25th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Houston, TX US
October 10, 2024 to October 11, 2024

Conference Information

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
1250 Moursund St.
7th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
October 10 - 11, 2024
Available in-person and livestream

Hotel Booking information is under the Venue Tab

Online registration will close on at 12:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2024. Onsite registration will be available at the conference. 

For any questions, please contact Lou Padgett <lhpadget@texaschildrens.org>.

Additional Information

Visit texaschildrens.org/transitionconference

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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. 

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss critical referrals for all families with AYASHCN undergoing transition
  • Discuss improving self-efficacy for AYASHCN during transition
  • Discuss the role of families from different cultures during transition
  • Discuss the importance of advocacy and self-advocacy
  • Describe the legal and ethical issues involved in HCT for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs (AYASHCN)
  • Discuss strategies for addressing bullying in AYASHCN
  • Discuss building a transition program between a large children’s hospital and a large county hospital system
  • Discuss the importance of treatment adherence during the transition to adult-based care

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.

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Breakout Sessions ▪ Question and Answer Sessions

Activity Evaluation

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

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/10/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/11/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
1250 Moursund St.
7th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States


Hotel Registration Information

Start Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2024
End Date: Friday, October 11, 2024
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Group Code: CONCONR

Hotel offering your special group rate:
Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District for 179 USD per night

Book your group rate for Texas Children's Hospital - Transition Conference


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

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work

Continuing Education units will be available for social workers.

Occupational Therapy

Contact hours (CCUs) will be applied for through TPTA and TOTA.

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Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (DCPD) at least 10 business days before the activity begins. The date the request is received by the DCPD will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be emailed to the DCPD cpd@bcm.edu.

The DCPD reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact email indicated on the registration form. If an activity is cancelled, DCPD’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.