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Adolescent Health Symposium in February

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The annual Adolescent Health Symposium, primarily designed for educators and youth workers, takes place in downtown Madison, February 9-10, 2017.

Presented by departments from UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh, along with Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, Inc., the symposium features three tracks: Risk Factors, Health Promotion and Protective Factors, and Emerging Issues.

Keynotes are:

  • “A Holistic Approach to the Well-Being of Society in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Opportunities for Us All,” by Dr. Trevor Hancock of the new School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia;
  • “Owning Our Health: Nutrition and Physical Activity Connections,” by Dr. Karen Skemp of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; and
  • “Building Successful School Mental Health Programs within a Multi-Tiered System of Support,” by Dr. Mark Sander of School Mental Health, Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Schools, and Wilder Research; and Sue Abderholden of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota.

Standard registration is $239, with single-day rates available as well as discounts for students and for groups of 3 or more from an organization.

Credit options are available.

Online registration closes January 27, 2017.