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2024 Conference on Adolescent Health

Translating Research into Practice

2024 Conference on Adolescent Health

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 hybrid event in 2022 brought together almost 600 attendees from 42 states, 11 countries, and 280 organizations.

We hope that you will consider joining us again next year for the hybrid 10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, set to be held on May 6–7, 2024, at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Click here for a basic schedule and here for a detailed agenda with session information.

The objectives for the 2024 Conference include:

  • Describe patient-centered outcomes research as it relates to adolescent health.
  • Identify evidence-based health care practices in the areas of mental health, physical health, sexual health, and nutritional health.
  • Determine strategies to implement best practices in adolescent health care within various health care and program implementation settings including primary care, school-based health centers, specialty care, health departments, community organizations, and state and local government.
  • Develop evidence-based communication skills for working with adolescents specific to morbidities prevalent in adolescents.
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Blue and white text on an orange background reads Featured Speakers: Megan Maas, PhD, she/her/hers. A photo of Maas smiling while sitting with her legs crossed and hands clasped on a white sofa. Maas describes herself as having white skin and short brown hair. She wears a green blouse with thick tortoise shell glasses. Text reads Adolescents’ Experiences with Pornography, Digital Sexual Decision Making, and Ambiguous Acts of Sexual Violence Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, she/her/hers. A photo of Walker-Harding smiling in front of a green background. She describes herself as having shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. Text reads Adolescent Substance Use: A Time for Prevention, Early Intervention & Treatment Tolulope Sonuyi, MD, he/him/his. A photo of Sonuyi sitting in front of a gray background smiling. Tolulope has brown skin, glasses, brown eyes and wooly black hair with shaved sides, and is wearing a navy blue Adidas tracksuit top. Text reads Transforming Trauma: A Collective Community Effort

Translating Research into Practice

2024 Conference on Adolescent Health

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 hybrid event in 2022 brought together almost 600 attendees from 42 states, 11 countries, and 280 organizations.

We hope that you will consider joining us again next year for the hybrid 10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, set to be held on May 6–7, 2024, at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Click here for a basic schedule and here for a detailed agenda with session information.

The objectives for the 2024 Conference include:

  • Describe patient-centered outcomes research as it relates to adolescent health.
  • Identify evidence-based health care practices in the areas of mental health, physical health, sexual health, and nutritional health.
  • Determine strategies to implement best practices in adolescent health care within various health care and program implementation settings including primary care, school-based health centers, specialty care, health departments, community organizations, and state and local government.
  • Develop evidence-based communication skills for working with adolescents specific to morbidities prevalent in adolescents.

Want to stay updated on the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health? Sign up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter.

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Educational Planner:

  • Dr. Terrill Bravender, MD, MPH

Educational Co-Planners:

  • Dr. Cornelius Jamison, MD, MSPH
  • Dana Thomas, MPH
  • Marlanna Landeros, MSW
  • Aubrey Huff
  • Lauren Vasquez, MS, CHES
  • Mava Monahan Cooper, MPH
  • Tahrima Khanom, MSW
  • Emily Rowland, RN, MSc, PhD Candidate
  • Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Scott Mooney

Activity Coordinators:

  • Riss Giammalva
  • Ashley Vines

Who is the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health for?

The Annual Conference on Adolescent Health is directed toward physicians, nurses, social workers, registered dietitians, health educators, public health professionals, and all others who work with adolescents in a health care capacity.

The event offers sessions on Primary Care, Mental Health, Sexual & Reproductive Health, School-Based Health, Youth Engagement Strategies, and Community-Based Interventions.

Description & expected results: The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) at Michigan Medicine established the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health in response to the demand to better equip professionals to address the healthcare needs of adolescents and engage them in their own care. After the activity, participants will implement adolescent-centered strategies for addressing complex issues related to adolescent reproductive and sexual health, behavioral/mental health, school-based and community health, primary care, and substance use, and the proportion of patients receiving ascent-centered services will be improved.

ACCME Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of XX AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learn more about past Annual Conferences here.

Call for Proposals

AHI invites you to share your program, practices, or research with a diverse audience of adolescent health professionals by submitting a proposal to our 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health.

We are currently accepting proposals for:

  • Workshops
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lightening Sessions
  • Poster Presentations

Submissions that address social determinants of health and/or health equity in their work and works that address the many needs of youth as it relates to their intersecting identities will be prioritized for acceptance.

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

Call for Proposal submissions close on Friday, October 20 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Registration Rates

Registration for the 2024 Conference includes the following:

  • Attendance of all conference sessions
    • Morning workshops are available to in-person attendees only
    • Recordings will be available for 90 days post-event
  • Breakfast and lunch provided on both days for in-person attendees
  • Networking opportunities with other adolescent health colleagues
  • Access to the exhibiting hall
  • Access to the youth performance by the Ypsilanti Youth Jazz Ensemble for in-person attendees

Please note: Since the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health will be hybrid, we have adjusted attendance fees accordingly. If you cannot cover the Conference’s cost, there are limited scholarships available to cover the cost of registration. Applications are open until March 8, and recipients will be notified by the end of March. Please review our guide to scholarship applications before submitting here.

Due to changing continuing education requirements, we are delaying the start of registration. Early bird pricing will end March 15.

Conference Registration Prices

Registration Type Virtual 1‑Day Registration EARLY BIRD Virtual 2‑Day Registration EARLY BIRD Virtual 1‑Day Registration STANDARD Virtual 2‑Day registration STANDARD In-Person 1‑Day Registration EARLY BIRD In-Person 2‑Day Registration EARLY BIRD In-Person 1‑Day Registration STANDARD In-Person 2‑Day registration STANDARD
Provider $110 $190 $125 $220 $235 $460 $250 $490
Health Professional (MSW, MPH, RD, RN) $100 $180 $120 $210 $180 $360 $195 $385
Student/Trainee $50 $50 $75 $75 $120 $195 $140 $240

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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.

Call for Awards

Excellence in Adolescent Health

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. Recipients of the award will receive a complimentary registration to the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health.

*Submissions that address social determinants of health, racism as a public health crisis, and the many needs of youth as they relate to their intersecting identities will be prioritized.

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.

Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 15.

Experience Through Art

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

The 2024 Experience Through Art recipient will receive a $100 stipend and a complimentary registration to the 2024 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 aged 12–24.
  • 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.

Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit an art piece is Friday, March 15. 

Excellence in Adolescent Health

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. Recipients of the award will receive a complimentary registration to the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health.

*Submissions that address social determinants of health, racism as a public health crisis, and the many needs of youth as they relate to their intersecting identities will be prioritized.

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.

Submissions will open January 15, 2024. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 15.

Experience Through Art

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

The 2024 Experience Through Art recipient will receive a $100 stipend and a complimentary registration to the 2024 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 aged 12–24.
  • 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.

Submissions will open January 15, 2024. The deadline to submit an art piece is Friday, March 15. 

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

Sponsorship & Exhibiting opportunities are now open for the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health. For more information about our  Sponsorship Levels, please check out our 2024 Sponsorship Packet.

*In efforts to amplify the race-centered work happening around adolescent health, AHI offers a limited number of complimentary exhibiting tables to organizations that address racial equity in health care. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact AHI’s Events Team.

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!

Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti

Location & Accomodations

We have partnered with DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North for reservations. Shuttle service will be provided between this hotel and the venue. The deadline to book rooms is April 15.

The Conference venue is situated between two hot spots of Southeastern Michigan, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, allowing attendees to experience both delightful destinations.

Ann Arbor is a bustling college town known for its friendly, walkable downtown. Wander the shops and cafes of Nickels Arcade, take in the historic architecture of the University of Michigan Law Quadrangle, or find the hidden Fairy Doors scattered throughout the city. If you’d rather explore the outdoors, visit the gardens and trails at Matthaei Botanical Gardens or meet the critters at Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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 30 minutes from the Conference venue. Buses and other forms of transport are available.

What are attendees from #AHI2022 saying about the hybrid event?

  • This was my first in-person conference in years and it was a wonderful experience.  Very well organized to make the hybrid format seamless and I really appreciated it, as a participant and as a presenter.  This was an excellent conference!

    #AHI2022 attendee
  • Very well organized - venue was perfect - loved the full session speakers!!! the art award was a great bonus - loved having youth involved in presentations

    #AHI2022 Attendee
  • I really enjoy and appreciate the dimension the students/adolescents add to the experience.

    #AHI2022 Attendee

We can’t wait to connect!

If you are interested in collaborating on the 2024 Conference, please reach out to the AHI Events Team at ahievents@med.umich.edu.