Conference 2015 | Transitions of Care

Shoreline, WA US
June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

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Who Should Attend this Conference:

Care coordinators, care navigators, health coaches and case managers across a variety of provider settings (Home and Community Care, Acute Care, MD Practice, Long-Term Care, Private Duty and Tele-support Services)

About the Conference:

At the core of a transformed healthcare practice is an efficient, effective process that addresses one of the most costly of healthcare expenditures: care transitions.
Core competencies for effective transitions encompass more than discharge instructions, good handoffs and telephone follow-up.  A recent comprehensive synthesis of evidence reveals that the most effective transitions programs employ several unique interventions and emphasize the provision of self-management support. Improving the quality of transitional care is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted approach (Leppin et al., JAMA, 2014). 

The Integrated Care Model (ICM) Transitions of Care (TOC) program, administered by the Sutter Center for Integrated Care (SCIC), was developed to promote successful transitions of care across providers, settings and time, for providers working with individuals and their families. This intensive and interactive training session equips participants with multifaced approaches to care transitions that enhance patient engagement and reduce avoidable readmissions by focusing on self-management support, health literacy and patient-centered care.
ICM-TOC trained organizations report a 38%-87% reduction rate of re-admissions among target populations. The program leverages proven best practices along with SCIC faculty experience with model deployment nationwide in a variety of healthcare settings.  

Conference Brochure

Brochure (PDF)


Call for Posters

Photo of poster display.Have you developed an innovative educational strategy, clinical program or research project? A poster session that highlights improvements in health care delivery, education, research and policy will be held at this conference.
Deadline for submission: Monday, June 15th at 5:00pm.

Poster Abstract Guidelines

Submit a poster abstract online.



Want to Learn More about the Registration/CE Process?

Click here for the Seven Easy Steps for Registering and Earning CE Contact Hours.

Registering a Group or an Employee?

Fill out our Group/Employee Registration Form. The registration manager will process your request and notify by email.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify patient needs, values and preferences for care.
  2. Screen for common barriers and interventions to mitigate risk.
  3. Discuss best practices for medication reconciliation and management, with a strong focus on medication risk assessment and adherence.
  4. Describe principles of effective interprofessional collaboration and communication.
  5. Discuss principles of leadership and creating a culture of accountability.


  • Engaging the patient through transitions of care
  • Adult education and health literacy
  • Addressing lack of support, depression and anxiety through transitions
  • Self-management support and shared decision making
  • Medication reconciliation and management
  • Interprofessional collaboration and communication
  • Leadership in care transitions
  • Transitions planning: Practical applications


  • Paula Suter, MA, BSN, RN
    Clinical Director of Integrated Care Management, Sutter Center for Integrated Care, Fairfield, CA
  • Julie Erickson, RN, BSN, MHSA
    Director of Education, Sutter Center for Integrated Care, Fairfield, CA

Conference Registrants Only

Conference Materials and Information


Workbooks will be provided at the conference.


Evaluation (Link will open in a new window or tab.)


Before you can download your certificate, you must submit the evaluation. (See above.) To access the certificate, click the "Download Certificate" button at the bottom of this page. 
Day of Event
Recharging StationsPower stations are available in the registration area. Power is not available in the conference rooms.
Your battery will last longer if you put your device in airplane mode while attending a session.
WiFiFree WiFi is limited to public areas of the conference center. Download your handouts to your device before you go to a session. 
Food and ClothingBreakfast and lunch: We try to be sensitive to many common dietary restrictions in planning our complimentary food menu. However, if you have special dietary needs, please bring food items that will meet your individual nutritional requirements. For lunch, we generally serve salad and either fish or poultry with a few vegetarian options.
Temperature in rooms: Temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. Please dress in layers.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.70 Contact hours
Event starts: 
06/25/2015 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
06/25/2015 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.70 Contact hours


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