Upcoming International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) World Congress (Istanbul)

The following message is from Jenna Baumgartner regarding the IAAH World Congress in Istanbul next June.


Greetings APHA Members,

My name is Jenna Baumgartner. I am the secretary for the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) and work with Dr. Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, MS, FAAN, FSAHM, who is the President of IAAH.

I am writing today to encourage you to consider attending the International Association for Adolescent Health’s 10th World Congress being held in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2013. The theme of this congress is:

“Bridging clinical and public health perspectives to promote adolescent health”

The 10th World Congress on Adolescent Health provides a unique opportunity to help catalyze change, bringing together clinicians’ detailed knowledge of young people’s lives with broader public health perspectives.

You can register for the World Congress at: http://www.iaah2013.org. Early bird registration closes March 31st, 2013. IAAH is also accepting proposals for abstracts, symposiums/round tables, and workshops for this World Congress. Submission deadlines are November 30th, 2012 with notification of acceptance/non-acceptance by December 15th, 2012. More information about submission guidelines and process can be found on the World Congress website. Please feel free to share this e-mail with others who might be interested in attending this Congress. For more information please visit the Congress website at http://www.iaah2013.org. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me. We hope to see you in Istanbul in June!

Jenna Baumgartner, Secretariat
baum0272 [at] umn [dot] edu

26th Annual Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Conference Announcement

The 26th Annual Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Conference, “Health – Lifestyles – Christian Values: Pioneering Global Health Solutions in the 21st Century” is taking place in Arlington, VA at Marymount University on June 8-11, 2012.
  • PARTICIPATE & REGISTER   Registration is now open! You can register here. Students and Developing Country professionals receive a partial scholarship and gain great opportunities to network with professionals from all over the globe in an informal setting.
  • SPREAD THE WORD   Share the attached flyer on a bulletin board on your campus. Would you reach out to students, young professionals and colleagues who may be interested in faith, global or public health, international development and other related fields by forwarding this message? Tweet about the annual conference by using #ccihconf2012.
  • SPONSORSHIP   Publicize your school or program by becoming a sponsor or advertising at the conference. View levels and details here.
If you would like any further information about the conference, you can find it on our recent announcement or our conference website, or you can contact conference@ccih.org.

Save the Date: Knowledge Crossing Borders Conference, May 30-June 1, 2012 (West Chester University)

West Chester University, along with Universidad Nacional at Heredia, Costa Rica, is organizing an international conference on higher education to be held May 30-June 1, 2012 at West Chester University campus. The official CIESUP/Knowledge Crossing Borders conference website can be accessed here.

Pre-Conference learning institutes: May 29, 2012
Conference: May 30 – June 1, 2012
Cultural Exchanges/Programs: June 2 – June 3, 2012

Updated:Proposals are due by November 1, 2011. The call for proposals is posted below.


In an increasingly global and technological world, geographic and intellectual borders are being blurred, reconstructed, and reinstituted. The resulting paradigm shift is creating opportunities and challenges for nations and for institutions of higher learning. Political, economic, and socio-cultural issues surrounding the production, dissemination, access, ownership, and consumption of knowledge are receiving ever-increasing scrutiny across all academic disciplines.

The International Higher Education Congress sponsors seek to build a sustainable future through transformative global partnerships in higher education. The conference theme—Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building a Global Future through Research and Innovative Practices—is both broad and timely and includes the research, pedagogical, outreach, and administrative functions of institutions of higher education. The conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and international borders create both difficult challenges and transformative opportunities for cooperation, change, creativity, and innovation.

Conference participants will actively explore and develop common interests and intersecting scholarly work linking two or more of the participating countries and institutions.

We are seeking conference workshop papers that focus on border-crossing perspectives in broad contexts. Topics may include, but are not exclusive to, the following tracks of inquiry:

  • Technology and Science
  • Sustainability
  • Best Practices in Higher Education
  • Globalization and Transnationalization in Higher Education
  • Funding Models for Higher Education

More detailed descriptions of the tracks are found here.

Proposals may be submitted for the following structures:

  • Individual presentations not to exceed 20 minutes
  • Entire concurrent sessions or workshops that may be structured with up to three presentations for a total of 60 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of audience response
  • Poster sessions which will include at least 60 minutes of presenter’s scheduled presence, for dialogue with conferees concerning the project portrayed