One-Day ‘New Horizons’ Summit at John Jay College Presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises
Many people recognize that advances in medical care and medical technology have helped to expand the nation’s geriatric population by providing improved treatment options and outcomes. Fewer realize, however, that these same factors are leading to an expanding population of children with medical complexity, as treatment allows children to survive and thrive in ways that were not possible just decades ago.
On Thursday, November 12, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) will host a one-day healthcare summit – New Horizons for Children and Young Adults with Medical Complexity in New York – at John Jay College in Manhattan that serves as a forum for advancing solutions for children and young adults with medically complex conditions and, for the first time, seeks to accurately quantify the size of this statewide population. Panel sessions examine innovative new assessments, interventions, and models of care developed over the course of 2014 and 2015 to address the needs of this population.
Roger Bearden, Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities will be the keynote speaker.