CCIDS to Host Remote Broadcast of Baylor 16th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference on October 1-2, 2015
The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies will be a broadcast site for the 16th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care on Thursday, October 1, 2015 and Friday, October 2, 2015. The conference, co-sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, provides a state-of-the-art update on issues involved in health care transition for youth and young adults with chronic illness and disability and their families from pediatric to adult-based services. The broadcast will not be archived.
- Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (EDT) and 2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
- Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (EDT) and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Broadcast Locations: Augusta, ME and Orono, ME
Registration: There is no cost to attend the broadcast, but preregistration is required and kindly requested by Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Please preregister for the remote broadcast here.
Certificate of Attendance/CEUs: All participants are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Social Workers are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs).
Breakout Sessions: The following two breakout sessions have been chosen for the remote broadcast on Thursday, October 1, 2015: (Please note: the conference location is Houston, Texas and for your convenience, all broadcast times reflect Eastern Daylight Time.)
- 2:15 p.m. (EDT) – Setting Up a Neurosurgery Transition Program.Presenter: Melissa J. Kleinman, MSW, LCSW-R
- 3:00 p.m. (EDT) – The Child Neurology Foundation’s Consensus Statement on Health Care Transition. Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, M.D.
Skill preparation and planning for health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) is inadequate. Less than 50% of families nationwide indicate that their CYSHCN have received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence. One of the major problems to receiving this care is the lack of a physician workforce trained in providing the services necessary to make the health care transition. There is a strong need on the part of physicians to have the knowledge and skills to provide services to facilitate successful transition from pediatric to adult-based care and services.
Due to increased awareness in transitioning to adult-based care, clinicians are required to be updated on changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice.
Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, pediatric psychiatry, and physiatry; other health care providers including, psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, case managers, counselors, and primary care providers; youth and young adults with chronic illness and their parents/guardians.
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Identify the current state of health care transition in the U.S., including legal and financial issues.
- Develop transition quality improvement strategies and measurements that incorporate the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.
- Develop a practice-based framework for implementing health care transition services.
- Identify barriers and successful strategies when placing youth and young adults with special health care needs, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities into employment, housing, and available medical transition services.
- Identify how to build capacity in caring for young adults with special health care needs.
This remote broadcast is supported by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) through HRSA grant #UA5MC11068 and the Texas DSHS Title V CYSHCN Program.