On August 6, 2014, JH-IIRU organized and hosted a successful workshop on injury surveillance in Beijing, China as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, China.

JH-IIRU team member, research associate Dr. Qingfeng Li, opened the workshop by introducing a few statistical adjustments to the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which is a model for the Chinese National Injury Surveillance System (NISS).

The workshop was very well-received, especially the presentation on developing and implementing trauma registries given by Dr. Amber Mehmood, JH-IIRU research associate, as China is in the process of strengthening its trauma registries. Dr. Mehmood’s discussion included a history of the development of trauma registries, their significance as hospital-based injury surveillance tools and examples of trauma registries from high and low income countries. She also discussed challenges in development and implementation of multi-centered registries as well as their role as a quality improvement tool for trauma care.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program in-country collaborator, Dr. Leilei Duan was invited to give a lecture on the prospects of a Chinese injury surveillance system.

Twenty-five people from the China CDC, the Suzhou city office, the Dalian city office, and the Zhejiang CDC, as well as Global Road Safety Program consortium partners, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRPS) and WHO China attended the workshop.

China Workshop
Participants in the Injury Surveillance Workshop

Dr. Qingfeng Li opens the Injury Surveillance Workshop in Beijing, China


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