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Take Action for Injury Prevention 2017

27 Feb, 17 | by Sheree Bekker

In his closing remarks to the 2016 World Safety conference, Professor Adnan Hyder encouraged delegates to “take action.” These words also weave through the Tampere Declaration which encourages a global commitment for stronger injury and violence prevention by integrating injury and violence prevention into other health and safety advocacy platforms.

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to be hosting the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

Take Action is the theme of the 2017 Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference.

The conference will celebrate five ways in which we can Take Action:

  • Systems for safer cities and stronger communities
  • Injury prevention through the arts
  • Advancing approaches to injury and violence prevention
  • Applying data in policy, planning and research
  • Understanding outcomes and experiences

Some of these areas have been the topic of recent blog posts here on the Injury Prevention blog. Injury Prevention through the Arts was discussed in Meet Graham and Almost Impossible Cancer Spaghetti: The intersection between injury prevention and the arts, and Systems for Safer Cities and Stronger Communities was highlighted in The Lancet Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health: cities planned for humans rather than cars.

Presentations from all fields of injury and safety promotion will be included in the program (child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety and drowning, burns prevention, sports injury prevention, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, intentional injury, trauma outcomes and registries, plus many more…)

We’ll be outlining more about the ideas to Take Action in the lead up to the conference, as well as profiling our keynote and invited speakers.

For now, we encourage everyone to Take Action on their abstracts – submissions close 11th April 2017.

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