Getting to the Bottom of Gender Confirmation Surgery Sun, Sep 30 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This panel will comprehensively review genital gender affirmation procedures. A brief introductory talk will present considerations for working with transgender patients with a focus on WPATH Standards of Care and the importance of a multidisciplinary team. Each of the major procedures, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, and vaginoplasty, will be covered in detail including pre-operative evaluation, technical surgical execution follow-up care, complications, and revisions. Panelists have been chosen for both their deep expertise and for their ‘fresh faces’ to avoid repetition from panels in past years and at other meetings.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the appropriate care environment for transgender patients and understand the principles and the details of the WPATH Standards of Care.
  2. Understand the pre-operative precautions/evaluation for genital gender affirming surgery.
  3. Have a detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy, of the procedural options, and the technical details for each of the major GAS genital procedures (phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty).
  4. Understand post-operative management after genital GAS including routine care, management of complications, and common surgical revisions.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.