17th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Thursday, October 27, 2016- Friday, October 28, 2016
Location: Virtually, or in person at Baylor University

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor University

17th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference:
Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Participate Remotely

All MCH Training Programs and UCEDDs are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. See the attached flier for additional details.

Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs. This is an excellent opportunity for your trainees and staff to gain in-depth coverage of a range of transition issues at a very low cost of $150 per site. 

An Engaging Agenda

Hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and available nationwide through an AUCD-sponsored live broadcast, this year's conference is shaping up to be a valuable resource for the entire network.  Register as a broadcast site in order to:            

  • Listen to The Little Couple's Jennifer Arnold, MD, share her experience with transitioning to adulthood
  • Participate in breakout sessions on Person-Centered Planning and Medical Home
  • Learn about one LEND program's work toward integrating health transitions with other aspects of adult transition
  • Earn CME Credits, Social Work CEUs, and PT and OT CCUs without leaving the office

... and much more!

Why We Participate

"Minnesota LEND partners with Gillette Lifetime Specialty Clinic in co-hosting the live broadcast of this conference ...to learn about evidence-based practices in the critical need area of healthcare transition. Gillette staff members were very excited about this opportunity to 'attend' Baylor's conference at their work place. We hope to increase this type of collaborative learning each year for our clinical partners and trainees." 

- Rebecca Dosch-Brown, MN LEND Training Coordinator


For registration questions, contact Cicely Simon at Baylor, or Sarah Peterson at AUCD.




From the Conference Flyer:

Conference Overview

Skill preparation and planning for health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs is inadequate. Less than 50% of families nationwide indicate that their children with special health care needs have received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence. One of the major hurdles to receiving this care is the lack of a physician workforce trained to provide the services necessary to make the health care transition. There is a strong need for physicians to have the knowledge and skills to provide the services needed to facilitate a successful transition from pediatric to adult-based care and services. Because of increased awareness of transitioning to adult-based care, clinicians are required to update their knowledge of the changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice.

For all conference participants, there will be a discussion of the legal issues involved in health care transition, as well as time to meet and talk with faculty, to exchange ideas among participants, and to share knowledge and information about how best to plan for a successful transition to adulthood.

Target Audience

Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, and physiatry; other health care providers including psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, case managers, counselors, and primary care providers; and youth and young adults who have a chronic illness or disability and their parents or guardians.


At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the current state of health care transition in the United States, including legal and financial issues.
  • Discuss strategies for integrated health care transition.
  • Develop a practice-based framework for implementing health care transition services.
  • Identify barriers and successful strategies when placing youth and young adults with special health care needs, behavioral health, or intellectual disabilities into employment, housing, and available medical transition services.
  • Describe successful disease management methods for young adults with chronic illness or disability.