Updates from the President


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Read the 2018 IAAH Newsletter

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2020 IAAH World Congress Call for Bids

The IAAH Scientific Committee announces that the request
 for proposals for the 2020 
 IAAH 12th World Congress on Adolescent Health
 is now available.


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 IAAH Young Professionals Network

Is now accepting applications

for committee positions!


Join the network that is interested in improving the health of 
adolescents locally, nationally, and globally. 


Click here to apply!

Positions Descriptions Found Here

For additional information please see the

 trainee section of our website





Click here to view upcoming

IAAH regional conference!!


 "Equal Opportunities for Healthy Development for all Adolescents"

3-5 October 2018 | Chisinau, Republic of Moldova |conference website


"Together in Providing Holistic Adolescent and Youth Care"

22-24 October 2018 | Muscat, Oman | conference website

Opening ceremonies will be held on 21 October 2018 with
IAAH president Susan Sawyer delivering the opening speech


"Owning Future Change"

7-9 November 2018 | Queensland, Australia| conference website



NCD Child Global Art Contest Winners! 

A global contest was held to promote adolescent voices through artistic expression aimed at brining awareness to how young people are affected by non-communicable diseases. NCD received 60 entries from 25 countries.
Click below to see the winners and the full gallery of submissions!

NCD website


Thank you for joining us for the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health! 

To access all speaker presentations, Congress program booklets,

abstract booklets, videos, and other items, please click the link below.


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11th World Congress on Adolescent Health

Investing in Adolescent Health - the Future is Now

27-29 October, 2017 | New Delhi, India





 Dr. Susan Sawyer, IAAH President 2017-2021


Susan Sawyer is an Australian adolescent physician who holds the Geoff and Helen Handbury Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne and is the Director of the, Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She has helped establish the field of Adolescent Health and Medicine in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and increasingly further afield through her research, teaching and training, and advocacy efforts. A paediatrician by training, she has a particular interest in models of health services for adolescents, including the role of schools, primary care and specialist services. She has published over 200 peer review publications, over 30 book chapters and an edited textbook on adolescent health and medicine. She has co-led two series on adolescent health for The Lancet (2007, 2012), and was a lead Commissioner for the 2016 Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. Professor Sawyer chaired the World Health Organisation’s Technical Steering Committee for Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (2011-16), and has had advisory/consultancy roles with WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the World Bank. Recent capacity building activities include the development of the first Massive Open Online Course on Global Adolescent Health. She has been actively engaged in various professional organisations supporting adolescent health and medicine, including the Australian Association of Adolescent Health and the US Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, from which she has just stepped down as a member of the board (2014-16). She has previously been a vice president for IAAH (Oceania, 2009-2016), having chaired the scientific committee for the 9th World Congress on Adolescent Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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