Massachusetts Medical Society: Ethics Forum

Ethics Forum

2024 Annual Meeting Ethics Forum — Gender-Affirming Care

Monday, May 20, 2024, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET – Virtual Live Webinar

Activity Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the Society’s Annual Meeting will explore gender-affirming care.


Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD

Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
Director, Master’s Degree Program, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Director of Law and Ethics, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital

To learn more about Dr. Rebecca W. Brendel, click here.


Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW, MSW

Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW
Co-Director of Research, Division of Gynecology, Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Instructor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

To learn more about Elizabeth Boskey, click here.

Frances Grimstad, MD, MS

Frances Grimstad, MD, MS
Chair, MMS Committee on LGBTQ Matters
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

To learn more about Dr. Frances Grimstad, click here.

Carl Streed, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP, FAHA

Carl G. Streed, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP, FAHA
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Research Lead, GenderCare Center at Boston Medical Center

To learn more about Dr. Carl Streed, Jr., click here.

Activity Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the legal and challenges to providing gender affirming care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients

  2. Describe the practical and ethical considerations of providing appropriate treatment options to support and affirm an individual’s preferred gender identity

  3. Consider health disparities faced by gender diverse populations, including barriers to healthcare access, and discrimination

Program Fees:

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member – $90
MMS Resident/Student – Free
Non-Member Physician – $180
Allied Health Professional/Other – $70

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Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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