We are delighted to announce that the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health: Investing in Adolescent Health - the Future is Now will be held in New Delhi, India from 27-29 October 2017, hosted by MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) and Consortium Partners (Pathfinder International, Population Foundation of India and Population Services International) with the support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Scientific & Professional Association Partners as the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI).
India has the world's largest population of adolescents and will provide the perfect backdrop to the 11th World Congress, which promises to be a milestone event. The Congress will combine clinical and public health perspectives, and present new approaches and best practices that can contribute to accelerated action for adolescent health and rights, both globally and with specific reference to India and the sub-region.
We have a prestigious International Scientific Committee, supported by a National Scientific Committee, that will ensure the focus of the Congress is diverse and substantive, and appeals to a wide range of interests. Renowned experts from around the world will share cutting-edge research and experiences of providing clinical services and developing and implementing effective adolescent health interventions.
We look forward to hosting 800-plus international and national delegates, and envisage that the Congress will provide a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization between different professional groups; and a platform to foster innovative strategies for promoting the health and development of adolescents, and improving public health now and in the future.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is well suited to host this IAAH World Congress. The city’s culture and heritage is an amalgam of diverse traditions and communities. Equipped with a new world class airport and an ever-expanding modern metro network, delegates will be able to experience the exciting and enchanting sight-seeing options, excursions to world famous historical sites like the Taj Mahal, shopping and multiple options for dining.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in 2017!
|Prof. Susan Sawyer
|Dr. Sunil Mehra,
Executive Director, MAMTA