The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), an international alliance of researchers across 44 countries in Europe and North America will be revealing analysis of its trend data at the 2015 conference. The survey has been collecting primary data since 1983 from over a million 11, -13 and 15 year old boys and girls on all aspects of their health and well being, social environments and health behaviors. The leading pediatric experts will then use these latest trends to offer practical advice and education for all pediatric HCPs to be prepared to the changing treatment and advice demands that they are facing from the adolescents and families they support. The WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy will take these discussions and foster efforts to prioritise adolescent health issues and implement policy recommendations for national and international bodies.
By bringing together the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study, the Excellence in Pediatrics Institute, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Educations and the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy we will build knowledge, foster dialogue and progress innovation in research, policy and practice across children and adolescent health.