Program

An engaging program of invited and selected speakers will be prepared to provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from leading experts in the field of injury prevention and safety promotion.  

A number of included conference workshops will also be developed providing an extended opportunity for delegates to gain a deeper understanding of relevant topics and areas of expertise. 

Keynote speakers will be announced as confirmed, with the full workshop and concurrent session program released by the end of August 2017.

This program outline is indicative only and is subject to change. Please check back at this page for any program updates. 

 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Pre-conference Short Course - Taking systematic reviews to the next level: meta-analysis in injury prevention

Presenter: Associate Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
Date: Sunday 12th November
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Central Ballarat (to be confirmed pending enrolments)
Cost: To be announced pending registration of interest. Costs will be kept as low as possible, and confirmed in early August.

To book for this pre-conference short course, please do so via the registration process.

This workshop is aimed at researchers and practitioners who are familiar with the basic conduct of systematic reviews but not yet experienced with conducting meta-analyses.

The workshop will use one or more existing injury data sets to illustrate how to use software and interpret statistical results.

  • Introduction on key elements of systematic reviews for meta-analyses
  • Measures of risk (odds ratio, relative risk) and study design (case-control, RCT)
  • Simple meta-analysis model including assumptions
  • Statistical software for meta-anlayses
  • Heterogeneity (random vs fixed effects meta-analysis, tests for heterogeneity, index of heterogeneity)
  •  Assessing publication bias (funnel plot, regression test, rank correlation test)
  • Generating forest plots
  • Meta-regression for study-level predictors
  • Multivariate meta-regression for multiple study-level outcomes

All enquiries regarding the course content can be emailed directly to Association Professor Olivier at j.olivier@unsw.edu.au 

Course will be confirmed by August, pending sufficient enrolments.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Ballarat City Walking Tour

Students are you attending the 2017 AIPN conference in Ballarat, or perhaps submitting an abstract? This may be your first conference, or you might not yet know any of the other conference attendees? In that case this pre-conference event specially designed by students for students cannot be missed! 

The Ballarat city walking tour will incorporate a guided tour on foot of the highlights of this beautiful historic town, as well as the chance to meet and mingle with fellow students in a relaxed environment before the conference gets started.  

We will also be joined on the walk by special guests –leading researchers, practitioners and industry experts, including conference Co-Chairs Professor Caroline Finch and Professor Rebecca Ivers, providing you with a unique opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the injury prevention field.   

This special event for coursework and research students is definitely one to mark in your calendars! Further details will be released closer to the time, but make sure you keep this event in mind when booking your travel to Ballarat.
 
Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Cost: FREE! The cost of this activity is included in your conference registration. 
Meeting place: To be confirmed

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Official Opening

Welcome Address & Welcome to Country

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker Presentations

Keynote Address: Jonathon Passmore, Technical Officer, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organisation

Read more: Jonathon Passmore
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon tea

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Welcome Day Two

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker Presentations

Keynote Address: Professor Andrea Geilen, Johns Hopkins Centre for Injury Research and Policy
Keynote Address: Dr Alison Baker-Lewton, Victoria University

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10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea & Poster Viewing

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Plenary Workshop

Behaviour Change Advertising 
Facilitator: Dr Ioni Lewis, CARRS-Q

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3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon tea

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Conference Social Event

8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration Open

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker Presentations

Keynote Address: Professor Steven Marshall, University of North Carolina
Keynote Address: Professor Mark Stevenson, Melbourne University

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12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Closing Session & Awards