SIG/Professional Development Session - Friday, March 20


SIG/Professional Development Sessions with no CE/CME


7:45-9:15 a.m

Adolescent Healthcare and the Resident Learner
Paritosh Kaul, MD, FSAHM1; Caroline J. Barangan, MD2
1Childrens Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2Florida State University College of Medicine

Description: The American Board of Pediatrics and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has mandated that pediatric training programs provide an educational experience in Adolescent Medicine in a 4-week or 1-month or longitudinal structure over the course of the 3 years of residency training. Literature shows that despite this mandate, pediatricians still feel poorly trained in taking care of adolescents. At the same time, there is a shortage of adolescent medicine specialists to fulfill the ACGME requirement that each training program have an adolescent medicine specialist as a faculty member. This luncheon, the first to occur during the SAHM annual meeting, hopes to create a community in which participants can learn and share strategies to optimize the Adolescent Medicine rotation in their program.

This luncheon will be interactive with work done in small groups. Small groups will create a list of at least three issues perceived as the greatest barriers to resident education in adolescent medicine. The list will be shared in a large group discussion. Subsequently, each small group will be given the task of focusing on one issue and creating a list of actionable items to overcome this barrier. Participants will be encouraged to utilize members of their work group as resources and support in their professional roles as educators in adolescent medicine.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Enumerate at least 2 issues facing Adolescent Medicine Education in the Residency Training Environment.
  2. Describe at least one strategy to overcome these issues.
  3. Establish a community of professionals to serve as a resource for each other.

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses
James Farrow, MD, FSAHM
Tulane University

Description: The presentation will be a key component of the 2015 College Health SIG session. The purpose of the session is to educate health professionals on a variety of contemporary health issues in the college population. The session also offers an opportunity for adolescent health specialists to network with college health professionals.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Describe character of sexual assaults among college students.
  2. Identify and verbalize effective prevention efforts on college campuses.
  3. Identify and verbalize effective and appropriate responses to sexual assault on college campuses.

The Role of Social Work in Health Care Transitions Advocating and Educating Patients and Families
Ilse Braun, LCSW; Erik Schlocker, LCSW
Seattle Childrens' Hospital

Description: Involving social work in transitioning youth with chronic health conditions to adult healthcare can be extremely beneficial to both providers and to youth/families, however often times this resource is not used. This SIG will provide information about the role of social work in these transitions, using case-based examples, as well as the importance of educating adolescents about how to advocate for their own health care needs as they transition to adulthood.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Identify the benefits of including social work in the transition process for adolescents with chronic health conditions.
  2. Educate adolescents about being responsposible for carrying out adolescent health tasks, and ways parents can help facilitate this.
  3. Assess for family supports (formal and informal) that will support transition, and identify supports that the family may benefit from.

Sports Medicine SIG 2015
Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH1; Keith Loud, MD2
1Seattle Childrens Hospital University of Washington, 2Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Description: In this Sports Medicine SIG, we will discuss  how best to help  the adolescent athlete transition into the adult sports medicine community including effective  transfer of medical  and radiological information. We will also cover return to play, physical therapy prescriptions and pain medication with tips on  how best to do this in a busy practice setting. All sports-minded SAHM attendees are welcome, including new SAHM members and those more experienced! A lively case based interchange with participants is encouraged  among health care practitioners, nutritionists, psychologists and others who take care of select / elite and weekend warrior athletes. Our continuing goal is to establish a global network of health care practitioners who can serve as a resource for SAHM members who want to learn more sports medicine, how to incorporate it into their practice, and how to keep current on the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Other goals are to foster opportunities to collaborate on multicenter research projects, develop educational materials, and  help develop sports health position statements for SAHM.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Identify key issues in the care of the adolescent  and young adult athlete in their transition to adult sporting venues.
  2. Collaborate on multicenter research and QI projects using listserv and social networking sites.
  3. Coordinate educational programming (hot topic, workshop, and institute submissions) for the Annual Meeting, including a rotating series via listserve communication of hands-on joint exam workshops (LE/knee, UE/shoulder, spine).

LGBTQI Adolescent Health SIG
Gerald  Montano, DO1; Renata  Arrington-Sanders, MD, MPH2
1Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Description: This annual SIG meeting is for clinicians, providers and community leaders interested in the health of LGBTQI teens and will update attendees on the most recent developments and practices in the care of LGBTQI adolescents. Members will be encouraged to share experiences, challenges and successes in working with this population of sexual minority youth. Updates in LGBTQI adolescent policy, practice and research will be reviewed.


Family Medicine SIG
Pierre-Paul Tellier, MD, FSAHM
McGill University

Description: The purpose of this SIG is to allow family physicians and their allies to discuss the role of Family Medicine as it relates to Adolescent Health and Medicine. Topics to be addressed may include the role of family physicians in the care of adolescents, and in academic Adolescent Health and Medicine including teaching, research and leadership. The development of curricula in Adolescent Health and Medicine for family medicine residency programs, core curriculum and electives, for advanced training, including Fellowship, and for Continuing Professional Development. The agenda will be generated by the attendees to address their needs.


Private Practitioners in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Mark H. Thomas, MD, FSAHM
Tuscaloosa Focus MD

Description: Issues to be addressed include: - How to make SAHM more relevant and helpful to private practitioners; - How to promote more providers with an interest in Adolescent Medicine to pursue private practice (and related to this, a brief roundtable discussion of different means of structuring a private practice serving adolescents and young adults); - How transitioning to ICD-10 may impact private physicians in Adolescent Health. Of course, the greatest benefit of all may well be the networking and support for one another that may be realized!


Adolescent Nursing SIG
Sarah A. Stoddard, PhD, RN
University of Michigan, School of Nursing

Description: The SAHM Nursing SIG provides a forum for nurse leaders in SAHM to meet and share their interests and areas of focus, and creates an opportunity to build stronger professional relationships and support the growth and development of SAHM nursing professionals.



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