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Critical Conversations on Identity and Gender

Critical Conversations on Identity and Gender
6 Hours CE Available (see below for accreditation information)
Review Date:2/23/2023
Release Date: 4/29/2023
CE Termination Date: 4/28/2026

Embark on a multidisciplinary journey that equips you with the insights and perspectives necessary to engage in informed conversations and decisions surrounding gender and sexual identity. This course bridges theology, psychology, and medicine to foster a comprehensive understanding of this critical aspect of the human experience.

Module 1: Made in the Image: Reflections on Theology and Identity - John Adair, PhD

Gain theological grounding for discussions surrounding gender and sexual identity. Explore four distinct theological boundaries that offer a structured framework for navigating key questions in this realm.

Module 2: Compelling Love with Sexual & Gender Identity Development: Beyond Intolerance and Tolerance - C. Gary Barnes, PhD

Unravel the challenges of meaningful discourse across medical, mental health, cultural, and religious contexts. Discover how psychological and theological insights can clarify research findings, address concerns, and provide recommendations for engaging with issues related to sexual and gender identity.

Module 3: Research on Gender Incongruence: Causes, Change, and Treatment - Laura Haynes, PhD

Delve into an in-depth analysis of the influences—biological, developmental, psychological, social, and cultural—on the formation of incongruent gender identities. Examine research on changes over the life course, medical and psychological treatments, and the complex issue of detransitioning.

Module 4: Research on Same Sex Attraction: Causes, Change, and Change Exploring Therapy - Laura Haynes, PhD

Explore research on the prevalence of same-sex sexuality among those with gender incongruent identities. Investigate biological, psychological, and social influences on same-sex attraction, and understand the implications of increasing social affirmation of LGBT experiences.

Module 5: Ethical Considerations of Medical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Youth - Paul Hruz, MD

Evaluate ethical concerns surrounding the treatment of gender dysphoric youth, including puberty blockers, hormones, and surgical interventions. Examine patient autonomy, informed consent for minors, ethical principles, off-label medication use, and the intersection of faith and reason in understanding human sexuality.

Module 6: Medical Management of Gender Dysphoria: Scientific Evidence and Outcomes - Paul Hruz, MD

Navigate the evolving landscape of gender-affirming medical interventions. Analyze the rise in demand for interventions aligning appearance with desired gender. Assess scientific evidence, short- and long-term outcomes, and the design of clinical studies to bridge knowledge gaps
Accreditation: Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
NPs may receive up to 6 credits for completing this activity.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. by an organization accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive up to 6 credits for completing this activity.

Disclosures for all those in control of the content of this activity. The names of the ineligible companies (within the last 24 months) and the nature of the financial relationship(s). There is no minimum financial threshold. Disclosure of all financial relationships with ineligible companies regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.

Activity Planners, Faculty and CMDA CE Review Committee:
No relevant financial relationships were identified for any individuals with the ability to control the content of this activity.

CMDA reserves the right to cancel credit at any time during the promotion or after an activity has been presented.