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A Smooth Transition from Adolescent to Adult SCD Care: Eliminating Barriers, Enhancing Resources - Part 1





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Patients, caregivers, community-based organizations, and health care providers

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain adolescent development and associated challenges during transition.
  • Describe the transition process and approaches for improving transition among patients with SCD
  • Identify barriers to transition from the perceptions of patients, families, and health care providers

Suggested Additional Reading:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians.  Transitions Clinical Report Authoring Group.  Supporting the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood in the medical home.  <i>Pediatrics.</i> 2011; 128:182.
  •  Hassell, Am J Prev Med, 2010, May  2016
  •  Bryant, et al. J Pediatr Health Care. 2011 Sep-Oct; 25(5):275-83.
  • Sobota et al. Am J Hematol. 2011 Jun:86(6):512-5.

Jane Hankins, MS, MD — Jane Hankins, MS, MD, Associate Faculty Member, Department of Hematology, Director, SCD Transition to Adult Care, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Vicki Tepper, PhD — Vicki Tepper, PhD, Division Head, Pediatric Immunology, Rheumatology, and Adolescent Medicine, Director, Pediatrics AIDS Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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