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Integrated health. That phrase is used often, but if it wasn’t just a buzzword and actually put into practice, our healthcare system would be providing better care to all. We encourage you to participate in the Changing Care Together Summit to explore what effective whole person care looks like — and more importantly — how we can work together to ensure vital behavioral, mental, and physical health needs are met.
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What your ticket includes
Attendees will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as a copy of David Ambroz’s bestselling book, “A Place Called Home: A Memoir.”
|8:00 – 9:00||Networking Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|9:15 – 10:15||Keynote Speaker: David Ambroz|
Author of “A Place Called Home”
|10:15 – 11:00||Speaker Session: Kristin Canavera, PhD, MBE|
Integrating Mental Healthcare for Medically Complex Children: A National Perspective
|11:00 – 11:15||Networking Break|
|11:15 – 12:00||Panel Discussion led by Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH, featuring Jason James, MD, Safi Shareef, MD, and Sonia Popatia, MD|
Integrating Mental Healthcare for Medically Complex Children: A Texas Perspective
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch, A Personal Story: The Parent Perspective with Kathryn Lorren, A Conversation with Greg Hansch of NAMI Texas|
|1:00 – 2:00||Community Impact Project Benefitting DePelchin Children’s Center|
DAVID AMBROZ, AUTHOR
A Place Called Home
In 2016, David Ambroz was named a White House “Champion of Change for Foster Care Youth” by Barack Obama. David will share his personal story of resilience as he navigated a parent with mental illness, homelessness, and the foster care system.
Jamie Freeney, DrPH, MPH
A dedicated public health practitioner, Dr. Freeny has spent the past 15 years working through multiple avenues to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents. She has educated and advocated for adolescent health in a healthcare system, a residential behavioral center, and non-profit organizations. Her work on adolescent mental health and wellness has been presented at numerous professional conferences.
Kristin Canavera, PhD, MBE
A pediatric psychologist at Ochsner Hospital for Children, Dr. Canavera provides treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults coping with and adjusting to chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. She has served in several leadership and advocacy roles on institutional and national committees, including co-director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Psychology at Ochsner and founder and Chair of the Critical Care Special Interest Group of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.