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AADMD INFO BLAST - For AADMD Members and Friends
See below for information about an upcoming webinar from our friends at the AUCD.
Rick Rader, MD
AADMD VP of Policy and Advocacy
Thursday, December 15; 1pm Central; Register Now*
Children with medical complexity have extensive needs for health services, experience functional limitations, and are high resource utilizers. Addressing the needs of this population to achieve high-value health care requires optimizing care in the medical home and community. Opportunities exist to develop strategies to enhance care delivery and decrease costs. The webinar, hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities will describe the population of children with medical complexity and provides strategies on how pediatricians can optimize medical and health outcomes for their patients and their families. This discussion will be led by Drs Dennis Kuo and Amy Houtrow, co-authors of the new AAP clinical report: “Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity.”
Dennis Z Kuo, MD, MHS, FAAP is a general pediatrician and health services researcher with interests in children with medical complexity and practice transformation. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo and Division Chief of General Pediatrics at UBMD Pediatrics/Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He is serving as Medical Director of the newly formed Oishei Healthy Kids/Children's Health Home of Western New York.
Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician and health services researcher for children with disabilities. She is an Associate Professor of PM&R and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. She serves as Vice Chair in the Department of PM&R for Pediatric Rehabilitation as well as for Quality and Outcomes. At the Children¹s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, she directs the Rehabilitation Institute and runs the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship.
*If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, registration is still encouraged. The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will be emailed a link to the webinar recording, slides, and additional resources—even if they were unable to attend the live event.