Global Population Health Summit on Gender Related Processes

By The Global Population Health Summit
“Rushing Gender Affirmative Treatment on Young Children and Adolescents Affect the Patient’s Physical and Mental Health” Experts in New York say

Speakers at the GPHS confirmed: “Treatment of Gender related issues is a long process which requires research and analysis of the patient’s background, history and the full involvement of the family for support and decision making”. 

The Global Population Health Summit

The Global Population Health Summit (GPHS), held in cooperation with the Greater New York Dental Meeting, successfully concluded its second edition, centering discussions around the theme Sustainable Population Health. The summit was also accredited by the International Congress for Health Specialties.

Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, the summit provided an invaluable platform for an extensive array of participants, including medical and health professionals, researchers, academics, public health specialists, industry leaders, policymakers, government officials, and patient advocates who share a passion for advancing global population health.
Dr. Eric Roodenbeke, the Scientific Chairman of GPHS, spearheaded the event, playing a pivotal role in fostering an environment for meaningful discussions. A distinguished figure in the healthcare landscape, he formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Hospital Federation and Senior Health Specialist for the World Health Organization.

GPHS aimed to enhance population health globally, establishing fundamental principles for a sustainable healthcare system. It also sought to develop capabilities and expertise in the healthcare sector to address the increasing challenges to sustainable population health. As a global scientific platform, GPHS facilitated evidence-based discussions, showcased innovative solutions, and provided valuable recommendations to uphold the rights, safety, dignity, continuity, and well-being of the global community.

GPHS comprised of three intricate topic discussions, the first being Develop and Monitor Sustainable Population Health Policies that Exercise the “Do no harm” Principle. Moderated by Dr. Roodenbeke, it addressed the growing tensions faced by patients seeking medical care in a fast-evolving and globalized world. Panelists included Prof. Peter Pitts, President and Co-Founder of the Center of Medicine in the Public Interest; Dr. Alexandre Ledrait, Psychologist, Psychopathologist, and Associate Professor at the Clinical Psychopathology University of Caen; and self-employed Psychiatrist Sven Román.
In addressing the growing tensions faced by patients seeking medical care in a fast-evolving and globalized world, Sven Román stated: “Children and parents haven’t got informed consent because if you tell the truth as a physician, you must say there is no evidence for the treatment, and they don’t say so.”

He added: “Rushing Gender Affirmative Treatment on Young Children and Adolescents Affect the Patient’s Physical and Mental Health”. 
From his side Dr. Alexandre Ledrait, Psychologist, Psychopathologist and Associate Professor in Clinical Psychopathology at the university of Caen confirmed: “Treatment of Gender related issues is a long process which requires research and analysis of the patient’s background, history and the full involvement of the family for support and decision making”.

The second topic session, Media and Technology and its Effect on Mental Health, Healthy Families, and Stable Societies, was also moderated by Dr. Roodenbeke. The session explored the role of media and influencers, backed by new communication technologies, on children, adolescents, and young adults with regards to mental disorders, self-harming behaviors, addictions, and suicidal ideations. Panelists included Dr. Anna Cognet-Kayem, Psychologist and Psychoanalyst; Richard Cohen, Psychotherapist at Positive Approaches to Healthy Sexuality (PATH); and Walt Heyer, Author, Activist, and Senior Fellow at Family Research Council in D.C.

The final topic session, Long Term Strategies for Population Health to be Inspired by Public Health Data, Scientific Research and Evidence, and Preserved from Influencers, was moderated by Prof. Peter Pitts, the President and Co-founder of Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. Prof. Peter delved into the overall population health and prevention policies and programs that are needed to reduce the prevalence of healthcare challenges across its spectrum. Panelists included Stephanie Davies-Arai, Director of Transgender Trend; Psychiatrist Sven Román; and GPHS Scientific Chairman Dr. Eric Roodenbeke, who also provided a summary and conclusion of the event.

With regards to the high influence of social, political, and economic environments, Prof. Peter Pitts commented: “What we heard from a variety of different countries was very different approaches, the same frustration that basic science is being ignored and that cultural politics is taking the lead beyond what good medical practice should be.”

Media and social media had a big share during the discussions, as speakers highlighted the negative effect it has on teenagers and young individuals in general. The speakers unanimously agreed that social media can cause a great damage to teenagers’ personality and might have a great effect on them taking irrational decisions. Moreover, they assured that false information disseminated on social media targets individuals of all ages, which exacerbates mental and psychological health problems aimed at weakening the family structure, and leading to the emergence of gender related issues.

As the summit concluded, the speakers announced the New York 2023 Declaration for Sustainable Population Health, committing to persistently promote sustainable population health and awareness and advance medical knowledge, research, and innovation for the benefit of humanity.
Participants in GPHS were recognized for their dedication with three CERP CE credits from the Greater New York Dental Meeting and seven CME credits from the International Congress for Health Specialties – ICHS, which is based in the United Kingdom.

To conclude the second edition of the summit, the speakers and participants deliberated and agreed that there is a need to protect and develop the healthcare system to provide the possible care to patients facing gender-related issues and psychological co-morbidities, while raising their awareness of the best possible treatment, which can be determined by healthcare professionals. Based on this identification, it was agreed to publish the New York Declaration for Sustainable Population Health.

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