Navigating Transitions: Current Global Challenges in School-Age and Adolescent Health

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Welcome Remarks: Dr. Janet Rossant (Gairdner Foundation) & Dominique Charron (IDRC)

Session 1: State of the Field
9:00-10:00 am
CHAIR Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, 2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate; Co-Director, Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

9:05-9:20 “Global Adolescent Health and Well-being”
Prof. David Ross, Professor Extraordinary in Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Stellenbosch University, Stellanbosch, South Africa

9:20-9:30 “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia”
Dr. Aatekah Owais PhD, MPH, Research Associate, SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

9:30-9:40 “Sub-Saharan Africa and the future of adolescent health and wellbeing”
Dr. Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

9:40-10:00 Roundtable Discussion

Session 2: Risks and Challenges
10:00-11:00 am
CHAIR Dr. Sabine Kleinert, Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet, London, UK

10:00-10:15 “The Tyranny of Reproduction? Understanding Gender Insults”
Prof. Gita Sen, Director & Distinguished Professor, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health (RCESDH), Public Health Foundation of India, Bangalore, India

10:15-10:25 “FOXY & SMASH: Arts-based sexual and mental health education with Indigenous and Northern youth”
Dr. Candice Lys, Executive Director, FOXY. Yellowknife, YT, Canada

10:25-10:35 “Adolescent health in humanitarian settings: challenges, data gaps and lessons learned from the middle east”
Hala Ghattas, PhD, Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

10:35-11:00 Roundtable Discussion