National Conference on Pediatric Care Management

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Monday, August 5 &
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA
$999 MHA Member Rate
$1299 Non-Member Rate

National Conference on Pediatric Care Management
 with a Special Focus on Social Determinants of Health

How will new population-centered care models affect pediatric care? Under the new systems, opportunities exist to work more holistically with patients and their families, paying more attention to their economic realities to help ensure better outcomes. The social determinants of health concept is finally gaining traction and funding. At this conference we’ll explore emerging best practices along these lines. We’ll also look at other areas of care innovation in pediatrics taught by leaders from children’s hospitals around the country. We’ll feature sessions aimed at caregiver burnout and resilience. 

Join us on lovely Cape Cod at our very affordably priced beachfront hotel for a few days of high-quality learning and rejuvenation in a relaxed setting. You’ll leave refreshed and energized to get back to the important work you do with pediatric populations.

SUNDAY, August 4th

12 p.m.
Welcome and Registration

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Clinician Burnout: Ways to Find Joy and Stay Tapped into Mission
Steven M. Defossez, M.D., EMHL, CPE, V.P., Clinical Integration, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

5 p.m. Welcome Reception

MONDAY, August 5th

7 a.m. 
Registration & Breakfast

8 a.m.
Opening Keynote: 
The Role of Social Determinants and Cultural Awareness in Caring for Pediatric Populations

Thea James, MD, VP, Mission & Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center

9:15 a.m. 

9:30 a.m.
Protecting Our Children: The Clinician Role in Child Abuse and Neglect
Alice Whittier Newton, MD, Medical Director, Child Protection Program, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Aine Blanchard, LICSW, Child Protection Program Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

10:30 a.m. 

10:45 a.m.
How to Optimize Safety & Efficiency: The Role of the Physician Advisor in Partnership with Case Management
Ara Balkian, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Director of Inpatient Operations, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Founder & CEO of Pediatric Resource Group 

12 p.m. Group Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Case Management Track:

Transitions in Care 
Patience White, MD, MA, FAAP, FACP, Co-Director, Got Transition: The Center for Healthcare Transition Improvement; Professor Emeritus of Medicine & Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Leveraging Technology & Data Analytics to Provide Best Outcomes
Thomas Higgins, MD, MBA, CPE, Interim Chief Medical Officer, CHI St. Alexius Health & Chief Medical Officer, The Center for Case Management
Jeff Echternach, Technical & Software Consultant, The Center for Case Management

Social Determinants Track:
Redesigning Your System: 10 Tactics for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health to Keep Patients From being Readmitted 
Bonnie Geld, MSW, President, The Center for Case Management

Managing Behavioral Health in Pediatric Settings
Theresa E. Jenner, MSW, LICSW, CCM, Director of Clinical Social Work and Interpreter Services, Lifespan

2:45 p.m. Breakouts Repeated

4 p.m.
Program Adjourns

TUESDAY, August 6
8 a.m. 

9 a.m.
Plenary Session:
Managed Medicaid: The Effect on Pediatric Care 

Moderated by Bonnie Geld and Mary Daymont

Rebekah Diamond, Esq., Director, Policy & Business Relations at Boston Children's Hospital
Ma'ata Hardman, BSN, MBA, CCM, Senior Administrative Director of Care Continuum at Children's Mercy Hospital
10:30: a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions:

Social Determinants Track:

Food Insecurity and the Threat to Children’s Well-Being
Megan T. Sandel, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Grow Clinic, Boston Medical Center

Engaging Patients and Community to Build Health Related Social Needs Programming & Partnerships
Michele Sasso, Director of IT & Special Projects, Children’s Hospital Boston /Integrated Care Organization
Snehal Shah, MD, MPH,  C-CORE Research Team Co-Leader, Director of Research and Evaluation, BPCH

Case Management Track:

Improving Assessment and Reassessment Skills 
Mary Daymont, MSN, RN, FAAN, Vice President, Revenue Cycle and Care Management, Children’s National Health System

The Role of Genetics in Chronic Care Case Management
Beverly Tenenholz, Genetic Counseling Program, Hartford HealthCare

12 p.m. Group Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Breakouts Repeated

3 p.m.
Closing Keynote:
Cultivating Resilience in Patients & Caregivers

K. Ron-Li Liaw, M.D., Dir., Center for Child and Family Resilience, Sala Institute for Child & Family Centered Care; Director, Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service; Clinical Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU and Child Study Center Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry




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Hotel Accommodations
Block of rooms are being held at the Sea Crest hotel for the nights of Sunday, August 4th - Tuesday, August 6th at a reduced rate of $299 per night.

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