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The Section on Adolescent Health (SOAH), founded in 1978, provides an educational, representative forum for pediatricians who are interested in the health care of adolescents, and enables members to meet for the purpose of initiation, discussion and development of ideas and programs which will improve the health care of young people in their second decade of life. It provides an educational forum for the membership at large in expanding their basic pediatric knowledge and skills to include the adolescent patient.

The SOAH sponsors educational programs for its members and for AAP members-at-large during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition (NCE). At each NCE, the SOAH holds a business meeting, which provides an opportunity for input from the members of the SOAH to the Section Executive Committee.

The Section on Adolescent Health is one of the larger section of the Academy with more than 700 members and still growing. Check out the benefits you'll receive by becoming a member of the section. Joining the Section is easy...just download the application or apply online.