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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Transition: How Do We Optimize the Handoff?

November 05, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

The transition of patients with kidney diseases from pediatric to adult care is a critical junction for all stakeholders in the process. This session includes representatives from a pediatric care team, a patient, and a caregiver, who describe the process and the considerations involved in optimizing a successful transition.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain why transitioning is important, providing evidence of the need and benefit
  • Describe transition best practices for pediatric and adult care teams
  • Discuss patient-identified necessities for a smooth and successful transition
  • Define the role of parents and caregivers in transition
  • Outline strategies to positively engage parents and caregivers throughout the transition process

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Orville Newton-Ray Bignall, MD, FASN
  • Song Ching Ong, MD


  • Minding the Gap: Transition in Progress
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Janet E. McDonagh, MD
  • Equipping the Provider and Patients: Getting It Right
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Patience White, MD, MA
  • The View from the Other Side: Patient and Parent Perspectives
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jack Lennon, MBA
    Pam Duquette
  • How Can We Make Things Better? A Wish List for the Future
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Orville Newton-Ray Bignall, MD, FASN
    Song Ching Ong, MD
    Janet E. McDonagh, MD
    Patience White, MD, MA
    Jack Lennon, MBA
    Pam Duquette