Webinars

LGBT Aging: Addressing Disparities and Health Care Needs

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders)

Speaker: Mark Simone-Skidmore, MD, Associate Program Director-Primary Care, Mt Auburn Internal Medicine Residency Program, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital

Having coped with a lifetime of discrimination and stigma, LGBT older adults face unique barriers to accessing sensitive and effective health care and services. This webinar, led by geriatrician and educator Mark Simone-Skidmore, MD, familiarized participants with the major clinical and psychosocial issues facing LGBT older adults, and offered recommended ways that health centers and other health care agencies can provide culturally sensitive care in an inclusive environment to aging LGBT patients. This webinar was the first in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE.

LGBT Aging: Social Supports, Outreach, and Policy

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders)

Speakers: Manuel A. Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, Medical Director of Long-Term Care, Wesley Woods Center of Emory University; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; and Hilary Meyer, JD, Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE), New York, NY

LGBT older adults have unique psychosocial needs, including differing social support networks, family structures, risk for isolation, and resiliency. This webinar, led by Hilary Meyer, and Dr. Manuel Eskildsen, summarized relevant research on these issues, and familiarized health care providers and administrators with the services and programs available to address these needs. The speakers also explained how current policies affect the lives and health outcomes of LGBT older adults. This webinar was the second in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE.

LGBT Aging: HIV Prevention and Primary Care for LGBT Older Adults

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders)

Speakers: Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, Associate Professor and Education Director, Internal Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL; and Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health

By the year 2015, the CDC projects that 50% of those living with HIV will be over 50 years old. Given this growing population, it is essential that primary care providers are trained in how to manage the care of HIV-infected older adults. In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, a geriatrician, HIV specialist, and medical educator guides participants through cases that illustrate the major treatment and screening issues related to HIV/AIDS care in older LGBT adults. Also on this program, Dr. Harvey Makadon discusses the most current epidemiology on HIV/AIDS in the U.S., as well as prevention with older LGBT adults. This webinar is the third in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE USA.