21st Annual Chronic Illness & Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Live Streaming locally in partnership with University Health System

October 29-30, 2020

8am - 4pm - Continuing Education Credits Available 

No Cost to participants thanks in part to a gift from the Najim Chairtable Foundation

Skill preparation and planning for healthcare transition for children and youth with special healthcare needs is inadequate. Almost 50 percent of families nationwide indicate that their children with special healthcare needs have not 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 collaborative workforce that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health providers and all who deliver services to youth and young adults with special healthcare needs to provide the services 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.


CME/CNE details and accreditation statements (if applicable)


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 activity for a maximum of 14.00 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 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


Texas Children's Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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, 14 hours of continuing education including 1 hour of ethi




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21st Annual Pediatric to Adult Based Care Transition Conference

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