Transplants for Children & Texas A&M - San Antonio present

Panel Discussion: Coping with High School & College: Listening to the Voices of the Journey

Focus: The experience of the Post Organ Transplant, Chronically-ill/medically-fragile young person making the transition from pediatric to adult-based care


Live Discussion Panel


Friday, October 4th 6pm-8pm 

Texas A&M University - San Antonio Campus (Patriots Casa)

Continuing education credits available. Contact TFC Offices for more information. 

Fee: There is no fee for this workshop

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Transplants for Children will be providing Live Streaming to organizations and individuals outside the San Antonio Area wishing to participate in this important panel discussions.  Contact David Davenport at  ddavenport@tfcsatx.org for more details and registration information. 


Panelists:                                                                               
Dr. Ernest Cox: Counselor - Coping with stress during transition
Zach Krimbill: Graduate from College- Challenges faced during the care transition
Niki Pillatzke:  High School Student- Surviving High School and the transition to adult care
Tyrone Brown: Parent of College Student- Supporting your child through the care transition
Heather Olague: First Year Experience Staff- Steps you can take for a successful care transition

Co-Moderators:
Dr. Lis Krimbill  & Dr. Lawrence Scott                                                          


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baylor college of medicine presents

20th Annual Chronic Illness & Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Live Streaming locally in partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation

October 24th and 25th

8am - 4pm - Continuing Education Credits Available 

Local (San Antonio) registration begins September 20th


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.

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Event Information- registration begins september 20th

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