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 9:15Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 10:15Keynote 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 – 11:15Networking 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 1:00Lunch, A Personal Story: The Parent Perspective with Kathryn Lorren, A Conversation with Greg Hansch of NAMI Texas
1:00 – 2:00Community Impact Project Benefitting DePelchin Children’s Center

Where to Park

At Norris Conference Center — CityCentre

Free parking is available in Parking Garage 1 (parallel to Beltway 8) on the third floor and up. You’ll see Norris Conference Center signs directing you to approved parking spaces. Once you have parked, follow the “Conference” signage in the stairwell and make your way to Floor 3, where you can check in and join the conversation!

Jamie Freeney

Featured Contributor

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.

About Nexus Health Systems

Nexus Health Systems is a safe and efficient discharge option for children, adolescents, and adults who need a bridge between hospital and home. Offering a unique combination of physical, behavioral, and mental health services and support, we care for patients across our network of facilities. With locations throughout Texas, Nexus offers a continuum of care that enables patients to transition from higher acuity to lower acuity environments as progress is made. Taking a holistic approach, our specialized programs guide individuals through behavioral or mental health challenges with co-occurring medical needs, brain and spinal cord injury, medically complex diagnoses and conditions, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Nexus is committed to serving the needs of our community and helping individuals return to lives of productivity and meaning. Learn more at