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Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

March 2 - March 4

This course will provide education on state-of-the-art strategies, best practices and take-home tools (transition checklists, sample transition curricula, readiness assessments, transition plans and policies, up-to-date transition coding and reimbursement tip sheet) to optimize:

  • Clinical approaches to care of adolescents and young adults with chronic pain, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, IBD, sickle cell disease, HIV, rheumatic diseases, mental illness, substance use disorder, autism, intellectual & physical disabilities, epilepsy, spina bifida, childhood cancer survivors, and solid organ transplant recipients
  • The transition of young adult patients with chronic conditions to—and acceptance of these patients into—adult primary and inpatient/subspecialty care: timing/timelines, communication with goal setting, multidisciplinary care integration, checklists, insurance considerations

Optimized Clinical Approaches:

  • Strategies to support patients
  • State-of-the-art approaches to chronic pain
  • What to screen for in a young adult cancer survivor
  • Screening for high-risk behaviors/substance abuse and evaluate their impact on chronic illness
  • Addressing sexual health/fertility

Transitioning Patients to and Accepting Patients into Adult Care Practices:

  • Preventing adverse health outcomes while moving into adult care
  • Preparing patients for adult care, helping them with decision-making, self-care and advocacy/self-advocacy with insurance companies and other care providers, independent living, and self-management, teaching skills
  • Patient presentation: Navigating College with a Chronic Disease

How to build a Transition Consultation Program will be highlighted.


March 2
March 4


Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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(617) 806-4200