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Spotlight on Transgender Health in the Illinois Department of Corrections

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Workshop Description:

The state of Illinois is implementing the highest caliber gender-affirming care to transgender people who are incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections. We are proud that our Governor is demonstrating the importance of this care to our transgender citizens by supporting the pioneering work of outstanding healthcare professionals, featured in our symposium.

 At this event, we will be honoring our healthcare professionals for their excellence and ground-breaking contributions that they make in providing equitable care to all members of our society.

Symposium Chair, Panelists, and Discussants:
Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder, President, and CEO, Illinois Association of
Prescribing Psychologists
LaMenta Conway, M.D., Deputy Chief of Medicine, Illinois Department of Health
Karen Pfost, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and in training to become a licensed prescribing psychologist, Illinois
Department of Corrections
William Puga, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Illinois Department of Corrections
Shane Reister, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Southern Regional Psychologist Administrator, Illinois
Department of Corrections
Claudia Mosier, Psy.D., MSCP, MP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Prescribing Psychologist in
Independent Practice, Louisiana and Illinois, Member, Gender Affirmation Surgical Team, University of Chicago Weiss
Memorial Hospital
Nneka Jones Tapia, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Managing Director, Justice Initiatives at Chicago Beyond,
Formerly the Chief Warden, The Cook County Jail, Cook County Department of Corrections
Concluding Remarks:
Melvin Hinton, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Chief of Mental Health Services, Illinois Department of