“Healthcare Transitions for Young Adults: A Road Map for Physician Practice”

 May 4, 2019

WellStar Development Center
2000 South Park Place Atlanta, GA 30339
Sinclair Room – 2nd Floor

Program Agenda

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Welcome & Introduction
Hugo Scornik, MD

9:15 am
Healthcare Transitions: 
A Case Study & Call to Action

Gurinder Doad, MD & Saira Alimohamed, MD

9:45 am
A Youth’s Transition Story
Nadege Merceron Cherubin & Mandel  Merceron-Montilus 

 10:00 am
“Transition as Art: 
Moving from ‘Impressionism’ to ‘Realism’”

Waldon Garriss, III, MD, MS, FAAP, MACP

10:45 am

11:00 am
A Youth’s Transition Story
Deidra Green & Myles Odemegwu Henderson

11:15 am
Medicaid EPSDT & Medicaid Waivers
Joe Sarra, MSW

12 noon

1:00 pm
A Youth’s Transition Story
Blessing Ezeudu  & Fehintola Ezeudu 

1:15 pm
The Primary Care Physician and the Adolescent
Individualized Education

Cindy Saylor

2:15 pm
Public Health Approach to Support Youth
Healthcare Transitions

Sharifa Peart, MPH

2:45 pm
Wrap – Up & Discussion

3:00 pm

Faculty & Planning Committee

Program Chair

Stephanie Addison Holt, MD, FAAP
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Ga 

Saira Alimohamed, MD, FAAP
Department of Community Medicine
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Ga 

Susan Brasher, PhD, CPNP
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Ga

Gurinder Doad, MD
(Family Medicine)
Albany, Ga

Blessing Ezeudu

Fehintola Ezeudu
Lawrenceville, Ga

Waldon Garriss III, MD, MS, FACP, FAAP
(Internal Medicine-Pediatrics)
WellStar Medical Group
Marietta, Ga 

Samuel Gold, MD, FAAP
WellStar Medical Group Ambulatory Pediatrics
Quality Safety Lead
WellStar Towne Lake Pediatrics
Woodstock, Ga

Deidra Green, PHA
Decatur, Ga

Myles Odemegwu Henderson
Decatur, Ga

Ramatu Muhammad MD
Research Assistant
IDEAL Program Parent Coordinator
Georgia LEND 2014/2015
Parent Mentor
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia State University
School of Public Health
Atlanta, Ga 

Nadege Merceron Cherubin
Stone Mountain, Ga

Mandel Merceron-Montilus
Stone Mountain, Ga  

Joe Sarra, MSW
Protection & Advocacy for Individuals
with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)
Georgia Advocacy Office
Atlanta Ga 

Cindy Saylor
Program Coordinator
Partnership for Success
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Atlanta, Ga 

Hugo Scornik, MD, FAAP
Conyers Pediatrics
Conyers, Ga

Sharifa Peart, MPH
Program Director, Children &
Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Children’s Medical Services
Maternal and Child Health Section
Division of Health Promotion
Georgia Department of Public Health
Atlanta, Ga

Why a Transition of Care Seminar

This seminar is designed to help family physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, pediatricians and clinical healthcare professionals to understand and address needs of special needs patients by developing transition policies for their practice.


Who Should Attend

This seminar is open to all family medicine physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, physician assistants, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare & industry professionals. 


Support & Acknowledgments

This seminar is sponsored by the Georgia Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health Maternal & Child Health Section.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:

  1. List core functions of transitioning youth from pediatric to adult primary care
  2. Discuss resources available to support transitioning youth from pediatric to adult primary care
  3. Identify aspects of successful transitioning youth from pediatric to adult primary care
  4. List waiver programs available for youth


Meeting Location & Parking

The conference will be held at the Wellstar Development Center 2000 South Park Place Atlanta, Ga 30339. 

Parking is free in the parking lot for the building.


Hotel Information:

The Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Windy Hill/Ballpark is located at 2045 S Park Pl NW, Atlanta, Ga 30339.  The rates start at $179 per night.  Call the Marriott Atlanta Windy Hill/Ballpark at (770) 955-3838 to make a reservation.


For More Information:

Contact Jaime Rice at 404-881-5091 or email jrice@gaaap.org


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