An Integrated Approach to Adolescent and Young Adult Health


Date and Time

July 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Stanford Center at Peking University
The Lee Jung Sen Building
Langrun Yuan
Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R.China 100871

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

10:15am    Break

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

12:20pm     Lunch

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

3:00pm       Break

3:10pm       Panel Discussion

4:00pm       Close




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