Conference Objectives and Themes


Our objectives for this Conference are to:

  1. strengthen injury control as an integral part of national and international public health policies and programmes.
  2. exchange most recent scientific findings and practices in all fields of injury prevention and safety promotion.
  3. increase synergy and foster partnerships between professionals working in all levels of injury prevention and safety promotion.
  4. encourage outcome orientated research and improve the transfer to evidence based practice.
  5. highlight the current international injury prevention milestones and global campaigns, specifically in violence prevention, road safety and child safety.
  6. facilitate the participation of experts from low-income countries through scholarships.


The conference will include plenary sessions on topics of concern to all injury prevention/safety promotion professionals (e.g. presentation of research and good practices from around the world, assessment of the impact of media on risk awareness, the role of comprehensive safety policies and laws).

The state-of-the-art presentations and parallel sessions will be organized around the following conference themes:

  1. Violence Prevention
  2. Suicide Prevention
  3. Road Safety
  4. Work Safety and Health
  5. Child and Elder Safety
  6. Safety in the Home and Institutions
  7. Sports, Leisure Time Safety
  8. Product Safety
  9. Trauma Management
  10. Disaster and Terrorism Preparedness, Civil Protection
  11. Safe Communities

Participants will have opportunities for direct involvement by oral presentations, poster displays, video submissions, associated conferences, working meetings and exhibits. In addition, the Conference is intended to be a meeting place that will encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors. Finally, this platform will be an opportunity to heighten the awareness among decision-makers and the general population concerning the main issues related to safety in our societies.

Original design by Stephan Tratter - Programming by Charles Bedard
last update: March 31 2003