Transition Navigator Trial: updates and lessons learned

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The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is an Alberta-wide pragmatic randomized control trial. The trial is evaluating the use of a patient navigator compared to usual care plus written resources about transition to support patients with chronic health conditions who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care, to decrease visits to emergency room and improve patient experience. In this webinar, we will discuss innovative models to improve the transition to adult care and present the design and methods of the TNT. We will provide an update on the challenges, successes, and progress of the trial. The patient navigators who are implementing the patient navigator service will discuss their experience and perspectives on the navigator service thus far. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To gain an overview of innovative models proposed to improve transition to adult care
  • To gain an understanding of the methods and progress to date of the Transition Navigator Trial
  • To gain an appreciation of the experiences of the navigators with the TNT

The primary audience for this webinar includes:

  • Senior leaders
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers

As well, these secondary audiences may also be interested

  • Front-line service providers
  • Patient/Family partners
  • Managers
  • To gain an overview of innovative models proposed to improve transition to adult care

  • To gain an understanding of the methods and progress to date of the Transition Navigator Trial

  • To gain an appreciation of the experiences of the navigators with the TNT

  • To gain an overview of innovative models proposed to improve transition to adult care

  • To gain an understanding of the methods and progress to date of the Transition Navigator Trial

  • To gain an appreciation of the experiences of the navigators with the TNT

Click here to register for the webinar scheduled to take place on March 18, 2020

Visit: www.tntrial.org

Susan headshot 2018-5857.jpg Dr. Susan Samuel, MD, MSc, is a pediatric nephrologist and clinician scientist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  Her research goals are to improve care and outcomes of children with chronic disease, in particular those with kidney disease and kidney failure.  She is working with a multi-disciplinary team in Alberta to improve transition to adult care, and leads the Alberta Transition Navigator Trial.  She serves on various committees to enhance child health and kidney research both locally and nationally.

BrookeAllemang_headshot.jpg Brooke Allemang, MSW, RSW, is a doctoral student and Clinical Research Associate in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She worked as a Transition Navigator at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 2014-2018 where she developed a program to support youth with sickle cell disease in preparing to transition to adult services. She has received Alberta Innovates SPOR, Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship and Mathison Centre Trainee Support funding for her doctoral training. Her current research focuses on the experiences of youth with co-occurring health and mental health issues transitioning from pediatric to adult services in Alberta. 

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Melanie Taylor graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2014. She has worked with populations experiencing issues with mental health, substance use, and chronic homelessness. She has worked in pediatric inpatient and adult outpatient clinics and began her role as the Transition Navigator for the Transition Navigator Trial in September 2019. Her areas of professional interest include mental health, advocacy, intensive case management and transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

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Kristin Tinge graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts.  She spent several years working in Child and Youth care, helping vulnerable youth transition from Child and Family Services supports to independence, before completing her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary in 2014.  Since then, she has worked in both adult and pediatric inpatient settings and began her role as the Patient Navigator for the Transition Navigator Trial in November of 2017. Her areas of professional interest include patient advocacy, emerging adulthood, bioethics and bridging the gap between hospital and community. 

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