Schedule at a Glance


Download the 2015 Annual Meeting Final Program (PDF)

Educational Tracks: Each session is categorized by an educational track to help attendees identify the type of session being offered. Tracks are identified as:
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Clinical (Foundations or Advances)



Wednesday, March 18


8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Institute Sessions(view session descriptions)
  • SAHM Research and Mentoring Forum: Achieve Better Results by Defining Your Research Agenda and Managing Your Time
    • Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FSAHM; Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM; Jean Emans, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Mindfulness and the Biopsychosocial Approach: Integrating Foundational Concepts to Promote Health Throughout Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    • Richard E. Kreipe, MD, FSAHM; Dzung Vo, MD
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Transitioning Trans* Adolescents, But Didn't Know to Ask: Program Development for Transgender Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Lee Ann Elizabeth Conard, DO; Charla B. Weiss, PhD; Sarah D. Corathers, MD; Sarah Painer, LISW; Gylynthia E. Trotman, MD, MPH
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Taking Transition to the Next Level
    • Miriam Kaufman, BSN, MD, FRCPC; Sandy Penn Whitehouse, MD, FRCPC, MALS; Janet E. McDonagh, MBBS, FRACP, MD; Kate Steinbeck, MBBS, PhD, FRACP; Joan-Carles  Suris, MD, MPH, PhD; Lisa K. Tuchman, MD, MPH; Susan Towns, MBBS, FRACP, MMH; Mary Paone, RN, MSN
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Youth-Engaged Research: Sharing Good Practice
    • Nicola J. Gray, PhD, FSAHM; Kym  Ahrens, MD, MPH; Charles G. Zimbrick-Rogers, MD; Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH
      • Track: Research
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • SAHM Committee Chair Meeting #1


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • SAHM Standing Committee Meetings


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Regional Chapter Presidents Meeting


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop Session

  • Moving Beyond Health Care Access: Evidence-Based Practices for Young Adults
    • Charles E. Irwin, Jr., M.D.; Josephine Lau, M.D.; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD; Claire Brindis, DrPH
      • Track: Professional Development

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • SAHM Regional Chapter Meetings
  • New Member Orientation and Meeting Host Meet-up
  • JAH Editorial Board Lunch


12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

  • 2015 Gallagher Lecture: Becoming Adult: Lessons on Transitions, Difference, and Inequality
    • Richard Settersten, PhD, Hallie Ford Endowed Chair; professor of Human Development and Family Sciences; director, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Oregon State University
The 2015 Gallagher Lecture is supported by

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.


Workshop Session I (view session descriptions)

  • Management of Substance Use, Misuse, and Problem Use as Adolescents Transition to Young Adulthood
    • Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH; Sharon Levy, MD, MPH; Geetha Subramaniam, MBBS
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About ARFID…But Were Afraid to Ask!
    • Debra K. Katzman, MD, FSAHM; Rollyn M. Ornstein, MD, FSAHM; Richard E. Kreipe, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Staying Young at Heart: Achieving Life-long Cardiovascular Health Through Heart-healthy Transitions
    • Holly C. Gooding, MD; Richard J. Chung, MD
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Taking the Core Elements of Health Care Transition Back to your Practice
    • Patience H. White, MD; Brett Robbins, MD; Margaret A. McManus
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Change Points: Navigating ADHD through Adolescence into Young Adulthood
    • Mark H. Thomas, MD, FSAHM; Earl John Soileau, Jr., MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Stories Stick, Facts are Forgotten: Advocating for Adolescent Sexual Health Beyond the Exam Room
    • Tracey Wilkinson, MD, MPH; Anita Brakman, MS
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Developing Adolescent Health in Global Settings
    • Fadia S. AlBuhairan, MBBS; Rosawan Areemit, MD; Lana Lee, MD; Asha Pemberton-Gaskin, MBBS
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Poster Symposium II: Intervention Research with Adolescents - (View session descriptions)
    • Moderator: Renee Sieving, PhD, RN, FSAHM
      • Track: Research

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Platform Research Presentation I: New Investigators - (View session descriptions)
    • Moderator: Michael Resnick, PhD, FSAHM
      • Track: Research

5:45 - 7:15 p.m.


Thursday, March 19


7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

SIG Sessions with CE/CME(view session descriptions)

  • Chronic Illness and Transition SIG
    • Lisa K. Tuchman, MD, MPH; Joan-Carles Suris, MD, MPH, PhD, FSAHM
  • Nursing Research
    • Karen E. Johnson, PhD, RN; Melissa D. Pinto, PhD, RN
  • Juvenile Justice – Position Paper and Research Updates
    • Rebecca Monk Beyda, MD; Ann Sattler, MD; Eva Moore, MD, MPH
  • Have You Heard About the New Bug Around Town? The STD SIG presents: Mycoplasma Genitalium Clinical Epidemiology and Treatment Considerations
    • Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH; Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FSAHM; Diane  Straub, MD, MPH  
  • School-Based Health Care Special Interest Group
    • Steve W. North, MD, MPH; Ryan Pasternak, MD, MPH
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Transitioning the Care of Adolescent Patients
    • Tomas Silber, MD, FSAHM; Amy Campbell, JD; Abigail English, JD
  • Multicultural/Multiethnic SIG: Utilizing Cultural Identity and Positive Youth Development to Support Positive Transitions to Adulthood
    • Kelly M.Bethea, MD, FSAHM; Lisa  Barkley, MD
  • Identifying Eating Disorders and Assessing Nutritional Status at Higher Weights: What to do when “Expected Weight” is Unexpected?
    • Andrea Garber, PhD, RD; Rebecka Peebles, MD; Garry Sigman, MD; Laura Hooper, MS, RD, CD

SIG Session with NO CE/CME (view session description)

  • Providers of Behavioral Health Services
    • James A. Hall, PhD

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Meet the Professors Breakfast: Round Table Discussions on Emerging Issues in Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Past Presidents Council Breakfast


9:30 - 11:30

  • 2015 Presidential Address with Michael Resnick, PhD, FSAHM and Awards Ceremony

Immediately followed by:

  • Plenary Session I: Meeting the Challenge of Transitions in Global Adolescent Health
    • George Patton, MD, Russell Viner, MD, PhD, Susan Sawyer, MD, FSAHM, John Santelli, MD, MPH, FSAHM

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • IAAH Meeting


Professional Development Sessions with CE/CME(view session descriptions)

  • Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Directors Annual Luncheon
    • Karen Soren, MD, FSAHM; Lea  Widdice, MD
  • Assessing Culture in Clinical Settings (Minority Providers' Luncheon)
    • LeKeyah Nicole Wilson, MD; Kelly M. Bethea, MD, FSAHM; Lisa Barkley, MD, FSAHM
  • The Road Less Travelled: Alternate Careers for Adolescent Health Practitioners
    • Avril Melissa Houston, MD, MPH; Liana R. Clark, MD; Mychelle Farmer, MD
  • Contraceptive Special Interest Group
    • Shamieka Virella Dixon, MD; Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Professional Development Session with no CE/CME(view session descriptions)

  • Raising a Family and a Career
    • Gale R. Burstein, MD, MPH, FSAHM; Sheryl A. Ryan, MD, FSAHM; Rachel Levine, MD, FSAHM
  • SAHM Oral History:  Warren M. Seigel, MD, MBA
    • Marianne E. Felice, MD
  • Update from SAHM’s Youth Providers 2.0 Initiative
    • John Santelli, MD, MPH, Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE, Jennifer Heitel, MPH, Chelsea Kolff


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Hot Topics I - (View session description)

  1. E-cigarettes and Vape-pens: New frontier in the War Against Tobacco
    • Jon Klein, MD, MPH
  2. Improving Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care: New Clinical Resources from Got Transition
    • Patience H. White, MD
  3. Update on New Adolescent Vaccine Recommendations
    • Amy Middleman, MD, MPH, MSEd, FSAHM


2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Workshop Session II (view session descriptions)

  • The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorders and Diabetes
    • Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Physical Examination of the Shoulder
    • Keith J. Loud, MD; Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Causes and Consequences of Sleep Deprivation in Adolescence: How Clinicians Can Help
    • J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Building a Hospital-Wide Health Care Transition Planning Program: Patience, Persistence and Partnerships
    • Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD, FSAHM; Constance M. Wiemann, PhD, FSAHM
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Promoting Educational Tools for Adolescent Gynecology
    • Karen Jill Browner-Elhanan, MD; Hina J. Talib, MD; Paritosh Kaul, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Cyberbullying as a Community Challenge: Finding Collaborative Solutions
    • Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH; Erik Schlocker, LCSW; Michael Donlin, MA; Peter Moreno, JD
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Powerful Presentations: The Art and Science of Communicating Information, Ideas, and Concepts in Adolescent Health
    • Richard J. Chung, MD; Joshua Borus, MD, MPH
      • Track: Professional Development

Poster Symposium III: Substance Use Research - (Session descriptions)

  • Moderator: James Hall, PhD, LCSW
    • Track: Research

Platform Research Presentation III: LGBT & Health Disparities - (View session descriptions)

  • Moderator: Errol Fields, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Track: Research

4:30 - 6:00 p.m

Workshop Sessions III – (view session descriptions)

  • Transition of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Paula J. Adams Hillard, MD; Neville H. Golden, MB, ChB, DCH, FRACP, FSAHM; Sophia Yen, MD
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Adaptive Sexual Health Care and Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities: Puberty, Relationships, and Social Safety
    • Mary R. Ciccarelli, MD; Lynn F. Davidson, MD; Jason F. Woodward, MD
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • The Immigrant Experience: Transitions Across Cultures
    • Estherann Grace, MD, FSAHM; Dana S. Ostberg, RN
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Aardvarks to Zebras X: Case Studies in Adolescent Medicine
    • John Kulig, MD, MPH, FSAHM
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Accreditation, Milestones, EPAs and More
    • Patricia K. Kokotailo, MD, MPH; Sarah AB Pitts, MD; Sheryl Ryan, MD; Karen Soren, MD, MPH, PhD, FSAHM
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Adolescent Health Professionals-In-Training (#SAHMateurs) Development Workshop: Choose Your Own Adventure
    • Andrea (Annie) JHoopes, MD; Casey Cottrill, MD; Tracy Exley, MD, MPH; Oriaku Kas-Osoka, MD; Erin McKnight, MD; Gerald Montano, DO; Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH; Fareeda W. Haamid, DO
      • Track: Professional Development
Poster Symposium : Transition Program Descriptions - Session descriptions
  • Moderator: Kate Steinbeck, MD, PhD and Albert Hergenroeder, MD, FSAHM
    • Track: Research

Platform Research Presentation V: STIs & HIV - (View session descriptions)

  • Moderator: Marina Catallozzi, MD
    • Track: Research

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Integration of Behavioral Health Services for Adolescents and Young Adults in Primary Medical Settings: Developing a Research Agenda for the Future
  • Laura Richardson, MD, MPH; Joan Asarnow, PhD; Sheryl Kataoka, MD;  Tumaini Coker, MD, MBA; Elizabeth McCauley, PhD; Ana Radovic, MD, MSc
    • Track: Research

7:00 p.m.
  • Professional Development Dinners



Friday, March 20


7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Pfizer Satellite Symposium

LESSONS FROM COLLEGE OUTBREAKS: Involving Adolescents and Young Adults in Communications to Raise Vaccination Rates


7:45 - 9:15 a.m

SIG Session with no CE/CME (view session descriptions)

  • Adolescent Healthcare and the Resident Learner
    • Paritosh Kaul, MD, FSAHM; Caroline J. Barangan, MD
  • Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    • James Farrow, MD, FSAHM; Ilene Rosenstein, PhD
  • The Role of Social Work in Health Care Transitions - Advocating and Educating Patients and Families
    • Ilse Braun, LCSW; Erik  Schlocker, LCSW
  • Sports Medicine SIG
    • Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH; Keith Loud, MD
  • LGBTQ Adolescent Health SIG
    • Gerald Montano, DO; Renata  Arrington-Sanders, MD, MPH
  • Family Médicine SIG
    • Pierre-Paul Telier, MD, FSAHM
  • Private Practitioners in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    • Mark H. Thomas, MD, FSAHM
  • Adolescent Nursing SIG
    • Sarah A. Stoddard, PhD, RN


9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

SAHM Awards Ceremony

Immediately followed by:

Hot Topics II - (View session description)

  1. The new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Position Statement (PS) on Marijuana: "The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update."
    • Seth Ammerman, FAAP, FSAHM
  2. A Call to Action: Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG)
    • Evelyn Kappeler, Director - Office of Adolescent Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Campus Sexual Assault, The Changing Climate:  Best Practices in Response and Prevention
    • Denice Labertew, JD – California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Research Poster Session II


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Committee Chair Meeting #2


1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Workshop Sessions IV(view session descriptions)

  • How to Manage the Transition From Compulsive Exercise to Healthy Activity and Sport with Young People Affected by Eating Disorders
    • Damian M. Wood, MBBS; Claire L. Knight
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • An Approach to College Health Programs Including Epidemiology and Trends in Physical and Mental Health; Transitional Health Needs of College Students and Understanding ACA for this Population and Best Practices in Insurance
    • Lawrence Neinstein, MD; Alain Joffe, MD, MPH; Ilene Rosenstein, PhD; Cathy Defrancesco, MHA
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Keeping Your Practices Up-to-Date
    • Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH; Fareeda Haamid, DO
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • Sports Medicine Update: Concussion, Pre-season Exam, Cardiac Screening and Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Extremity Injuries
    • Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • From Patient to Professional: Implementing Peer Support and Youth Mentorship to Support Adolescent and Young Adult Patients to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes
    • Evelyn Culnane, MEd; Jordan Hammond, Jarnia Cameron
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Practical Strategies to Address Challenges in Adolescent Vaccination
    • Nneka A. Holder, MD, MPH; Jessica Kahn, MD, MPH; Lea Widdice, MD; Avril Melissa Houston, MD, MPH
      • Track: Professional Development
  • How to Get Published in the Digital Era
    • Tor D. Berg
      • Track: Professional Development

Poster Symposium V: Adolescent Health Research Works in Progress Session


Platform Research Presentation VI: Health Promotion & Transition - (View session descriptions)

  • Moderator: Kate Steinbeck, MD, PhD
    • Track: Research

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session II: The Health, Well-Being and Safety of Young Adults: Highlights from the Institute of Medicine's 2014 Report Including the Perspectives of Young Adults

Plenary Session II is presented in memory of Joseph “Jerry” Rauh, MD, FSAHM, through a generous gift from the Board of Trustees, Division of Adolescent & Transition Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

SAHM Awards Ceremony and Annual Business Meeting


Saturday, March 21


8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

SIG Session with CE/CME – (view session descriptions)

  • Spirituality SIG
    • Richard Wahl, MD, FSAHM; Sarah Stender, MD, FAAP, CDE; Velya Leybas Nuno, PhD
  • Bone Health SIG: Hot Topics in Adolescent/Young Adult Bone Health
    • Sarah Pitts, MD
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth SIG
    • Meera S. Beharry, MD; Seth David Ammerman, MD, FSAHM; April S. Elliott, MD, FSAHM; Scott B. Harpin, PhD, RN
  • Exploring the Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males
    • David J. Breland, MD, MPH; Stanley R. Vance, Jr., MD; David L. Bell, MD, MPH; Dennis J. Barbour, JD
  • Creating a Youth Research Advisory Board
    • Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE, Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH, Nicola J. Gray, PhD, FSAHM
  • From Violence to Wellness: Helping Adolescents Transition to a Life Free from Victimization and Perpetration
    • Nicholas J. Westers, PhD; Alison Culyba, MD, MPH
  • The Power of One: Adolescent Health Leaders in Divisions of One
    • Paul A. S. Benson, MD, MPH; May C. Lau, MD, MPH
  • Adolescents with HIV/AIDS SIG
    • Tanya Kowalczyk Mullins, MD; Daniel Reirden, MD; Errol Fields, MD, MPH, PhD; Lana Lee, MD

SIG Sessions with no CE/CME – (view session descriptions)

  • Advocacy SIG
    • Mychelle Y. Farmer, MD; Lisa Barkley, MD

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Hot Topic III - (view session description)

  1. An Update on Male Circumcision: Implications for the Adolescent Male
    • Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH
  2. Increasing Adolescents’ Access to Sexual Health Services: A New Approach from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health
    • Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH
  3. CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2014: What’s New?
    • Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH


11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Workshop Sessions V – (view session descriptions)

  • An Introduction to Medical Legal Partnership: Mitigating Unmet Health-Harming Legal Needs Among Adolescent and Young Adult Populations
    • Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • Vulnerabilities of Transition-age Youth with Mental Illness Navigating Pediatric and Adult Mental Health Care Services Vulnerabilities of Transition-age Youth with Mental Illness Navigating Pediatric and Adult Mental Health Care Services
    • Alene Toulany, MD; Cathleen Steinegger, MD; Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD; Seena Grewal, MD; Miriam Kaufman, MD
      • Track: Clinical Advances
  • College Bound: Helping Adolescents With Eating Disorders Transition to College
    • Abigail ADonaldson, MD; Allison L. Hall, LCSW; Fortunato Procopio, MD; Eva-Molly Pettito-Dunbar, BA
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • To DUB or Not DUB: A Multidisciplinary Case Discussion of the Evaluation and Management of Adolescents with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD; Rachel J. Miller, MD; Eric S. Mullins, MD
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • The Importance of Close Relationships for the Health and Wellbeing of Boys and Young Men
    • Niobe Way, MSW, MPH, PhD, ACSW; David L. Bell, MD, MPH; Jason R. Rafferty, MD, MPH
      • Track: Clinical Foundations
  • The Role of Adolescents and Parents in Medical Decision-Making: Ethical and Clinical Challenges
    • Victoria A. Miller, PhD; Carol A. Ford, MD, FSAHM
      • Track: Professional Development
  • Developing Effective Policies, Protocols, and Practices to Address Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Abigail English, JD; Tonya Chaffee, MD, MPH; Evelyn Eisenstein, MD; Andrea Goddard, MSc; Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
      • Track: Professional Development

Poster Symposium I: Social Media Research with Adolescents - (Session descriptions)

  • Moderator: Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
    • Track: Research
Platform Research Presentation IV: Mental Health & Eating Disorders - View session descriptions
  • Moderator: Beth Auslander, PhD
    • Track: Research

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