6th Scientific Symposium 2021

“Intersections, Experience and Evidence”

A digital symposium in association with Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Cardiff and Vale UHB Welsh Gender Service

The BAGIS is delighted to offer an e-symposium following the well-received webinar series in October 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge coming together and networking in person. The BAGIS council has endeavoured to create and deliver a programme that is accessible and safe, and takes account of digital fatigue. We are grateful for the generous collaboration with HEIW once again and for this opportunity to be hosted and front-lined by the Welsh Gender Service.

The Symposium has three key areas of enquiry. Firstly, we tackle the intersection of healthcare and racial inequalities experienced by people identifying as QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour). This will be explored and discussed by a panel and chair of experts by experience. A sensitive, complex and rarely addressed topic, we are grateful for our panellists to bring members this important learning opportunity. Whilst there remain many bridges to build, the BAGIS is committed to respecting and placing the lived experience of trans and non-binary people at the centre of enquiry and proceedings. Secondly, presentations from the Welsh Gender Service and third sector partners highlight the benefits of integrating services for an improved patient experience. Thirdly, research and clinical experts representing many disciplines in the field will review current evidence of treatment benefit, leading to a panel and participant discussion of developing multidisciplinary outcomes. In addition, we offer a session for each professional group to meet in a dedicated breakout room for their networking and development needs.

The symposium is a members and invited participants only event. It is delivered in accordance with a safe, respectful and strictly moderated digital etiquette, and all attendees, speakers and participants are required to conform to the EPATH code of conduct.



 9.30: Introductions & Welcome Addresses including:

The BAGIS President

Welsh Gender Service

10.15: Break

10.30: Short Film by and about Welsh trans people of colour

10.45: QTIPOC Expert Panel: Exploring the Intersection of Healthcare and Racial Inequalities

12.30 Lunch break

1.30 – 3.00 Professional Breakout Meetings

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Surgery
  • Nursing
  • Management
  • Endocrinology
  • General Practice
  • Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and Social Work


10.30: Presentations: Improving patient experience including:

Umbrella Cymru Peer Support

Trans Mutual Aid Cymru

11.15: Break

11.30 Reviews of Evidence and Multidisciplinary Outcomes

  • Surgery
  • Adult Endocrinology
  • Young people’s endocrinology

12.30: Break

1.30 Reviews of Evidence and Multidisciplinary Outcomes continued

  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Psychology
  • Voice and Communication

Panel discussion, and questions and reflections from participants.

3pm Close & Summary: The BAGIS President

Full programme available on application.