hudson

Rev. Moonhawk River
Stone
Transition does not happen in a vacuum. There is constant tension between the transitioning person’s privacy, emotional and physical safety and the necessity of others to be informed. There are the pitfalls and joys of bringing others along in one’s transition process. The presenter will offer an overview of some of these issues, then open the discussion in a structured way so that participants can share and learn and bring more possibilities and skills to the transition process.
10:00A Voice Therapy 101: Finding your Communication Style Lezli Whitehouse Princess

Lezli
Whitehouse

Sherri
Miller

Barbara
Worth

Brenda
Lovette
Come and warm up your voice and learn about how you can (safely) modify your communication for a more accurate and authentic reflection of your gender. This workshop, guided by 4 speech language pathologists who specialize in transgender voice and communication, will provide you with helpful information and tools about resonance and inflection and why pitch can be so over-rated!  As professionals with a combined total of over 30 years of working with transgender individuals, we will impart some of what we believe has and has not worked for our transgender clients over the years!  This workshop is for people across the gender spectrum, who wish to express themselves with gender-consistent communication, or with a more gender-fluid communication style.
10:00A A health plan's guide: perspectives on providing and supporting transgender care and services By Tufts Health Plan Dr. Duke Dufresne Seminar

Dr. Duke
Dufresne

Dr. Rebecca
Rosen

Emily
Bonacci

Karen
Potenza
This workshop will share Tufts Health Plan's guide to providing transgender care and services, including perspectives on supporting members pre/post gender confirmation surgery and through in person care management. Recommendations for navigating health insurance and how providers/insurers are collaborating to meet members health needs will also be addressed. Questions and discussion encouraged.

Dr. Ruben Hopwood of Fenway Health will be a guest at this presentation
10:00A Navigating Partnerships: the Challenges for Our Partners, Spouses and Significant Others Ms. Christina Campbell Southborough

Ms. Christina
Campbell

Hannah
Moor
Being in a long-term committed relationship has its ups and downs; finding a way through one partner coming out as transgender has its own special challenges. Every relationship has its own chemistry, and keeping that going takes patience, humor, and a continuing evolution of both partners in order to make it work. This workshop will present some ideas, common threads, and workable solutions to those challenges out of three different stories from three different transgender women who have learned a few things on the way.
10:00A FtM Gender Confirming Surgeries - World Class Techniques Transmasculine Program Dr. Kathy Rumer Sterling

Dr. Kathy
Rumer
This workshop provides an opportunity for Dr. Rumer to discuss her world class FtM Gender Confirming Surgical procedures including Chest Masculinization, Body Contouring, and Bottom Surgery. She will also unveil a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including her latest urethral extension techniques. Dr. Rumer will then open the floor for answering specific questions after her power point presentation, and will be available for complimentary consultation while at the conference. Please call us at 855-782-5665 prior to the conference and schedule your complimentary consultation.
10:00A Guilt, Shame, and Fear: Confronting the Emotional Legacy of Transphobia General Program Dr. Maureen Osborne Sudbury

Dr. Maureen
Osborne
This workshop, examines the emotional triad of guilt, fear and shame that many transgender folks experience as a result of living in a transphobic society. We will talk about ways to better understand and manage these negative emotions without abandoning consideration for loved ones as they adjust to the reality of your transgender journey. All are welcome to join in this interactive conversation.
10:00A Closed Discussion Group for Non-Binary People Nic Wildes Wayland

Nic
Wildes
Do you use words like non-binary or genderqueer to describe your experience of gender? Would you like to connect with other people who identify this way? This workshop will be a closed discussion group for those of us with an identity under the non-binary umbrella.
10:00A Storytelling for Change Gia Drew Westborough

Gia
Drew
This interactive workshop will address why our stories are so important to creating change. Participants will learn how to choose what story to share and how to share that story concisely and a persuasive way. Telling your story can be empowering and uplifting, and have the ability move people into action.
10:45A Professional Training Program: Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the importance of consideration of Gender Dysphoria (GD) in ASD, throughout the evaluation and treatment process. Professional Training Program Dr. Brett Leimkuhler Salon C

Dr. Brett
Leimkuhler
Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Leimkuhler will discuss the comprehensive evaluation process of ASD. Dr. Leimkuhler’s professional philosophy emphasizes the importance of the evaluation process, not only as a mean to obtain a diagnosis, but to provide an in-depth understanding of the entire client. Taking this into consideration, he will discuss the importance of considering Gender Dysporia in the context of the ASD evaluation to promote deeper self-understanding of the individual and ultimately to help them achieve their true potential.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
11:30A Advanced Pool Clinic Ms. Lida Mullendore All Star Lounge

Ms. Lida
Mullendore
So, you already know how to make shots, but getting the cue ball where you need it next remains elusive. Lida will teach the principles and techniques for position play including speed control, the “natural angle,” tangent line, draw (backspin), follow (topspin), and English (sidespin). All equipment will be provided. 11:30 AM Thursday, 11:30 AM Friday, and 11:30 AM Saturday at the pool tables in the lobby.
11:30A Feminine Comportment Dining Andrea Ziff Northborough

Andrea
Ziff
11:30A Partners in Process - SO Only Support Group Partners in Process Program Patricia Buttner Duchess

Patricia
Buttner
PiP isn't about the process, it isn't Trans101 - the conference offers many seminars for the transgender individual. PiP as about partners focusing on their own needs, wants and desires, a place to focus on what they want and need from the relationship with their transgender spouse. Women are taught to take care of everyone else, to put others needs first, often to the neglect of themselves. PiP is a place for partners to focus inward, take care of themelves, and, in so doing, help their relationships. Male spouses are also welcome PiP groups are an outpouring of joy and pain, tears and laughter. A place to be heard, share and get the support you need..
11:30A Volunteering for the Transgender Community through our changing landscape Ms. Cheryl Katon Hudson

Ms. Cheryl
Katon
The transgender community has seen rapid change recently. 20 years ago (before the internet) it was challenging to even FIND or describe a Transgender community. Many of us were lucky enough to find those events and support groups that started well be fore the internet, and we owe tremendous gratitude to those brave transgender souls who lead the way. Today, we have celebrities and spokes people, advocates and activists, social and support groups, doctors, conferences and an entire industry growing up around our very lives. Being transgender is a uniquely personal experience. Yet we all share common experiences and fears. Because of the rapid changes in our society and the cultural differences from coast to coast, the experiences of one generation of trans-people is significantly different that the experience of the next generation, and the one after that. This workshop will help us as a group work together to identify how we want to "pay it forward," and provide authenticity, personal satisfaction and depth to our collective transgender experience. Volunteering is best when each volunteer finds the right position and that position feeds the volunteer's soul and benefits the greater good.
11:30A Voice & Movement - Chat Time Lezli Whitehouse Princess

Lezli
Whitehouse

Sherri
Miller

Brenda
Lovette

Barbara
Worth
Come practice what you have learned! - This course will be most beneficial to those who participated in Voice Therapy 101 - This interactive and participatory workshop will be guided by 5 speech language pathologists who specialize in transgender voice and communication. Come and warm up your voice and body and learn to use various tools to express your gender identity.  Explore how your voice, body language, gesture and movement can communicate the gender messages you wish to convey. You may want to express yourself in a gender-consistent communication style, or a more gender-fluid style, we will break off into smaller groups and the 5 of us will offer you guidance and support while you explore these options.This workshop is for people across the gender spectrum.
11:30A Male to Female Surgical Options: Genital, Facial Feminization, Breast Augmentation, Revisions/Repairs and Body Contouring Dr. Toby Meltzer Southborough

Dr. Toby
Meltzer

Dr. Burt
Webb
A PowerPoint Presentation discussing current surgical techniques, a discussion of procedures, risks and complications, before and after photos with time for questions and answers. Dr. Meltzer is available for brief individual one-on-one visits. You may contact our office at 866-876-6329 if you wish to schedule a one-on-one visit. Formal or longer consultations need to be scheduled at our Scottsdale office at 866-876-6329.
11:30A Transgender Health Considerations Dr. Lauren Abern Sterling

Dr. Lauren
Abern
This workshop will address the health care needs of transgender individuals. Topics to be discussed include: disparities and barriers to health care, risks and benefits of hormone therapy, monitoring while on hormones, general health maintenance, sexual health, screenings for disease prevention, recommendations for navigating the healthcare system, and addressing these barriers to health care. Questions and discussion encouraged.
11:30A Spirituality -- or not... Dr. Ruben Hopwood, PhD Sudbury

Dr. Ruben
Hopwood, PhD
This is a discussion space for people who identify as gender diverse, transgender, non-binary, or as having transgender histories. Participants will not be asked to justify or defend their presence in the discussion. How do you define spirituality for yourself? Does it have a place in your life? Is there any room for spirituality in your life as a transgender or gender diverse person? How do you experience and include spirituality in your life, if you do? Why have you distanced yourself from spirituality, if you have? Discuss the role or presence of spirituality in your life as a gender diverse person. Share brief descriptions of your experiences and practices and how these help or hinder your self-expression, self-acceptance, and self-understanding related to your gender identity. There are no right or wrong experiences. This discussion will be moderated. There is no place for judgement about any other participant's experiences of, or expression of, spirituality in their own lives. In recognition that people identify with a wide variety of spiritual expressions, beliefs, and practices, this moderated discussion will seek to provide a space that is open to hearing about diverse practices and beliefs without privileging any single one. Participants are expected to speak only about their own personal experiences using first-person statements and to withhold statements about, comments on, or judgements about "all" people, other spiritualties or beliefs, or any other participant.
11:30A Pornography and High Speed Internet: A Real Brain Changer Dr. Michael Henry, Psy.D. Wayland

Dr. Michael
Henry, Psy.D.
This presentation offered the participants a review of the latest literature in the areas of sexual interests, internet based sexual behaviors, and the development of behavioral and sexual addictions. The impact of internet pornography on the brain and sexual health (arousal, orgasm) is discussed, and treatment options are presented.
11:30A Transgender Personalities in History, Parts I and II Melissa Morton Westborough

Melissa
Morton
Since humankind began to define the boundaries of gender behavior, there have been people who have defied or crossed over those boundaries. Hear about some of these individuals, from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Some of them were male to female, others of them were female to male. Some of them were transgender for most of their lives, others for only brief but significant periods in their lives. The deeds of some of these people have inspired books, plays, operas, and even beverages. All of them left a legacy of some sort. A brief biography of each individual profiled is available upon request.
12:15P Professional Training Program Networking Lunch Professional Training Program Dr. Eunice Aviles
Diane Ellaborn LICSW, DCSW
Salon C

Dr. Eunice
Aviles

Diane
Ellaborn
For paid attendees of the Professional Training Program only
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
1:00P Relationships with Family & Friends - SO only support group - (PiP) Partners in Process Program Donna DeLone Duchess

Donna
DeLone
Being the spouse of someone who is trans, whether a cross-dresser or transsexual, can be very isolating - and very difficult to deal with on your own. Often, no one knows. This is a safe place to share, hear the stories of other spouses and gain support, share ideas on whether to share with family and friends, and perhaps learn some strategies if you decide to share with your loved ones.
1:00P Family Through a Gender Transition Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Hudson

Rev. Moonhawk River
Stone
Despite our varied experience in our families--both of origin and of choice, it is the presenter's opinion family ties are precious to us. Maintaining families across a gender transition is often an incredible challenge and journey for all involved, particularly for children of transgender adults. This workshop will focus on the methods the presenter has successfully used in his private practice over the past thirty plus years to transition families (and the relationships within the family) along with the transperson.
1:00P EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO ASK Ms. Irina Cardos Seminar

Ms. Irina
Cardos

Belle
Brine
Irina Cardos from Precision Hair Removal and Skin Care and Belle Brine from About You Permanent Hair Removal will answer all question regarding the pros and cons of facial hair removal. They will tell all attendees, what works and what does not. Irina and Bell will inform all in attendance, the fastest process from start to finish. Consultations are available after the program or just visit them at Dr. Zukowski's vender booth.Precision Hair Removal and Skin Care and About You Permanent Hair Removal are the only electrolysis providers in North America that offers prescription strength topical Lidocaine, intravenous sedation or "Twilight Sleep" with Lidocaine local nerve and field Blocks during transgender MTF facial feminization hair removal. This sedation protocol offers the opportunity to clear the entire face and neck of hair in 1 to 2 days with up to 40% reductions per clearing. So, if your lifestyle is such that you don’t want to let your facial hair grow out every time before each visit to a traditional electrologist, then this is your answer.
1:00P Gender Confirmation Surgery Workshop Dr. David Whitehead Southborough

Dr. David
Whitehead

Loren
Schechter
Contributors: David M. Whitehead, MD, MS & Loren S. Schechter, MD, FACS Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital 9000 Waukegan Rd., Suite 210 Morton Grove, IL 60053 Synopsis: This workshop is designed to provide an up-to-date review on current surgical techniques for transfeminine and transmasculine procedures. This includes facial feminization, breast augmentation, chest surgery, and transfeminine and transmasculine bottom surgery (vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, and phalloplasty). The workshop is geared towards community members, primary care providers, and mental health providers. Objectives: -To provide an overview of current options for transmasculine and transfeminine surgical procedures -To review the pre- and post-operative care -To review the multidisciplinary nature of care Requirements: -LCD projectior/screen -Whiteboard or flip chart w/markers
1:00P Sparkle through 2018. Finding and maximizing your look through cosmetics Ms. Kathryn Lally Sterling

Ms. Kathryn
Lally
This workshop is designed to help you find the right look so that you sparkle and shine through 2018 and beyond. Learn proper application techniques, product selection, tools and daily routine to enhance and maximize your individual look. From proper skincare to use of cosmetics, this workshop will provide basics for beginners as well as helpful information for those further advanced in the application of makeup!
1:00P On Being Accepted After Transition Jessica Mink Sudbury

Jessica
Mink
When we transition, it helps if we do more than just ask people to recognize our new gender and name. We'll discuss strategies that we have taken to gain acceptance. Transition reboots of our lives, and we can use that reboot to work on nonmaterial parts pf our lives that need to be improved and venture into new activities. Jessica will start off with some of the things she's done, and throw the floor open for discussion. People who are thinking about transition, even part-time, are welcome, as well as those who are living full time as their not-assigned-at-birth gender are welcom.
1:00P Transgender Divorce/Family Law Robert Lapointe Wayland

Robert
Lapointe
One half of marriages end in divorce. Having a transgendered partner can add to the stress of a marriage and can increase the chances of a divorce. What should you know in advance? How can you protect yourself and still be fair to your partner? Is your marriage still valid after a transition? How will the gender issues affect the results of the divorce terms? What should I do before I get married? What can you expect during a divorce? Even if you don’t think you will get divorced, this seminar may be useful to you and your partner.
1:00P Facial Feminization: Customized Evaluation and Treatment for Optimal Results Dr. Sherman Leis Westborough

Dr. Sherman
Leis
Dr. Leis will demonstrate and explain classic prototypes of masculine and feminine facial features. He will discuss a variety of options for feminizing facial features and demonstrate that in the majority of cases, excellent results can be obtained without extensive and expensive cranio-facial surgery. Cases are shown demonstrating excellent and natural results from selective and customized facial feminization procedures.
1:15P Professional Training Program: Assessment of Gender Dysphoria (GD) and the importance of consideration of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in GD, throughout the evaluation and treatment process Professional Training Program Dr. Eunice Aviles
Diane Ellaborn LICSW, DCSW
Salon C

Dr. Eunice
Aviles

Diane
Ellaborn
The comprehensive evaluation process of GD will be described. This process contextualizes the individual as a biopsychosocial entity. Different tools for this evaluation process, especially tailored to ASD cases, will be presented. Presenters will discuss their perspective on this process and the importance of considering ASD when evaluating and addressing GD in the treatment process.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
2:30P Get Ready .. Evening Smoky Eyes Sephora Burlington BoxBorough

Sephora
Burlington
Layer liner and shadow for a smoldering look you can take from day to night. Learn easy and effective makeup techniques and discover the best smoky eye approach for you.
2:30P Repairing and Rebuilding Trust in Trans Couples PIP) Partners in Process Program Dr. Maureen Osborne Duchess

Dr. Maureen
Osborne
Some breach of trust is almost always present in a relationship where there is a trans partner, no matter at what point the truth was revealed. In this session, we will talk about the meanings we have for trust and its importance in any relationship. We will also explore ways that broken trust can be repaired and protected going forward.
2:30P Name and Gender Marker Changes for Identity Documents General Program Mason Dunn Hudson

Mason
Dunn
Discussion about the process for changing a name and gender marker on identity documents for trans and gender nonconforming people.
2:30P INDIVIDUALIZED ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR GLOBAL FACE, BODY, AND HAIR FEMINIZATION IN BOTH THE TRANSGENDERED AND GENDER VARIENT PATIENT Dr. Mark Zukowski Seminar

Dr. Mark
Zukowski
Dr. Zukowski will be presenting his state-of-the-art 21st century individualized surgical options for global one-step face, breast and body feminization including advanced endoscopic techniques of forehead feminization, with exclusive 3-D bone sculpting ultrasonic body sculpting with large volume fat augmentation to the buttocks (Brazilian buttock lift), as well as micrograft hair restoration to create the perfectly feminine hairline. These techniques are applicable for the M t F transgendered patient looking to transition or the gender variant patient looking to present their best in both male and female personas. Past patients will be available for you to talk to both after his lecture and during a Z-girl open house on Saturday afternoon at 4PM in Room #640. To arrange to speak to the doctor or one of his past patients either at the conference or afterwards in a phone consultation, call his office at 847-853-8869 in advance and speak to Michelle as time slots fill up fast. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about our comprehensive full face and body approach for your transition, or to look the best you can in both of your personas and to reverse any aging changes so as to insure a lifetime of youthful, refreshed, and naturally feminine beauty. Check the schedules to see the times of Dr. Zukowski’s lectures on Friday and Saturday afternoon in the Seminar Room across from the vendor area. Learn more at out vendor booth!
2:30P Maintaining your beautiful face! Dr. Onir Spiegel Southborough

Dr. Onir
Spiegel
Learn how you can look your best with non-surgical options for the face such as Botox Cosmetic and facial fillers. Patients can benefit from looking younger and more refreshed with simple office procedures that will benefit them when they are dressed...or not! Learn how to maintain those fabulous results you've already achieved through surgery. Before FFS -come learn how we can help you look and feel your most beautiful. Have questions in advance? Contact us at 617-566-3223 or info@drspiegel.com.
2:30P MtF Gender Confirming Surgeries - World Class Techniques Dr. Kathy Rumer Sterling

Dr. Kathy
Rumer
This workshop provides an opportunity for Dr. Rumer to discuss her world class MtF Gender Confirming Surgical procedures such as FFS, BA, Body Contouring, and GRS. She will also unveil a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Rumer will then open the floor for answering specific questions after her power point presentation, and will be available for complimentary consultation while at the conference. Please call us at 855-782-5665 prior to the conference and schedule your complimentary consultation.
2:30P Trans on Screen. Are we coming out any better? Pearl - Sudbury

Pearl
-
We all know “Trans” is hot right now. It has gone mainstream on the internet, television, in plays and movies. It seems everyone is cashing in on it. Who does it serve? Are the images accurate? Does the trans world come out looking any better? Should we applaud? In this seminar: Trans on Screen. Are we coming out any better?, we will review ways the subject of transgender and crossdressing has been depicted in films since the 1950s to today. We’ll consider the comparable formulaic themes between a number of films and their influences in perception of transvestism and transsexuality. Bring your popcorn and enjoy the show.
2:30P Navigating Health Insurance for Trans Individuals Gia Drew Wayland

Gia
Drew
This presentation will help folks navigate the complex world of health insurance to get the heath care they need to live authentically and not go broke in the process. Covered in this presentation will be a basic understanding of health insurance, the different types, how each work, how to choose plans, the ACA, regulations and the law, denials and appeals, and setting personal transition goals.
2:30P The Love Seat Ms. shaena castro Westborough

Ms. shaena
castro
Founded by Ms Shaena Castro & Mr. Sean Coleman 2 trans POC folks from NYC. "The love seat" creates space for much needed conversations, to promote the erasure of stigma & disphoria associated with trans bodies that may lead to risky behaviors and/or substance abuse. In this work shop we will be opening up with "what is sex positivity to me?" To get an understanding of what first comes to mind. This will open up the floor to briefly touch on program topics such as; let’s take it “higher”(sex & drugs), anything you can do, I can get paid for (sex work & social stigmas), I'm colorblind (PANSEXUALITY), hand-some, 2 some, or 3 some (polyamory  & me/us),  oh! you think you know? You have no idea!!! (Relationships & boundaries) etc. Our mission for this group is to create conversations that would begin to normalize trans bodies and remove society stigmas that are associated with them. Bringing these topics and conversations to the forefront we hope to • decrease harmful practices such as the pairing of chemical & alcohol use with sexual encounters • Reduce Black Market surgeries as a result of body dysphoria and body shaming • decrease risky anonymous hookups We hope to increase safety measures such as, • Pep and prep awareness and use • Condom use & proper use • raise Self-esteem • raise Self worth •info on local needle exchange programs.
3:00P Professional Training Program: Clinical case presentations and consultations on cases presented by the panel and audience in which there is or a question of co-occuring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)and Gender Dysphoria (GD) in children, adolescents & adults. Professional Training Program Dr. Eunice Aviles
Diane Ellaborn LICSW, DCSW
Dr. John Strang
Dr. Brett Leimkuhler
Salon C

Dr. Eunice
Aviles

Diane
Ellaborn

Dr. John
Strang

Dr. Brett
Leimkuhler
A group of experts will present and consult on cases where there is co-occurring GD and ASD. Attendees are encouraged to email their cases in advanced for discussion by the panel. Please send your cases to dr.euniceaviles@euniceaviles.net. Experienced attendees are encouraged to add their knowledge and expertise to the consultations.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
4:00P No Longer Lost in The Shuffle: Being Disabled and Trans-- Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Hudson

Rev. Moonhawk River
Stone
This facilitated group discussion is open to all, but is intended to be a space for people with disabilities to discuss a broad cross section of issues from how our identities as trans people intersect with our being disabled. How do we integrate those two into our well being, especially when interacting with various health care providers? We will explore what the concept of access means in broad political social justice terms and explore how the transgender civil rights/human rights movement has/has not made space for those who are disabled. We will explore what it means to be disabled in a world obsessed with denial of those who are disabled and how we, as disabled trans people, struggle to be confident, self-assured human beings in the face of these challenges.
4:00P Facial Feminization Surgery: Maximizing Results Dr. Jeffrey H. Spiegel Southborough

Dr. Jeffrey H.
Spiegel
Listen to Dr. Spiegel review the goals and methods of facial feminization surgery. Post-operative photos will be shown. There will be a discussion of what procedures are available, how to maximize results, risks, and how new technologies and advances have allowed for improving structural changes to bone. Dr. Spiegel has performed well over 1,000 FFS procedures! Dr. Spiegel is happy to answer any personal questions and will be providing complimentary consultations for any interested guests. Contact us at 617-566-3223 or info@drspiegel.com to pre-arrange your consultation.
4:00P Freedom for all Massachusetts and the Campaign for Trans Rights Mason Dunn Sterling

Mason
Dunn

Kasey
Suffrendini

Krina
Patel
Join the Freedom for all Massachusetts coalition for an inside look at the campaign to protect transgender non-discrimination laws in Massachusetts. In 2018, voters in Massachusetts will be faced with a ballot question that seeks to repeal the protections passed in 2016. We will provide updates, ways to get involved with the campaign, and tools for sharing your story to ensure a win on election day.
4:00P Own it! Living the Real You Ms. Emma Croft Sudbury

Ms. Emma
Croft
One of the things we hear most during transitioning is about "passing". This sometimes can become an obsession and a limiting factor towards becoming ourselves. In this workshop we will look at the limiting factors for ourselves, our own observations of cis-gender people, and how we can shape and mold our own thoughts to empower ourselves. The idea of owning it, came from a group session in which I was participating. In response to one of the others who was so caught up in the labels and the limitations that it brings, I told them to stop living their lives as they believe others want, but take control of their life and OWN IT! We all have a beautiful spirit to share. We all have had so much to overcome. We should not allow our own thoughts to become our enemy.
4:00P AVOIDING A TRANSITION TO FINANCIAL RUIN Robert Lapointe Wayland

Robert
Lapointe
For the TS, changing their gender can be the most expensive process in their life. We will look at some of the costs involved and how you might plan your transition and keep your financial dignity. Advice can be given on the bankruptcy process and how to avoid it.
4:00P Sound like you Ray Johnson Westborough

Ray
Johnson
A presentation on vocal health and natural voice modification. Starting with how the voice works, and how to produce a healthy sound so that no damage is done during modification. Some thoughts on what our society identifies as appealing in a voice, and some associated myths. Finally some tools on shifting sound for ease of use and to be able to execute the changes at will.
4:30P Professional Training Program; Evaluations and CEU forms Professional Training Program Alcove


Please go to the Alcove outside of Salon C to fill these out and hand them in.
This is a FE Co-Event and not directly associated with the First Event Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all First Event participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.

 



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