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Wednesday, March 11 - 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.


Global Adolescent Health SIG
 
Speakers: Sophie L. Remoue Gonzales, MD, Legacy Community Health; Jason M. Nagata, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco; Nicola J. Gray, PhD, Green Line Consulting Limited; George C. Patton, MD, University of Melbourne; Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAFP, Hennepin Healthcare, University of Minnesota
 
Description: The Global Adolescent Health SIG welcomes health care providers, researchers, and scientists of all levels and professions with an interest in global adolescent health to attend its annual SIG meeting. After introductions, the session will include an interactive panel discussion of global adolescent health: future directions, anticipated challenges, and career advice. Various opportunities for engagement in global adolescent health will be presented and may be of particular interest for trainees, early career professionals, and people new to global health. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect and network allowing opportunities for exchanges and collaboration during the SAHM meeting and throughout the year.



Advocacy SIG
 
Speakers: Laura Grubb, MD MPH, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center; Jennifer Monrone, MA-ATR, BS-RN​, University of Pennsylvania 
 
Description: Target Audience: All participants interested in local, national, and global advocacy issues and strategies. There will be a special emphasis on regional chapters’ participation and transforming risk to wellness among youth. In particular, the SIG highlights current adolescent advocacy issues and discusses the tools and means to reach out to their local and national representatives. Our SIG will highlight SAHM and partner organization advocacy activities, and we will evaluate effective ways that SAHM’s regional chapters can influence state-based legislation and policy development. We will invite SAHM chapter representatives to join the SIG to help disseminate information back to their chapter and support ongoing local advocacy. This SIG provides SAHM members an opportunity to share ideas about regional advocacy, designed to improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Participants will be given resources they can use to promote sound health policies at the state and national level. The SIG will include a brief presentation by experts on active national and global issues in adolescent health policy. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with members of SAHM’s advocacy committee in order to provide input into SAHM’s advocacy priorities for the upcoming year. OBJECTIVES: At the end of this SIG, participants will be able to 1. Describe national and state-specific legislation and policies affecting the health of adolescents and young adults. 2. Identify new ways to engage SAHM’s Regional Chapters in matters of regional significance. 3. Understand issues influencing global adolescent health equity and global efforts to expand health coverage for adolescents. 4. Utilize new approaches to promote effective advocacy consistent with SAHM’s priorities in adolescent health.



Sports Medicine SIG: Sport for Health, for the Opportunities for Youth Engagement, and as a Focus of both Physical and Psychological Resilience
 
Speakers: Gregg Joseph Montalto, MD, MPH, University of Chicago; Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Christopher B. Renjilian, MD, MBE, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
 
Description: Athletics are not just for jocks. Both formal and informal sports offer opportunities for youth not only to work toward physical health; they are a potential source for physical and psychological resilience, for healthy interpersonal relationship growth, and for community engagement and development. Sport can be an opportunity for youth to practice mindfulness and meditation, which can be then transferred to other parts of their lives when needed. This SIG is designed to collaboratively discuss ways that we keep youth athletes both physically and emotionally healthy, and how sports medicine can be an effective means for youth to engage in their health care, when they otherwise would not.



College Health SIG
 
Speakers: Mark A. Pfitzner, MD MPH, University of Utah; David Reitman, MD, MBA, American University; Joseph Puccio, MD, University of South Florida
 
Description: The College Health Special Interest Group offers adolescent and young adult practitioners interested in or working in college health to share experiences and clinical updates. The group discusses topics of mutual interest in addressing the health care needs of college and university students receiving care in campus student health clinics. Models of health care delivery in this setting are discussed as well as the impact of changes in the health care delivery system in the United States. SAHM’s increased focus on the health needs of emerging adults are reflected in the SIG’s discussions.



Military Adolescent Health Professionals SIG - Bridging the Gap between Dependent Care and Military Readiness
 
Speakers: David A. Klein, MD, MPH, Uniformed Services University; Timothy A. Roberts, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City; William P. Adelman, MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
 
Description: The United States Military has a long and storied history in Adolescent Medicine and within SAHM. This SIG welcomes all SAHM members and conference attendees. After a brief hiatus, the SIG will reconvene this year to address significant changes in the form and function of military adolescent medicine, which is at a crossroads. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is currently reevaluating funding for graduate medical education and specific subspecialty care in the Military Health System. Adolescent medicine is uniquely suited to optimize military readiness and achieve DHA's goals through care to adolescent and young adult service members and their dependents. Strong leadership in adolescent medicine is necessary to forge ahead and collaborative efforts among military adolescent medicine clinicians, researchers, and civilian partners is paramount in order to ensure optimal adolescent health care throughout the Department of Defense. The goals of this SIG are threefold: (1) to reintroduce the Military Adolescent Health Professionals SIG, generate interest, and provide opportunities for networking; (2) to learn about one successful clinical and research collaboration between military and civilian institutions regarding access to contraception for young active duty service members; and (3) to discuss ways to collaborate as a team across military and civilian organizations. We hope all SAHM members with an interest in military adolescent medicine, reproductive health care access, or other military and civilian interests will join us!



Contraception SIG
 
Speakers: Brittany Thomas, MD, Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital; Frinny Polanco Walters, MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Shannon Fitzgerald, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
 
Description:
The Contraception Special Interest Group (SIG) is an interactive session which will provide a forum for providers to discuss contraceptive options available for teens. We will cover methods of birth control, indications for use and how to provide adolescents with appropriate preconception counseling. Participants are encouraged to bring challenging contraceptive cases and questions for discussion. We also review the most up to date literature on contraception for adolescents.



Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

 
Internists in Adolescent Medicine SIG
 
Speakers: Jeri Lantz, MD, FACP, FAAP, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech School of Medicine; Allen Blackwood, MD, FAAP, FACP, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech School of Medicine
 
Description: The Internists in Adolescent Medicine SIG session will be an opportunity for internists and med/peds providers to discuss unique features of providing adolescent and young adult care as an internist. We will discuss updates to ABIM certification and re-certification process. The group will brainstorm about some continued collaborative ideas and activities to share adolescent medicine and health care transition information with our internal medicine colleagues. The SIG will provide a forum to network and discuss strategies to facilitate transition, chronic disease management and prevention opportunities for the care of complex adolescents as they become adults.



Juvenile Justice SIG - Taking a strengths-based approach
 
Speakers: Ann Sattler, MD, MAT, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Rebecca Beyda, MD, MS, McGovern Medical School; Kristen Clements-Nolle, PhD, MPH, University of Nevada, Reno; Michael Fu, MD, MBA, Stanford School of Medicine; Matthew Aalsma, MA, PhD, HSPP, Indiana University
 
Description: Juvenile Justice often focuses on risk factors and risk-taking. In keeping with the theme of transforming risk to wellness, the Juvenile Justice SIG will focus on protective factors for youth involved in the justice system. Dr. Clements-Nolle will give a brief presentation on the protective influence of resilience and youth assets. Dr. Aalsma will discuss utilizing a strengths-based approach in juvenile forensic psychology assessments. Dr. Fu will highlight a youth wellness social venture that serves opportunity youth. Members of the SIG will contribute ideas and practices that shift the focus from risk to wellness in their programs. Discussions will be interactive, aimed to solicit feedback and impressions. SAHM provides an opportunity for those caring for youth in the juvenile justice system to review best practices and support one another in clinical work, advocacy and research.



Male Health SIG
 
Speakers: Gabriela Vargas, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital; Brock D. Libby, MD, Maine Medical Partners - South Portland Pediatrics; Noah Weatherton, RN, University of Washington, School of Nursing
 
Description: The male health special interest group provides a forum for health care professionals who have an interest in the health care needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males. The SIG provides opportunities for members to network, exchange best practices, and discuss topics facing adolescent and young adult males. This year we will focus on risk-taking among AYA males with a focus on mental health and risk reduction counseling.


The Power of One: Adolescent Health Leaders in Divisions of One SIG
 
Speakers: Paul A. S. Benson, MD, MPH, The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa School of Community Medicine; Lonna P. Gordon, MD, PharmD, Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando; Holly C. Gooding, MD, MSc, Emory University School of Medicine
 
Description: Drawing from this year's meeting theme of "Adolescent Health: Transforming Risk to Wellness" and building upon past years' discussions of the strengths and challenges of practicing as health leaders in divisions of one, this year the Power of One SIG will focus on creating "wellness" among ourselves. We will first appraise and appreciate the value and contributions we bring to our individual institutions, our local communities, our SAHM family, and our world at large. We will continue to strategize around challenges we face as solo adolescent health clinicians, educators, and/or researchers. Our collective SIG membership is diverse, and we have much to learn from each other. While open to all SAHM conference participants, this SIG is particularly aimed at faculty and trainees of all adolescent health disciplines who practice or may soon practice as lone Adolescent Medicine-trained faculty at their respective institutions. SIG leaders and all participants alike will share personal tips, experience, concerns, and self-advocacy strategies. We especially welcome the unique perspectives of our global and international solo adolescent health leaders.



Peace, Armed conflict and Adolescents SIG
 
Speakers: Diana M.L. Birch, MBBS: DCH: MSC; MD; FRCP; FRCPCH, Youth Support; Curren Warf, MD; FSAHM, BC CHildren's Hospital
 
Description: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC), is meant to guarantee the “protection and care of children who are affected by an armed conflict” (Article 38) and that “no child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” (Article37). The Peace, Armed Conflict and Adolescents SIG embraces that charge and serves as a forum for discussion and exploration of the effects of armed conflict on young people, the effects of military involvement, and the potential role of physicians and other healthcare professionals in opposing the use of armed force to address political, cultural and economic conflicts. A significant consequence of armed conflict is the issue of refugee and asylum-seeking youth who are increasingly presenting in their countries of refuge and who have particular health and psychosocial needs which are frequently unmet. The ‘Peace’ SIG will provide a forum in which to discuss how we might assist youth who are affected by warfare and conflict and alleviate the hardships faced by refugee youth and children. Latterly SAMH members have expressed concern with respect to the treatment of children at the United States Borders some of whom have been separated from their parents and subjected to numerous injustices. In San Diego we will be very close to the Mexican border and hence it is pertinent that our discussions should centre on this issue. We hope to be able to include professionals who have had first hand experience of the border problems, not only from the medical perspective but also looking at the conflicts faced by border officials and the military who may be called on to ‘police’ such policies.



Bone Health SIG

Speakers: Sarah Pitts, MD, Boston Children's Hospital 
 
Description: Case-based discussion of clinical issues regarding adolescent bone health.



Early Career Professionals SIG: Navigating Discrimination, Harassment, and Implicit Bias as an Early Career Professional - A networking session to share experiences and resources
 
Speakers: Andrea J. Hoopes, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Washington; Romina L. Barral, MD MSCR, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; Ellen M. Selkie, MD, MPH, University of Michigan; Julia E. Potter, MD, Boston University School of Medicine; Tracy Exley, MD, MPH, Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall; Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh
 
Description: A diverse healthcare workforce is critical to achieving health equity. However, underrepresented individuals in medicine may encounter discrimination, harassment, or implicit bias by mentors, medical leadership, colleagues, and patients in the healthcare setting. These experiences can lead an individual to feel unsupported, burned out, or even unsafe in their work environment. Trainees and early career professionals (ECPs) may lack agency and support to speak up if they have experienced discrimination or harassment for fear of retribution or loss of opportunities. Since the Time’s Up movement began in 2017, increasing attention has been placed on organizational policies and practices to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Simultaneously, more healthcare institutions have integrated training on implicit (or unconscious) bias and how it affects care delivery. Adolescent health ECPs may experience discrimination or harassment personally or need to support patients or trainees navigating these difficult situations and the downstream effects on personal and professional well-being. This networking session invites SAHM attendees who have completed their training within the past 5 years to gather and discuss experiences unique to this stage in professional development. Prior to the sessions, attendees are encouraged to listen to a 40 minute Venn Podcast episode (produced by Women Writers in Medicine) in which Elizabeth Metreaux interviews Esther Choo, an emergency medicine physician, researcher, and writer. Metreux and Choo discuss the Time’s Up Healthcare movement and Choo’s experiences as a junior faculty facing discrimination and bias in the workplace. The podcast can be accessed here: https://www.womenwritersinmedicine.com/news-1/2019/5/22/the-venn-is-live . During the SIG, we will summarize the main themes discussed in the podcast. Then we will break up into small groups to share personal experiences and discuss solutions, using prepared cases if needed. We will conclude by reviewing resources to overcome challenges adolescent health ECPs face in regards to bias and discrimination. We hope you can join us!


 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

 
Students/Trainees SIG: Adulting 101
 
Speakers: Jason M. Nagata, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco; Sona C. Dave, MD, Northwell Health, Cohen Children’s Medical Center; Chelsea A. Garnett, MD, University of California, San Francisco; Alex S. Golec, MD, University of California, San Francisco; Jennifer E. Kosoy, MD, Cohen Children's Medical Center; Maayan Leroy-Melamed, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine; Sam O. Master, DO, New York - Presbyterian / Columbia University; Cameron D. Nereim, MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Leslie A. Rosenthal, MD, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
 
Description: This session will provide an opportunity for trainees and students of all levels and disciplines to connect, share ideas, and build a community through a series of guided discussions and small group exercises. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with ideas and questions they would like to discuss with the group. The session will be divided into three sections which will discuss the following topics: 1. Introductions of SIG leaders, short member introductions 2. Peer-mentorship: Divide into groups of varying training levels (Questions to discuss: How to handle transition from intermediate to advanced training and from training to independent practice; Job finding and negotiation in adolescent health/medicine; How to find a mentor; Finding my place in SAHM; Research hurdles and how they were surpassed) 3. Speed-dating: Inner circle of fellows and outer circle of residents and students (Questions to discuss: Why choose adolescent medicine; Features of different fellowships (pros and cons); How to handle transition from intermediate to advanced training) 4. Future leadership.



Mental Health SIG
 
Speakers: Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh; Matthew Aalsma, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
 
Description: The Mental Health Special Interest Group believes that mental health is a vital component of adolescent health. With suicide as one of the top international causes of adolescent mortality, and rates of depression and anxiety only increasing, the need for adolescent health professionals to address and be knowledgeable about adolescent mental health concerns is extremely important. This inaugural meeting invites interdisciplinary members of SAHM including providers trained in medicine and nursing, clinical behavioral health, and all individuals interested in adolescent mental health research and advocacy. Our goal will be to meet regularly at SAHM to discuss relevant mental health topics as well as needs for further training, research, and advocacy. Our activities will include sharing information about clinical practices, sprouting collaborations, and informing future SAHM program planning such as working together on future workshops. During this inaugural meeting, we will host an informal discussion regarding the following topics: 1) Introductions (professional background, interest in mental health) 2) Role adolescent medicine professionals play in addressing mental health 3) International perspectives on adolescent mental health services 4) Potential for collaborations 5) Share activities of Mental Health Committee (such as composition of position paper) 6) Future SAHM program planning 7) Future of SIG planning We anticipate to formulate ideas and plans for future SAHM program planning from the meeting of this SIG.



Runaway and Homeless Youth SIG
 
Speakers: Meera S. Beharry, MD, FSAHM, McLane Childrens Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White; April Elliott, MD, FRCP (c), FSAHM, Alberta Childrens Hospital/The University of Calgary; Seth Ammerman, MD, FSAHM, Alliance Medical Center and Mission Neighborhood Health Center; Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FSAHM, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing
 
Description: The conference theme "Transforming Risk to Wellness" resonates deeply for all of us who work with youth experiencing homelessness. We work hard to develop and honor the resilience in our patients while trying to maintain our own health and well-being. As usual, the Runaway and Homeless Youth SIG will use our time for networking and fostering community through discussion and sharing of resources. We invite all conference attendees who are currently working on or interested in the issues for youth experiencing homelessness to attend this SIG. We will specifically discuss strategies for fostering resilience in ourselves, our co-workers and, of course, the adolescents we serve. We will also provide a review a literature review of publications relevant to work with youth experiencing homelessness. We hope you will join us to share your thoughts and experiences!


 
Adolescent and Young Adults Living with and At-Risk for HIV/AIDS SIG
 
Speakers: Uri Belkind, MD, NYU Langone Health; Yzette Lanier, PhD, New York University; Samantha Hill, MD, MPH, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
 
Description: The Special Interest Group (SIG) provides an opportunity for researchers and health care providers working with HIV-infected and at-risk adolescents and young adults to network and share experiences. Information regarding regional, national, and international activities impacting the care of these populations will be discussed, as well as issues related to collaborative research, health policy, ethics, and advocacy. Studies demonstrating poor treatment outcomes among young people who are living with or at-risk for HIV highlight the need for ongoing exchange of experiences and idea among providers, researchers, program developers, advocates, and policy makers. Consistent with the conference theme, we will review risk factors and behaviors that affect the wellness of adolescents and young adults in the US and internationally with a focus on identification of strategies that reduce risk behaviors, promote well-being, and improve outcomes related to viral suppression. We will also explore ways in which trauma-informed care and harm reduction techniques may be helpful in preventing HIV acquisition. We invite meeting participants who have submitted related work to discuss, in an interactive session, their research and potential directions related to improving the wellness of adolescents and young adults’ living with or at risk for HIV.



LGBTQIA Adolescent Health SIG
 
Speakers: M. Brett Cooper, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Jonathan Warus, MD, Center for Transyouth Health and Development; Shauna Lawlis, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  
Description: This SIG invites health care providers, community leaders, and researchers who have an interest in the health, well-being, and social equity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) adolescents and young adults. The SIG provides opportunities for members to network and collaborate, discuss workshops, institutes, and speakers ideas for future SAHM meetings, suggest improvements for the SIG and its website, get updated on or propose SAHM position papers and statements related to the needs of LGBTQI adolescents and young adults, and get involved in supporting research on LGBTQI health. The SIG also informs members of the latest clinical practices, research findings, health policies, and psychosocial/political challenges affecting this vulnerable population. Finally, members will have opportunities to advocate for LGBTQI adolescents and young adults.


 
School-Based Health Care SIG
 
Speakers: Steve W. North, MD, MPH, Center for Rural Health Innovation; Ryan Pasternak, MD, MPH, LSU Health Sciences
 
Description: The SAHM SBHC SIG is a great environment for sharing ideas, discussing challenges and developing collaborative research. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are a distinctive healthcare setting in which health care professionals can cultivate the connection between health and education. They can offer unparalleled access for patients, and play a particularly important role in reducing barriers to healthcare among adolescents who are medically underserved, low income, and often in high-risk situations. They have been shown to improve both the health and the education of students who access the center. Additionally, SBHCs provide a unique opportunity for public health as patients are a “captive audience” within the school. There are almost 2500 SBHCs across the United States providing a growing network of physical and mental health services for adolescents. This year participants are invited to bring current research ideas and interests to the collective group for discussion, refinement and potential collaboration.



International Adolescent Health Week SIG
 
Speakers: Laura A. Offutt, MD, FACP, Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, LLC; Swati Y. Bhave, MD, DCH, FCPS, FIAP, FAAP, Association of Adolescent and Child Care in India; Ngozi O. Oketah, MBBS, DCH, DipHSM, MRCPI, MRCPCH, Children's University Hospital
 
Description: Please join the International Adolescent Health SIG at SAHM 2020 for our first Face to Face Meeting. International Adolescent Health Week is an annual, international week of dynamic participatory events to recognize that adolescent health is our wealth, and to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood. During this meeting we will introduce ourselves and share examples of how our institutions are celebrating IAHW 2020 (15-22 March). Ideas for last minute planning will also be shared with new members and interested attendees. There will be opportunities for networking and for sharing IAHW materials (attendees are invited to bring materials they wish to share with their colleagues). Consider wearing or carrying something Lime Green (the official color for IAHW) for a group photo! Our tentative agenda is as follows: Introduction of leadership and Around the room introduction, Brief update on IAHW planning and easy ways to be involved at the last minute; Share what you are doing in your community for IAHW or listen to others’ ideas how to take part.


Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

 
Substance Use Prevention and Treatment SIG
 
Speakers: Nicholas Chadi, MD, MPH, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, University of Montreal; Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, Boston University School of Medicine; Rachel H. Alinsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Seth Ammerman, MD, Alliance Medical Center
 
Description: The SAHM Substance Use Prevention and Treatment (SUPT) SIG seeks to gather current and future leaders in the field, including clinicians, researchers, and policymakers. Our goal is to offer a forum to share ideas and innovations, review state-of-the-art research, foster mentoring and collaboration, and advance the field of adolescent and young adult substance use prevention and treatment. Special attention is dedicated to understanding the life course trajectory of addiction, including careful consideration of risk and protective factors preceding adolescent substance use, early substance use initiation, development of substance use disorder, and the downstream harms of adolescent substance use on adult health outcomes. In this year’s session, participants will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues and join working groups that will continue to work on specific research, policy and advocacy projects throughout the year. The second part of the session will include a panel discussion presenting innovative models for the provision of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Through interactive small and large group discussions, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss how to develop and improve the delivery of MOUD for adolescents and young adults within their local environments.


 
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) SIG
 
Speakers:  Dina Romo, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Alwyn Cohall, MD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center
 
Description: Adolescents and young adults are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, often due to a combination of biopsychosocial factors. The Sexually Transmitted Infection Special Interest Group (STI SIG) consists of clinicians who have an interest in addressing the sexual health needs of adolescents and young adults. We aim to lead an interactive session and provide a forum for providers to network, exchange best practices, and discuss trending topics facing adolescents and young adults. In this session, we will create a dynamic and interactive opportunity for providers who are interested in adolescent sexual health to come together and exchange ideas regarding best practices for the prevention, as well as testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults. Participants are encouraged to bring their knowledge, experience, challenging cases and questions to generate an active discussion with colleagues. In addition, participants are invited to contact the facilitators ahead of time with any topics of interest which they wish to include in the SIG.


 
Violence Prevention SIG: The Role of School and Family Connectedness in Preventing Violence among Adolescents
 
Speakers: Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH, ScM, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health; Susan Hocevar Adkins, MD, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health; Natalie Wilkins, PhD, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health; Thomas Simon, PhD, CDC Division of Violence Prevention; Alison J. Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh
 
Description: This SIG workshop will focus on the role of school and family connectedness in preventing violence among adolescents. It will begin with a brief overview of the evidence supporting the role of connectedness. Colleagues from the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health and Division of Violence Prevention will then talk about ways schools, health care providers, and communities can build family and school connectedness and reduce youth violence. The second half of the workshop will focus on a facilitated conversation about the implications of this research for the ways participants work to support youth violence prevention.


 
Adolescent Healthcare and the Resident Learner SIG: Innovations in Adolescent Medicine Teaching
 
Speakers: Richard J. Chung, MD, Duke University; Caroline J. Barangan, MD, Nevada Pediatric Specialists; Paritosh Kaul, MD, University of Colorado – School of Medicine
  
Description: Adolescent Medicine faculty are tasked with coordinating variegated learning experiences for diverse trainees covering the wide range of clinical and scientific concepts relevant to the health of adolescents. Given the relentless demands of academic medicine, it is not uncommon for rotation directors to iterate only minimally from year to year on their educational and training approaches due to a lack of time, support, and other limitations. However, there are substantial opportunities for out-of-the-box thinking and innovation in delivering adolescent health insights and experiences to trainees. The annual SAHM meeting is a prime opportunity for educators to step outside of their local contexts and to share and gain insights from the broader community of adolescent health educators. This year’s SIG will focus on the theme of cultivating innovation in adolescent medicine rotations. We will purposefully move away from typical discussions of trouble-shooting and mitigating difficulties towards a more aspirational conversation around participants’ greatest hopes and goals for their teaching. We will have a structured conversation in which participants will share their most daring and creative ideas, both realized and yet-to-be-realized, and we will share concepts and processes derived from the domain of “design thinking” to equip participants to continue their creative exploration even after SAHM ends. Participants will share innovative ideas in small groups and each group will select one idea that they will flesh out in real time. The goal will be to move through the steps of design thinking, moving quickly from abstract notions to concrete planning. Such sharing and discussion will require courage among participants and agreement that no ideas or tactics will be too aspirational to be explored earnestly. The SIG content will link with the general theme of transitioning from risk to wellness by encouraging participants to actively move from a “risk mentality” of rotation design in which the core goals are to maintain and protect the status quo and adequately meet core obligations, to a “wellness mentality” in which the goal is to achieve an educational experience that is truly exciting, inspiring, and even joyful. The SIG’s focus on creativity and innovation will provide a strong foundation for helping participants move towards “wellness” as adolescent medicine educational directors.



Spirituality SIG: Spirituality's Role in Supporting the Transition from Adolescent Risk to Adolescent Wellness
 
Speakers: Richard A Wahl, MD, University of Arizona
 
Description: The SAHM Spirituality SIG has been meeting annually since 1998, with a wide range of topics which have recently included clinical spirituality assessment tools, spirituality and refugee health, end-of-life and palliative care, adolescent suicide, nature and adolescent wellbeing, and perspectives on religiosity and spirituality in adolescent health. Each of these past discussions address issues key to the 2020 SAHM meeting focus on "Adolescent Health: Transforming Risk to Wellness". We invite you to join us for an exploration of adolescent spirituality in its many forms, and of our ability to support teens and young adults during times of crisis.


 
Eating Disorders SIG
 
Speaker: Jennifer Carlson, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
 
Description: The Eating Disorders SIG provides a forum for those who are involved in research or providing care for youth with eating disorders. This year, the facilitators will moderate a structured discussion on topics of interest which could include: 1) current screening tools being used in clinical practice and/or research, 2) unique issues affecting athletes with eating disorders, and 3) current practices for managing low bone mineral density in patients with eating disorders. Participants from various disciplines are encouraged to participate in this interactive and collaborative session. In addition, participants are invited to contact the facilitator ahead of time with any relevant topics which they wish to discuss.



Adolescent Nursing SIG
 
Speakers: Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN/NP, Boston College; Sarah A. Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, University of Michigan
 
Description: The Adolescent Nursing SIG provides a forum for nurse leaders in SAHM to meet and share their interests and areas of focus, and creates an opportunity to build stronger professional relationships and support the growth and development of SAHM nursing professionals. This meeting will also include all nurses who previously attending the Nursing Research SIG.



Moving from the Safe Conversational Space to Action
 
Speakers: Lisa Barkley, MD, FAAFP, FSAHM, FACSM, Charles R. Drew University; Kelly Bethea, MD, FSAHM; Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAFP, LEAH Program U of MN
 
Description: Goal: To discuss how to implement the racial equity framework to help make organizational changes to create a more diverse, supportive workforce. Objectives: 1) Define the racial equity framework. 2) Identify ways to achieve organizational changes to diversify workforce, i.e moving towards inclusion and away from assimilation. 3) Explore areas of how care providers can identify areas of needed diversification 4) Explore ways organizations could be more supportive of a diverse workforce.

 
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