Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

In this presentation, join Rodolfo Curiel, MD, FACP, FACR, and Rebecca Sadun, MD, Ph.D., review strategies for parents to aid JM kids in their transition from pediatric to adult care.

The transition aims to optimize health and assist youth in reaching their full potential. Common steps to prepare for transition include:

  • Establishing a policy
  • Tracking progress
  • Administering transition
  • Conducting readiness assessments
  • Planning for adult care
  • Transferring and integrating into an adult practice

Preparing for the transition to adult care may begin with patients beginning to take an age-appropriate role in their care as early as the tween years.


Rodolfo Curiel, MD, FACP, FACR is the Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship, Division Director, Director of the GW Myositis Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. The GW Myositis Center was created with the help of a generous grant from Cure JM.

Rebecca E. Sadun, MD, Ph.D., is a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Duke University, a Cure JM Center of Excellence. 

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