The Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues hosted a townhall meeting for 100 AMA members during which policy experts discussed the impact of recent elections on LGBTQ health around the country. Hector Vargas, the executive director of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, served as the moderator. Panelists included Laura Durso, PhD (Center for American Progress); Tari Hanneman, MPH (Human Rights Campaign); and Stacey Long Simmons (National LGBTQ Task Force).
The Advisory Committee also AC co-sponsored an education session that was organized by the LGBTQ Issues Committee of the Medical Student Section on suicide and mental health concerns among LGBTQ youth. Dr. Jacques Ambrose, the Resident and Fellow Section Representative on the Advisory Committee and a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, was the sole presenter.