10º Congreso Mundial de Salud del Adolescente del 10 al 13 de junio de 2013. Estambul. Turquía

Lun, 06/10/2013 - Jue, 06/13/2013

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We warmly invite you to be part of the most exciting and innovative event in global adolescent health. Our 10 th World Congress on Adolescent Health will be held in Istanbul in June 2013, and will bring together over 1000 participants from a wide range of health disciplines and many countries around the world.

There has never been a greater need for us to focus on improving the health of the world’s young people. Young people 10-24 years of age now number more than 1.8 billion globally, making up 27% of the world’s population. Young people are our future –the future workers, parents and leaders of our nations. Yet over the last 50 years, global social, economic and political changes have adversely affected young people’s health, to the extent that adolescence and young adulthood are no longer the healthiest time of life.Change is urgently needed, both in policy and public health responses and in clinical services for young people around the world. This 10 th International Congress on Adolescent Health provides a unique opportunity to help catalyze change, bringing together clinicians’ detailed knowledge of young people’s lives with the broader perspectives of public health. In Bridging perspectives from public health and clinical medicine to promote adolescent health, , we seek to influence governments, health agencies and founders and clinicians around the world to meet the challenge of improving young people’s health.

This will be the 10 th International Congress on Adolescent Health held by the International Association of Adolescent Health (IAAH). It will build on strengths of previous international congresses in Kuala Lumpur (2009), Lisbon (2005) and Bahia, Brazil (2001), back to the early congresses held in Sydney and Helsinki.

For our 2013 meeting in Istanbul, we are partnering with the Turkish Pediatric Association, who will be holding their 49 th  annual congress at the same time.

A key strength of IAAH congresses is their inter-disciplinarity. The program is designed to be compelling and engaging for a wide range of professionals, from clinicians, public health practitioners and youth workers through to sociologists, psychologists and teachers. As is our tradition, youth participation will be a key element of the Istanbul meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul and hope to meet you in the sessions there.  

Best wishes and warm regards,


Congress Co-Chairs
Prof. Russell Viner, UK
Dr. JC Suris, Switzerland

Scientific Committee
Müjgan Alikasifoglu, Turkey
Robert Brown, USA
Oya Ercan, Turkey
Adesegun Fatusi, Nigeria
Helena Fonseca, Portugal
Verónica Gaete, Chile
Gustavo Girard, Argentina
Elizabeth Ozer, USA
Ellen Rome, USA
Sergey Sargsyans, Armenia
Susan Sawyer, Australia
Kim Scott, Jamaica
Kate Steinbeck, Australia
Suriyadeo Tripathi, Thailand

Linda Bearinger, USA, President

Turkish Pediatric Association
Fugen Cullu Cokugras, President
Mehmet Vural, Secretary