Overview

Change is rarely easy and almost always stressful.  Changing health care providers can be difficult and the transition from pediatric care to adult-oriented care has its own special challenges.  For patients with chronic illness, complex needs or disabilities, the transition from pediatric to adult-oriented care settings can be especially risky.   Safe and seamless transitions require support and coordination from the providers on both sides.  Preparation and communication among providers, patients, families, and payers can help ensure smoother transitions.    

This conference looks at the need for safe models of transition in the North Texas area; shares the experiences of successful care models from other communities; introduces resources and calls upon participants to explore what role they can play in estabilishing/improving care transitions.  The conference will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to network, ask questions, and share ideas.

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Speakers

Jose Gonzalez, MD, JD, MSEd, CPE


Vice-President, Clinical Affairs, Cook Children's Health Plan and Medical Director, Center for Children's Health, Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, TX
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Albert Hergenroeder, MD


Chief, Adolescent Medicine Service and Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
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Matthew Robison, LMSW


Clinical Director, Child Study Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Shane Fernando, PhD


Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Research Director, Pediatric Mobile Program, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
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Jeff Carlton, BS


Media Relations Director, Office of Communications, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
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Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP


Director, Transition Medicine Clinic, Baylor Medical Center, Houston, Texas
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Ann Bradford Ligums



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Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP


Attending Physician, Pediatrics and Associate Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Joyce Mauk, MD


President, CEO and Medical Director, Child Study Center, Fort Worth, Texas
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Rita Nathawad, MD


Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics University of Florida, Jacksonville
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Stuart Pickell, MD, MDiv, FAAP, FACP


Medical Director for CMS Risk Adjustment, North Texas Specialty Physicians
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Catherine Carlton, MA


Communication Director, MHMR of Tarrant County Fort Worth, Texas
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William Bowman , MD


Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
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Rachel Jew, MPAff


Title V Director Manger, CSHCN Systems Development Group Title V Maternal and Child Health Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas
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Kendra Koch, MA, LPC-Intern


Research Manager, School of Social Work University of Texas, Austin
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Accreditation

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 7.58 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

UNTHSC

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 7.33 hours of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 7.5 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice

PT

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 7.58 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

TNA

UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides up to 7.58 contact hours.

Approved Provider ID: 16-274238-B