We are really excited to announce that registrations are open for the Aotearoa New Zealand Trans Health Symposium at the University of Waikato on Saturday 4 May. The Symposium will include the first presentation of initial findings from the Counting Ourselves survey.The words Aotearoa New Zealand Trans health Symposium with a GIF of three alternating symbols in the trans pride colours (white, pink and blue) . The images reflect partnership (two hands), trans rights (the trans pride flag) and health (a heart with a pulse).The Symposium  runs from 9-4.30pm and will be followed by a meeting at 5pm about forming a Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA). There is also a pre-symposium public talk on Friday 3 May from visiting international guest, Dr Ruth Pearce.

There are more details, including a draft programme, on the Symposium website. For anyone who is unwaged or on a low income, the registration costs are subsidised  and you can pay between $15 and $40 for the day, based on what you can afford.

There are also a very limited number of free scholarships for trans and non-binary people that cover your registration, travel and/or accommodation costs. To apply for scholarships, fill out this short online form and return it by Saturday 20 April.

Members of the Counting Ourselves research team and its Community Advisory Group are part of the committee organising the Symposium.