Beginning on November 5, 2018—leadership, faculty, and staff from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit shared work, engaged with researchers from around the world, and advanced the field of injury prevention at the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The conference, which ran through November 7, is a biannual gathering of students, researchers, and organizations across focus areas within injury prevention. Over the event’s three days, JH-IIRU team members presented research through poster and oral presentations, participated in organizational meetings, and staffed a booth in the exhibition hall.
Director Dr. Abdul Bachani led the Unit with presentations, such as his State of the Art session on evaluating multi-sectoral actions.” Dr. Bachani also presented a parallel session on home injuries among children in Malaysia, and facilitated a panel on injury-related disability.
“The Safety 2018 conference is a unique opportunity for our team to share work and interact with so many colleagues and collaborators from around the world,” said Dr. Bachani. “Having the Unit so well represented for this year’s event is a testament to the quality of work we conduct. I’m proud of the team and our research and look forward to connecting with others so passionate about advancing the field of injury prevention.”
Associate directors Dr. Amber Mehmood and Dr. Olakunle Alonge each presented at the podium on childhood injury mortality in Bangladesh and mHealth applications for injury surveillance and control, respectively.
Prior to the start of the conference, Dr. Bachani and Associate Director Qingfeng Li participated in a series of meetings, which included presentations on child injury and drowning prevention.
The conference officially kicked off on November 5 with an opening ceremony, featuring Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Staff from JH-IIRU represent the Unit in the exhibition hall at booth No. 1 and all conference participants were encouraged to visit for information on online courses, professional opportunities, and more.
To learn more about Safety 2018, please visit the conference web page here. For all the updates from the JH-IIRU team, follow the Unit on Twitter at @HopkinsINJURIES for presentation highlights and conference updates.