2nd Annual Summit
About the LGBTQ+ Health Summit
The LGBTQ+ Health Summit educates and activates the health sciences community on LGBTQ+ health and creates new pathways to serve LGBTQ+ communities.
The summit reinvigorates LGBTQ+-identified healthcare professionals, students and community members in finding community and support in practice, and it promotes the use of up-to-date, best practices to improve LGBTQ+ health outcomes.
More than 300 healthcare providers, nurses, students, and community members attended the School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit in 2019.
2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit
The LGBTQ+ Health Summit scheduled for April 17, 2020, has been cancelled.
Many of our presenters are on the frontlines of health care and work tirelessly in the name of public health for ALL of our communities. We look forward to gathering with you in 2021.
As COVID-19 continues to affect our communities, UW–Madison is working to reduce the effects, in consultation with local, state, and federal partners.
“This summit provided an excellent space to examine the ways in which our medical care systems are working for or against LGBTQ+ populations, and to collaboratively brainstorm ways to improve access for the state’s LGBTQ+ community.”Rachel Goldberg, Public Health Madison & Dane County
The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.
More Diversity & Inclusion Events
Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. This series returns in the 2020–2021 academic year.
Held each February, the Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference and career fair connects nurses, nursing students, healthcare employers and educators in order to develop more inclusive healthcare systems that welcome diverse nurses and enable them to succeed and thrive.
The Native Nations Nursing Summit, held in November, focuses on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare.
“There are providers out there that want to do better, but they don’t know how. That’s where educational opportunities like this can provide the opportunity for providers to ask questions and learn more about how to respond to their LGBTQ+ patients.”Beth Alleman, BSN ’19
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.