The Southern California Regional Chapter (SoCAL SAHM) includes among its membership, several past presidents of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (Dale Garell, Richard MacKenzie, Lonnie Zeltzer, Lawrence Neinstein, and Manuel Schydlower). Our membership continues to include those dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents in the Southern California area and worldwide.  As Los Angeles was the original home of the national office of the Society for Adolescent Medicine from the time of its inception in 1968 until 1990, a separate Regional Chapter was not formed until 1991. Since then, the members of SoCAL SAHM have remained fierce advocates for adolescents and continue to carry out the Society’s mission and vision and promote its core values of excellence, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

Our chapter meets annually at the national conference.  Given the geographic area covered by SoCAL SAHM, much of our correspondence is via e-mail. We actively take part in local conferences including, but not limited to, the Adolescent Health Collaborative and meetings of the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. All those who work with adolescents in the Southern California area are welcome to join. Currently, members of the Southern California Regional Chapter are not required to be members of the national organization and Chapter members do not pay Chapter dues. For more information, please contact the president of the SoCAL SAHM Regional Chapter, Kimberly West, MD, MPH  at 213-984-8066.

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