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Sex and Gender


Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.
Members: 74
Moderators: Lisa Hayes
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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.

About

The working group currently has two current areas of focus:

Sex and Gender Working Group

Our meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on May 25th, 2021 at 9am PT/12pm ET.

Bring your knowledge and experience to this working group to develop an implementation strategy to modernize sex and gender information practices in EHR systems in Canada. The scope will include:

  • Expanding the definition, collection, use and sharing of sex-gender info in EHRs
  • Summarizing current practices, gaps and challenges
  • Proposing an action plan to modernize sex-gender info practices in Canada.

Register for the the monthly working group meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon ET.

*Note: Group icon represents different sex and gender identities but is not inclusive.

We are also taking part in the HL7 Gender Harmony project that is underway.

MSFHR REACH Project

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Our first meeting is on May 11th, 2021 at 9am PT/ 12 pm ET.

Our REACH grant funded through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is building on our prior work in developing an action plan to Modernize Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records.

In our REACH project, we will be sharing and discussing how the Action Plan can address the needs of sexual and gender minority patients and co-creating knowledge tools for future implementation of modernized gender, sex and sexual orientation documentation practices.

The Action Plan to modernize gender, sex and sexual orientatioon (GSSO) information practices in digital and electronic health records (EHRs) was developed from a series of monthly consultation sessions that were held in 2020. Files from this initial CIHR Planning Project can be found here.

Register for the monthly REACH meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon ET.

Activity

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Many thanks to those people who participated in our first Special Topics meeting yesterday. As discussed, I have posted materials to the documents folder .... Additionally, Karen sent out an email to individuals: " Thank you for your interest in Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation (GSSO) terminology for use in Canadian digital records. We have attached the slides from the May 11, 2021 REACH meeting on terminology and a glossary of terms. We are asking for your feedback, comments, and concerns. You can email your feedback directly to Francis Lau (fylau@uvic.ca) or you can respond anonymously via a web survey (https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/MSFHR_REACH_Anonymous_Survey). Please feel free to share this with other interested parties so they may also provide feedback. We would like you to review the harmonized terminology for patient care, health system use and research (pages 27-29). At our next meeting on June 8th, we'll discuss the feedback we receive and the implementation options and implications. Best wishes, Karen ======================================================= On behalf of the Michael Smith Foundation REACH Grant Team Francis Lau PhD, FCAHS, Professor Karen Courtney, PhD, Associate Professor Marcy Antonio, MPH, PhD Candidate Kelly Davison, MN, MSc, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS, Standards Specialist and Doctoral Student Roz Queen, BA, Undergraduate Student School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada ======================================================= " Please share. We will pick up where we left of on June 8, 2021 at 9 PT / 12 ET. Kelly

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our first special topics meting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Review of GSSO Terminology and Implementation Options, and Implications” Dr. Francis Lau, CTSS from the University of Victoria will be leading this discussion. I have included the introductory post for this work below. The registration link is also available in the .... Your ongoing commitment to this important work is appreciated. Kelly Davison, CTSS Post from last week: "We are inviting you to participate in the REACH project entitled ‘Disseminating Research Outputs on Actions to Modernize Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records.' In our REACH project, we will be sharing and discussing how the Action Plan can address the needs of sexual and gender minority patients and co-creating knowledge tools for future implementation of modernized gender, sex and sexual orientation documentation practices. We are wondering if you would be available and interested in continuing to represent your organization in the REACH project. We will continue with a similar process as before using virtual 1-hour monthly discussion sessions and a discussion forum where you can post additional comments and/or resources. Sessions will be held usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 PT/ 12ET, with our first one beginning in May 2021. You can decide how many sessions you would like to attend. At the end of the sessions, we will ask you to email feedback or submit an anonymous feedback survey. The REACH project will use a different Zoom meeting than the Sex-Gender Working Group. Register in advance: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud--gqDMrE9z6A80wG8lIuEBBt7omvhVs After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and participation with the REACH project. You can find additional information on the REACH project without registration here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project "

Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know about a new working group that I am co-facilitating with Dr. Annalijn Conklin on the ....The meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9am PT/12 pm ET. As a way to launch the group, a virtual mini-conference on current initiatives on the collection, use and sharing of social determinants of health (SDOH) within digital health systems is being held on May 19, 2021. Please follow the link for details and registration: https://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/what-we-do/news-events/webinars/3879-health-terminology-standards-virtual-mini-conference-incorporating-social-determinants-of-health-sdoh-into-digital-health-systems Thanks, Marcy

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

We are inviting you to participate in the REACH project entitled ‘Disseminating Research Outputs on Actions to Modernize Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records.' In our REACH project, we will be sharing and discussing how the Action Plan can address the needs of sexual and gender minority patients and co-creating knowledge tools for future implementation of modernized gender, sex and sexual orientation documentation practices. We are wondering if you would be available and interested in continuing to represent your organization in the REACH project. We will continue with a similar process as before using virtual 1-hour monthly discussion sessions and a discussion forum where you can post additional comments and/or resources. Sessions will be held usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 PT/ 12ET, with our first one beginning in May 2021. You can decide how many sessions you would like to attend. At the end of the sessions, we will ask you to email feedback or submit an anonymous feedback survey. The REACH project will use a different Zoom meeting than the Sex-Gender Working Group. Register in advance: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud--gqDMrE9z6A80wG8lIuEBBt7omvhVs After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and participation with the REACH project. You can find additional information on the REACH project without registration here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project

Kelly Davison created an event in Sex and Gender

Sex-Gender Working Group
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group (SGWG) monthly meeting every fourth Tuesday at 12pm ET / 9am PT Registration link: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduCqrz4qGtA0xOjmyRPlagavQoh2vt3N

Kelly Davison created an event in Sex and Gender

Sex-Gender Working Group
Monday, December 14, 2020 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group (SGWG) monthly meeting every fourth Tuesday at 12pm ET / 9am PT Registration link: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduCqrz4qGtA0xOjmyRPlagavQoh2vt3N

Kelly Davison created an event in Sex and Gender

MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meetings
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00pm - 01:00pm

You can find additional information on the REACH project without registration here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project

Events



Upcoming events:

Tue May 25 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Tue Jun 08 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meetings
Tue Jun 22 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group

Forum

MSFHR REACH Grant: Special Topics: Terminology - Request for comments 05/12/21

Many thanks to those people who participated in our first Special Topics meeting yesterday. As discussed, I have posted materials to the documents folder .... Additionally, Karen sent out an email to individuals: " Thank you for your interest in Ge...

SGWG Action Plan Knowledge Translation Special Topics Meeting #1: May 11, 2021 at 9 PT/ 12 ET 05/06/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our first special topics meting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Review of GSSO Terminology and Implementation Options, and Implications” Dr. Francis Lau,...

Upcoming social determinants of health mini-conference and working group 05/04/21

Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know about a new working group that I am co-facilitating with Dr. Annalijn Conklin on the ....The meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9am PT/12 pm ET. As a way to launch the group, a virtual...

Join us - Action Plan Knowledge Translation Tools: MSFHR REACH Grant 04/30/21

We are inviting you to participate in the REACH project entitled ‘Disseminating Research Outputs on Actions to Modernize Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records.' In our REACH project, we will be sh...

Sex-Gender WG meeting on April 27, 2021 at 9 PT/ 12 ET 04/28/21

Greetings folks, Many thanks to Alex, for his presentation, and to those of you who participated in this session. Alex has graciously shared some infographics: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-session...

Virtual Launch of Primed: A Sexual Health Guide for Trans Men Into Men 04/26/21

Wanted to let everyone know of the release of the ‘Prim3d: A Sex Guide for Trans Men Into Men’ along with its new home, ... – sexual health content and resources for queer trans men, transmasculine, and non-binary people. The launch of the next...

Sex-Gender WG meeting on April 27, 2021 at 9 PT/ 12 ET 04/26/21

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder of Infoway's Sex-Gender Working Group meeting tomorrow, April 27, 2021 at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Presentation – Alex A...

Sex-Gender WG meeting on April 27, 2021 at 9 PT/ 12 ET 04/21/21

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder of Infoway's next Sex-Gender Working Group meeting April 27, 2021 at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET. Draft Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Presentation – Alex...

Notes and slide decks posted: SGWG Meeting on March 23, 2021 at 9 PT/12 ET 03/24/21

Greetings folks. Many thanks for the informative meeting yesterday. I have posted the notes and slide decks to the Documents folder .... I look forward to our next meeting on April 27, 2021 and will post reminders. I wish everyone a safe and ha...

Sex-Gender WG Meeting March 23, 2021 at 12 ET/ 9PT 03/22/21

Good morning everyone. A gentle reminder of our meeting tomorrow, March 23, 2021 at 9 PT / 12 ET. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Presentation – Sidsel Pedersen, SAIT – Sex, Identit...

Sex-Gender WG Meeting on March 23, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT 03/17/21

Good morning everyone. A gentle reminder of the upcoming Sex-Gender Working Group meeting on March 23, 2021 at 9 PT / 12 ET. Draft Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Presentation – S...

Statistics Canada Sex-Gender Metadata (about the data) Standards Consultation - Open to March 12, 2021 03/03/21

StatCan has graciously provided a list of surveys that the sex at birth and gender standards apply to: 1. questions on sexual orientation, sex at birth and gender (to derive LGBTQ2+) Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces (SSPPS) 2018...

Notes and slide decks posted: SGWG Meeting on February 23, 2021 at 9 PT/12 ET 02/24/21

Greetings folks. Many thanks for the informative meeting yesterday. I have posted the notes and slide decks (one from StatCan) to the Documents folder .... I look forward to our next meeting on March 23, 2021 and will post reminders. I wish e...

SGWG Meeting on February 23, 2021 at 9 PT/12 ET 02/18/21

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder of the upcoming Sex-Gender WG this coming Tuesday February 23, 2021. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. General discussion – Fernand Comeau. LGBTQS Sec...

Reminder: SGWG Meeting on February 23, 2021 at 12 ET/9 PT 02/12/21

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder of the upcoming Sex-Gender WG meeting on February 23, 2021. Draft agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Discussion – Fernand Comeau. LGBTQS Secretaria...

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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )

2021 Sessions ( 13 Documents )

Action Plan ( 3 Documents )

MSFHR REACH Project ( 3 Documents )

Planning Project ( 20 Documents )

Publications & Reports ( 3 Documents )

Working Documents ( 6 Documents )

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Kelly Davison
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Marcy Antonio
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Nathan Lachowsky
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Francis Lau
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Lisa Hayes
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