1st Annual Interprofessional Transitions in Care Symposium

Moving Patients Seamlessly from One Care Setting to Another

Presented by SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Nursing,
University Hospital, Transition Care Service

Dates and Time

Tuesday June 10, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

7:15 - 8:00 AM.

Accreditation and Contact Hours

6.25 Contact Hours provided by the SUNY Upstate Medical University
Institute for Continuing Nursing Education (ICNE).

The ICNE is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by
the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurse's Credentialing Center"s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Code NYP260-6/30/14

Disclosures: Speakers for this program have declared they have no conflict of interests to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

Course Outline


Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY, 13088
Easy access off exit #37 via Interstate 90, the NYS Thruway.
Holiday Inn phone — not for conference info — (315) 457-1122.

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Registration and Fee

Registration fee is $100 per person

Registration deadline: May 30, 2014

About this Event

This Interprofessional Transitions in Care Symposium is a one-day event focusing on topics that are relevant to individuals involved in a patients' journey across the continuum of care: intrafacility, interfacility and facility to home. It is designed to convene providers, leaders of community-based organizations, payors and others that are actively developing strategies and tactics to improve the care transition process. Presenters include national as well as regional and local innovators from across the care continuum who will share their insights and expertise on person-centered, effective practices and methods for overcoming transitional care barriers.


  • Identify ways to adapt to changes initiated by health care reform initiatives while maintaining quality, cost effectiveness, and continuing to serve the needs of customers and patients
  • Identify opportunities to utilize new and existing services to improve the health of patients and to decrease hospital readmissions
  • Identify best practices that can be implemented to improve care transitions across settings and populations
  • Identify barriers to effective care transitions
  • Discuss strategies for addressing persistent barriers to progress

Target Audience

Acute and community-based healthcare service providers, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, administrators and other individuals interested in improving person-centered quality healthcare services and supports for persons who transition from one healthcare setting to another.

Keynote Session: Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine within the Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Coleman is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “hand-offs”.  As a board-certified geriatrician, Dr. Coleman maintains direct patient care responsibility for older adults in ambulatory, acute, and subacute care settings.

Dr. Coleman's research focuses on: (1) enhancing the role of patients and caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions across acute and post-acute settings; (2) measuring quality of care transitions from the perspective of patients and caregivers; (3) implementing system-level practice improvement interventions and (4) using health information technology to promote safe and effective care transitions


For more information, contact Barbara Black, RN, MS, MA, ANP at blackb@upstate.edu 315-464-4276

Barbara Black, RN, ANP, MS, MA
Barbara Black, RN, ANP, MS, MA
Director, Center for Continuing Education

Carolyn Baskerville, RN, BS, MS, Post-Master's, 04, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
After being in the Air Force reserves, I came out of retirement to pursue further education. I would like to teach, and the Post Master's work supports that. Nursing truly is a life-long opportunity, both in what you want to do and the fact that you can take your career anywhere in the country

—Carolyn Baskerville, RN, BS, MS, Post-Master's, 04, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner