Satellite Symposia

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

A Case Study: A Neuromuscular Disorder With Delay in Motor Milestones

John Brandsema, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Supported by Biogen

The presentation for this Product Theater is not designated for CME credit. This presentation is neither sponsored nor endorsed by SAHM. In accordance with the Sunshine Act reporting requirements, meals served at this event are considered transfers of value and will be reportable. Please review your local state guidelines around promotional programs to ensure compliance. Please note that the case being discussed is hypothetical.

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

Improving Adolescent Health Care 

Twenty-five years ago, the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services were first published. Widely embraced by SAHM members and fully integrated into the HRSA MCHB Bright Futures guidelines, implementation in practice has lagged. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, coverage for Bright Futures became required for all insurance plans.  Nonetheless, half of all adolescents and almost 1 in 3 young adults have never had one-on-one private time with their primary care provider, and many clinicians remain uncomfortable with aspects of adolescent care.

Globally, the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals seek to change the course of the 21st century. SDG 3, health for all, is a precondition for and outcome of sustainable development. The SDGs call on all nations to address disparities within their population, making explicit the need for attention to the entire life course, including those of young people.  The WHO’s AHHA! adolescent health guidance, the Lancet Commission on the Health of Adolescents, and the recent Global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health (2016–2030) are the latest in a series of efforts to address implementation of strategies to improve access, use and quality of prevention and treatment for adolescents.

The goal of this session are to 1) address the opportunities and challenges to improving health systems and health care for adolescents and young adults;  2) focus on opportunities to change the trajectory of care for youth with a focus on developed countries and health systems; 3) explore recommendations and initiatives to move from commitments to action to support effective access to high quality prevention and treatment for young people; and 4) include young peoples’ voices and perspectives in the discussion of strategies and solutions to reduce morbidity and mortality for all people at all ages.

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago

Opening Keynote Speaker
Sonja Caffe, MSc, MPH, PhD
Regional Adolescent Health Advisor, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Panel Discussion
John Santelli, MD, MPH - Columbia University
Deb Hauser - Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC
Angela Maske - Advocates for Youth International Youth Leadership Council
Lonna Gordon, MD, PharmD  - Nemours Children's Hospital
Steve North, MD, MPH - Center for Rural Health Innovation


Sanne Frost Helt - Senior Advisor on Health to  the Government of Denmark
Susan Sawyer, MD, FSAHM - Melbourne, AU, Lancet Commission, President, IAAH

This session is supported by the Adolescent Health Consortium Project funded by an unrestricted research grant from Merck

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