Call for Abstracts for the 11th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium 

Deadline: May 17th, 2019 at 12:00 MN, Pacific Time.

Symposium date: October 23th, 2019  

The International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) in collaboration with the 20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for researchers to be presented at the 11th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium in Houston, Texas, on October 23, 2019. Our international panel of judges will review all HCTRC submissions. 

The categories of HCTRC abstracts for presentations or posters include the following categories:
1. Adolescent/Emerging Adult/Family Experience
2. Continuous Quality Improvement/Program Development/Models of Care
3. Health Provider or Patient/Caregiver Education
4. Health Care Transition Outcomes and Readiness Measures
5. Self-management  
6. Mental Health Transition Perspectives (Inclusion of mental health in healthcare transition; Mental health-focused transition preparation and planning)
7. Other (i.e. abstract category not listed; thematic presentation involving several presenters). The other category now includes lunchtime breakout sessions as well.

Abstracts instructions:
Abstract Title: Centered, written in title case and bold
Background: Brief presentation of significance of the study/project
Methods: Sample size and characteristics, research methods and design.
Results: Study findings presented
Conclusion(s): Study research and clinical implications
Word limit: 300 words

 Website Link:

**Please note that your abstract will autosave if you close your browser. You can retrieve and edit your abstract/submission by reclicking the link on the same browser/computer you used before until you hit submit.  Once you hit submit, you will not be able to edit your abstract, but you can submit a new one**


Abstract Submission Coordinators: Cecily Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN, & Megumi Okumura, MD MAS.

HCTRC Administrative Team: Cecily Betz, PhD, RN,FAAN, Lynn Davidson, MD, Thomas Davis, MD, Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD, Rita Nathawad, MD, Megumi Okumura, MD, MAS, Jason Woodward, MD, Nancy Cheak-Zamora, PhD


Thank You! 

Our thanks to all of our colleagues who presented and attended the 2018 HCTRC Research Symposium. It was a great meeting as evidenced by the word cloud comments (see below) of our colleagues. A special thanks and kudos to our presenters

The HCTRC Administrative Team 


PLEASE JOIN US in Baltimore

PAS  Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management SIG

April 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Topic: Effective ways to educate healthcare providers and trainees about best practices in transition to adult care.  We will have presentations about adult learning theory, models of education from around the country and then a discussion of how to incorporate adult learning theory in our methods of education

We are looking into Friday afternoon for a pre-SIG event. (4/26/19)

 Please RSVP to if you are interested and available for the Friday event.

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