Conferences 25th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care


Live In-Person conference at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute in the Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas.



About this Event

Skill preparation and planning for healthcare transition for youth and young adults with special healthcare needs is inadequate. Less than 50 percent of families nationwide indicate that their children with special healthcare needs have received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult healthcare, work, and independence. One of the major hurdles to receiving this care is the lack of a trained workforce, including physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health providers and all who provide services to youth and young adults with special healthcare needs trained to provide the services necessary to make the healthcare transition. There is a strong need for physicians and all healthcare providers to have the knowledge and skills to provide the services needed to facilitate a successful transition from pediatric to adult-based care and services.

Because of increased awareness of transitioning to adult-based care, healthcare providers are required to update their knowledge of the changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice.

For all conference participants, there will be a discussion of primary and subspecialty care medical care during the transition years; discussions of models of transition programs and data to support their processes; the legal issues involved in healthcare transition; family and young adult perspectives in a plenary format as well as time to meet and talk with faculty in small groups, to exchange ideas among participants, and to share knowledge and information about how best to plan for a successful transition to adulthood.

Target Audience

Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, and physiatry; other healthcare providers including psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, case managers, counselors, and primary care providers; and youth and young adults who have a chronic illness or disability and their parents or guardians.

Learning Objectives - Under Construction

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Breakout Sessions ▪ Question and Answer Sessions

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Conference Registration Fee




Continuing Education details and accreditation statements (if applicable)

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education units will be available for social workers.

Contact hours (CCUs) will be applied for through TPTA and TOTA.

Hotel Registration Information

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

  • Start Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2024
  • End Date: Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Last Day to Book: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
  • Group Code: CONCONR
  • Hotel offering your special group rate: $179 USD per night

Book your group rate for Texas Children's Hospital - Transition Conference

Past Presentations

Videos of archived lectures presented at past conferences can now be viewed on YouTube: