20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Thursday, October 24, 2019- Friday, October 25, 2019
Location: Online Broadcast

Each year, AUCD supports the live broadcast of Baylor College of Medicine's Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care. This is a unique and low-cost professional development and learning opportunity for faculty, staff, and trainees from LENDs, DBPs, UCEDDs, and IDDRCs. It can also be a great way to engage community partners, including leaders from self-advocacy and family organizations. CART captioning will be provided for all broadcast sessions.

Registration deadline: October 16, 2019

Major topics to be covered:

  • The current state of health care transition
  • Legal issues in the transition from pediatric to adult-based care
  • Policies that promote employment outcomes for young adults with disabilities
  • Transition program evaluation
  • Successful models of pediatric complex care into adulthood
  • The development of standardized approaches to transition across services


Contributions from AUCD network leaders include:

  • "Nutritional Issues During Transition" keynote from Dr. Lee Shelly Wallace, Chief of Nutrition at the Boling Center (TN) UCEDD/LEND - Thursday 10/24 at 3:15pm CT
  •  "Siblings' Perspective on Transition" panel with Miranda Banks, recent former LoneStar (TX) LEND trainee - Friday 10/25 at 10:50am


Benefits of participating as a broadcast site:

  • Low-cost access one of the nation's most reputable transition-focused conferences that is packed with content from a diverse cadre of national experts.
  • The link you receive to the live broadcast can be used to host an in-person viewing event with faculty, trainees, community partners, etc.  It's a great way to encourage dialogue about what can be done to advance existing transition initiatives or start new ones!
  • You can also share the broadcast link with individuals affiliated with your center/program so they can join from more convenient locations.


To register your program/center as a broadcast site:

  • Complete and send the registration form and $150 payment  to [email protected].
  • Note that you will need to identify a "site coordinator" to report attendance for each day and a "technical coordinator" who can work with the organizers to resolve any streaming issues.


The conference broadcast and live CART transcription is supported by AUCD through a cooperative agreement (#UA5MC11068) with the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.  Please contact Ben Kaufman at AUCD (240-821-9461 or [email protected]) with any questions.