Dr Maria Berry from University College Dublin, and Dr Jay Berry from the Boston Children’s Hospital are invited to this meeting to take place late in 2015.
The meeting is sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, whose goal is to improve systems of care for children with special health care needs, in partnership with the National Academy of Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth and Families’ Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health.
“As you know, children with complex health care needs are a sentinel population for shortcomings in the organization and financing of children’s health care systems. This symposium will identify and discuss issues within the US health care system that have particular salience for the care of children with complex health problems. It will provide a forum to learn from those making progress on these issues, including those working in adult health care and health policy. Participants will engage in dialogue to identify solutions to the issues and make recommendations for adoptions of those solutions in practice, programs and policy.”