Center for Injury Research and Policy 2013 Global Child Injury Conference Agenda :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Global Conference on Child Injury Prevention: Agenda


The Global Conference will feature prominent speakers and panel discussions focusing on global initiatives to reduce child injury:

  • Status report on global child injury prevention and vision for the future
  • Building child injury prevention coalitions, capacity, and infrastructure
  • Building partnerships with communities


Global Conference on Child Injury Prevention: Collaborating for the Future


September 19, 2013

Theme of Day 1: Empowering Global Child Injury Prevention through Capacity Building


Registration and Continental Breakfast (8:00am-9:00am)


Opening (9:00am-9:30am)

  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Drs. Steve Allen and Huiyun Xiang - Nationwide Children's Hospital; David Meddings - World Health Organization (WHO); Dr. Grant Baldwin - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Review of the conference agenda and introduction of keynote speaker – Dr. Gary Smith, Center for Injury Research and Policy


Historical Perspective and Current Status of Global Child Injury Prevention (9:30am-10:15am)

  • Keynote Speaker DAvid Meddings: 2008 WHO/UNICEF Report on Child Injury Prevention: Status Report


Break/Networking (10:15am-10:45am)


Capacity Building through Mentoring (10:45am-12:45pm)

  • MENTOR –VIP and Child Injury Prevention – David Meddings, WHO
  • Global Injury Prevention Network – Gary Smith
  • Mentorship Projects: Panel Discussion (Moderator: Morag MacKay)
    • Child Injury Prevention in China – Monica Cui, Safe Kids China
    • Needs Assessment for a Child Safety Restraint Program in Nigeria – Tolulope Olufunlayo
    • Child Drowning Prevention in the Philippines – Jonathan Guevarra
    • School Area Road Safety Assessment in Tanzania – Tom Bishop, Amend


Lunch (12:450pm-2:15pm)


Capacity Building through Knowledge Transfer (2:15pm-3:45pm)

  • Teach-VIP Resources from WHO – David Meddings, WHO
  • Capacity Building through Knowledge Transfer in Collaborative Research – Huiyun Xiang, CIRP
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training in Latin America - Eugenia Gonzalez, Foundacion Gonzalo Rodriguez, Safe Kids Uruguay


Break/Networking (3:45pm-4:15pm)


Developing Infrastructure Capacity (4:15pm-5:15pm)

  • Developing Data Surveillance Capacity – Leilei Duan, China CDC
  • Child Deah Review in Thailand - Adisak Plitponkarnpim, Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Safe Kids Thailand



Reception (5:30pm-7:00pm)


September 20, 2013

Theme of Day 2: Empowering Global Child Injury Prevention through Coalition Building and Partnerships 


Continental Breakfast (7:30am-8:00am)


Keynote: Global Burden of Disease Study and Child Injury (8:00am-am)

  • Theo Vos - Insitute for Health Matrics and Evaluation, University of Washington


Building Child Injury Prevention Coalitions (9:00am-10:45am)

  • United States National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention – Grant Baldwin, CDC
  • Prevent Child Injury Project - Tracy Mehan
  • Safe Kids Worldwide – Kate Carr
  • European Child Safety Alliance – Morag MacKay


Break/Networking (10:45am-11:15am)


Building Partnerships with Communities (11:15am-12:45pm)

  • Building Partnerships with Communities: Panel Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Huiyun Xiang, CIRP)
    • Burn Prevention in South Africa – Sebastian van As, Childsafe
    • Drowning Prevention in Bangladesh – Fazlur Rahman, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh
    • Promoting Child Safety in the Arab Society in Israel – Orly Silbinger, Beterem
    • Prevention of Bullying In Primary Schools in Cali, Colombia – Maria Isabel Gutierrez


Collaborating for the Future: Next Steps (12:45pm-1:00pm)

  • On the Horizon in Global Child Injury Prevention – Gary Smith
  • Conference Wrap-up
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