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Inj Prev. 2007 April; 13(2): 144.
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UN Global Road Safety Week

23–29 April 2007. Further information: http://tinyurl.com/2drhrq.

Road Traffic Safety Week: International Research Webinars

26 April 2007. As part of Global Road Safety Week, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), the University of Pittsburgh Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) and other collaborators, are co-sponsoring a one-day series of international webinars presenting contemporary examples of student research on traffic and motorcycle injuries from four different countries. The purpose is to highlight the role of research in global road traffic safety. Each researcher will present a 15 min overview of the nature of their work, the current status of their project and preliminary results, with follow-up discussion. All webinars take place in two time slots:

  1. 09:00–10:00 (Eastern daylight time)

Epidemiology of road traffic crashes in Vojvodina, Serbia: Predrag Duric, Institute of Public Health Vojvodina, Epidemiological Department

Epidemiological trends of traffic deaths in Cali, Colombia: evaluation of public policies: Alvaro Sanchez

  1. 16:00–17:00 (Eastern daylight time)

Motorcycle helmet research in Vietnam: Dang Viet Hung

Motorcycle injury prevention research in Malaysia: Nhan Tran

More information and registration details can be downloaded through the CIRCL seminar web page: http://circl.pitt.edu/home/seminars.htm

16th International Conference on Safe Communities

11–13 June 2007, Tehran, Iran. The conference will focus principally on the impact of safe communities on road safety, although it will also consider home safety, child safety, prevention of violence, safety in disasters and crises, the safety of older people and occupational safety. Further information: http://safety2007.info

World Water Safety 2007

27–29 September 2007, Porto, Portugal. The conference is designed for those with an interest in exchanging information globally on the latest developments in prevention, rescue and treatment of drowning and other aquatic injuries. The hosts are the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos (ISN) and the Associação de Nadadores Salvadores (ASNASA). Further information: http://tinyurl.com/y7esew.

Injury Prevention Network Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2007

29–31 October 2007. Napier, New Zealand. Further information: http://ipn.org.nz

4th Asian Regional Conference on Safe Communities

21–24 November 2007, Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the meeting is “Incorporating global thinking; cultivating local strategy”. The conference will be followed by a visit to the site of the 2005 tsunami. Further information: http://safethai2007.com

9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. Safety 2008

15–17 March 2008. Merida, Mexico. The conference will give special attention to the processes of globalization and their implications for injuries and violence. The World Health Organization is urging governments to address the two main themes of violence and traffic accidents. The conference will also emphasize the global patterns in technological and epidemiological transitions, proposing international collaboration as a fundamental strategy for the design and promotion of policies for injury prevention and safety promotion. Early registration and the call for abstracts are already open. Further information: http://www.safety2008mx.info/ing/index.html


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