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COVID-19 Update: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, AHI has decided to shift the dates of the 8th Annual Conference to August 11-12, 2022. Please contact adolescenthealth@umich.edu with any questions or concerns.

Translating Research into Practice

2022 Conference on Adolescent Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, AHI has decided to shift the dates of the 8th Annual Conference to August 11-12, 2022. The event will continue to be held in a hybrid environment. The in-person portion of the Conference will be held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.

The Annual Conference on Adolescent Health brings together an interdisciplinary community of health care professionals to share research and best practices aimed at improving adolescent-centered care. Each year, the event hosts over 450 attendees from nearly all 50 states and a growing international community. The fully virtual event in 2021 brought together 875 attendees. More than half of the sessions at the event are co-facilitated by youth, and the planning of the Conference is guided by the AHI Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC).

With any questions about the event, please contact adolescenthealth@umich.edu. The AHI team is happy to support you.

Check out the Detailed Agenda for the event.

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Call for Posters

Want to share your innovative research project or program with an interdisciplinary audience of health care professionals? Submit your poster abstract for the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health by Friday, June 3.

A Poster Presentation is intended to share innovative research, practice, or programs. Works in progress that will be completed by the Conference date can be submitted. Presenters will also have the option to display their poster in person to be viewed during the Networking Session. This is optional, not required.

For more information, check out our Call for Proposals guide, and submit your poster abstract here.

Community Survey Feedback: 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health

The AHI Team is working to understand how to best facilitate an accessible event to the multidisciplinary adolescent health community. The feedback received will inform the decision-making process in determining the format and delivery of the upcoming Conference, set to be held on May 12-13, 2022.

All interested survey responders will be entered to receive a complimentary Conference registration. 

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2022 Experience Through Art Award

In support of ongoing efforts to amplify youth voice, AHI is hosting their second annual Experience Through Art award that will work to center youth voice and perspective at the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health.

The 2022 Experience Through Art recipient will receive a $100 stipend and a complimentary registration to the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health. All submissions have the opportunity to be shared at the event. In efforts to support new business opportunities for young artists, art pieces and any contact information young folks are interested in communicating will be shared with Conference attendees.

Submission Criteria:

  • Created by youth.
  • Depicts what the artist would like their health care professionals to know about working with youth or what adolescent health means to them.
  • Submissions need to be submitted digitally.
  • Accepted formats include: JPG, PNG, PDF, MP4.
  • The medium is flexible, as long as a photo or video can be submitted of the piece.

The deadline to submit an art piece is on Friday, May 20, 2022. 

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals is now open! Share your program, practices, or research with an audience of over 450 leading adolescent health professionals. The fully virtual event in 2021 brought together 875 attendees.

AHI is currently accepting breakout sessions, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

To learn more about the submission process, or review the proposal questions in advance, check out our Call for Proposals Submission Guide.

Call for Proposal submissions closes on Friday, October 1.

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Registration Prices

With the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health’s shift to a hybrid event, we have adjusted attendance fees to reflect the change in format. If you are financially unable to cover the cost of the event, please reach out to adolescenthealth@umich.edu, who has scholarship opportunities available.

Registration for the Conference is now open and will close on Friday, July 29. Check out the Detailed Agenda for the event to plan your schedule.

Virtual Conference registration prices

Registration Type Early Bird 1-Day Early Bird 2-Days 1-Day 2-Day
Provider $120.00 $220.00 $140.00 $260.00
Health care professional $100.00 $180.00 $120.00 $220.00
Student $50.00 $50.00 $75.00 $75.00

Call for Awards

The Excellence in Adolescent Health Award recognizes individuals or teams doing exceptional work in the field of adolescent health. Recipients will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative core values of Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Expertise, Innovation, Quality, and Responsiveness through their work.

This award is recognized each year at the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health.

*This year, special attention will be paid to individuals or programs who intentionally center anti-racist practices in their work.

Examples of exceptional work may include quality improvement projects to impact adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health, or a project connecting youth to community resources.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 11.

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Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

Sponsorship & Exhibiting opportunities are now open for the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health. For more information about our new hybrid Sponsorship Levels, please check out our 2022 Sponsorship Packet.

*In efforts to amplify the race-centered work happening around adolescent health, AHI is offering a complimentary exhibiting table and a 40% sponsorship discount to any organization doing race-centered work in their communities. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact our Marketing Manager, Janine Driver

The support, involvement, and enthusiasm of our Conference sponsors help to actualize AHI’s vision of transforming the health care landscape. We are grateful for their commitment to adolescent health and amplifying youth voice. Thank you!

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Location

Take time to enjoy all that downtown Ypsilanti has to offer! Ypsilanti is diverse, has a rich culture, and a deep pride – with the downtown area consisting of two unique districts: Downtown and Depot Town. The many outdoor attractions and historical sites include the Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti Historical Museum, Yankee Air Museum, the Huron River, and Riverside Park.

*Please note the closest airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) which is roughly 20 minutes from the Conference venue.

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May 11-12, 2023

2023 Conference on Adolescent Health

Don’t forget to save the date for the virtual 2023 Conference on Adolescent Health, set to be on May 12-13, 2022! ⁣As we work to translate research into practice, 100% of the sessions will center youth voice.

Call for Proposals opens on Monday, August 22, and will close on Friday, October 21.

What are attendees from #AHI2021 saying about the event?

  • “Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Don't change a thing. I was so impressed by every breakout session and the keynote speakers. It was just fantastic to be an audience member.”

    #AHI2021 Conference Attendee
  • “Inspiring! Despite the distance, I connected, so well. As a result of culture, most African Americans shy away from discussing sexual matters openly, so I was inspired that such could be discussed in mature settings, bringing together adolescents and practitioners.”

    #AHI2021 Conference Attendee
  • “I absolutely loved it and I think that anytime the youth themselves were able to talk and present it made it that much more powerful.”

    #AHI2021 Conference Attendee

Can’t wait to connect in 2022!

#AHI2022 #AmplifyYouthVoice