Adolescent health re-coming of age: re-calibrating and moving forward the global health agenda for young people

RCPCH and the Young Person's Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) are delighted to be partnering to deliver the eagerly awaited 2022 Adolescent conference. Join us for this two-day event in Birmingham this November.
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The Studio
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP
United Kingdom

Spaces available
You can register to join us in person for one or two days. We also have some virtual options. Fee details are below.


It has been a challenging few years, with negative impacts on the lives of both young people and their professional support network.

Join us in Birmingham as we bring together like-minded individuals and organisations to recalibrate and move forward the adolescent health agenda, focussing on issues that affect young people nationally and internationally.

This two-day event includes keynote speakers and practical, interactive sessions to reinforce the issues most impacting on young people today.

RCPCH and YPHSIG are delighted to deliver this event in association with the following organisations:

  • RCPCH &Us
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
  • Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA)
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)
  • Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
  • Association for Young People's Health (AYPH)
  • HIVE network
  • International Association of Adolescent Health (IAAH)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

This event is CPD accredited.

Call for abstracts

We're delighted to consider abstracts for both oral and ePoster presentation at this conference. A selection of the top scoring abstracts will also be given the opportunity to present in the coveted high profile plenary slots.

All successful abstracts which are subsequently presented will be published in the online BMJ Paediatrics Open.

The deadline to submit your abstract is 15:59 (BST) on Thursday 4 August. Our abstract submission guidelines give full details.

Submit your abstract

Delegate fees - in-person
  • Single day flat fee - £175
  • Two-days flat fee - £299
  • Social dinner on Wednesday 10 November (venue to be confirmed) - £55
  • Medical students (full time undergraduate) and Nursing/Healthcare students are eligible to attend at the following rates, and will be asked to provide evidence of your student status at the time of booking: single day - £50; two-days - £80; virtual - £65
Virtual option

We are pleased to offer a limited number of sessions virtually. Whilst you will need to attend in person to have access to the full programme, we will be livestreaming all keynote talks and sessions which take place in the main room. You will also have on demand access to the recordings after the event.

  • Virtual flat fee - £140
Programme - Wednesday 9 November

Keynote talks:

  • Key challenges and opportunities for adolescent health post pandemic, Professor Russell Viner, Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Great Ormond St. Institute of Child Health
  • Contextual safeguarding: recalibrating child welfare responses to abuse beyond families and its impact, Professor Carlene Firmin, Professor of Social Work, Durham University

Workshops: We will be announcing the themes and speakers for our exciting selection of breakout sessions really soon - please check back shortly!

Social: Conference dinner from 19:00, venue to be announced - open to all, tickets available to purchase at £55

Programme - Thursday 10 November

Keynote talks:

  • Young Men – The Hardly Reached Population, Professor David Bell, Immediate Past President, Society For Adolescent Health and Medicine, Medical Director of the Young Men's Clinic, The Department of Pediatrics & The Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Climate anxiety, Dr Guddi Singh, Consultant Neurodevelopmental & Social Paediatrics, Kings College London, Health campaigner and TV broadcaster

Workshops: We will be announcing the themes and speakers for our exciting selection of breakout sessions really soon - please check back shortly!

Book your place