Go Forward! Transition to Adult Healthcare Conference
This conference covered topics related to the transition of adolescents and emerging adults to adult-centered care. Topics covered include basic components of a smooth and prepared transition, psychosocial considerations, and legal issues related to decision making and guardianship.
Target audience was physicians, psychologists, and other healthcare providers (N.P., P.A., R.N., S.W., O.T.,P.T.) who work in both primary and specialty care settings with adolescents and emerging adults.
- Describe the Six Core Elements of Transition and apply these principles to the pediatric, adult, and family medicine/med-peds practice settings
- Articulate the psychosocial aspects of emerging adulthood that patients and families experience during the transition from pediatric to adult care
- Describe the legal and guardianship issues associated with young adults with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and learn about relevant community resources
Presenters and Topics:
- Essential Components of an Effective Transition Program– Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Hasan received her M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. She completed her Internal medicine/Pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- Psychosocial Considerations for Emerging Adults with Chronic Conditions – Harpreet Nagra, Ph.D. Dr. Nagra received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. She completed her Pediatric Psychology residency at Oregon Health & Science University and her Chronic Illness fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University.
- Legal Issues and Guardianship Considerations – Bob Joondeph, Executive Director, Disability Rights Oregon. Bob Joondeph is a graduate of Case Western Reserve Law School and Brown University. He serves as a member the Governor's Task Force on Brain Injury, the Oregon Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Coalition, and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. Bob has served as Executive Director of Disability Rights Oregon helping to transform systems, policies and practices across the state. He leads a team of lawyers and advocates who have helped Oregonians with disabilities keep their jobs, their homes, and their access to health care and education.