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23–29 April 2007. Further information: http://tinyurl.com/2drhrq.
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 15min 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:
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
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
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
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.
29–31 October 2007. Napier, New Zealand. Further information: http://ipn.org.nz
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
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