2SLGBTQ+ Health: What’s the Same, What’s Different?

Dr. Chronopoulos’ talk focuses on how to make health spaces more queer-friendly. This involves an overview of terminology in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, as well as approaches to challenging our cisheteromonogamous norms that are the foundation of medical teaching. The session will provide ideas on changing language, documentation and health spaces to make them more inclusive. Finally, the session will speak to the medical care of the queer community, focusing on screening, monitoring, documentation and treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to practice in a way that is inclusive of folks of all genders and sexual orientations
  • To do so fluidly, without awareness of someone’s gender or sexual identity
  • To be able to take a history inclusive of gender and sexually diverse people
  • To be able to perform appropriate physical exam adaptations for sexually and gender diverse folks
  • To be able to adapt screening practices to sexually and gender diverse people
  • To be aware of specialized medications and monitoring that may be used by sexually and gender diverse people

Having completed her Residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2008, Dr. Julia Chronopoulos settled at the Royal Alexandra Family Medicine Center in 2009, and subsequently the MacEwan University Health Center in 2018.

She enjoys serving a diverse population, with a special interest in mental health, as well as sexual and gender diversity.

She currently coordinates the Rainbow Health Clinic at MacEwan University Health Center where she additionally acts as the Medical Director.

Accessibility: Closed captioning available for virtual session. Contact us for any other accessibility needs.