Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS
PhD fellow Mariela Acuna Mora presented STEPSTONES in the European Society of Cardiology Congress the 25 august, Munich, Germany.
The abstract entitle “Readiness for transfer in adolescents with congenital heart disease” has been accepted in the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (July 16-21, 2017) in Barcelona, Spain. Poster presentation.
A warm welcome to Sandra Skogby and Markus Saarijärvi, our two new PhD fellows. They will start in January 2017. Sandra’s research will be focused in our related project Adole7C. Markus will be doing a process and economic evaluation of our transition program.
Data collection of the study “Prevalence and predictors of loss of follow-up of people with congenital heart defects” has started and is proceeding.
A second meeting with the Advisory Board was held on march 1st 2017 in the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy. STEPSTONES researchers, Malene Jensen, Veronica Danko, Inger Ekman, Karl Swedberg, Kerstin Ullin och Peter Nordqvist were present at the meeting.