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The light and dark sides of adolescence
Wed. 5 April 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST
Today's Australian adolescents are the best-ever nourished, educated and interconnected generation - but they also face unprecedented cultural, economic and social change.
Adolescence is a critical developmental phase for achieving human potential. It is characterised by dynamic brain development, a time when interaction with the social environment moulds the capabilities that an individual takes forward into later life.
But are we creating the conditions for adolescents and young adults to thrive?
To find out - and have your say - come along to this special public forum presented by Melbourne Conversations and the 15th World Congress on Public Health.
Professor George Patton, psychiatrist and epidemiologist at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, will discuss how the findings of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing are transforming the way we think about this age group
Carmel Guerra OAM - Founder and CEO of the Centre for Multicultural Youth
Professor Alex Ezeh - Executive Director of The African Population and Health Research Center in Kenya
Teresa Hall - Research Fellow and PhD student, Centre for Mental Health and The Nossal Institute, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Emma Kellaway - YLab, Foundation for Young Australians
Professor George Patton - Psychiatrist and epidemiologist at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute
MC Peter Mares - contributing editor to Inside Story magazine
This free public forum is an partnership between Melbourne Conversations and the 15th World Congress on Public Health.
Regular Melbourne Conversation attendees, please note the earlier than usual start time of 5.30pm.
Date and Time
Plenary 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, VIC 3006