Autism, Behavior, Complex Medical Needs - Downstate (ABC-D) Conference: April 28

3rd Annual ABC-D

(Autism, Behavior, Complex Medical Needs - Downstate) Conference

hosted by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP)

Zip Code vs. Genetic Code: The Social Determinants of Caring for Children and Families with Special Needs


April 28, 2017

Regency Conference Center
400 Regency Park Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62229

About the conference:
Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Increasing attention is being focused on the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. In fact, where a child lives (their zip code) has a far greater impact on their health and well-being than biological influences (their genetic code) alone.

Furthermore, environmental factors, such as chronic stress, can actually change how a person's genetic code is expressed. The 3rd Annual ABCD Conference will deliver valuable information about social determinants of health in order to enable providers across many disciplines to recognize and address these determinants when caring for children and families with special healthcare needs. including those that have been impacted by trauma and adversity.

Who should attend:
Primary care providers and their teams, including pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, medical students, and allied health care professionals.
In addition, providers from other settings including child care & early education, home visiting, as well as community service providers are encouraged to attend. The conference will offer an opportunity for providers to network with like-hearted and like-minded professionals from child-serving systems that also have a stake in the lives of children with special healthcare needs, including those that have been impacted by trauma and adversity.


When Zip Code Matters More than Genetic Code

David Steward, MD, MPH
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Building a Strong Bridge to Connect Community and Healthcare: Bolstering Those Who Are Medically Complex and Socially Fragile

Janice Frue, PharmD, BCPS, Meghan Golden, LCSW, Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC, & Nicole  Mirocha, DO
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Caring Too Hard: Refueling When You are Spent

William Gordon, DMin, MDiv
Rosalind Franklin University


Continuing Education Available!

CHES/MCHES Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education

Illinois Early Intervention Credits

Illinois Education Association

Illinois Occupational Therapist Continuing Education Units

Gateways to Opportunity

Licensed Clinical Social Work Continuing Education

Medical Assistant Continuing Education Units

Registered Dental Hygienist Continuing Education Units

Registered Nurse Continuing Education Pre-Approved Sponsor

QIDP Continuing Education Units


Register Today!  


Learn more about available sessions, credit designations, and other information:

Conference brochure


For more information, contact:
Jose Munoz
312/733-1026 x 211


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