Thank you to everyone!

On behalf of the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion we would like to warmly thank everybody who contributed to the success of Safety 2012, either as a delegate, a speaker, a sponsor or an exhibitor.

To those who attended, we're sure you all found the programme inspiring and took away with you some thought-provoking and strategic insights.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors. Their contributions are hugely appreciated and their presence at the event contributes to the excitement and atmosphere of the conference.

Thanks again, we hope you enjoyed Safety 2012 as much as we did. Hope we see you in Atlanta in 2014!

About the Conference

Safety 2012 was the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. The conference is held biennially under the auspices of the World Health Organization. It brought together the world's leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners and advocates, to build knowledge and strengthen the fields of injury prevention and safety promotion worldwide. 

Safety 2012 was organised by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ), and the University of Otago's Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU). There are also numerous partners and colleagues in New Zealand, Australia, and internationally who contributed to the planning and success of the conference.

Keynote Speakers
  • Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

    Professor Shanthi Ameratunga
    Professor, Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Deputy Head - School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Dr Alex Butchart

    Dr Alex Butchart
    Prevention of Violence Coordinator, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

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  • John Carnochan

    John Carnochan
    QPM, FFPH. Detective Chief Superintendent, Co-Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, United Kingdom

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  • Professor Linda C Degutis

    Professor Linda C Degutis
    DrPH, MSN, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States of America

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  • Dr Leilei Duan

    Dr Leilei Duan
    Director, Injury Prevention, Chinese National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China

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  • David Engwicht

    David Engwicht
    Creative Communities International, Australia

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  • Professor Adnan A Hyder

    Professor Adnan A Hyder
    MD, Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States of America

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  • Judith Hackitt

    Judith Hackitt
    Chair of the Health and Safety Commission, United Kingdom

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  • Dr Etienne Krug

    Dr Etienne Krug
    MD, MPH, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

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  • Professor Alan Lopez

    Professor Alan Lopez
    Professor of Global Health and Head of the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Affiliate Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Australia

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  • Professor Rod McClure

    Professor Rod McClure
    Director of the Monash Injury Research Institute (MIRI), Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, Australia

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  • Professor Ian Roberts

    Professor Ian Roberts
    Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

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  • Dr Elmin Stein

    Dr Elmin Stein
    MB Ch B, MMed, (Surgery), FCS(SA), Head of Trauma and Emergency services at Vincent Pallotti and Christian Barnard Hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Professor Wong Shaw Voon

    Professor Wong Shaw Voon
    BEng, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, MASME, MSAE, Director-General, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Malaysia

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Conference Recordings
Video presentations of the Keynote and State of the Art sessions.  Click here to view.

TVNZ interview with Etienne Krug - Click here to view

Radio NZ interviews from Safety 2012 -
2 October Click here to listen to the story

 
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