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13 - 15 Nov 2006 5th Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference: Young people's health: What's it going to take? Sydney
YOUTH HEALTH 2006: 5th Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, Sydney

YOUTH HEALTH 2006 is the 5th Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, and it is taking place in just under a year's time on 13-15 November 2006 in Sydney.Invited keynote speakers include Australian researchers Prof. Fiona Stanley and Richard Eckersley, as well as Prof. Victor Strasburger, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque. He is a world authority on impact of media on young people and the 2006 Society for Adolescent Medicine Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health, undertaking his site visit in Australia.

This is a conference for:

Paediatricians and GPs
Nursing and allied health staff
Hospital, rural and community based health workers
Youth workers and youth health workers
Mental health workers
Education and other sector professionals
Researchers, academics and policy makers

Conference features of special interest:

Communication skills for clinicians
Neuroscience of the adolescent brain and latest research about puberty
Reproductive and sexual health
A focus on resilience and protective factors
Impact of media and technology
Interactive poster session and marketplace
Health needs of indigenous and disadvantaged groups

Conference highlights include a public forumon young people, media and technology; accredited skills training workshops; and a one-day national forum by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) on youth health and well-being. There will be participation of young people and parents and an interactive poster session and marketplace. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Adolescent Medicine and the NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with the support of other centres and organisations in Australia and New Zealand who work towards adolescent well-being.
Venue: Southee Complex Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Contact: For full details on themes and abstracts submissions contact Sharyn Low from Matrix On Board, Conference Secretariat, 5th Australian and New Zealand Youth Health Conference, ph: +61 2 4572 3079; fax: (02) 4572 3972; email: sh[email protected] or write to Sharyn Low at PO Box 4023 Pitt Town NSW 2756. Conference web site:
E-mail: sharyn [AT]

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