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For over 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 48 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]



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9th Excellence in Pediatrics conference - Vienna 2017

Each year, leading pediatric specialists from dozens of countries gather for the Excellence in Pediatrics conference, which focuses on monitoring the latest trends and challenges in child and adolescent health. This year, its 9th, the conference was held in Vienna from the 7-9th December and was organised in collaboration with the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study.

Dr Joanna Inchley, HBSC's International Coordinator, delivered an opening keynote  which reviewed the latest trends and evidence in childhood obesity. A number of other HBSC members presented up to date international findings on young people's health at population levels.

The conference included over 100 scientific presentations across 5 parallel tracks covering: Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescents Medicine, Health Policy, and Professional Development.


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[07-12-2017 to 30-11-2018]

 
 
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For almost 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people.
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