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Harvard Medical School

Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

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Overview / Abstract:

Earlybird: Jan. 31, 2020

Strategies, best practices, and tools for state-of-the-art care and transition of young adults with chronic conditions
This special program provides education to optimize:
• Clinical approaches to care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, mental illness, autism, physical disabilities
• The transition of these patients to—and acceptance of these patients into—adult care: timing, assessment, checklists, legal and insurance considerations
NEW in 2020, this program also provides guidance to:
• Find adult providers
• Approach reimbursement
• Promote self-management and advocacy
• Ensure successful transfer

Optimized Clinical Approaches
• Updates for a wide range of chronic conditions
• Strategies to support patients with mental illness
• Care for the pregnant patient with chronic disease
• 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
Transitioning Patients To and Accepting Patients Into Adult Care Practices
• 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
Helping Patients with Self-Care and Advocacy
• 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


Apr 01, 2020


Counselor CE, Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE, Social Work CE


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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Case Management, Counseling, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry / Mental Health

Keywords / Search Terms

The Penzias Group Harvard, CME, Transition, Pediatrics, Chronic Conditions, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer Survivorship, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Heart Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Intellectual Disability, Spina Bifida, Solid Organ Transplant, Sickle Cell Disease, team, chronic, disability Live CE CME Seminar CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

03-02-2020 - 03-04-2020

Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA   02142
United States of America

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