Organizers: Stanford Prevention Research Center and Peking University Institute of Child and Adolescent Health
China’s extraordinary economic growth has fostered numerous social changes that threaten to offset the benefits of economic prosperity. Most prominent is rapid urbanization with substantial rural to urban migration. Resulting changes in health behaviors include increases in smoking, alcohol intake, overweight/obesity, pollutant exposure, and sedentary lifestyles. These changes exert distinct pressures on different population segments. Particularly impacted are adolescents and young adults. Unfavorable changes in their health behaviors presage magnified downstream increases in chronic diseases. Numerous problems are increasing in this age group, including substance abuse, depression, risky behavior, weight gain, visual impairment, infertility, and self-harm. China is modifying some economic strategies and shifting towards primary health care as well as adopting policies to directly improve the health of adolescents and young adults.
This all-day symposium focuses on the current health issues in adolescents and young adults and explores an integrated approach to tackle these problems.
9:10am Introduction by Randall Stafford, Stanford Prevention Research Center
9:30am Presentation on "A Chinese perspective on global health – examples from the United Nations" by Gang SUN, United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS Headquarters
10:30 Presentation on "Media-based Interventions to Increase Physical Activity in Chinese Youth" by Patrick LAU, Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
11:15am Student Group 1: Improving How Students Eat
11:35am Student Group 2: University Student’s Mental Health
11:55am Student Group 3: Breakfast and Adolescent Health
1:30pm Presentation on "Healthcare Entrepreneurship for the Youth Population" by Xing-Chuan LAN, Dekai Phamacy
2:15pm Presentation on "Big Data in Health and Medicine: Implications for Adolescents" by Yi NING, Meinian Health Company, Peking University
3:10pm Panel Discussion
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