Photo from the School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit (Photo: UW School of Nursing)

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the LGBTQ+ Health Summit, which educates and activates the health sciences community on LGBTQ+ health and creates new pathways to serve LGBTQ+ communities, has been canceled. The School of Nursing’s second annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit was scheduled for Friday, April 17.

“In support of healthcare workers and those advocating fiercely for health equity and social justice, we felt this was the right decision,” said Mel Freitag, Diversity Officer for the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, in an email. “As our planned keynote Rachel Walker stated: ‘now is the time for innovation and radical solidarity.’ We hope you will join us next year, and please check back at the LGBTQ+ Health School of Nursing page for more updates in the coming months. Those who paid a registration fee will be refunded in approximately 2-3 weeks.”

More than 300 health care providers, nurses, students, and community members attended the School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit in 2019.