Healthcare in the Queer Community


Healthcare in the Queer Community

Date / Time
May 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT


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AIMGA is proud to host a panel discussion about healthcare in the queer community with Thomas Trombetta (he/him or they/them) and Dr. Caley Shukalek (he/him) from Go Freddie

Some of the topics that will be covered during this session include:

  • the use of pronouns and basic vocabulary used when addressing patients from the queer community
  • what is PReP?
  • challenges/barriers faced by patients from the LGBTQ2S+ community
  • how physicians can be allies/advocate on behalf of their patients
  • case studies using patient centred approach when treating patients

Thomas is passionate about gender and sexuality liberation social movements. Before beginning his work with Freddie, Thomas studied Sociology and Global & Development Studies at the University of Alberta, after which he began working with marginalized communities. In previous roles, Thomas was involved in queer and trans health education, PrEP health promtion, community-based research, HIV education, and LGBTQ2S+ advocacy

Dr. Shukalek is passionate about evidence-based, patient-centred care, including telemedicine that can provide high quality care from wherever a patient may choose. He helped create Alberta’s PrEP guidelines and works as a specialist in General Internal Medicine with additional training in sexual health, including HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Shukalek holds an Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, an MD from the University of Calgary and an MSc from the University of Alberta.


This session will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent to you prior to the start of this session.

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