Optimizing Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care



In this live streaming special program, faculty from Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital highlight strategies, best practices, and guidance to:

  • Identify adult care providers and successfully transfer patients with rare or complex health care needs (diabetes, IBD, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, spina bifida, Down syndrome, substance use disorder, rheumatologic diseases, cancer survivorship, organ transplantation, obesity, chronic mental health conditions)
  • Assess and improve the efficacy of current transition processes from Got Transition®
  • Tailor transition strategies to age, disease type, and physical/intellectual capability
  • Develop transition policies to support specific practice needs
  • Significantly improve inter-practice care coordination
  • Approach reimbursement in 2022
  • Ensure up-to-date, portable, and accessible medical summaries
  • Build transition team, processes, and consultation program
  • Innovate transition processes with telehealth and social media
  • Optimize care coordination and inter-practice communication
Optimize how to:
  • Assess patient readiness for adult care
  • Time patient transitions
  • Ensure adherence
  • Teach self-care and self-management skills
  • Promote medical and educational self-advocacy
  • Address sexual health in chronic illness and fertility issues with young adults
  • Review HIV care in teens and young adults
  • Discuss preparing for pregnancy, risks with chronic diseases
  • Strengthen family engagement
  • Provide care for college students
  • Screen for high-risk behaviors
  • Help patients maximize their independence
Recordings will be available for 30 days following the course.

27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

27.5 ABIM, ABP MOC points


May 23-25, 2022


Virtual Conference