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April 14-15, 2014

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

NICHD and The HSC Foundation

Agenda


April 14, 2014

7:30 a.m. Registration and Check In
   
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

The HSC Foundation and NICHD Partnership and Mission

  • Tom Chapman
    President and CEO, The HSC Foundation
  • Alan Guttmacher
    Director, NICHD, NIH, HHS
Significance of the Topic

  • Yvonne Maddox
    Deputy Director, NICHD, NIH, HHS
Objectives, Priorities, and Expected Outcomes

  • Valerie Maholmes
    Chief, Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB), NICHD, NIH, HHS
9:25 a.m. Introduction of Keynote Speakers
Alan Guttmacher
Director, NICHD, NIH, HHS
   
9:30 a.m. Overview of the Needs of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families
Judith Palfrey
T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
   
9:45 a.m. Current Knowledge About Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families: What We Know and What We Don't Know
Beth Ellen Davis
Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired); Clinical Association Professor, Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
   
10:15 a.m. Questions & Answers
Judith Palfrey (Moderator)
T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
   
10:30 a.m. Break
   
10:45 a.m. Panel: Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs: Putting It All Into Context
Mary Louise Keller (Moderator)
President and CEO, Military Child Education Coalition
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Richard M. Lerner
    Chair, Applied Developmental Science, Tufts University; Editor,  Applied Developmental Science
   
11:30 a.m. Questions & Answers
Mary M. Keller (Moderator)
President and CEO, Military Child Education Coalition
   
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
   
1:30 p.m. Panel: Health Care Access and Utilization by Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families
Cicely Burrows-McElwain (Moderator)
Public Health Advisor, Child Trauma Program, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
  • TBD
  • Thomas Williams
    Director, Methods, Measures, & Analysis, Defense Health Agency, Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Mary Jo Larson
    Senior Scientist in Behavioral Health, Brandeis University
  • L. Christopher Plein
    Eberly Professor of Outstanding Public Service, West Virginia University
   
2:30 p.m. Charge to the Working Groups
Michael Marge
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD, NIH, HHS
   
2:40 p.m. Concurrent Working Group Sessions

Family Issues of Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Working Group 1A:
    Lisa Kaeser (Moderator)
    Chief, Office of Legislation and Public Policy (OLPP), NICHD, NIH, HHS
  • Working Group 1B:
    Jennifer Dailey-Perkins (Moderator)
    Transition and Outreach Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
 Health Care Utilization by Military Connected Children and Their Families
  • Working Group 2A:
    Rebecca Lombardi (Moderator)
    Director, Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs, DoDEA
  • Working Group 2B:
    Maria Barkmeier (Moderator)
    Former Director, Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs, DoDEA
   
4:10 p.m. Plenary Session and Brief Questions & Answers
Michael Marge (Moderator)
NCMRR, NICHD, NIH, HHS
  • Working Group 1A Presentation
  • Working Group 1B Presentation
  • Working Group 2A Presentation
  • Working Group 2B Presentation
   
4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks and Discussion of Next Day Activities
Valerie Maholmes
Chief, PTCIB, NICHD, NIH, HHS
   
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day



April 15, 2014

7:30 a.m. Check In
   
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks and Review of the Conference on Day One and Plans for Day Two 
Valerie Maholmes (Moderator)
Chief, PTCIB, NICHD, NIH, HHS
   
8:45 a.m.

Introduction of Panel Discussion on Health Disparities in Civilian and Military Connected Children With  Special Health Care Needs
Valerie Maholmes (Moderator)
Chief, PTCIB, NICHD, NIH, HHS

Health Disparities in Civilian Children With Special Health Care Needs
Myra Rosen Reynoso
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Health Disparities in Military Connected Children With and Without Special Health Care Needs
Beth Histle-Gorman
Senior Researcher, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Gregory Gorman
Military Pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Pediatric Nephrologist, Walter Reed Hospital

Questions & Answers

   
10:00 a.m. Break
   
10:15 a.m. Concurrent Working Group Session

Health Disparities in Military Connected Children With and Without Special Health Care Needs
  • Working Group 1A:
    Myra Rosen Reynoso (Moderator)
    Senior Research Associate, Institute for Community Inclusion,
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Working Group 1B:
    Judith Palfrey (Moderator)
    T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
   
11:30 a.m. Plenary Reports and Report of the Working Groups
Jessie MacKinnon (Moderator)
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships, The HSC Foundation
  • Working Group 1A Presentation
  • Working Group 1B Presentation
   
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
   
1:30 p.m. Best Educational Practices for Serving Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs
Lorie Pickel (Moderator)
Chief, Early Education Branch, DoDEA
  • Education:
    David Johansen
    Chief, Special Education Branch, DoDEA
  • Discussant:
    David Cantrell
    Chief, Student Support Services, DoDEA
   
2:35 p.m. TriCare for Kids: Best Practices in Medical, Behavioral, and Mental health Care Utilization and service to Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs
Stephen Cozza (Moderator)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Jeremy Hilton
    Navy Veteran, Air Force Spouse, and Parent of a Military Connected Child with Special Health Care Needs
  • TBD
  • TBD
   
3:15 p.m. Questions & Answers for Both Panels
   
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Next Steps
  • Valerie Maholmes
    Chief, PTCIB, NICHD, NIH, HHS
  • Jessie MacKinnon
    Vice President, Programs and Partnerships, The HSC Foundation
   
4:00 p.m. Conference Adjourn


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