Organisation

The summer course on children and adolescents with chronic illness and the Transition Symposium is organised by the Research Group on Adolescents Health of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne. The program directors are:

  • Prof. Joan-Carles Surís is a pediatrician specialized in adolescence and public health. He is the head of the Research Group on Adolescent Health at the IUMSP and also performs part time clinical work at the Hôpital de l’Enfance de Lausanne.
  • Dr Christina Akre holds a doctorate in Life Sciences and a masters in Anthropology and Sociology. She leads research projects at the Research Group on Adolescent Health (IUMSP) and at the Hôpital de l’Enfance de Lausanne.