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The International Association for Adolescent Health
11th World Congress on Adolescent Health

Investing in Adolescent Health – the Future is Now

27-29 October, 2017 | New Delhi, India

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Programme

IAAH WORLD Congress 2017

Scientific Sessions of the Congress

Keynote Lectures

Date & Time Topic Speakers
Day-I (Friday)
27th October 2017
09:00AM–10:00 AM
Global adolescent health: Opportunities and challenges
Anthony Costello (World Health Organization
Adolescent health: a young person’s perspective Yemurai Nyoni, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
20 years of programming for adolescent health in India: lessons learned Sunil Mehra, MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child
Programming for adolescent health in India: RKSK and beyond C K Mishra, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Day-II (Saturday)
28th October 2017
09:00AM –10:00AM
Herb Friedman Lecture: Young people changing the future of adolescent health Dakhshita Wickremarathne,Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka
Migration and adolescent health Kate Gilmore, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Day-III (Sunday)
29th October 2017
09:00AM–10:00AM
Toward a gendered approach to adolescent health Gary Barker, Promundo
Puberty: New insights

Jean-Pierre Bourgignon, University of Liège

Plenary Symposia

Date & Time Topic Speakers
Day-I (Friday)
27th October 2017
10:00AM–11:00AM
Lancet standing commission on adolescent health & wellbeing
George Patton, University of Melbourne
Susan Sawyer, University of Melbourne
Monika Arora, PHFI
Others TBC
Day-I (Friday)
27th October 2017
03:00PM–04:00PM
Mental health and adolescents
Vikram Patel, Harvard University
Suzanne Petroni, ICRW
Others TBC
Day-II (Saturday)
28th October 2017
10:00AM–11:00AM
Young adolescents (10-14 years)
Bob Blum, Johns Hopkins
Rajib Acharia, Pop Council Delhi
Others TBC
Day-III (Sunday)
29th October 2017
10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Interactive/social media and adolescent health
Michael Rich, Harvard University
Tito de Morais, Miudos Secures, Lisbon
Yuhyun Park, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Others TBC

Debates

Date & Time Motion Speakers
Day-I (Friday)
27th October 2017
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
The parents of any child, including adolescents under 18 years of age, must give consent for their child's clinical care or participation in health research
Chair: Pierre-André Michaud, University of Lausanne
Proposer: Fadia AlBuhairan, King
Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Opposer: Philip Jaffé, University of
Geneva
Day-II (Saturday)
28th October 2017
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Brain imaging has made a negligible contribution to adolescent care and health promotion
Chair: David Ross, WHO
Proposer: Russell Viner, UCL, UK
Opposer: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL, UK
Day-III (Sunday)
29th October 2017
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
In adolescents, all our efforts should be put into promoting condoms instead of promoting oral or long-acting reversible contraceptives
Chair: Gwyn Hainsworth, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Proposer: Kate Baye Easton,
International Youth Alliance for Family
Planning
Opposer: Ishita Chaudhry (Ashoka
Fellow), Founder and Managing Trustee,
The YP Foundation