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LGBTQ Health & Relationships Seminar At Sea

The GLMA and the Lesbian Health Fund are proud to sponsor the first ever LGBTQ Health & Relationships Seminar at Sea taking place on the Olivia Travel Caribbean Equality & Leadership Cruise in February 2014! Olivia is the premiere travel company for lesbians and queer women.

When was the last time you attended a conference that chartered an entire ship  for queer women, visited sandy beaches, and featured special guests and performances by the likes of the Indigo Girls, Maya Angelou, Edie Windsor, Vickie Shaw, Karen Williams and a whole host of other talented queer women?

Olivia has provided an amazing lineup of special guests, performers and speakers for this once in a lifetime cruise on the MS Westerdam. To compliment this lineup of guests, GLMA & LHF are sponsoring an academic seminar aimed at sharing important updates on LGBTQ Health & Relationships with other academics and health professionals on board, as well as Olivia's 1900 traveling guests!

Don't miss this opportunity to share your work with the people who can benefit from it the most! Can't join us this time? Join our mailing list to hear about future opportunities. 

 (c) Olivia Travel 2013

 (c) Olivia Travel 2013

When: February 2nd - 7th, 2014 (The trip begins on February 1st and ends on the 8th, but conference activities will only be planned from the 2nd to 7th). Click Here to see a preliminary program.

Where: MS Westerdam, leaving from and returning to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Full itinerary details can be found here

What: Presentations, posters and discussions on LGBTQ health, healthcare and relationships by researchers, academics and professionals. Register as a participant (it's free!)

Who: The Ladies of Olivia** 

Why:  Why not? Why not combine your Olivia Vacation** with a learning experience as well? Share your knowledge with fellow passengers, learn about cutting edge LGBTQ Health and Relationships research, gain valuable continuing education credits, and meet and network with other researchers and professionals in the field. More importantly, share your work directly with the women it was intended to benefit!  

How:  The seminar will include 3 two-hour sessions on port days (10am - 12pm) as well as poster presentations and roundtable discussions at meal time. Posters will be presented on individual stateroom doors. Explore the ship, meet new people, and find out about new research and what it means for your work, practice, research or own personal healthcare decisions and behaviors. Information on continuing education (CNE/CME) credits offered by GLMA can be found here 

Not yet booked on the Olivia Caribbean Equality & Leadership Cruise? Contact Courtney at 1.800.631.6277, ext. 665 or email Courtney can help you with booking your stateroom on the ship. You can also join the Olivia Connect Group for the cruise where guests unable to make the trip often post cabins that are available for purchase. This can be one way of obtaining a cabin for a class that has already sold out. There may also be 'solo' spots available at various price ranges for guests willing to be matched with a room mate through Olivia's Solos Program.

If you have any questions about the conference itself, please email Dr. Karen Blair at But hurry! Space is limited and the ship is nearly sold out. Olivia Travel has generously provided time and space to host our presentations and discussions, but the Olivia staff members are not directly involved in the planning of this event. The conference is being organized by a group of health professionals and health researchers affiliated with KLB Research, GLMA and LHF.

**This event is not sponsored by Olivia Travel and is being put on by GLMA, LHF, KLB Research and a group of Olivia travelers already booked on the trip.** 

**This event is not sponsored by Olivia Travel and is being put on by GLMA, LHF, KLB Research and a group of Olivia travelers already booked on the trip.**