Hot Topics

Each Hot Topics session includes three twenty-minute presentations (15 minutes for presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions).


Hot Topics I: Thursday, March 9 at 2:15 - 3:35 p.m.

 

Public Health Efforts to Reduce Youth Violence in the United States: Lessons Learned

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean and Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
 
Description:
The impact of violence in the United States has been labeled as a public health problem, which can be prevented if appropriate measures take place. To begin, we must understand why this is happening, who is involved, and how problems contributing to violence can be addressed. Then, if we align the community and its officials, we can cultivate preventable strategies and provide ways to nurture a safe environment for our youth and their families. The goal is to gain insight on the risks associated with violence and improve relations within our community.

Learning Objectives
  1. State how violence impacts public health and the case for treating it as a preventable problem.
  2. Describe risk factors of violence involving our youth and how prevention as opposed to punishment can be a better strategy in keeping our communities safe.
  3. Define “justifiable” homicide, demonstrate the recent trends and identify the impacts of police violence in communities of color.
  4. Analyze methods to incorporate supportive relationships between our youth, the community and its officials in order to bridge the communication gap in addressing violence.
 
Just Out! The updated 2016 contraceptive guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH
University of Washington

Description:
National contraceptive guidelines that were first released by the CDC in 2010, and recently updated in 2016, are intended to help improve access to contraception for those with certain medical conditions or characteristics, including adolescents.  This Hot Topic Session will review the most recent updates to the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use  (US MEC) and the US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (US SPR), highlighting changes most relevant to adolescents.  Clinicians will learn about point-of-care smartphone apps in order to support dissemination and implementation of these evidence-based best practices in clinical settings.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe updated evidence-based recommendations about the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods
  2. Discuss newest issues in contraceptive management
  3. Describe latest point-of-care tools for use in clinic

Global implications of potential proposed changes to US immigration policies
Maria M. Pabón, JD
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law


Description:
This presentation addresses global migration matters, including amnesty programs, guest workers programs and asylum/refugee issues. We will also discuss the basics of Immigration and Nationality Act  and removal proceedings, including expedited removal at the border. Finally, this presentation will examine the constitutional treatment of non-citizens, rights at the border and within the interior, sanctuary cities and the like.
 
Learning Objectives
  1. To give attendees the necessary knowledge, vocabulary and understanding of  global migration matters, including amnesty programs, guest workers programs and asylum/refugee issues.
  2. To give attendees expansive knowledge of the Immigration and Nationality Ac,  its basic provisions and a broad overview of removal (inadmissibility and deportation) proceedings, including expedited removal at the border.
  3. To give attendees the necessary knowledge, vocabulary and understanding of substantive U.S. immigration law, including constitutional treatment of non-citizens, rights at the border and within the interior, sanctuary cities and the like.
 

Hot Topics II: Saturday, March 11 at 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Promoting youth rights, freedom, and healthy development: a position paper on International youth justice systems.

Eva Moore, MD, MSPH
The University of British Columbia

 

Session description to come.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize youth incarceration as an international public health concern
  2. Uphold international agreements on freedom and rights of young persons
  3. Identify aspects of youth justice systems that can impinge on health adolescent growth and development 
 

Meeting the Treatment Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders
Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA
John Hopkins School of Medicine

Description:
This session will illustrate drug use and drug use disorders as an important health problem that begins during adolescence and young adulthood. We will discuss exciting changes in workforce development that have led to the development of the new subspecialty of addiction medicine and highlight opportunities for contributions to the field from adolescent health professionals.
 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the epidemiology of common and emerging drugs of abuse.
  2. Discuss substance use disorders as an important adolescent and young adult health problem.
  3. Identify opportunities for increased involvement in workforce development and potential roles of adolescent and young adult health professionals in the emerging field of addiction medicine.

Zika and tropical diseases: an update 
Susan L. F. McLellan, MD, MPH
Tulane University

Session description to come.

Learning Objectives
  1. Articulate an understanding of the current prevalence of Zika and Tropical disease
  2. Integrate knowledge of Zika and tropical disease Into their clinical assessment
  3. Implement current clinical guidelines for treatment and interventions as applicable to their patient population