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Transsexuality – Medical possibilities and social attitudes

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

What medical possibilities exist in the area of transsexuality, an identity that is still considered taboo by many? What social changes have to happen for the healthcare sector to be able to deal openly with transsexuality?

Speakers

Psychotherapist; Visual Artist, Vienna
Former Vice-Director, Department for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; Teacher and Supervisor, Institute for Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg
Head, Department of Endocrinology and Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent
Consultant Transgender Healthcare, genderPRO; Obs/Gyn University Hospital St.Pölten-Lilienfeld
Policy Manager, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, EPHA - European Public Health Alliance, Brussels Chair

Mag. Cornelia KUNERT

Psychotherapist; Visual Artist, Vienna

since 1987 Psychotherapist, Vienna
1995-1999 Teaching Therapy and Training Supervision, Vienna
since 1997 Visual Artist, Vienna
since 2005 Therapeutic accompaniment of Trans Processes, Vienna

Dr. phil. Hertha RICHTER-APPELT

Former Vice-Director, Department for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; Teacher and Supervisor, Institute for Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg

1967-1973 Doctorate, Psychology and Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria
1973-1974 Trainee, Behavior Therapy, Universität Bern, Switzerland
1973-1974 Teacher, Statistics, Universität Bern, Switzerland
1975-1976 Trainee, Behavior Therapy, Middlesex Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1976-1978 Assistant, Clinical Psychology, University Konstanz, Germany
1979-1997 Assistant, Institute for Sex Research, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
1989 Habilitation, Clinical Psychology, Universität Hamburg, Germany
1997-2014 Professor Institute for Sex Research, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
1997-2014 Commissioner for Gender Equality, Medical Faculty, Universität Hamburg, Germany
2010-2014 Vice-Director, Department for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

MD, PhD Guy T'SJOEN

Head, Department of Endocrinology and Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent

1995-1997 Assistant, Internal Medicine AZ St. Jan Brugge, Belgium
1995-2002 Assistant, Internal Medicine Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
1999-2002 Assistant, Endocrinology St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK
2002-2004 Resident in Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
2004-2006 Adjunct Clinical Staff Physician Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
since 2006 Clinical Staff Physician Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
since 2008 Head of Department Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
since 2009 Professor in Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
since 2015 Head of Department Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Dr. Mick VAN TROTSENBURG

Consultant Transgender Healthcare, genderPRO; Obs/Gyn University Hospital St.Pölten-Lilienfeld

since 1998 Consultant Obs/Gyn
1999 Founder, first Austrian out-patient clinic, Transgender medicine, General Hospital, Vienna
2005-2013 Head, Center of Expertise on Genderdysphoria, Free University of Amsterdam
2010 Co-founder, ENIGI - European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence, Amsterdam
since 2010 Chapter Lead, Standards-of-Care working Group, WPATH - World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Vienna
since 2018 Obs/Gyn Universitätsklinikum St.Pölten-Lilienfeld
since 2018 Consultant Transgender Healthcare, genderPRO, St.Pölten-Lilienfeld

Yannis NATSIS

Policy Manager, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, EPHA - European Public Health Alliance, Brussels

2006-2010 Investigate Reporter, TV-news programme Fakeli, daily journal Kathimerini, Greece
2013-2015 Advocacy Advisor, TACD - TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue, Brussels
since 2016 Policy Manager for Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, EPHA - European Public Health Alliance, Brussels
since 2018 Board Member, EHFG - European Health Forum Gastein

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