Updates from the President
IAAH Now Accepting Bids for the 2017
11th World Congress
Call for Bids to Host
2017 International Association for Adolescent Health 11th World Congress
Bids due April 1st, 2013
February 5th, 2013
The International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) hereby invites proposals to host the 2017 IAAH 11th World Congress.IAAH is a global, multidisciplinary, non-governmental organization with a broad focus on youth health. Established in 1987, IAAH is committed to the principles of youth empowerment in all aspects of its affairs. We seek to encourage and foster the growth of national youth health organizations and to serve as a global hub for those committed to protecting and promoting the health of young people.
In June 2013, at the IAAH 10th World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, we will convene the largest-ever global gathering of adolescent health professionals from over 50 countries – anticipating 1400 participants across disciplines who will be engaged in 3 days of plenary sessions, workshops, symposiums, and forums focusing on youth health. Joining this global meeting will be 50+ young people who will be engaged in interpreting critical issues and helping to seek effective strategies that, from their perspectives, hold the most promise.
By June 2013, IAAH will select the venue for the 11th IAAH World Congress such that it can be announced during the World Congress in Istanbul. We have six clusters of criteria that must be addressed to be a viable applicant – the most important of which is a strong partnership with a country or regional adolescent health or paediatric organization that shares our commitment to youth engagement and empowerment.
At this time, we are accepting proposals from prospective bidders. Bidders should closely address each item on the venue criteria list. In addition, bids will not be advanced if the bid fails to demonstrate a strong partnership with a country or regional adolescent health or paediatric organization within the geographic locale of the venue bid.
Proposals should include descriptive information on:
· Professional or youth-health focused organization
· Capacities of the conference organizing company
· Logistics and geographic location, including transportation options
· Conference venue
· Financial management
· Potential conference content/topics
· Lead person for the 11th World Congress within the professional organization and the conference organizing company
Proposals are due by April 1, 2013 with final decisions being made by June 1, 2013.
We look forward to reviewing your bid for the 2017 World Congress!
Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, MS, FAAN, FSAHM
President (2009-2013), International Association for Adolescent Health
2013 IAAH World Congress
Please join us for the International Association for Adolescent Health's 10th World Congress! In conjunction with the 49th Congress of Turkish Pediatric Association, we will be presenting, "Bridging clinical and public health perspectives to promote adolescent health." Please join us June 11-13, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. For more details please visit our World Congress website at www.iaah2013.org.
Updates from the President
Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, RN, FAAN, began a four-year term as President of the International Association for Adolescent Health at the organisation's 9th World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bearinger is the first nurse to ever serve as president of the organisation.