Rebekah Davies is a Registered Nurse (RN) with eight years of experience in gender-affirming care. She works as part of an interdisciplinary team at the Trans Specialty Care program at Three Bridges Clinic and provides surgical readiness assessments at Trans Care BC. Rebekah draws from her extensive experience to answer questions about readiness assessments for hormone therapy and surgeries, surgical care planning and post-operative care, always with a focus on tailoring care to individuals' unique needs and circumstances. This is a great opportunity to bring forward questions about the role of RNs on an interdisciplinary team.
Marria Townsend is a Senior Medical Advisor with Trans Care BC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority. She is fortunate to live and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations. Marria completed medical school and residency training at UBC where she is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice. She has more than fifteen years of clinical experience serving Two-Spirit, trans and gender diverse youth and adults in her practice at Three Bridges Community Health Centre in Vancouver. Marria is passionate about teaching and mentoring students, residents and practicing clinicians to better enable them to provide quality, affirming care to this population.