Call for Abstracts: Youth Tech Health

Posted by Bukola Daike on April 20, 2021 at 7:18 am

In its thirteenth year, YTH Live Global 2021 aims to further center youth voices in technology and health. The conference will focus on the health and wellness of youth in the US and around the globe, seeking to understand how innovative technology can be leveraged to improve health outcomes for all and promote health equity.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the YTH Live Global 2021 Program Committee.

YTH Live is also particularly interested in showcasing work in the following topics:  


  • Mobile Technology/Apps  
  • Internet and Web-based Solutions 
  • Virtual or Augmented Reality (VR and AR)  
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
  • Messaging (SMS, WhatsApp, Telegram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, etc.) 
  • Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • Chatbots 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • Bitcoin 
  • Hackathons  
  • Robots  
  • Health Information Systems 
  • Digital Health Strategies 
  • Data and Analytics 
  • Gaming and Gamification 
  • Dating Apps 
  • Wearables 
  • Public Private Partnership 
  • Digital Wellbeing  
  • Social Impact Innovation

Youth Health Topics: 

  • Sexual and reproductive health, including unplanned pregnancy prevention 
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) 
  • Pornography 
  • Mental health, cyberbullying, and/or suicide prevention 
  • Gender-based violence, including teen dating violence 
  • Gun violence including hate crimes and police-related gun violence 
  • Alcohol, tobacco, vaping and other drugs 
  • Substance use, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, marijuana, and other illicit drugs  
  • Inter-generational immigrant health 
  • Refugee health  
  • Going beyond the gender binary and centering gender identity health issues 
  • Support and services access for homeless youth, foster youth, and transgender youth 
  • Critical health issues impacting key youth populations including trans-spectrum youth, youth with disabilities, youth of color, tribal youth and immigrant communities 
  • Integration of youth health with complementary sectors such as economic development, career development, digital rights, environmental and adulthood preparation etc. 
  • Health equity
  • Engaging youth in creating solutions for their own health 
  • Trauma-informed care and principles
  • Social justice
  • Health disparities among adolescents

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