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Gender and Sexuality
About the MPA
The MPA’s objectives are to represent psychiatrists within Doctors Manitoba, as well as to provide a formal regional representation to the Canadian Psychiatric Association and its national components. The MPA plays a role in advocating (along with other groups) for the mental health and psychiatric care of Manitobans, promoting our psychiatric profession, addressing the wellbeing of our profession’s practitioners and learners, and fully participating and supporting the ongoing educational needs of its members.
At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:
- Explore gender identity throughout the lifespan.
- Explore current standards and future directions in transgender care.
- Appreciate the factors affecting decreased sexual arousal and approaches to address this issue.
1215 – Opening remarks
1230 – Gender Identity and Expression Across the Lifespan: Contemporary Understandings and Controversies – Dr Dan Karasic
1400 – Principles of Transgender Care for the Psychiatrist – Dr Dan Karasic
1530 – Complex Cases in Transgender Care – Dr Dan Karasic
0800 – Opening announcements
0815 – When Her Desire Fades: Understanding & Treating Women with Low Sexual Desire – Dr Sarah Hunter Murray
0945 – When His Desire Fades: Understanding & Treating Men with Low Sexual Desire – Dr Sarah Hunter Murray
1115 – The Future of Transgender Care – Dr Dan Karasic
1230 – Closing remarks
1300 – Canadian Psychiatric Association CPD Institute
Sarah Hunter Murray holds a PhD in Human Sexuality from the University of Guelph (Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition). She is a leading researcher on how men
and women experience sexual desire in their longer-term relationships. Her research has been published in academic publications including the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, The Journal of Sex Research, and Sex Roles. She is also a sought after sex and relationship expert for various mainstream media outlets. Sarah is a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dan Karasic, Dan Karasic, MD, Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, has been a UCSF professor since 1991, and opened a telepsychiatry private practice in 2020. He received his M.D. from Yale University and trained in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Karasic (he/him/his) created and led transgender health programs, and provided care for people with HIV and other medical illnesses, and has done research on treatment of depression. Dr. Karasic was on the
Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, was a co-author of the WPATH Standards of Care, Version 7, and is chapter lead of the Mental Health chapter of WPATH SOC 8. Has has trained many medical students, residents, psychiatrists, and other health providers at UCSF, across the country, and internationally. He has chaired several conferences. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, current Chair of the APA Workgroup on Gender Dysphoria, a past president of the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, and recipient of the 2012 UCSF Chancellor’s Leadership Award for LGBT Health. Dr. Karasic provides psychiatric care and consultation
via telehealth throughout California, and can be contacted via dankarasic.com
This event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 7.5 hours.
Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.
The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).