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Global Youth Health Summit 2018

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Hong Kong International School

1 Red Hill Road

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MDJunior is excited to host its second youth leadership conference, Global Youth Health Summit 2018, on September 15-16, 2018 at Hong Kong International School. The theme of the conference is “Youth and Mental Health”. The aim of the Summit is to bring together youth (high school and above) from all major schools and colleges of Hong Kong with leading professionals from the fields of healthcare, service, government, media and other organizations, to empower youth voice in the area of mental health.

Over the course of the Summit, youth attendees will be empowered through keynotes, panels, and workshops with local and global leaders to have their needs understood and their voices heard. This is an invaluable opportunity to build critical leadership skills, foster new partnerships, learn about the issues surrounding youth mental health, and the role of young adults, such as yourself, in mental health.

Our goal is to achieve impact, scale, and visibility.


Our Background

MDJunior (MDJunior.org) is a student-run non-profit organization with a singular goal to “Empower Youth in Health through Selfless Service.” In eight years, the organization has grown to over 45 chapters worldwide in the US, Honduras, UK, India and Hong Kong, with a network of nearly 4500 students and 500 dedicated professionals.

This Summit builds on the tremendous success of MDJunior's first leadership conference, GYHS 2015, held at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, inspiring over 150 youth and their families. At the #YouthinHealth Conference, MDJunior convened over 100 distinguished youth from more than 20 schools/colleges, 19 sponsors/exhibitors, and 12 exceptional speakers from world-class organizations like the CDC, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and Forbes 30 under 30, among others.


Why should you participate?

The conference is open to students in Grade 8/Year 9 and above as well as interested faculty. Aside from being something that will stand out on your resume, you will receive an enriching leadership and educational experience. #GYHS2018 is a unique opportunity where you will learn from esteemed leaders from a wide variety of industries through keynotes and panel discussions, as well as workshops. For those who are also looking to pursue the field of healthcare in the future, this is a fantastic opportunity!


*The Summit will be preceded by MDJunior's first Hackathon event - #MDJrHacks. Working through the night on September 15th, youth and other participants in the hack are being challenged to use their computing and creative skills to “build something to change something for youth mental health". If interested in signing up for the #MDJrHacks accompanying this event (Saturday, September 15, 2018), please click here. Students who participate in both the Hackathon and Summit will earn MDJunior’s Young Fellow certification. Participants in the Hackathon can also earn credit for service hours.


Complimentary lunch and T-shirt provided. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. Participants with dietary restrictions are advised to bring their own food.

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