Author Archives: Aixa Aleman-Diaz

Poster at 2016 EiP Conference

Alina Cosma will be presenting a poster at the 8th edition of the Excellence in Pediatrics conference on behalf of our centre’s colleague Aixa Y Aleman-Diaz. The poster presents work related to a paper entitled: Trends in the Sexual Behaviour of 15-year olds in Scotland: 2002 – 2014. Check it out: sexual-health-paper-ejph-poster_eip-2016

2016 Excellence in Pediatrics Conference

From Thursday, 8 December thru to Saturday, 10 December we will be at Church House Conference Centre in London for the 2016 Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (EiP) conference. This is the second year that we work with EiP, the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to co-organise this annual adolescent pediatrics conference. This year’s event, which has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide 15 hours of European external CME credits, features 85 speakers and over 100 sessions across 4 parallel tracks, including one dedicated […]

Expert meeting in Edinburgh to advance European adolescent health

As part of the monitoring process for Investing in children: the European child and adolescent health strategy 2015-2020 (CAH strategy), our centre has been working in the development of the tools used to track and support its implementation in the European region. One aspect of this project involve a working meeting in Edinburgh 27-28 October 2016 (See Scope and Purpose document) to develop and deliver a process that better integrates tools that can support all Member States in their efforts to implement the CAH […]

2016 EiP Conference – 8-10 December – one more year of fruitful collaboration

Our centre is once again working with the Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (EiP), the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to co-organise EiP’s annual adolescent pediatrics conference. This event will take place from the 8th – 10th December 2016 at Church House Conference Centre in London. The conference will feature around 70 speakers and over 100 sessions in 5 parallel tracks covering: Pediatrics, Neonatology / Early Life Pediatrics, Adolescents Medicine, Health Policy, and Professional Development. The conference is applying to be accredited by the European Accreditation Council […]

Prof Gerry Humphris makes the news in Scotland

Our co-Director, Professor Gerry Humpris, made the news with his collaborative work to develop a revolutionary “mobile health buddy” app to help people quit smoking. Check out the press release below: Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary “mobile health buddy” app to help people quit smoking. Unlike other health apps, the project brings together statistical modelling, behavioural psychology, self-tracking, and computer science. In the coming weeks the St Andrews team in partnership with GP Dr […]

Online consultation with young people: What influences your health?

We are working with the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study to incorporate the voice of young people in their next HBSC survey that will take place in 2017/18. If you are a young person between the ages of 11 and 17, please complete the short online survey below to let us know about the areas of health that you think HBSC should research. Your answers are really important and we are very grateful to you for taking the time to […]

Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Seminar – Status of the Nordic Region

The seminar takes place on Tuesday, 14 June at 13:30 at Konferens Spårvagnshallarna in Stockholm, Sweden. Speakers include Jo Inchley, HBSC International Coordinator and representatives from the HBSC teams in Denmark (Pernille Due), Finland (Raili Välimaa), Norway (Torbjørn Torsheim), and Sweden (Curth Hagquist). Discussions will be led by Sven Bremberg, Public Health Agency of Sweden. Further news will be published after the event. Programme 13:30 Welcome remarks (Petra Löfstedt) 13:35 Mental Health Policy in Sweden (Kerstin Evelius) 13:45 International findings of the […]

Seminar on adolescent mental wellbeing in the European Nordic Region

We have been working with colleagues from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Sweden based at the Public Health Agency of Sweden on the development of a seminar entitled ‘Adolescent Mental Wellbeing: Status of the Nordic Region.’ This event marks the culmination of a series of seminars to understand recent trends in declining mental health amongst Swedish youth (see Related materials below). The seminar took place on Tuesday, 14 June at 13:30 at Konferens Spårvagnshallarna in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

2015 EiP Conference starts today

Today marks the start of the 2015 Excellence in Pediatrics Institute conference at Church House Conference Centre in London. This year the WHO CC has been a co-organiser along with the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.This event runs until 12 December 2015 and features a number of internationally renowned Faculty, including 23 HBSC speakers and another 23 HBSC accepted scientific abstracts. Follow us on Twitter to learn more about the interesting topics that are being discussed during the […]