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The PATCH Symposium is a one-of-a-kind opportunity in which health care professionals and young people (ages 12-21) from across Wisconsin will join TOGETHER to learn, share, and grow as adolescent health champions and advocates!

April 20, 2022

8:00am - 4:00pm

Sheraton Madison Hotel

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We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions. Some teen-related health topics you may consider presenting on include: Youth Vaccinations, Opioid Use, Vaping, Body Image, LGBTQ+ Health, Alcohol Use, Mental Health, and STI Testing, among many others. Please note each session is intended to build knowledge and skills around one particular health topic in an effort to improve the quality of adolescent health care.

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Symposium Learning Objectives

By participating in the Symposium, attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe the concerns, preferences, and realities of young people in health care settings.

  • Acknowledge diversity among teens and recognize the challenges and opportunities this poses in health care settings

  • Identify clinical education, practice improvement, and policy opportunities to enhance adolescent health services in Wisconsin.

  • Demonstrate ways to be adolescent health champions in their communities.

Symposium Goals

Together, health care professionals and young people will:

  • Engage in authentic and meaningful conversations about the quality of adolescent health care services in Wisconsin;

  • Explore misunderstandings and missed opportunities for prevention and health promotion in adolescent health services; and

  • Enhance adolescent health by fostering awareness and  activism. 

Proposals Due by November 15th, 2021.