The SAHM Virtual Chat Series provides opportunities for SAHM members to join together virtually to discuss topics of professional interest including: promotion of adolescent health and wellness; optimal care delivery; advocacy priorities; professional development (mentoring, leadership, networking); personal wellness and vitality; racial justice; health equity; and youth engagement. While the format of each session may vary due to the nature of the topic, each installment will include an open forum style component where participants are encouraged to ask questions of one another, share experiences, challenges and the strategies used to overcome challenges. 

Registration is free however you must be a member of SAHM to attend unless otherwise noted. 

Have a suggestion for a future virtual chat session topic? Please contact SAHM Headquarters to share your idea.  


Upcoming Chat Series Schedule: 


December

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

View a listing of previously held chats and the resources shared if applicable.

 


 

Meeting the Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Rising Rates of Mental Illness and Suicidality: The Role of Adolescent Medicine Professionals

Tuesday, November 17, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by the SAHM Mental Health Committee

Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality are increasing even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2007, rates of suicide among US individuals ages 10-24 have steadily risen and are now the second leading cause of death. A recent systematic review (Loades et al. 2020) found a strong correlation between duration of loneliness and mental health symptoms, raising concerns for downstream effects of physical distancing and virtual distance learning on adolescent emotional development. 

Join the SAHM Mental Health Committee for a virtual chat led by Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, Brian Pitts, MD, and Lindsay Taliaferro, PhD for a discussion on the mental health crisis currently facing adolescents and young adults. We look forward to hearing from you about how you are managing the rise of mental health concerns during the pandemic in your clinical, training, research, administrative, and advocacy roles.

View SAHM's position paper on Improving Integration of Behavioral Health Into Primary Care for Adolescents and Young Adults.


Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

 



Adolescent Advocacy Priorities: A Post-Election Discussion

Tuesday, December 1, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by the SAHM Advocacy Committee

Join us as we discuss and identify emerging advocacy priorities for SAHM as they relate to the results of the recent election. SAHM Advocacy Committee Members and American Academy of Pediatrics liaisons from the Federal Affairs Office and State Affairs will join. 

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

 


 

SAHM Virtual Chat Special Series: Leading From Where You Are
Part 1: Leading Up

Friday, December 11, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by SAHM President Dr. Jessica Kahn
 
Part 1, Leading Up, will focus on the exploration of relational leadership, what it means to lead up, and effective strategies for leading up built on the principle of empathic understanding.

Leading From Where You Are is a four part series designed to help you lead from where you are in your journey as an adolescent health professional. In this series, we will explore how leadership development is self-development, and how effective leadership is not positional, but relational. You can join any one or all four of the sessions.
 
Series learning objectives:

  1. Reflect on you are leading
  2. Identify key strategies for leading from where you are: up, down, or across
  3. Create an action plan for implementing these strategies in your leadership and for deeper exploration and learning

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

View upcoming Leading From Where You Are virtual chat series sessions:

 

Adolescent Immunizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, December 15, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to alarming declines in adolescent vaccination rates. During this virtual chat, we will briefly share data regarding the decline in adolescent vaccination since the beginning of the pandemic, discuss challenges we are facing in immunizing adolescents during this time, and share effective strategies to improve vaccination. [Colleagues from Merck will be joining us for the discussion of data?].

Facilitators will be Drs. Greg Zimet, Nneka Holder and Jessica Kahn.

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.

Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

 



21st Century Cures Act (Part 2): Managing the Confidentiality of the Adolescent and Young Adult Within the Electronic Health Record

Wednesday, December 16, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by Rachel Goldstein, MD and Jen Carlson, MD

With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, patients and their parents/guardians will have the legal right to access health information via the electronic health record. However, this Act poses many concerns for the protected health information of adolescents and young adults (AYAs).
 
Join Rachel Goldstein, MD, and Jen Carlson, MD, for a second round of discussions regarding how institutions are applying this law and managing the confidentiality needs of AYAs. Specifically, we hope to discuss how institutions are granting portal access, determining confidential status of notes, and establishing laboratory release settings.

Registration is free and open to all. Registration is required to receive zoom meeting room access information. 

View the NASPAG/SAHM statement on the 21st Century Cures Act & Adolescent Confidentiality



SAHM Virtual Chat Special Series: Leading From Where You Are
Part 2: Leading Down

Wednesday, January 13, 2021; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by SAHM President Dr. Jessica Kahn
 
Part 2, Leading Down, will focus on the exploration of leadership development as self-development; building your leadership confidence; leading by enabling meaning, autonomy and purpose; and building skills in difficult conversations.

Leading From Where You Are is a four part series designed to help you lead from where you are in your journey as an adolescent health professional. In this series, we will explore how leadership development is self-development, and how effective leadership is not positional, but relational. You can join any one or all four of the sessions.
 
Series learning objectives:
  1. Reflect on you are leading
  2. Identify key strategies for leading from where you are: up, down, or across
  3. Create an action plan for implementing these strategies in your leadership and for deeper exploration and learning

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

View upcoming Leading From Where You Are virtual chat series sessions:

 

SAHM Virtual Chat Special Series: Leading From Where You Are
Part 3: Leading Across

Wednesday, February 10, 2021; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by SAHM President Dr. Jessica Kahn
 
Part 3, Leading Across, will focus on the exploration of developing emotional and social competencies; building trust; deepening understanding of culture and politics; setting boundaries; and building active listening skills.

Leading From Where You Are is a four part series designed to help you lead from where you are in your journey as an adolescent health professional. In this series, we will explore how leadership development is self-development, and how effective leadership is not positional, but relational. You can join any one or all four of the sessions.
 
Series learning objectives:
  1. Reflect on you are leading
  2. Identify key strategies for leading from where you are: up, down, or across
  3. Create an action plan for implementing these strategies in your leadership and for deeper exploration and learning

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.

View upcoming Leading From Where You Are virtual chat series sessions:

 

SAHM Virtual Chat Special Series: Leading From Where You Are
Part 4: Leading Diverse Teams

Wednesday, March 3, 2021; Noon-1 p.m. ET
Hosted by SAHM President Dr. Jessica Kahn
 
Part 4, Leading Diverse Teams, will focus on the exploration of the benefits and challenges of diverse teams, and strategies to lead diverse teams including active creation of inclusive communities.

Leading From Where You Are is a four part series designed to help you lead from where you are in your journey as an adolescent health professional. In this series, we will explore how leadership development is self-development, and how effective leadership is not positional, but relational. You can join any one or all four of the sessions.
 
Series learning objectives:
  1. Reflect on you are leading
  2. Identify key strategies for leading from where you are: up, down, or across
  3. Create an action plan for implementing these strategies in your leadership and for deeper exploration and learning

Registration is free and open to SAHM members only.
Visit the SAHM Virtual Chat registration page to register.  

A SAHM member user login is required to access the Virtual Chat registration page. 
Forgot your password? Visit the “Reset Your Password” page.


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