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2018 ESPE Science Symposium

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ESPE’s Gender Dysphoria Working Group together with the UK Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to present the 2018 ESPE Science Symposium, on the “Science of Gender”. 

The Science of Gender: evidence for what influences gender development and gender dysphoria and what are the respective influences of nature and nurture will take place at the Tavistock Centre, London, UK from the 18-19 October 2018. 

The 2018 ESPE Science Symposium has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits. Please see below for more details.

The ESPE Science Symposium is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer. In 2018, ESPE Science Committee selected and approved an application to host a meeting submitted by the ESPE Gender Dysphoria Working Group together with the UK Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. This application was selected on merit and Pfizer was not involved in this process.

If you are interested in hosting a future ESPE Science Symposium, please visit our Host an ESPE Science Symposium page.

Overview

This 2-day symposium will look at: 
  • Evidence for what influences gender development and gender dysphoria and what are the respective influences of nature and nurture
  • What are the potential psychological – psychosocial impacts of endocrine treatment for gender dysphoria and the science behind this.

Programme 

What to expect

The duration of the meeting will be 1.5 days and 2 nights

  • Travel to the meeting Thursday morning
  • Lectures Thursday afternoon
  • Networking dinner
  • Full day of lectures Friday
  • Networking dinner
  • Travel home Saturday morning 

Eligibility

Specific Requirements:

  • Delegates may come from any professional clinical and scientific discipline which is related directly or indirectly to the topic. The conference is not aimed at support group personnel or those from a political background.
  • A maximum of 25 free places* for young clinicians and scientists defined as those who are less than 8 years (full-time equivalent) since completion of doctorate training.
  • Up to 60 places available for a registration fee of €80.00

*Representatives of the ESPE Science Committee and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) will jointly review the applications for the free places.

Registration

Registration fee: €80

To register and pay to attend the meeting, please visit the registration page. Please note that you will need to register with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (Hosts) in order to register for the Symposium.

CME Accreditation

The 2018 ESPE Science Symposium – The Science of Gender, London, United Kingdom, 18/10/2018-19/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

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