Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + Health in Neurology: current and future*

Date/Time: Monday, September 11, 2023 - 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Track: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Salons C-D (5th Floor)
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Chair: Romergryko Geocadin, MD, FANA

Co-Chair: Nicole Rosendale, MD

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community remains largely absent from neurologic research despite known and persistent disparities in access to and outcomes in healthcare broadly and growing prevalence of individuals who open identify as LGBTQ+. In recognition of these persistent disparities, this community was named as health disparities population in need of further research by the NIMHD in 2016. This session seeks to address existing gaps in awareness and knowledge about the needs of the community and how to perform inclusive neurologic research. We will review current neurologic disparities in LGBTQ+ people. For example, a 2021 scoping review found disparate rates of stroke, disparities in the care of LGBTQ+ people with multiple sclerosis, and concerns around the care of LGBTQ+ people with dementia. We will also provide practical recommendations for how to incorporate LGBTQ+ health into neurologic curricula and present best practices for neurologic research inclusive of LGBTQ+ people.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current neurologic disparities for LGBTQ+ people.
  • Identify strategies for incorporating LGBTQ+ health content into neurologic curricula.
  • Utilize best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion in neurologic research.

LGBTQ+ health in neurology: current neurological disparities

Speaker: Chi-Ying (Roy) Lin, MD, MPH

I will primarily focus on discussing how to expand the outreach to the LGBTQ+ community and how to engage them in research/advocacy.

Title TBD

Speaker: Nicole Rosendale, MD