Training Opportunities

Advanced Primary Care

Advanced gender-affirming primary care

These trainings are aimed at physicians and nurse practitioners looking to provide gender-affirming primary care.

Before attending the training please ensure that you have completed the following free online modules:

Part 1: Care planning for gender-affirming interventions (readiness assessment)

CME Accreditation: 2.5 Mainpro+ credits

Available dates & registration (To register click on the linked date below):

  • TBA

Learning objectives:

  • Use an informed consent, trauma informed approach to care planning for gender-affirming interventions and understand why this is necessary
  • Respectfully inquire about gender and support exploration of gender-affirming goals and options
  • Apply the WPATH criteria
  • Conduct and document treatment planning visits
  • Know where to seek out additional clinical support and resources


Part 2: Gender-affirming hormone therapy

CME Accreditation: 2.0 Mainpro+ credits

Available dates & registration (To register click on the linked date below):
  • TBA
Learning objectives:
  • Participate in informed consent discussions with patients seeking hormone therapy
  • Confirm readiness for hormone therapy from a physical, mental, and psychosocial perspective (either directly or with collateral from other providers)
  • Initiate, titrate, and monitor hormone therapy
  • Manage side effects and other common concerns for patients on hormone therapy
  • Know where to seek out additional clinical support and resources


Part 3: Gender-affirming surgery

CME Accreditation: 2.5 Mainpro+ credits

Available dates & registration (To register click on the linked date below):
  • TBA
Learning objectives:
  • Understand the role of the primary care provider in supporting access to gender-affirming surgery
  • Be aware of the WPATH criteria for upper surgery, gonadectomy and genital reconstruction
  • Know which surgeries are covered by MSP and pathways to surgery for each funded procedure 
  • Describe common gender-affirming procedures including techniques, potential benefits and risks, common complications, aftercare considerations
  • Know where to seek out additional clinical support and resources
Education Request Form

Trans Care BC provides a limited number of in-service trainings available to the following groups:

  • Primary care teams (physicians, nurse practitioners, and specialists) who can directly increase access to advanced gender-affirming medical care for their clients.
  • Senior leadership teams in governments, health care, and social service agencies that are able to affect system change.

If your service, program, or group fits within one of the categories above, you can request an in-service training by filling out our Education Request Form and submitting it to the email address listed.

The Trans Care BC team is not available to provide 'Trans 101' in-service trans cultural safety trainings. For these trainings, we recommend one of the following options:

  • Consider one of our foundational online courses.
  • Seek out gender diverse community members, educators, and clinical educators in your region who provide these trainings.
  • If you are not aware of experienced educators in your region, contact our health navigation team for recommendations.

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