Annual Conference on Adolescent Health
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Translating Research Into Practice

The Annual Conference brings together an interdisciplinary community of health care professionals to share research and best practices aimed at improving adolescent-centered care. 

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. 

AHI is currently in the process of reimagining and redesigning the Conference to better meet the needs of our community and the youth we serve. To give us time for this transformative work, we are strategically pausing the Conference for 2025, and we are excited to share a new vision of the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health with you all in 2026!

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 enjoyed the hybrid 10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, held on May 6–7, 2024, at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. 

The objectives for the 2024 Conference included:

  • 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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Who is the Annual Conference on AHI 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.

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.

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 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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
Group of people discussing around a table. Conference attendees from the hybrid 2022 event include
Health care providers
Other health care professionals
What are attendees from #AHI2022 saying?

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

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