Education and Training

ECHO Series: Navigating Medical Transitions into Adulthood

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This six session online training series is intended to provide education and resources to individuals, families and healthcare professionals about navigating medical care transitions from pediatrics to adult care.

These sessions are intended for individuals with disabilities, families/caretakers and professionals who work with individuals with disabilities and/or special health care needs.

FREE continuing education units (CEU’s) are available for physical therapy and occupational therapy. CEU’s pending for the following disciplines: psychology and social work. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those who would like to submit for independent learning credit.

All sessions will take place from
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Zoom

Session date Topic Presenter
June 29, 2023 Family Experiences Navigating Medical Transition of Care from Pediatrics into Adulthood Brandy Brown, PhD, OTD, MOT, BA, OTR/L
Melina Danko, MS
July 6, 2023 Engaging Youth in their Medical Care Maggie Jaynes, MD
July 13, 2023 Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making Options Christina Smith
July 20, 2023 Tips & Tools for Medical Transition of Care Lesley Cottrell, PhD
July 27, 2023 Pediatric & Adult Differences in Primary & Specialty Medical Care Treah Haggerty, MD
Maggie Jaynes, MD
August 3, 2023 Transitioning Youth with Complex Medical Needs David Thomas, MD
Register online

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Brandy Brown at for more information.

Series Objectives:

  1. Provide participants with a deeper understanding of medical transition of care from pediatrics to adulthood.
  2. Participants will learn strategies for engaging youth in their medical care and how those strategies can be implemented in the clinical setting and supported in the home.
  3. Introduce participants to the supportive decision-making options available when transitioning medical care from pediatric to adult practice.
  4. Explore the resources available to support both clinicians and families as they navigate the medical care transition process.
  5. Provide an overview of the similarities and differences in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care.
  6. Provide an overview of the challenges commonly faced by this group and strategies for mitigating them.

Disclosure: All those in a position to control content of this program have indicated they have no interests to disclose.

  • WVU Division of Physical Therapy
  • WVU Division of Occupational Therapy

This program is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer--Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran