GIST Training 2019

TENI are delighted to announce the launch of Gender Identity Skills Training 2019 (GIST). Taking place in Kilkenny, the training will run for 3 full days, from 27th – 29th of November.

GIST is an intensive 3-day training, provided by both national and international experts in the areas of gender identity. The training comprises of 18 presentations in 13 modules focusing on the health and well-being of trans people and their families. TENI has partnered with the HSE and key professional healthcare providers to ensure that GIST is delivered in 2019. GIST was piloted in 2017 and externally and internally evaluated. It was presented at EPATH 2019 in Rome. The evaluation recommended that GIST training be further developed and offered to health professionals throughout Ireland. The modules are informed by WPATH Standards of Care 7 and all of the presenters have experience of working with trans people and their families. GIST is funded by the HSE Social Inclusion Division, CHO area 5 (South-East), and will be launched by Kate Killeen-White, HSE, Chief Officer, South East Community Healthcare (SECH). Key healthcare workers have been targeted by this training, both in the south-east and throughout various regions of Ireland. 162 health professionals applied for just 70 places, which speaks to the high-level content and presenters in the area of transgender healthcare. Our objective is to have trained health professionals, in all regions of Ireland, who feel confident to deliver evidence-based healthcare to the trans community and our families. Our speakers and delegates include both Clinical Leads for the Gender Identity Service in St Columcille’s and the new Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Service in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

We are looking forward to the next 3 days!