Virtual Conference, November 8, 2020, 7:30 PM – Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:00 PM, with Boston Children’s Hospital. Transition from pediatric to adult care healthcare is a growing area of focus as patients with congenital and pediatric acquired illnesses live longer into adulthood. Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) require additional supports during the transition period given their unique vulnerabilities and the systemic barriers that exist.
* To address this challenge, stakeholders from across Massachusetts have come together in task forces to explore solutions regarding workforce development, optimizing clinical care, practice infrastructure, and financing models.
* This conference will present efforts of the task forces. Participants in the interactive summit will hear didactic presentations which include family perspective, see posters, and participate in round tables and QI workshops. Gain more knowledge of best practices as well as ideas for implementation of improvements.
Who Should Attend? Any invested stakeholders who wish to improve healthcare transition for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities within Massachusetts, including:
- Pediatric primary care and adult primary care (internists and family medicine).
- Pediatric sub-specialists dealing with neurodevelopmental disabilities (developmental behavioral pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists, etc.) and Adult sub-specialists dealing with patients w/ neurodevelopmental disabilities (neurologists, psychiatrists, etc.) This includes MDs, NPs, PAs, psychologists, and neuropsychologists.
- Medical, nursing, and allied health professional training programs.
- Social workers at primary and specialty clinics in both pediatric and adult practices.
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapist whose practices are primarily including individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
- Administrative leaders/directors in both pediatric and adult primary and specialty care that work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
- Clinicians and staff from academic and community health centers.
- Thought leaders in both public and private insurance payments..
- Relevant staff from state agencies including Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department of Mental Health (DMH).
- Advocates for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities including special needs attorneys, legislators, and advocacy organizations.
- Individuals and families of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
- All professionals: $35.00
- Students/Trainees: $25.00
- Patients/Family Members (no CEU’s): $0.00
To register or for more information visit https://bostonchildrens.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=1&EID=1850 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.