Future of Pediatrics Conference 2007: Community Pediatrics, The Medical Home and Beyond

Friday, June 29, 2007- Sunday, July 1, 2007
Location: Orlando, FL

Designed for the practicing pediatrician, this American Academy of Pediatrics conference will provide current information on clinical and practice management topics, with special offerings for the community pediatrician, including resources and strategies to enhance community involvement and partnerships, as well as opportunities to present and discuss successful projects and ideas. More than 100 medical home and community practitioners and advocates will share their successful projects through posters at a reception and poster session.

Sessions of interest to those who care for children and youth with special needs include:

  • "Advancing the Medical Home" - Jeanne W. McAllister
  • "Primary Care - Specialty Collaboration for Chronic Medical Conditions" - Christopher J. Stille
  • "Family-Centered Care" - Jeanne W. McAllister & Brad Thompson
  • "An Ounce of Prevention: Strategies on Create Effective Developmental Screening and Early Intervention Systems" - Moderated session with multiple related topics and speakers*
  • "Transition to Adulthood: Preparing for the Difference for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs" - Patti Hackett
  • "Making the Move to an Adult Medical Home: Improving the Transitions Process for Youth with Special Health Care Needs" - Moderated session with multiple related topics and speakers*
  • "Teaching Advocacy Skills" - Thomas Pendergrass
  • "Foster Care & Medical Home" - Moira Szilagyi
  • "Advanced Coding" - Julia Pillsbury
  • "Public Health is Good Business: Working Well with Public Health Partners" - Magda Peck

To register or find out more, go to visit the Future of Pediatrics Conference webpage or contact Jean Davis, Division of Community-based Initiatives at 847/434-4080.