Transition of pediatric patients to adult providers: challenges and barriers

At the CNS annual meeting Professor Ann Tilton from the Department of Neurology, Louisiana State Health Science Center, New Orleans, USA, discussed strategies to successfully transition pediatric patients to adult providers when they become adults.

Prof. Tilton noted that an important challenge for the child neurology team was to initiate the conversation with the caregivers about transitioning, when the patient is 12 to 14 years old.