Announcements

HCTRC Monthly call
December 3th, 2018

 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time  

  CALL IN Number: 530.881.1212   ID: 642-114-054  

Please note this number will result in a charge to your telephone provider. However, if you have unlimited long-distance minutes, no charge will appear on the phone bill. However, if you do have LIMITED minutes, a charge of approximately $2.00 may appear on your bill. This number provides HCTRC capacity to accommodate all International members; your charge will be based on long distant rates 

HCTRC Presentations and Discussion

a) 10th Annual Symposium Follow-Up (Cecily Betz
b) PAS Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management SIG (Parag Shah, Jason Woodward)
c) Network Update
d) Participants’ Discussion/Information Sharing

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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 




Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care


Royal Sonesta Boston • March 4 - 6, 2019 Cambridge, MA

A brand new Harvard Medical School course addressing the needs of young adults with chronic conditions.  The course providers practical updates for both primary care and specialty care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists.  Up to 25.0 CME and MOC credits are available.  Register online at https://tcc.hmscme.com/ before January 31st for discounted pricing


Strategies, best practices, and take-home tools for state-of-the-art care and transition of young adults with chronic conditions. This new course provides clinical updates to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions and strategies and best practices for their effective transition to and acceptance into adult medicine.


This CME program provides 360-degree education to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions, providing: Updates and guidance for factors that impact clinical strategies and decision-making, including: 

·         Updates for a wide range of chronic conditions

·         Advances to reduce cardiovascular risk in young adult patients

·         Best practices for patients with autism

·         State-of-the-art approaches to manage chronic pain in young adults

·         Current approaches to substance abuse in young adults

·         What to screen for in a young adult cancer survivor

·         Screening for high-risk behaviors and their impact on chronic illness

·         Addressing sexual health and fertility with young adults who have chronic conditions

·         Differentiating treatment as patients age


Best practices and process improvement for transitioning patients to and accepting patients into adult care, including:

·         Timing: when to begin the process of integrating young adults into adult care

·         Evidence-based approaches to prepare patients for adult care

·         How to expediently teach self-management skills

·         Understanding unique needs of patients with pediatric-acquired illness

·         Preventing adverse health outcomes as patients move to adult care

·         Best practices to utilize team-based care to optimize the transition

·         Advocacy and healthcare reform in transition care

·         Encouraging adherence through shared decision-making: when, why, how

·         Devising and implementing effective transition policies and training

·         Developing individualized transition plans

·         Transition timing and tracking of progress

·         Accommodating young adults with developmental disabilities in your setting

·         Assessing functional capacity to determine need for guardianship

·         Social determinants of health in chronic disease management

·         Development of a community health worker program

·         Current approaches to preventive counseling and anticipatory guidance


Education and expert guidance to address questions raised by patients and their families about:

·         Independent living

·         Self-management

·         Self-advocacy

·         Decision-making

·         Information sharing

·         Effective communications

·         Patient self-advocacy with insurance companies and other care providers

·         Transition to college/community living

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