Thank you for helping to make our 2nd annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair a great success!
The Fair, held May 9 and 10, 2008, drew 305 people (nearly doubling last year's attendance!) from
all over theTwin Cities area, as well as greater Minnesota and the
Midwest region, and even people from other parts of the U.S.
Thanks to everyone who made the Fair possible, from our special guests
Marci Bowers, MD, Loren Schechter, MD and André Wilson, to all of our
workshop presenters, to our entertainers TransVoices, Andrea Jenkins,
and Empowered Expressions, to each and every volunteer and all who
attended and participated in the Fair.
Thanks to the following businesses who donated food, drink, or
volunteer appreciation prizes to this year's Health Fair. Please thank
them with your patronage:
Watch this web page for updated information, including a schedule and workshop details by April 10.
Fri, May 9, 6-9pm: Dinner (free!) followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Marci Bowers, M.D.
Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6pm: Full day of Workshops, Health Screenings,
Information Tables, Entertainment, Chair Massage & more!
KEYNOTE: From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world
Dr. Bowers will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues.
Dr. Marci Bowers
is a Gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries
in Trinidad, Colorado. A 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota
Medical School, where Dr. Bowers was Class and Student Body President,
she has been the subject of numerous documentaries, television
appearances and articles focusing upon her pioneering work in the field
of transgender surgery.
Marci Bowers, M.D.
Additional Special Guests:
Loren Schechter, M.D.(pictured right), surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois will lead the workshop Gender Confirmation Surgery and Revision Vaginoplasty.
left), national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance
coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker), will lead the workshop Getting Us Covered: advocacy for trans-inclusive health insurance.
Loren Schechter, M.D.
TransVoices Choruswill sing two songs to kick off the Health Fair on Friday evening just prior to our Keynote Speech
NOTE ABOUT SURGERY DISCUSSIONS: Both Dr. Bowers and Dr. Schechter will
be on-hand during part of the day Saturday (exact times to be
determined) to discuss surgery options with individuals. If you are
interested in this, please note that we are NOT signing anyone up ahead
of the Fair. Sign-up for these short discussions will be first come,
first served starting at 8:30 a.m. at the registration table on
Saturday, May 10 (not Friday).