The 23rd WPATH Symposium
February 14th-18th, 2014
"Transgender Health from Global Perspectives"
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel
Welcome message from Preecha Tiewtranon, MD (Thailand) (Chair)
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BOOK OF ABSTRACTS(PDF)
Please proof your submissions in the Book of Abstracts and email corrections to email@example.com
POLITICAL SITUATION UPDATES:
DEADLINE to register online for the WPATH Symposium - Bangkok is Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon (CST)
Online registration ended on January 31st, 2014 at 12:00pm GMT-6:00. You may register again in person at the Symposium for $700USD.
Additional Information has been updated and is posted below.
The purpose of the 24th WPATH International Symposium is to present professionals with the latest advances in research, education, clinical service, and advocacy to promote the health and well being of transgender and transsexual people and their families. The scientific program will address topics in several areas including primary care, psychiatry, endocrinology, and surgery; psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy; sociology and anthropology; gender and sexuality; speech and voice therapy; and other related fields relevant to transgender health. We invite all professionals, clinicians, researchers, and academics to submit relevant abstracts. There will be a variety of special panels, paper presentations, poster sessions and speakers, including some of the following topics: Children, families, and youth; ethnic/racial and cultural diversity in transgender health; transition-related services; community-based health care and community-participatory research; transgenderism in sports; legal & human rights; and the latest advances in brain research. An update will be provided on the revision of the DSM and ICD gender-related diagnoses. Proof of Attendance Certificate and CEUs will be given to all Symposium attendees.
Overflow Hotel: We have an overflow hotel, the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel. The hotel price is $125 per night. If you would like to make a reservation for this hotel, please contact Lauren Husting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gala Dinner Chaophraya River Cruise is also sold out. We would love to take everyone aboard but the boat is of course limited in space. Our apologies for any inconvenience, and please contact us regarding cancellations.
WPATH is pleased to announce the registration fees for 2014 WPATH Symposium in Bangkok will not increase in price. We recognize the flight expense to Bangkok will be more expensive than previous symposium. We are working hard to keep all other costs down.
In the registration process, you may choose to purchase the gala dinner cruise for US$65; we anticipate this event will sell out! There are only 400 seats available for the dinner cruise, so register early! The Gala dinner, will be a once in a lifetime river boat cruise on the Chao Phraya River, This dinner cruise will cost $65 (versus $90 gala dinner at our last symposium).
Surgeons may sign up for the Surgeon’s Only Pre-Conference through the registration process. Surgeon’s not able to stay for the full symposium may bring someone in lieu of themselves for remainder of the symposium. To be clear, this person can replace the surgeon, not be in addition to the surgeon.
The opening reception will include a sea food and steak buffet, free of charge to our attendees.
All lunches and breaks are included in your registration fee.
The most updated version of the program outline will be posted at the link below. Please note: this is a draft and preliminary schedule. All times are subject to change! http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1350&pk_association_webpage=3906
Once you complete your registration you will be e-mailed a receipt. This receipt will have all of your registration information including gala dinner and hotel information. It is imperative that you bring this receipt with you to Thailand. It will help to quickly resolve any issues that may arise.
Please contact Jeff at the WPATH office if you have any questions about the registration process. Jeff@wpath.org
The WPATH meeting in Bangkok will feature the 2nd WPATH Surgical Summit. This special conference for surgeons only will provide an forum for exchange of new ideas and updates on the latest advances in gender re-affirming surgeries among surgical colleagues. Please contact Dr. Stan Monstrey at Stan.Monstrey@ugent.be or Dr. Preecha Tiewtranon at email@example.com for more information about attendance at this conference.
History: The earliest identifiably Thai kingdom was founded in Sukhothai in 1238.
Politics: Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, with the king as Head of State.
Climate: Thailand is largely tropical, so it's hot and humid all year around with temperatures in the 28-35°C range (82-95°F).
Culture: Mainland Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism.
Stan Monstrey, MD (Belgium) - Chair
Preecha Tiewtranon, MD (Thailand)
Apichai Angspatt, MD (Thailand)
Marlon Buncamper, MD (The Netherlands)
Marc-Bram Bouman, MD (The Netherlands)
Scientific Committee Track Directors
Scientific Committee Abstract Reviewers
Local Organizing Committee
Preecha Tiewtranon, MD (Thailand) - Chair
Apichai Angspatt, MD (Thailand) - Co- Chair
Faii Sangganjanavanich, PhD (USA) - USA-Thailand Liaison
Jeffrey Whitman, BS, Business/ Events Manager (USA)
WPATH Administrative Staff
Bean Robinson, PhD, Executive Director (USA)
Jeffrey Whitman, BS, Business/ Events Manager (USA)
Andrea Martin, Executive Administrator (USA)
Lauren Husting, MM, Office Assistant (USA)
Mui Thitima (Thailand)
Pongsakorn "Eak” Wittayaprichakul (Thailand)