General Information


Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness: Supporting Community Growth and Cultivating Clinical Practice showcases excellence in clinical practice, research, program development, and policy and systems change.

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of health care providers, health administrators and policy-makers, educators, lawyers, researchers, non-governmental organizations, change agents from within trans communities, and students and others with a shared interest in the health and wellbeing of trans and gender variant children, youth, adults, and older adults.

The conference will provide opportunities for learning and knowledge exchange to enhance clinical practice and capacity and explore new and emerging research. The conference will also contribute to building and strengthening networks and supports for transgender and gender non-conforming people and those who are key to providing health and wellness programs and services for trans communities.

The conference has the following objectives:

  • To attract a diverse range of participants, including professional / community roles and areas of focus; ethno cultural backgrounds, genders, ages, and sexual orientations.
  • To enhance participants’ ability to contribute to improved health of and positive change for trans people and communities.
  • To advance awareness of, and thinking about, important health issues facing trans communities, providers, and organizations in Halifax and the Atlantic region.
  • To cultivate mutual engagement and knowledge exchange among participants.
  • To advance diversity and inclusion through the presenters and participants the conference attracts and supports, and through the content and structure of the conference

CPATH is committed to providing conference content in English and French.  Unfortunately, although we are committed to providing simultaneous interpretation for the entire conference, implementing full English/French/English language access is a complex and expensive process, and requires financial resources currently beyond CPATH’s reach.

The CPATH 2015 Conference will be providing simultaneous interpretation for all Plenary sessions, and for two other sessions: Friday, 11:00 am, #3, Being Trans on the Job (Oral Presentations), and Saturday, 1:00 pm, #3, Navigating Wellness (Oral Presentations).

CPATH Conference Full Program

The preliminary Conference at a Glance is available here.

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