Regionalization of SAM and evolution of the international movement in adolescent health.
Since its origins in the late 1960s, part of the growth of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) has been reflected in the development of the regional chapters.
From the first chapter's creation in 1969, we now have 19 regional chapters, including a very active international chapter.
Beyond the common requirement for a constitution and annual financial reporting to SAM's central office, the chapters vary greatly according to size and function, each reflecting the needs and talents of their members.
With ongoing support from SAM, a parallel international movement culminated in 1987 in the founding of the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH).
This organization has grown to include over 400 members from 50 countries.
The hoped-for result of significant expansions in activities, such as professional education, networking, research, and information sharing, has been improved health and welfare of adolescents in this country and all over the world.
Mots-clés Pascal : Association professionnelle, Médecine, Adolescent, Homme, Répartition géographique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Historique, Régionalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional association, Medicine, Adolescent, Human, Geographic distribution, United States, North America, America, Case history
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0140061
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.