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January 2019 YPHSIG Newsletter

posted 8 Jan 2019, 13:34 by Damian Wood

Happy New Year to all. You can download the latest version of the YPHSIG Newsletter here.

Save the date: SAHM and RCPCH Conference Sept 2019, Windsor UK

posted 1 Nov 2018, 05:38 by Damian Wood

The RCPCH and SAHM are delighted to announce the International Adolescent Health Conference will be 18-19th September 2019 at the De Vere Beaumont Estate. Download the flyer for more details - it promises to be a spectacular milestone event in the development of adolescent health across the globe. International Conference Adolescent Health Save the date 2019 .pdf

World News: SAHM statement condemning separation of children from families

posted 16 Jun 2018, 14:01 by Damian Wood   [ updated 17 Jun 2018, 01:53 ]

SAHM released a statement strongly condemning the separation of children and adolescents from their parents as a deterrent to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers searching for safety by crossing US border with Mexico.

The State of Child Health: One Year On

posted 16 Feb 2018, 14:47 by Damian Wood

The RCPCH is running an advocacy campaign asking paediatricians and child health professionals to write to their elected representative (Member of Parliament) and highlight concerns about the lack of progress against the State of Child Health recommendations. 

Teenage Brain and the Infinite Monkey Cage

posted 16 Feb 2018, 14:30 by Damian Wood

A recent edition of the popular BBC Radio 4 science series hosted by Robin Ince and Prof Brian Cox, focussed on the teenage brain with friend of the YPHSIG Prof Sarah-Jane Blakemore and other guests discussing adolescent health brain development.

The Forgotten Tribe: Adolescents in the Emergency Department

posted 16 Feb 2018, 14:18 by Damian Wood   [ updated 16 Feb 2018, 15:43 ]

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine are hosting a study day on the 21st March 2018 focussing on acute adolescent medicine, treatment options for acute mental and sexual health problems, current approaches to safeguarding young people, communication with young people and issues of consent and capacity.

The education session will be held on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at:

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
7-9 Bream Buildings

February 2018 YPHSIG Newsletter

posted 16 Feb 2018, 13:58 by Damian Wood

The February 2018 edition of Dr Janet McDonagh's fantastic monthly adolescent health newsletter is ready to download now.

SAHM 2017 Presidential Address

posted 3 Sep 2017, 13:55 by Damian Wood   [ updated 3 Sep 2017, 13:57 ]

If you were unable to join SAHM in New Orleans for the 2017 Annual Meeting and missed President Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley's motivating and engaging speech, you're in luck. The speech, Cultivating 
Connectedness and Equity: A Call to Action for the Global Adolescent Health Community, is available in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The theme for this year's meeting was Cultivating Connections. In her address, Dr. Coyne-Beasley rallied against threats to connectedness, such as discrimination and xenophobia, while stressing the importance of trust, compassion and respect when communicating with our adolescents and young adults in an increasingly globally-connected world.

You can also listen to the audio recording of the speech in its entirety along with the presentation slides at the SAHM website.

Programme for YPHSIG 2017 has been finalised: book your place now

posted 10 Jul 2017, 01:49 by Damian Wood   [ updated 3 Sep 2017, 13:37 ]

The programme for the YPHSIG 2017 meeting on Friday 22nd September 2017 is now finalised. We have an amazing line up of international experts and participation from the RCPCH & Us team and young people who are experts by experience. The activity has CPD approval from the RCPCH and you can secure your registration on-line via the Eventbrite on-line booking and payment pages today. 

Eventbrite - YPHSIG 2017 A Ten Year Story

Amazing line up of speakers announced for YPHSIG 2017 Meeting

posted 18 Jun 2017, 12:55 by Damian Wood   [ updated 18 Jun 2017, 13:03 ]

Dr Michael Rich
We are very excited about our ten year anniversary meeting and to mark this special occasion we have some great international speakers for you. The line up is confirmed and now includes:

Dr Michael Rich MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Director, Center of Media and Child Health, Boston Children's Hospital

Dr Joan-Carles Suris MD PhD - Institut of Social and Preventive Medicine/Research Group on Adolescent Health, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Lydia Shrier MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Director of Clinic Based Research  Boston Children's Hospital

Prof Russell Viner M Phil, MBBS, PhD - Professor of Adolescent Institute of Child Health, University College London and Great Ormond Street

Dr Dougal Hargreaves MD MSc - Clinical Senior Lecturer in Adolescent Health, Institute of Child Health University College London and Great Ormond Street

Dr Michael Farquhar BSc, MBChB - Consultant in Children's Sleep Medicine, Evelina Children's Hospital London.

Dr Rachel Bryant- Waugh BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhilJoint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service and Lead Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (DCAMH) Great Ormond Street Hospital 

We will be looking back at an amazing decade of growth in both research, policy and clinical practice relating to adolescent health. Topics will include the role of media and sleep in child health as well as adolescent risk behaviours in sexual health and long term conditions. We will also look at new disease in the field of eating disorders, what's hot in adolescent health and what do the experts (including young people) think the next ten years will have in store for young people's health.

Registration is open and you can make sure your place at this once in a decade event is secured by booking now through our Eventbrite page:

Eventbrite - YPHSIG 2017 A Ten Year Story

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