SAVIR makes global connections at World Injury Conference.
Inj Prev 2008 Jun; 14(3):213
The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and many of our members took part in the Ninth World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion that was held in Merida, Mexico this past March. The conference was a great success, ably hosted by the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica and the Secretaria Salud and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. Our participation in the World Injury Conference expanded SAVIR's global presence and promoted our organization as well as violence and injury research in Latin America and around the world. Several notable activities and sessions were coordinated by SAVIR and many of its Injury Research Center members. Among these was a global injury infrastructure development through training session, moderated by Drs Corinne Peek- Asa and Adnan Hyder. This session formally introduced programs in the Fogarty International Collaboration in Trauma and Injury Research Training to a global audience. The US National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center sponsors injury training programs that involve partnerships between US institutions and institutions in low-income or middle-income countries. The session was very well received and featured a discussion of evaluation strategies for infrastructure building, research examples from Fogarty program trainees, and a panel discussion with five program directors.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Training; Education; Humans; Men; Women
Dr. C. Branas, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, 936 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104- 6021
University of Iowa