Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

April 04, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series, Cosponsored by the

IU Heath Risk Retention Group

Transgender Care: Unique Challenges, Unique Rewards

Presented by: Susan Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, CPHRM, FASHRM


When: Wednesday April 4, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium



  1. Discuss 3 healthcare risks experienced by transgender patients
  2. Differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity
  3. Identify 3 strategies to improve care for transgender patients


**Please Note– Lunch is provided thanks to the generous support from the Risk Retention Group. Please RSVP to Katherine Du Fresne ( by Monday, March 26, 2018 to reserve your lunch.**

For questions and comments, please contact Annie Montz ( or (317)962-1721).

About the Lecturer:

Susan Boisvert is a senior risk specialist for Coverys. Her primary responsibilities include providing on-site assessments and risk management services to insured physicians, hospitals and facilities in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Sue is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and a fellow in the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). Sue is past president of the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  She is a peer reviewer for the ASHRM Journal of Healthcare Risk Management and serves on the Advocacy Task Force where she focuses on health information technology and transgender concerns.

She is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences and contributes to healthcare and risk management journals and publications.

The IU Health Risk Retention Group, Inc. was formed in June 2004 to meet the professional and general liability insurance needs of Indiana University Health Inc., its affiliates and employed health care providers. 

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at

IU Center for Bioethics | 410 W. 10th St., Suite 3100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Tel: 317-278-4034 | Fax: 317-278-4050