Barcelona, Spain

Lost & Found: Adolescent Health in the 21st Century

when 10 July 2016 - 16 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 225

As the World Health Organization rightly highlights, adolescents are often thought of as a healthy group. This is far from reality: too many adolescents die prematurely due to suicide or other forms of violence, injuries resulting from road or domestic accidents, or sexual and reproductive health conditions, including pregnancy-related complications. This should not be the case: those illnesses are either preventable or treatable. Additionally, a growing number of teenagers experience chronic disease and disabilities. Furthermore, many conditions developed in an adult age are rooted in the adolescence, like those linked to life habits – smoking, overweight, sexually transmitted infections. As a consequence, a poor adolescent health results in a shorten life expectancy and a lower quality of life.

The Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2016 will provide a comprehensive overview of the adolescent health current status in the world to students and young professionals from diverse backgrounds. At the end of the week, participants will be able to think critically about adolescent health main topics and appraise the alternative solutions being offered by the experts.

Target group

Students and young professionals (up to 35 years old) from Medicine and related disciplines.
Proficiency in English is required.

Course aim

Developping participants’ competencies in the field of Adolescent Health.
Creating a network of young professionals interested in Adolescents Health and related issues.

Credits info

Certificate: Students who attend at least 80% of the course sessions will receive a certificate of participation.

Fee info

EUR 225: Includes course materials, activities and coffee.
Accommodation is NOT included. A list of housing options will be provided to accepted participants.
EUR 202: Students affiliated to IFMSA are entitled to a 10% fee discount. Affiliation will be verified by a letter signed by the local association chairperson. Payment details will be provided upon acceptance.


The Associació d'Estudiants de Ciències de la Salut (AECS) is handing out 100€ grants for Catalan undergraduates. The selection criteria will be announced at their official webpage: and through social media.