INIA researchers not only engage in public outreach activities but also participate in national and international conferences. Information about their participation in these events can be found below:

24 June 2022: COST summer school and conference on LGBTI+ Methodologies

Surya Monro presented an invited lecture titled Transgender: Old thoughts and new directions’ at the COST Summer School and Conference on LGBTI+ Methodologies (24-30 June 2022, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK). This talk included information about transgender intersex people, who are often overlooked in both intersex studies and LGBT studies. The talk was very well received by an audience of about 40 international academics, postgraduates, and early career researchers.

June 17-18, 2022: The Kleinfelter Syndrome Association annual AGM and conference

The KSA annual AGM and conference was held on the 17th and 18th of June at the University of Huddersfield, organised by ESR Adeline Berry and Professor Surya Monro. Surya had an opportunity to present and talk about the INIA project while Adeline spoke about the findings from their research into the experiences and needs of older intersex people in Europe.
Some photos from the event:

February 20-23, 2022: Centring Intersex Issues: Global and Local Dimensions

For more information about this event aiming to support intersex people’s equality, wellbeing and social and economic success, please click here.

April 6-8, 2022: SLSA Conference

ESR10 Ernesto Zelayandía González (EASP) participated in the SLSA Conference, organised by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and held at the University of York with a presentation titled “Invisible no more? The growing visibility of intersex issues at the United Nations”. https://slsa2022.co.uk/site/

The full conference programme can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KJ3C15-V0gxemWmmSu8pT6O2pIswXLDC/view

A copy of the abstract is available here.

November 10-12, 2021: INIA Presentations at the European Public Health Conference

At the European Public Health Conference 2021, held online on November 10-12, 2021, the EUPHA Section Sexual and Gender Minority Health and the EUPHA Section Ethics in Public Health organised two workshops about Intersex Human Rights and Wellbeing, following a proposal contributed by Amets Suess Schwend and with help from INIA colleagues. The chairs were Arjan van der Star and Amets Suess Schwend. The first workshop focused on frameworks, ethics and lived experiences, including two INIA presentations, and the second one on healthcare approaches and policies. Our presentations were part of a larger collaboration with other scholars working in this field, across Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Israel and Switzerland. We had two interesting and useful workshops and the presentations were well-received.

Workshop I:

Organised by: EUPHA-SGMH, EUPHA-ETH, Chair persons: Arjan van der Star (EUPHA-SGMH), Els Maeckelberghe (EUPHA-ETH), 2.Q. Workshop: Intersex human rights and wellbeing – Part I: From frameworks to ethics and lived experiences, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.163, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.163

INIA Presentations:

S Monro, A Suess Schwend, A Aegerter, A Keating, Y Mestre, M Gramc, Introducing intersex wellbeing and rights and the INIA programme, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.165, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.165

Y Mestre Martínez, MI Tamayo Velázquez, A Suess Schwend, Towards a human rights-based research ethics in intersex studies: Reflections from the INIA project, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.166, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.166

Workshop II:

Organised by: EUPHA-SGMH, EUPHA-ETH, Chair persons: Els Maeckelberghe (EUPHA-ETH), Amets Suess Schwend (Spain), 4.Q. Workshop: Intersex human rights and wellbeing – Part II: From ethics to healthcare approaches and policies, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.315, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.315

29 September 2021: INIA presentation at Europsi

INIA members Daria Abrosimova, Martin Gramc, Surya Monro and Amets Schwend presented an overview of the INIA project and early findings from projects 6 and 7 and at the Psychosocial Studies Intersex – International (PSI-I): Launch Event on 29 September 2021. PSI International is a professional network focused on promoting psychological well-being in individuals with variations in sex characteristics.  A screenshot from the presentation can be viewed here.

3 September 2021: INIA presentations at the European Sociological Association Conference in Barcelona, Spain

ESRs Adeline Berry (University of Huddersfield) and Sveta Solnsteva (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) gave very well attended presentations at the ESA 2021 online conference. Addy’s presentation was part of the RN01_T04_01: Ageism and discrimination session and Sveta’s presentation was part of the RN23_T07_01: Health, Sexuality and Medical Practices session. A programme for the event can be found here: https://www.europeansociology.org/about-esa-2021-barcelona-online/programme

28 August 2021: Session at the Association of Human Rights Institutes Online Conference 2021

On Saturday, August 28th during the online Association of Human Rights Institutes conference hosted by The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, ESR10, Ernesto Zelayandia-Gonzalez presented the preliminary findings of his working paper “Framing Intersex Rights. A Scoping review.” A Programme for the conference can be found here.

August 2021: RéFri summer school

RéFri (the French-speaking research network on intersex) organised an online summer school in August 2021 in which ESR3 Audrey Aegerter was heavily involved in the organisation and in giving a presentation. ESR2 Sean Saifa Wall and ESR9 Yessica Mestre also participated in the event. A programme for the event can be found here.

22 April 2021: INIA panel at DCU online conference, Intersex 2021: A vision for the future

On April 22nd during the online conference hosted by Dublin City University, the INIA project was introduced to conference participants. The panel was composed of the coordinator, Prof. Surya Monro, Principal Investigator, Amets Suess Schwend, and ESRs Yessica Mestre, Daria Abrosimvoa, Adeline Berry, Axel Keating and Steph Lum. The conference booklet can be consulted here. A link to the conference can be found here.

21 April 2021: Session at DCU online conference, Intersex 2021: A vision for the future

On April 21st, PI Amets Suess Schwend from Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública gave a presentation entitled “Reflexivity in intersex studies: Developing principles for human rights-based research practices and ethics” during the session “Intersex Rights.” They also chaired the session “Brújula Intersexual: a multidisciplinary perspective and multitasking project.” The conference booklet can be consulted here. A link to the conference can be found here.

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