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INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

»HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS«


20. SEPTEMBER 2019, Portorož, Slovenia



PURPOSE AND AIM OF THE CONFERENCE


The purpose of this conference is to highlight the actual health problems of children and adolescents, to present the latest studies in this field and new approaches used in practice. Current issues and challenges in health prevention and promotion of children and adolescents will be addressed in five thematic sections as the leading themes of the conference. Sections will be held consecutively, allowing conference participants to attend each session, and gain comprehensive insight into the health of the younger population. Section lectures will be given according to speakers' preferences.

The conference will host researchers, experts from practice, university professors, students, and other interested people who are directly or indirectly engaged in the field of public health and related disciplines.



SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANISING COMMITTEE




Head of the Scientific Committee

assist. prof. Matej Plevnik, PhD
UP Faculty of Health Sciences

tel: +386 5 66 26 474
e-mail: matej.plevnik@fvz.upr.si
Head of the Organising Committee

assoc. prof. Boštjan Žvanut, PhD
UP Faculty of Health Sciences

tel: +386 5 66 26 483
e-mail: bostjan.zvanut@fvz.upr.si




SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE




PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH IN CHILDHOOD & YOUTH

Psychosocial factors which affect children and adolescents' health comprise the characteristics of the individual, his family and of the social environment. These factors can protect or threaten the persons' physical, mental health, and social functioning. Children and adolescents are a vulnerable group, particularly exposed to external factors when having a long-term illness. At that situation the patient must adapt to the process and nature of the disease. The adjustment has to be done also in its' family and the educational institution. The purpose of this conference section is to disclose psychosocial risks for children and young peoples' health and the complex interventions to manage them.



NUTRITION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Nutrition is one of the aspects of health behaviour. Especially in children and adolescents nutrition is conceptualised as an important risk factor for the development of chronic diseases in later life. Children and young people are curious and more prone to learn new habits. On the other hand, children’s' and adolescents' nutritional patterns are under strong influence of family, friends and broader community. School and preschool institutional nutrition plays an important role, which can be a source of healthy nutrition habits modelling, but it is frequently also a source of conflicts among youth and especially their parents or carers and (pre)schools institutions. The image of what is healthy diet today is very diverse and often contradictory, and media have an important role in this. The conference will highlight various aspects of promoting and providing an adequate diet for young people and propose professionally based recommendations for improving nutrition in children and young people.


INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES FOR THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUNGSTERS

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are anchored in everyday lives of children and youngsters. The aforementioned group uses ICT for different activities and in different areas, for fun, to communicate with peers, get to know (virtually) the environment, to solve school's and out-of-school's obligations. In this section will be presented researches, which focus on the field of ICT solutions and services for the health of children and youngsters and report a new and tailored way of getting to know and understand health.


CHILD AND ADOLESCENT - ENVIRONMENT

The environment has an undeniable influence on the physical and mental development of the child and adolescent. Among the most exposed factors are the quality of the living space, the accessibility of nature and the healthy environment, toxic exposure and vaccination / non-vaccination, accessibility to transport and health services / institutions (including hospitalization). Healthy activities of children should be encouraged early in childhood, as this has an impact on development in youth and later adulthood. The environment must enable the child to develop potentials properly; and the actors in the child’s environment must take steps to reduce the negative effects of the environment.


PHYSICAL (IN)ACTIVITY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Physical activity and sport has an important developmental contribution to children and adolescents, which is reflected in better motor competence, better health of children and adolescents and also has a significant positive educational and social impact. A large number of projects of promoting the physical activity and sport of children and adolescents are in the process. In spite of this fact, studies have found that the general physical activity of this population is still in decline. It`s place occupies a sedentary spending leisure time. The main purpose of the section is to present the current state of children and adolescents from the point of view of physical activity and its impact on the development component and comprehensive treatment of the health status of children and adolescents. At the same time, the purpose of the section is also to present measures and interventions that can contribute positively to the increasing of physical activity and the factors who have influence on this process.



IMPORTANT DATES



20 April 2019
Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED
3 June 2019
Full article submission deadline (optional)
1 July 2019
Registration deadline for active participants
20 August 2019 
Registration deadline for passive participants
20 September 2019
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