Introducing the TCOM 2020 Conference Chair

The Praed Foundation is delighted to introduce Barbara Dunn as our new Conference Chair for the 16th annual TCOM Conference! Read her letter below!


Dear TCOM Collaborative,

I am excited about being asked to serve as the Conference Program Chair in 2020! Last year I served on the program committee and thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the presentation and poster proposals. I’ve lost track of how many TCOM conferences I’ve attended – over 10 – but each one has supported my practice using the CANS. Like many of you, I am responsible for supporting programs and people using the CANS, and have few peers at my company. The conference rejuvenates this battered soul!

I’m also excited to be back in Louisiana where I was part of the initial state-wide trainings on the CANS in 2012. Louisiana has come so far in the use of the CANS and developing a coordinated system of care. I’m looking forward to furthering the collaboration with our community partners!

This year’s theme “Collaboration and all that Jazz” brings front and center the passionate and creative work of collaboration in the field.  The pre-conference will continue the tradition of Master Lectures and round-tables for advanced learning and discussion. Plenary speakers will inspire with cutting edge ideas. About 36 workshops and a full poster session are expected. Did I mention great food?? Oh yes–Louisiana cuisine!

The conference recharges me, and I hope you can attend and be rejuvenated in your TCOM collaboration!

Barbra Dunn


Interested in presenting at the 16th annual TCOM Conference? Check out our conference page to download the Call for Proposals!

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