Call for Proposals

Submission Deadlines

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Submission Type Submissions Open  Last Day to Submit
(Workshops, Institutes, and Special Interest Groups meetings)



10/16/2017 11/6/2017

Works in Progress




Submission Instructions

(Special note: please only start a submission if you plan on completing it. If you experience any issues with the abstract management system, please contact SAHM administrative director, Caitlyn Gibson, at

Educational Sessions 

Submission site opens: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Submissions site closes: Monday, July 17, 2017

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Hot Topics (NEW for 2018!

Submission site opens: Monday, October 16, 2017
Submission site closes: Monday, November 6, 2017

This year, SAHM annual meeting attendees will have the opportunity to submit a proposal and possibly present a Hot Topic at the annual meeting. The final submission details and review/scoring criteria are currently being developed and will be released by 9/1/2017.
Each Hot Topic presentation will be 15 minutes: 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by ~20 program committee members.
Tentative review/scoring criteria (subject to change, to be finalized by 9/1/2017) will include:

  • “Hotness”- new or recent developments or currently particularly relevant
  • Relevance to adolescent and young adult health and medicine
  • Clarity of proposed content
  • Documented expertise of the presenter in the proposed content area
  • Transdisciplinary relevance
  • Global relevance
  • Diversity and Inclusion- supports SAHM’s goal to be inclusive of diverse populations
  • Link to the conference theme (Global Adolescent Health Equity)
More info to come!

Works in Progress

Submissions accepted November 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017

More info to come!