In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Wisconsin Medical Society invites you to explore emerging health care trends within the transition zone of adolescents becoming young adults.

With a focus on transitions individuals experience throughout childhood, the Transition Zone from Adolescence through Adulthood Webinar Series will bring physicians and additional members of the health care team together to gain valuable insight on topics that are relevant across specialties.

Education Credit

Accreditation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit Statement

This Enduring Material activity, Navigating the Transition Zone: from Adolescence through Young Adulthood, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 07/01/2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity attendees will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate treatment and management for conditions, illnesses and injuries for adolescents and young adults.
  • Analyze emerging population health trends in preadults.
  • Review multidisciplinary collaboration in all areas of health care for adolescents as they transition to adulthood.

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Webinar Sessions

Mental Health Care at the Crossroads of Early Adult Life
Claudia Reardon, MD

This session will focus on mental health in young adults. Participants will learn about mental health implications of the numerous transitions that young adults make, unique challenges in young adult life now relative to decades past, epidemiology of several common mental health conditions in young adults and management considerations in this population.  

Providing Gender Affirming Care as Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse Youth become adults
Brittany Allen, MD

Transgender, nonbinary and gender diverse (TNG) people experience health disparities as well as significant barriers to quality health care. These barriers include lack of provider knowledge about the spectrum of healthy gender identities and the health needs of TNG people. This session will discuss the spectrum of gender identities, health disparities and inequities experienced by TNG people and steps that clinicians can take to provide affirming, high-quality clinical care.

Childhood Adversity and Lifelong Health: The Science Behind Trauma-Informed Care
Pamela McGranahan, DNP, RN

This session will focus on the evidence and rationale behind trauma-informed care. Participants will learn about the prevalence of trauma in all populations, as well as the implications this prevalence has for quality care and health promotion. An overview of the potential life-long developmental, behavioral and physical impacts of toxic stress and trauma in childhood will set the stage for critical reflection on the contexts of current practice, and a summary of evidence-based strategies for trauma-informed care.

*Sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation through the PIC Wisconsin Outcomes Research Project Endowment and the James and Clara M. Joss Memorial Research Trust.

Obesity and Sedentary Behavior
Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS

This session will discuss the role of sedentary behavior in promoting weight gain, the role of exercise in weight loss and weight maintenance and the role of non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) in weight maintenance.

The E-cigarette Epidemic
Louella Amos, MD

This session will provide an update about e-cigarettes and how they became popular over the past 5 years, particularly with adolescents. The presenter will discuss the events leading to the emergence of lung injury cases during the summer of 2019. The presentation will describe the lung disease and associated symptoms seen in the teens who were admitted at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The session will conclude with actions that are being taken at a local and federal level to combat this epidemic.

Patched but not Cured: Transitioning to Adulthood in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Scott Cohen, MD

There is a growing prevalence of adults living with congenital heart disease and these patients are at risk for long-term cardiac, extra-cardiac and psychosocial morbidities. Participants will learn the importance of seamlessly transitioning to adult style of care and transferring the care of patients with congenital heart disease to an adult congenital specialist. Common barriers to transition and the role a formal transition program may have in overcoming these barriers will be reviewed.

A Bridge to Somewhere: The Importance of Establishing Long-Term Care for Pediatric and AYA Cancer Survivors
Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH

This session will focus on what we know about late effects related to childhood and adolescent cancer treatments. The presenter will discuss emerging research in the field and how novel therapies may impact the world of cancer survivorship in the future. Participants also will learn the challenges related to transitioning care as patients become adults or transition to a different health care system.