The Central Place of Adolescence in Global Health
Hosted by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Institute for Global Health, University College London, University of Melbourne and the Lancet
Date: Friday 4 May 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Manson, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Symposium
This symposium will introduce the landmark series of papers on adolescent health published in the Lancet on 27th April. At 1.2 billion, adolescents (10-19 year-olds) now make up one sixth of the world’s population. Nearly 90% of them live in low and middle-income countries. The recent growth in adolescent populations has coincided with a reduction in infectious disease, malnutrition, and mortality in infancy and early childhood. The presenters will argue that public health priorities must change to reflect these demographic and epidemiological transitions if the world is to maximize their benefits.
Free copies of the series of papers on Adolescent Health in the 27th April 2012 Issue of the Lancet will be available at the session.
- Peter Piot, Director, LSHTM
- Susan Sawyer, Professor of Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne and Director, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
- Russell Viner, Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Institute for Global Health, London
- David Ross, Professor of Epidemiology & International Public Health, MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, LSHTM
- George Patton, Professor of Adolescent Health Research, Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne
- Sabine Kleinert, Senior Executive Editor, the Lancet
Please see the full programme for full details.
Immediately after the main session, there will be a further one-hour, more detailed discussion on “Next steps in global adolescent health”. This will take place from 2.15-3.15pm in LG9, and is now sold out.
Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.File: The Central Place of Adolescence in Global Health programme.pdf