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Trans & Gender Diverse Representation at AIDS 2022
This webinar informs AIDS 2022 participants about the various program points with a focus on content inclusive of trans and gender diverse (TGD) people, highlighting the sessions targeted at our community. The panelists will explain the different ways of navigating the conference program and opportunities to engage with (other) trans and gender diverse conference participants.

July 5, 2022 at 15:00 CEST, 09:00 EDT (1 hour duration)
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Naomhán O'Connor
Communications Manager @GATE
Naomhán is GATE’s Communications Manager and has been involved with GATE participation at AIDS Conferences since 2018. He oversees all GATE’s public communications efforts and has helped to pull together GATE’s program of events at AIDS 2022 as well as collating all information relevant to TGD communities to share with our communities in order to increase engagement at the AIDS 2022 Conference.
Ariane Brusselmans
Director of Conferences @IAS
Ariane is Director of Conferences at the International AIDS Society since December 2021. She has more than fifteen years of professional experience in association management, including complex educational and event programming, project management, business development, strategic planning, and team leadership with international exposure.
JoAnne Keatley
Board Chair @IRGT
JoAnne Keatley, was born in Mexico City and received a Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. JoAnne was the founder of the renowned UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE). At IRGT JoAnne as led her team on codeveloping the TRANSIT a global transgender services implementation tool and the launching of the ViiV supported Transgender Education plus Action = Capacity for Health (TEACH) program, a peer led CBA program for trans led NGO’s globally.
Jennifer Sherwood
Public Policy Manager @amfAR
Jennifer Sherwood is the Public Policy Manager at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. She holds a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sherwood leads amfAR’s policy-related research portfolio in the areas of gender and HIV including her work with GATE to increase trans inclusion in HIV national strategic planning processes and documents.
Max Appenroth
Research & Community Sexual Health Officer @GATE
Max is GATE Research & Community Sexual Health Officer and is actively working to promote STI & HIV prevention and care for transmasculine and assigned female at birth trans non-binary people. They are the coordinator of the Transmasculine People & HIV Working Group, which was founded at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam.