The GSD Forum is an opportunity for physicians, students, allied health care providers, researchers, and community members to address inequities in healthcare and create a network of providers and researchers interested in improving health, particularly in traditionally marginalized or minority populations. The 2017 GSD Forum is focused on the theme of sexual health and includes talks and workshops by renowned practitioners and advocates from across Canada.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.
Participants can claim up to a maximum of 4.25 study credits.

Claiming your credits:
Visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes.


November 25th, 2017

9:00am - 4:00pm

Health Sciences Building

Foothills Medical Centre

Calgary, Alberta


Forum Schedule

0900 - 0945: Registration
0945 - 1000: 
Opening Remarks
- Medical Students for Gender & Sexual Diversity
1000 - 1130: Concurrent Workshops
1130 - 1300: 
Lunch Break (Food & Refreshments Provided)
1300 - 1430: 
Concurrent Workshops
1430 - 1600: Panel Discussion
- Members of the community and health professionals discuss their experience with LGBTQ+ healthcare

This is a barrier free event and no one will be turned away due to lack of funding; if you would like to access one of our registration awards, shoot us an email at

Interested in sponsoring someone else to attend? You can do so during registration or via email!


Thank you to our generous sponsors

The Medical Students for Gender and Sexual Diversity and the University of Calgary acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.