The IAAH World Congress brings people together from across the globe who work with and for young people, as well as young people themselves. At its heart, these meetings explore the opportunities, evidence-base, challenges and costs of services, programs and approaches for improving adolescent and young adult health that can be delivered by health services, schools, and communities. From 1974-2017, IAAH hosted a World Congress on Adolescent Health every 4 years. We are now moving to a briefer periodicity.
The World Congress welcomes the diverse constituencies that form the field of adolescent health to explore new ideas, the latest research and promising interventions. The World Congress is an opportunity to explore specific health conditions (eg sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS and pregnancy, mental health, NCDs, injuries) as well as common health risks and determinants that shape adolescents’ health and wellbeing (eg gender inequality, poverty, migration, violence, stigma, bullying, abuse). The World Congress is a time to be challenged and inspired, to meet the people and organizations shaping the field including young people, and to catch up with old friends. Health practitioners (public health, health promotion, clinicians) researchers, policy makers (e.g UN agency staff), NGOs and youth health advocates are but some of the participants who attend the World Congress. All are welcome, including those new to adolescent health.
Find out more here: https://iaah.org/events-conferences/iaah-world-congress