Daily Schedule by Tracks

For more information regarding the sessions listed within the below-linked schedule grids, drag your pointer over the title of the session you're interested in learning more about and click to access. 

Educational Tracks 

Each session is categorized by an educational track to help attendees identify the type of session being offered.

  • Core Clinical Topics: Sessions that provide an evidence based review or reinforcement of knowledge, skills, or management guidelines of core issues addressed in clinical care.
  • Clinical Advances: Sessions that highlight innovations or new research‐based advances in diagnostic, treatment, or management strategies of issues addressed in clinical care
  • Public Health/Advocacy: Sessions about public health promotion, health policy, or advocacy skills; not the provision of clinical care in a community based or school setting.
  • Professional Development/Training/Education: Sessions to enhance provider leadership, networking, wellness, or trainee education skills; not patient/client education.
  • Research: Presentations designed to enhance research method skills or highlight innovative content areas for adolescent health and medicine research.

SAHM 2020 program by session type

Click on the name of each session type to view individual session details. Session type's that are not currently linked will be updated as soon as information becomes available. 

Plenaries/Gallagher Lecture

  • Plenary I: Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP​
    California Surgeon General​
  • 2020 Gallagher Lecture/Plenary II: Lourdes A. Rivera, JD
    Senior Vice President, U.S. ProgramsCenter for Reproductive Rights
  • Plenary III: Gayathri J. Dowling, Ph.D.
    Director, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Project
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Hot Topics

The Hot Topic sessions is one of the most popular components of SAHM annual meetings. There are two sessions, each consisting of four fifteen minute presentations on today's hottest topics in adolescent health.                                                                


Workshops are 90-minute sessions, often with multiple presenters. They are a mix of educational formats: lecture, case-based presentation, panel discussion, small group work, or interactive activities.


Institutes at the SAHM annual meeting are three-hour sessions (with a 30-minute break), typically with multiple presenters. These sessions allow added time for a more in-depth examination of a particular subject in the field of adolescent medicine or health. They are intended for hands-on training, though they may also employ a variety of other educational formats: lecture, case-based presentation, panel discussion, or small group work.

SIG Sessions

SAHM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum for members with common interests to network and explore specific topic areas in clinical care, research and public health, as well as to enable the exchange of ideas and the development of collaborative clinical or research projects.


Platform Research Presentations

Platform research presentations are moderated panel discussions with a number of abstracts being presented on one topic. They are 90 minute sessions.

Research Poster Symposia

Research Poster Symposia are moderated discussions with a number of posters being presented on one topic. They are 90 minute sessions.   

Research Poster Presentations

The 2020 SAHM Annual Meeting will feature two poster sessions comprised of different posters displayed during each. Attendees are encouraged to visit the poster hall during each session to view all of the research being presented.

Satellite Symposia

The meeting will feature two satellite symposia - 90 minute sessions hosted by industry partners. Symposia are not designated for CME/CE/MOC part 2.