21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care (VIRTUAL)

October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

Virtual Conference

October 29, 2020 - October 30, 2020

Needs Statement

Skill preparation and planning for healthcare transition for children and youth with special healthcare needs is inadequate. Less than 50 percent of families nationwide indicate that their children with special healthcare needs have received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult healthcare, work, and independence. One of the major hurdles to receiving this care is the lack of a workforce, including physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health providers and all who provide services to youth and young adults with special healthcare needs trained to provide the services necessary to make the healthcare transition. There is a strong need for physicians to have the knowledge and skills to provide the services needed to facilitate a successful transition from pediatric to adult-based care and services.

Because of increased awareness of transitioning to adult-based care, clinicians are required to update their knowledge of the changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice.

For all conference participants, there will be a discussion of the legal issues involved in healthcare transition, as well as time to meet and talk with faculty in small groups, to exchange ideas among participants, and to share knowledge and information about how best to plan for a successful transition to adulthood.

Target Audience

Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, and physiatry; other healthcare providers including psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, case managers, counselors, and primary care providers; and youth and young adults who have a chronic illness or disability and their parents or guardians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify strategies for setting up and evaluating a transition program as well as describe models of care for transitioning youth with a variety of chronic illnesses and disabilities
  • Identifying strategies for helping caregivers cope with the stress of caring for and then planning for the transition to adult-based care for their AYASHCN.
  • List the interdisciplinary aspects of care, such as formal planning related to HCT for families of AYASHCN, performed by many members of the provider team, especially nurses.
  • Explain the legal issues associated with transition from pediatric to adult-based care.

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Breakout Sessions ▪ Question and Answer Sessions

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 ANCC
  • 11.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 Ethics
  • 11.75 OT/PT
  • 11.75 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/29/2020 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2020 - 4:00pm CDT

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Houston, TX
United States

Conference offered virtually via Zoom.
Connection information will be emailed to registrants the week of the conference. 

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, Legal Issues in the Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.75 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


Texas Children’s Hospital is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 11.75 contact hours.

This includes 0.75 out of the 2.0 contact hours required for Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics Continuing Nursing Education Requirement.


Social Work
Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Social work continuing education units provided, 11.75 hours of continuing education including 0.75 hour of ethics.


Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 11.75 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

Continuing Competency Units (CCU) have been applied for this conference through Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) 11.75 hours credit. Texas Children’s Hospital is an Approved Provider for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of TOTA CE hours does not imply endorsement of a specific course, content, products, or clinical procedures by TOTA.

Available Credit

  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 ANCC
  • 11.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 Ethics
  • 11.75 OT/PT
  • 11.75 Social Work


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