Sexual and gender diverse (SGD) patients face a myriad of unique dermatologic issues along with other interrelated health issues that are very relevant to practicing dermatologists and health care providers in the dermatology field.

Individuals in the SGD patient population have unique needs which are often unmet by their care providers. They experience poorer overall health compared to their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts due to multifactoral reasons including discrimination, identity concealment, internalized and external homophobia, and most importantly, a lack of health care provider training on their specific health needs.

Relevant health concerns in terms of medical care, such as acne, hormone therapy, contraceptives, hair loss, HPV, and cancer screening, and procedural care including hair removal, injectable toxins and fillers, facial modification, and gender confirmation surgery, are critical for the continued education of modern clinicians seeing this population.

As it is important to consider that dermatologic care for SGD patients requires more than just clinical and aesthetic medical expertise, LiVDerm’s 7-hour Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls will cover these topics while focusing on a whole-practice approach, including important concepts such as proper consent forms, appropriate terminology, medical insurance issues, and patient-clinician communication. This deep dive experience within the SBS: West Coast Derm conference will provide all attendees with practical and clinical pearls to apply in their practices, maximizing the care they provide to their SGD patients.


LiVDerm is honored to welcome Klint Peebles, MD, as chair of Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls. A board-certified dermatologist with Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Peebles has extensive clinical, leadership, and research expertise in sexual and gender diverse health and gender-affirming dermatology. He currently serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Sexual and Gender Diverse Health, and on the LGBTQ Health Specialty Section Council of the American Medical Association.


1:30pm – 1:50pm
Introduction to Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Klint Peebles, MD
Seemal Desai, MD
1:50pm – 2:30pm
Cultural Competency, Terminology, and Approach to Care
Kristen Eckstrand, MD, PhD
2:30pm – 2:50pm
Q & A Panel Discussion
Klint Peebles, MD
Seemal Desai, MD
Kristen Eckstrand, MD, PHD
2:50pm – 3:10pm
Management of Acne in SGD Patients
Matthew Mansh, MD
3:10pm – 3:30pm
Complications of Hormone Therapy
Lauren Abern, MD
3:30pm – 3:50pm
Contraceptives and Dermatology
Lauren Abern, MD
3:50pm – 4:10pm
Hair Loss in Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Patients
Erica Dommasch, MD
4:10pm – 4:25pm
HPV in SGD Populations
Howa Yeung, MD
4:25pm – 4:40pm
Skin Cancer in SGD Individuals: Basic Approach, Prevention, and Screening
Howa Yeung, MD
4:40pm – 5:00pm
Panel Q&A Session
Klint Peebles, MD
Matthew Mansh, MD
Lauren Abern, MD
Erica Dommasch, MD
Howa Yeung, MD


Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls



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