The Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky, in partnership with the Praed Foundation hosts a 3-day international TCOM Conference each year in the Fall in a variety of cities across the country. Each year, we have attendees and presentations from almost every state and a few countries that are reflective of the use of Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) and its tools. TCOM is the conceptual framework for the ANSA, CANS, FAST, and other TCOM tools

History of the Conference

The annual TCOM Conference started in 2004 and was originally branded as the CANS Conference. The CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) was the first tool developed under the TCOM framework in the theory of Communimetrics. Since then, the entire collaboration has grown to 160,000 people who certify on the TCOM tools each year. The tools have also expanded to reflect the breadth and depth of the population we all serve.

Who Attends the Conference

For nearly two decades, the national TCOM Conference has provided a platform for the field to meet up, develop their skills, and share their knowledge.

We invite all that are interested in TCOM or curious about the work that we do to attend our annual event. Presentation topics vary from data analytics, implementation, family support, and many others. We hope all that are involved in TCOM (research, coaching, family advocates, and more) attend our annual TCOM Conference.


Conference announcements will be posted here on the blog.

How to Support the Conference

The work we do would not be possible without the support of our great sponsors. If your organization is interested in being highlighted during the annual TCOM Conference, please take a look at our Sponsorship Brochure. We also invite you to connect with our Conference Coordinator at to discuss custom collaboration ideas.