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LGBTQ Health & Relationships Seminar At Sea Poster Presentations

The first LGBTQ Health & Relationships Seminar At Sea took place on board Olivia Travel's Caribbean Leadership & Equality Cruise, February 1 - 8th, 2014. Oral and poster presentations on topics relevant to LGBTQ health, healthcare provision, relationships and sexuality were presented on board. Participants were able to earn continuing education credits, generously provided at no cost by GLMA & the Lesbian Health Fund. 

In all, over 50 people actively participated in the conference. To see the full abstracts of each presentation, click on the program link above. You can view the poster presentations from the conference by clicking "View Posters" above and below you will find some photos from the various sessions. 


Roundtable discussion lead by Dana Finnegan & Emily McNally from NALGAP: National Association for LGBTQ Addiction Professionals. 

 Indigo Girls Performance

Indigo Girls Performance

The entertainment on board the ship was fabulous, including an intimate performance by the Indigo Girls. 


Hospice Chaplain Jeanne Burke presenting on the needs of LGBTQ Seniors. 

Dr. Linda Faulk presenting on end-of-life and hospice needs, with a specific focus on how to provide patients with the best end-of-life care possible within the restrains of the existing medical system. 


Posters were presented on individual stateroom doors throughout the ship. This poster was submitted by Lisa Diamond and discussed the health implications of satisfying sexual activity among lesbian and bisexual women. One of the great advantages of the poster presentations was that we were able to present research from individuals who were unable to be physically present on the trip. 


Emma Dargie (right) & Rhea Ashley Hoskin (left) posing in front of our home (and conference venue) for the week while docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


Another 'absentee poster presentation' from Diane Jarrett and Daniel Knight on how a family medicine residency program is training the next generation of physicians with a focus on LGBTQ Health. 

Debunking Lesbian Bed Death poster. 


Amanda David presenting on the ins & outs of providing culturally competent care to d/Deaf and hard of hearing patients. 


There happened (by accident) to be a contingent of sign language interpreters on board and a group of them participated in Karaoke one night (including Amanda David, one of the conference presenters!)