ESPE Working Group on Gender Incongruence

The aim of the ESPE Working Group on Gender Incongruence is to refine the clinical care and treatment of young people, to understand the global perspective and provide education and training for generalist and specialist practitioners.

Programme for the Annual Meeting Symposium in Rome

The Annual Meeting Symposium for the Gender Incongruence Working Group will take place on Thursday 15th September 2022 at 08:00-9:30 in Rome, Italy.  


Following the symposium, we will have our annual business meeting in the same room from 9:30-10:00.


Report on activities from 2018-2022

The Working Group published the following paper:

Skordis N, Butler G, de Vries M.C, Main K, Hannema S.E. 
ESPE and PES International Survey of Centers and Clinicians Delivering Specialist Care for Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria.

Horm Res Paediatr 2018;90:1–6 https://doi.org/10.1159/000496115


We aim to have a follow-up survey of transgender care, which is currently being prepared.

In 2022 preparations have also begun to develop a clinical practice guideline.

The Working Group organise a symposium at the annual ESPE meetings.


ESPE Science Symposium 2018

The WG planned the ESPE Science Symposium London in October 2018 over 1.5 days. This had a variety of international speakers covering basic science, biology and therapeutics. It was attended by around 100 delegates and feedback was excellent. Read more about it here.

The ESPE Gender Incongruence working group would like to compile an up-to-date email list to be held confidentially by the convener to alert for working group activities, request for participation in projects and advising on the Annual General Meeting. Please email the convener Sabine Hannema on s.e.hannema@amsterdamumc.nl if you would like to be added to this contact group.

For further information on the activities of this Working Group please contact the Coordinator Sabine Hannema at s.e.hannema@amsterdamumc.nl 


Working Group Members 


Sabine Hannema


Gary Butler


Martine de Vries

(The Netherlands)

Nicos Skordis


Katharina Main