Conference on Adolescent Health

Translating Research into Practice

2018 Conference on Adolescent Health

Call for Nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award is now open! The Adolescent Health Initiative is accepting nominations for individuals or teams doing exceptional work in the field of adolescent health. Winners will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative core values of Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion, Expertise, Innovation, Quality, and Responsiveness through their work.

Examples of exceptional work could be a quality improvement project to impact adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health, or a project to connect youth to community resources. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 12.


2018 Featured Sessions

  • Birth Control for LGBTQ Youth
  • Chlamydia and Expedited Partner Therapy
  • Cyberbullying
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Expansive Medical Services
  • Hypertension in Adolescents
  • Male Reproductive Health
  • Opioid Prescribing & Persistent Use in Adolescents
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Sex Positivity
  • Transition and Youth Empowerment
  • Youth Voice in Health Care Settings

What are attendees saying about the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health?

  • "This conference is a fantastic resource for providers of all backgrounds!  I will definitely be attending in the future and recommending it to others."

  • "Best conference I have been to in over 10 years. Excellent, timely, interdisciplinary and very adolescent focused."

  • “Wonderful conference---all sessions I attended had takeaways that I can immediately begin to implement in practice.”

  • "It was thrilling to have young people leading and participating in the conference."

  • “I loved the interdisciplinary atmosphere of this conference. Rather than feeling like I was in a room of people with my perspective, I felt like there was a diversity of voices and perceptions. I will be coming back next year and recommending this conference to colleagues.”

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Registration opens soon!

The 2018 Conference on Adolescent Health registration opens on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Take time to enjoy all that downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti have to offer! Home to the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, these college towns boast award-winning restaurants, museums, and entertainment. Conference attendees will receive discounted rates at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest, a resort-style hotel nestled on 135 acres of championship golf.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to all of our sponsors! Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are a great way to reach a national audience to promote programs, services, and upcoming events, increase patient or community referrals, and recruit new organization members or volunteers. Plan ahead to sponsor the 2018 Conference on Adolescent Health, taking place April 23-24! Please email with questions!


Thank you to our colleagues from across the country who participated in the 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health!

2017 Featured Sessions

  • Youth-Friendly Sexual Health Services
  • LGBTQ Sexual Health
  • Asthma in Schools
  • Sexting
  • IUD Insertion Clinical Skills
  • Digital Dating Abuse
  • Gender Matters Program
  • Adolescent Substance Use
  • Adolescent Quality Measures
  • Health Disparities in Adolescents
  • ADHD
  • Youth Voice in Health Centers
  • Sex Positivity
  • Concussions in Adolescents
  • Trauma-Informed Care

2017 Conference on Adolescent Health

Thank you to our colleagues from across the country who participated in the 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health! This annual event drew a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for two days of skills-building workshops, breakouts sessions, poster presentations, and networking events.

Please save the date for the 5th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health on April 23-24, 2018!

Can’t wait to see you in 2018!