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YPHSIG Conference 2011 - More Information

posted 27 Jun 2011, 06:08 by Damian Wood   [ updated 27 Jun 2011, 06:19 ]
The 4th Annual YPHSIG meeting will bring together around 100 health professionals from across the UK and of a range of backgrounds to discuss advances in adolescent health.
The meeting is always a lively mix of plenary lectures, updates and workshops and is usually a socially cohesive and fun affair.
The meeting will be held at the exciting and innovative Kelham Island Museum, a conference centre within a museum to Sheffield's industrial past (see
The programme will include exciting plenaries, topical updates, research papers and a range of interactive workshops.  There will also be a session for trainees on working in adolescent health.
Plenary Lectures
  • Why young people struggle with chronic conditions: international perspective
  • Ethical issues in research with young people with long term illness/life limiting conditions
  • Social exclusion and young people’s health
  • Disability and inclusion in education and employment.
Updates on
  • Adolescent immunization 
  • Growth & puberty in chronic illness
  • Adolescent neglect / safeguarding
  • Managing acute eating disorders: the new MARSIPAN guidelines
Interactive workshops on a range of topics including
  • Learning difficulties & chronic conditions: how young people want care delivered
  • Preparing young people for end of life care
  • Medically unexplained symptoms in young people
  • Sexual health in chronic illness
  • Developing a hospital adolescent service – lessons and pitfalls
  • Vocational readiness in young people with long-term conditions.
  • Getting that paper published (Jerry Wales; Friday only)