#Adulting: Transition to Adult Care Webinar Series

The Pediatric Transplant Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) held a free webinar series for adolescent organ transplant recipients and their families. Speakers included physicians, social workers, psychologists, and pharmacists addressing topics related to:

  • Guideposts for the transfer to adult care
  • The importance of transition readiness
  • Self-management of your health and well-being
  • What a successful transition entails


The Importance of Transition Readiness in the Transplant Patient

Watch this recorded webinar featuring Jennifer Vittorio, MD. Dr. Vittorio is the director of the PLATINUM (Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition) program at Columbia University. She is also the leader of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) transition working group, which is dedicated to improving the health care transition process for all pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. Dr. Vittorio presents about her work and research in transition, and the elements that make for a successful transition to adult care.


Pharmacy & Adolescent Medicine Perspectives on Transition to Adult Care

In this webinar, Jennifer Hewlett, transplant pharmacist, discusses medication adherence and concerns from a teen perspective that might affect medication adherence. Dr. Sheila Quinn from adolescent medicine discusses issues that are specifically adolescent-related, including discussion of risk behaviors.


Psychology and Social Work Perspectives on Transition to Adult Care

This webinar reviews common barriers to a smooth transition to adult care and how psychology can help. You’ll learn ways to slowly increase your involvement in your care, including medical decision-making, organizing your medications and follow-up appointments, and overall self-management of your health and well-being. We know that having a chronic medical condition is stressful and that taking care of yourself involves more than just taking your medications, so this webinar also reviews some ways to manage that frustration and offers recommendations for recognizing when working with a psychologist might be helpful.


Discussion with Providers and Patients: Guideposts for the Transfer to Adult Care

This webinar consists of a panel discussion with adult care providers and patients who have recently transitioned to adult care. Adult providers discuss their expectations of adult patients, and recently transitioned patients provided insight on what the transition process was like for them.

Related Centers and Programs: Pediatric Transplant Center