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At the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, attendees heard from leading world experts on injury prevention. If you didn’t get a chance to attend Safety 2012, read on to find out some of the current thinking on injury prevention discussed at the conference.
In October ACC was proud to be the principal sponsor of the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – Safety 2012 – which was held in Wellington. It brought together the world’s leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners and advocates, and resulted in some fascinating insights and learnings for all attendees.
Many interesting and thought-provoking presentations and workshops took place during the four-day conference. Themes of the presentations included:
- Injuries due to alcohol use – including University of Otago Professor Jennie Connor and Wellington Hospital Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr Paul Quigley’s presentation on the importance of everyone – not just front-line medics and other practitioners – becoming advocates for reducing the burden of alcohol-related injuries.
- Emergency care – Dr Junaid Razzak presented on inequities in emergency care, while Dr Elmin Steyn presented on new strategies for emergency trauma care.
- Sports injuries – such as Professor Steve Marshall’s fascinating presentation on how concussions can make sports safer.
- Violence prevention – including a riveting presentation recounting the true story of a person born to fail, given by the co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit.
- Suicide prevention – Professor Eric Cairns presented on confronting public health challenges in suicide prevention.
These are just a few highlights from the conference. If you’re interested in seeing more presentations on these and other topics, all keynote and state-of-the-art presentations are available to view by following this link.
Published 19/12/2012Share this