HCTRC Monthly call
December 3th, 2018, 5 PM EST

Call: 530.881.1212, I.D. 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


Transition Conversations for Mental Health, Beth H. Garland, PhD, Assistant Professor / Licensed Psychologist,Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital Houston, TX  77030, (832) 822-1793

Supporting Decision Making in Young Adults: a QI Approach. Kitty O'Hare, MD; Susan Shanske, LICSW; Danielle Hanovich, BS; Niraj Sharma, MD, MPH; Ahmet Uluer, MD and Susan Shanske, MSW. Boston Children's Hospital. 617-355-1592

 Follow-up Discussion Items

 1) Since the HCTRC meeting in October, what conversations about supporting young adult decision making have been sparked in your home institution?

2) What PDSA cycles have you tried to improve your team's approach to supporting decision making?

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


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 

Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: 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  before January 31st for discounted pricing

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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