This program is current as at 21 August 2017 and is subject to change. Please check back at this webpage for any program updates.


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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: SMB campus, S building, Grant Street, Ballarat Central
Cost: $90 for conference delegates and $135 for non-registered delegates.

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 

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Ballarat City Walking Tour

Calling all students attending the 2017 AIPN conference, join us for a pre-conference social event!  

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 some leading researchers and practitioners, 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.

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 - approx. 7.00PM
Cost: FREE! The cost of this activity is included in your conference registration.  
Meeting place: To be confirmed

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

IP's Got Talent

Structured along the lines of a Nerd Nite, this pre-conference evening event will provide delegates a chance to get together to catch up with colleagues (or meet new ones), while warming up for a  week of injury prevention intellect: come along, share a laugh, and embrace your inner nerdiness! Facilitated by Dr Dale Hanson it will include a 1 man show on the story of Dr John Snow, a founding father of modern epidemiology, light-hearted presentations by 3 student injury prevention researchers, and plenty of time for conversation in between.

If you are interested in being one of the student presenters at this event please contact Amy (student program co-coordinator) on

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 7.00PM start
Location: To be confirmed
Costs: Main meals for students will be generously subsidised by the AIPN.  Food and beverages for non-student attendees will be at your own expense (but we are working to keep these costs as minimal as possible) 
Speaker profiles to be confirmed 

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Plenary Session 1

*Sponsored by Victorian Department of Health and Human Services*

8.30AM - Welcome to Country
Peter Lovett

8.40AM - Welcome Address
President, Australian Injury Prevention Network

8.50AM - Official Welcome
Catherine King MP, Member for Ballarat

9.00AM - Dr Bruce Bolam, Department of Health and Human Services

9.10AM - Welcome
Leigh Sullivan, DVC Research & Innovation, FedUni

9.30AM - Keynote Address
Jonathon Passmore, Technical Officer, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organisation

10.00AM - Keynote Address
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner, Australia Human Rights Commission

Read more: Jonathon Passmore Megan Mitchell Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Sport & Recreation - Prevention of Serious Injury and Death

11.00AM - Identifying opportunities for the prevention of fatalities relating to sport and recreation in Australia
Lauren Fortington, Federation University Australia

11.10AM - Race-day fracture incidence in Irish professional flat and jump horse racing from 2011-2016
Siobhán O'Connor, Dublin City University

11.20AM - Referees are not sanctioning enough illegal tackles in South African youth rugby
James Brown, University of Cape Town

11.30AM - A 10 year analysis of boating and watercraft drowning deaths in Australia
Stacey Pidgeon, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

11.40AM - “The Talk Test” : Teaching Non Medical Staff How to Assess Potentially Life Threatening On Field Emergencies - A pilot study
Dheeshana Sayakkarage, Eastern Victoria GP Training

11.50AM - Bicycle and non-motorised wheeled recreational injuries and helmet use attitudes in children
Jessica Ong, UNSW

12.00PM - Development of a search strategy for monitoring the media for football-related fatalities in Australia
Lauren Fortington, Federation University Australia

12.05PM - “The Long Dive”. Aquatic safety, voluntary endurance breath holding, aquatic activities and competition
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Road Safety 1

* Sponsored by CARRS-Q*


11.10AM - The utility and impact of coronial recommendations on improving road safety policy and practice and, preventing deaths – a theoretical framework
Marilyn Johnson, Monash University

11.20AM - Towards Autonomous Vehicles with Socially-Aware Predictive Models of Vulnerable Road Users’ Behaviours and Intentions
Mo Hossny, Deakin University

11.30AM - Quad-bike related aeromedical retrievals in Queensland 2010 -2014
Richard Franklin, James Cook University

11.40AM -  The Prevention of Back over Collisions
Brian Fildes, Monash University

11.50AM - What could a road safety strategy for Victorian municipal roads look like?
Ken Hall, KBHALL Pty Ltd

12.00PM - The burden of serious road traffic injuries in Victoria, 2007-2015
Ben Beck, Monash University

Read more: Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety QLD (CARRS-Q)
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3: Suicide & Self-Harm

11.00AM - Hospital-treated self-harm among adults in Victoria: Patterns and increasing trends 2006/7-2015/16
Angela Clapperton, Monash University Accident Research Centre

11.10AM - Railway suicide clusters: how common are they and what predicts them?
Lay San Too, University of Melbourne

11.20AM - Taking action on intentional self-poisoning in the population: do we have the tools?
Eeva-Katri Kumpula, University of Otago

11.30AM - Alcohol, pharmaceutical, and illicit drug consumption in males treated by Australian ambulance services following an episode of self-harm, attempted suicide, or suicidal ideation: Data from the Movember Beyond the Emergency Project
Katrina Witt, Monash University

11.40AM - Screening for Suicide Risk 
Denny Meyer, Swinburne University of Technology

11.50AM - Suicide among nursing home residents: To prevent or assist?
Briony Murphy, Monash University

12.00PM - Suicidal Ideation: a point for intervention?
Sharon Matthews, Turning Point


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session 4: Childhood Safety 1

11.00AM - WA Consumer Product Advocacy Network - Reducing the risk of childhood injuries related to consumer products
Scott Phillips, Kidsafe WA

11.10AM - Home injuries in preschoolers. A household quandary --- Who is to blame?
Nadeeya Mohamad Nor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

11.20AM - Western Australia Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Injuries among 0-19 year olds in Western Australia, 2001-2011
Anita Stepan, Kidsafe WA

11.30AM - A ten year review of child injury hospitalisations, health outcomes and costs in Australia
Rebecca Mitchell, Macquarie University

11.40AM - Incidence and Cost of Nonfatal Paediatric Injury in QLD
Kerrianne Watt, James Cook University

11.50AM - Identifying components of an intervention to reduce falls in children <12months using the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW)
Julie Brown, NeuRA

12.00PM Because Life Doesn’t Have a Reset Button: Using Interactive Online Film to Create Risk Awareness Among Youth Audiences
David Gribble,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

12.10PM - The child safety good practice guide:  we don’t need to reinvent the wheel
Susan Adams, Sydney Children's Hospital

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


12.45PM - Lunctime panel: DHHS forum (TBC)

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 5: Sport & Recreation - Epidemiology

1.30PM - An updated subsequent injury categorisation model (SIC-2.0): data-driven categorisation of subsequent injuries in sport 
Liam Toohey, La Trobe University

1.40PM - Sports injuries and illnesses in the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games
Kathrin Steffen, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

1.50PM - Injury surveillance in the professional football codes: an overview of current data collection, injury definition and reporting practices
Louise Shaw, Federation University

2.00PM - Sports incapacity definitions capture less than 10% of injury and illness in combat sports
Sally Bromley, Federation University Australia

2.10PM - Sports Injury in Victoria, Australia 2012/13 to 2014/15: evidence from Emergency Department records
Tharanga Fernando, Monash University

2.20PM - Injury prevalence and reporting in professional dancers in Australia
Amy Vassallo, University of Sydney

2.30PM - Cricket injury surveillance studies: A systematic review to identify knowledge gaps
Dulan Kodikara, Federation University

Read more: Kathrin Steffen
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 6: Ageing & Falls Prevention

1.30PM - Stay On Your Feet®: Learnings for future practice
Rachel Meade, Injury Control Council of WA

1.40PM - Falls before and after cataract surgery: a prospective cohort study evaluating determinants of risk
Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health

1.50PM - Falls prevention among Personal Alert Victoria clients
Aleksandra Natora, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

2.00PM - Coroners' recommendations from injury-related deaths among nursing home residents: a retrospective cohort study
Lyndal Catherine Bugeja, Monash University

2.10PM - The effect of exercise and physical training on falls and physical function in older adults with vision impairment: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Lisa Dillon, The George Institute for Global Health

2.20PM - Enhancing our understanding of falls risk - perceptions from the older person
Kristy Robson, Charles Sturt University

2.30PM - Ageing Without Affliction: Injury Prevention for Older Australians
Thomas Burgess, Department of Justice and Regulation

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 7: Violence, Alcohol & Drugs

1.30PM - The co-occurrence of alcohol, drug and mental health symptomology in family violence related ambulance presentations in Victoria
Debbie Scott, Monash University

1.40PM - Unintentional fatal drowning in rivers and the role of alcohol
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

1.50PM - A novel approach to measurement: Examining physical violence ambulance attendances involving alcohol and other drugs across Victoria
Agatha Faulkner, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

2.00PM - Counting Dead Women: An In-depth Review of Femicide Cases in Australia
Patricia Cullen, University of Technology Sydney

2.10PM - A systematic review describing the epidemiology of homicide and abuse related deaths in community dwelling older adults
Briohny Kennedy, Monash University

2.20PM - A comparison of rates and patterns of non-fatal assault-related hospital admissions among residents of metropolitan Melbourne and regional/rural Victoria
Adrian Laughlin, Monash University

2.30PM - Agreement between medical record and ICD-10-AM coding of mental health, alcohol and drug conditions in trauma patients
Tu Nguyen, Monash University

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 8: Childhood Safety 2


1.40PM - Childhood injury prevention: Strategic directions for coordination in New South Wales
Kathleen Clapham, University of Wollongong

1.50PM - Management of blunt splenic injury in children and young people in NSW
Susan Adams, Sydney Children's Hospital

2.00PM - Comparison of health outcomes of young people hospitalised with an injury who have and do not have a chronic health condition
Rebecca Mitchell, Macquarie University

2.10PM - Hot tea and tiny tots don’t mix: a cross-sectional survey on hot beverage scalds
Jacqueline Burgess, University of Queensland

2.20PM - The Residual Problem of Child Unintentional Injury Mortality in Victoria, Australia 2001-2012 with a focus on Road Traffic Injury in children (0-14)
Susan Chang, Monash University

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon tea

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Speaker Address

Marlene Longbottom, University of Wollongong

Read more: Marlene Longbottom
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plenary Workshop - Behaviour Change Advertising

Facilitator: Dr Ioni Lewis, CARRS-Q

Read more: Dr Ioni Lewis
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

Student Program - Developing Your Research Pitch

Picture this- you meet someone new, 2 minutes into the conversation they ask that dreaded question ‘what’s your research all about?’ How do you answer? How do you present your research in everyday conversation? The ability to convey your research interests and experience informally yet professionally is an essential skill, yet one that students often struggle with.  This exclusively student event is designed to help you with this. In the format of structured speed networking you will rotate around the room to meet a new student, present your ‘research pitch’ to each other, and provide and receive feedback.  Some mid-career researchers will be available for help and guidance if you get stuck.  By the end of this event you will have refined your pitch, built confidence informally presenting your research and networked with a group of students along the way.  

Date: Monday 13 November 2017
Time: 5.15PM-6.30PM    
Location: To be confirmed within the conference venue

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Plenary Session 2

* Sponsored by Transport Accident Commission*

8.30AM - Welcome & Recap

8.45AM - Professor Andrea Geilen, Johns Hopkins Centre for Injury Research and Policy

9.30AM - Dr Alison Baker, Victoria University

Read more: Dr Alison Baker-Lewton Professor Andrea Gielen Transport Accident Commission
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Morning Tea & Exhibition Viewing

10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 9: Sport - Translation

10.30AM - Invited Speaker: Kathrin Steffen

11.00AM - Concussions: A Conundrum of Uncertainty and the Need to Standardize Care - The Online Concussion Awareness Training Tool –
Shelina Babul, BC Children's Hospital

11.10AM - Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents: Contributions of a National Incident Dataset
Amanda Clacy, University of the Sunshine Coast

11.20AM - Improving information relevance, accessibility, and legitimacy: how key intermediary organisations develop and distribute sports injury prevention and safety promotion resources
Sheree Bekker, Federation University Australia

11.30AM - Policies and guidelines for the prevention of exertional heat injury published by sports organisations in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative content analysis
Prasanna Gamage, School of Health Sciences and Psychology, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia

11.40AM - Social media strategy associated with increase in exercise-based intervention awareness in rugby union players and coaches
James Brown, University of Cape Town

Read more: Kathrin Steffen
10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 10: Workplace Safety

10.30AM - Estimating the burden of work injury in Australia using a comprehensive national injury claims database
Alex Collie, Monash University

10.40AM - Work-related injury and illness in the Victorian public healthcare sector
Ting Xia, Monash University

10.50AM - The impact of a pre-injury cancer diagnosis on the cost of work-related injury claims
Jane Hayman, Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit

11.00AM - Factors associated with leading indicators of Work Health and Safety: Findings from a national workplace health and safety survey
Miriam Marembo, Monash University

11.10AM - The nature and burden of occupational injury among first responder occupations: A retrospective cohort study in Australian workers
Shannon Gray, Monash University

11.20AM - Comparing work-related injury hospitalisations and workers’ compensation claims in Queensland
Caroline Gillespie, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), Queensland University of Technology

11.30AM - Chronic disease prevalence in a cohort of injured workers in Victoria, Australia: using hospital data linkage to determine pre-injury health
Voula Stathakis, Monash University

11.40AM - A prospective cohort study of the impact of return-to-work Coordinators in getting injured workers back on the job
Shannon Gray, Monash University

10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 11: Protection & Standards for IP

10.30AM - Head protection for wheeled recreational device riders: finding the right standard
David Beck, Transport for NSW

10.40AM - Effect of bicycle helmet promotion and legislation on serious head injuries in Western Australia
Jake Olivier, UNSW Sydney

10.50AM - The Australian truck underrun dynamic crash test standard
David Hicks, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research

11.00AM - The Impact of Helmet Use and High Risk Behaviors on Injury Patterns and Severity in Motorcycle Child Pillions
Hsiu-Ping Fan, Taipei Medical University

11.10AM - Exploring Feasibility of a Newly Designed Composite Face Shield in Mitigation for Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury (bTBI)
Kwong Ming Tse, The University of Melbourne

11.20AM - Analysing the use of ISOFIX compatible child restraints in Victoria
Jason Chambers, Kidsafe Victoria

11.30AM - Effectiveness of OPDs in Preventing Serious Chest and Other Injuries In Quad Bike Rollovers
David Hicks, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research

11.40AM - The Early Warning System of the Curve Signal Real-time Monitoring Designed for the Oncoming Cars
Xinquan Du, Zhejiang Police College

11.45AM - Road safety through improvements to road transport infrastructure and policies
Jayantha Withanaarachchi, City of Greater Geelong

10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Conference Session 12: Road Safety 2

10.30AM - Message Framing in the Context of Motorcycle Safety Strategies Aimed at Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury 
Professor Steven Marshall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10.40AM - Using Interactive Augmented Reality to Demonstrate Injury Risk to Children in Simulated Road Environments
David Gribble, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

10.50AM - School students’ designs aimed at reducing injury potential at pedestrian level crossings: The TrackSAFE Education High Schools STEM Competition
Janine Ferris, TrackSAFE Foundation

11.00AM - Children and motorbikes: Towards an answer for how young is too young
Julie Brown, NeuRA

11.10AM - Occupy, entertain and distract:  How does children’s in-vehicle activity affect safety?
Suzanne Cross, Monash University

11.20 - Safe Journeys Safe Communities: A collaborative approach to road safety education
Louise Cosgrove, Kids and Traffic, Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program


11.40AM - A National Approach to Measuring Non-Fatal Road Injuries
Angela Watson, Queensland Univerity of Technology

11.50AM - Factors Influencing Social and Health Outcomes after Land Transport Injury: recruitment and participant characteristics, short term health and social status
Jagnoor Jagnoor, The George Institute for Global Health

Read more: Professor Steven Marshall
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM


12.30PM - Lunchtime Panel: Things I wish I knew... about a career in research

Jobs in injury prevention are varied, and that’s one of the things that’s so appealing about this field.  This event will include a panel of leaders and up-and-comers in injury prevention research and implementation who will briefly present their career journey to date, lessons they’ve leant along the way, and things they wished they had known earlier in their careers.  There will also be lots of time for facilitated discussion and questions, which can be sent in anonymously in advance if preferred.  Panel members will be announced soon.  

Location: To be confirmed within the conference venue

1:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Plenary Session 3

1.15PM- Dr David Logan, Monash University Accident Research Centre

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Workshop: Cracked Pots

Monica Finch, Ballarat Art Therapies & Maggie Date, Maggie Date Art Therapy

Using a pot/bowl as a symbol for wholeness, groups will explore how different sectors can work together in a unified approach for injury prevention. The bowl/pot is unaware of an approaching injury…  
In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their practice and their contribution to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Consideration is given to different stages of injury (from prevention through to rehabilitation) from different perspectives of care.


1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Workshop: Theatrical Response Group - Using Forum Theatre to Empower Secondary School Communities to Discuss Risk and Safety Issues

Danielle Antaki, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation
David Gribble, 
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

Using internationally recognised Forum Theatre as a best practice approach, the objective of the Theatrical Response Group program is the empowerment of young people to creatively explore safety, crime prevention or mental health concerns, including alcohol abuse, cyberbullying and domestic violence, among others. This workshop will demonstrate strategies for addressing safety issues and practicing constructive ways to resolve these within the community. The facilitators will demonstrate how Forum Theatre turns passive audiences into active participants in order to explore difficult community issues in a safe environment. 


1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Workshop: It's report card day! Assessing Canada's performance in paediatric injury prevention

Ian Pike, University of British Columbia, Canada
Alison Macpherson, York University, Canada

This workshop will focus on recent work in improving the paediatric injury prevention system in Canada. 
It will include discussions on: Child and Youth Injury Indicators; The Canadian Atlas of Child & Youth Injury Prevention; and Child Safety Report Cards. Participants will explore ways that these tools can be enhanced and improved, particularly related to violence and abuse prevention.  We will also explore the applicability of this work to Australia and its potential for replication. 

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Workshop: The six thinking hats of evidence based community Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Programs

Dale Hanson, James Cook University

Six “thinking hats” provide unique insights to support the implementation of community injury prevention and safety promotion programs. By discussing how the “thinking hats” of injury prevention and safety promotion inform the Pan Pacific Safe Community indicators, this workshop aims to promote better understanding of how communities can apply best evidence in their injury prevention programs. 

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

2020 World Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Bid Information Session & Afternoon Tea

Venue: To be confirmed, within the conference venue

The Public Health Association of Australia, along with a range of injury prevention and safety promotion partners, including the AIPN, are preparing a bid for Australia to host the 2020 World Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. 

This session is an opportunity to discuss the potential conference, put forward ideas about possible conference inclusions, and promotional opportunities. It will be a ‘brain storming' and information session for interested people, prior to the Expressions of Interest application due in early December. 

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session 13: Concussion & Head Injuries

3.30PM - Efficacy of the Online Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT): Evaluation of Mandated Policy by BC Hockey
Shelina Babul, BC Children's Hospital


3.50PM - Sports Concussion: A Systems Model of the Barriers to Concussion Management in Amateur Rugby Union
Amanda Clacy, University of the Sunshine Coast

4.00PM - An Evaluation of Emergency Department Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults 16 Years and Older in a Regional Health Setting
Ashlee Brown, Federation University

4.10PM - A Systems Snapshot of Concussion Management Practices in Grassroots Rugby Union
Amanda Clacy, University of the Sunshine Coast


4.30PM - A preliminary investigation into field hockey face and head protection systems
Gabrielle Harradine, University of Technology Sydney

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session 14: Water Safety & Drowning Prevention

* Sponsored by Royal Life Saving Society Australia*

3.30PM - The Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Project: A study of urban waterway users in two Australian states

Rhiannon Birch, Life Saving Victoria

3.40PM - Examining child swimming competency: A comparison of two different modes of delivery for a school swimming and water safety program
Lauren Petrass, Federation University Australia

3.50PM - Evaluation of the Open Water Grey Medallion program: A beach safety education program for older adults
Rhiannon Birch, Life Saving Victoria

4.00PM - Measuring the value of swimming and physical activity
Paul Barnsley, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

4.10PM - Investigating the context and impact of fatal and non-fatal drowning in India, identifying approaches to prevention
Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health

4.20PM - Built environment and drowning mortality: historical study of the development of the built environment and its impact on drowning
Carolyn Staines, Monash University 

4.30PM - Drowning death during monsoon flooding, a tragic scenario in Bangladesh
Tanveer Choudhury, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

4.35PM - Nipper’s perception of their surf swimming competence
Amanda Higgerson, Federation University Australia

Read more: Royal Life Saving Society Australia
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session 15: IP in Indigenous Populations

3.30PM - Preventing unintentional injury towards Aboriginal children and young people in NSW: guidelines for policy and practice
Keziah Bennett-Brook, University of Wollongong

3.40PM - The impact of injury treatment, management and prevention by female Indigenous participants. An exploratory investigation of the Ella 7s rugby tournament
John Evans, University of Technology Sydney

3.50PM - Road Crash Trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in New South Wales
Andrew Graham, Transport for NSW

4.00PM - Child restraint use: baseline survey results from a child restraint program with 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in New South Wales
Kate Hunter, The George Institute for Global Health

4.10PM - Long-term Disability Outcomes After Hospitalisation for Injury
Emma Wyeth, University of Otago

4.20PM - Social marketing research to prevent unintentional injury towards Aboriginal children 
Keziah Bennett-Brook, University of Wollongong

4.30PM - Understanding burn injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: treatment, access to services and outcomes: study progress
Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health, University of NSW

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session 16: Data for Injury Prevention

3.30PM - Trends in injury-related hospital admissions 2006/7 to 2015/16 in Victoria, Australia: administrative data artefact or injury epidemic?
Janneke Berecki, Monash University

3.40PM - Mortality risk among adults hospitalised with hip fracture: a population-based matched cohort study
Reidar Lystad, Macquarie University

3.50PM - An epidemiological analysis of prehospital fatal injuries in New Zealand: identifying opportunities for primary and secondary prevention
Rebbecca Lilley, University of Otago

4.00PM - Trends in traumatic spinal cord injury in Victoria, Australia: 2007 to 2015
Ben Beck, Monash University

4.10PM - Calculation and application of the injury severity measure ICD Injury Severity Score (ICISS) using the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED)
Angelo D'Elia, Monash University

4.20PM - Non-fatal drowning in the Australian context
Alison Mahony, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

4.30PM - Injury in older people with mild cognitive impairment
Lara Harvey, Neuroscience Research Australia

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Conference Social Event

The conference social event will be held on the deck at the Mercure Ballarat. A casual, 2-course meal will be provided along with a range of soft drinks and fruit juices. Guests will also be able to purchase alcoholic beverages during the event.

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Concurrent Session 17: Trauma Care and Outcomes

8.30AM - INVITED SPEAKER: Lynne Moore

9.00AM - Rate of recovery following injury: the role of comorbidity
Gabrielle Davie, Injury Prevention Research Unit

9.10AM - Recovery after Serious Trauma—Outcomes, Resource use and patient Experiences (RESTORE) study: 4-year outcomes for adults
Belinda Gabbe, Monash University

9.20AM - The impact of major trauma: perceptions of health and disability 3-years after injury
Sandra Braaf, Monash Univeristy

9.30AM - Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Subsequent to Serious Orthopaedic Injury: A Systematic Review
Christina Ekegren, Monash University

9.40AM - Regional variation in treated mental health conditions and persistent pain after transport injury across rural and metropolitan Victoria
Melita Giummarra, Monash University

9.50AM - Major farm injury in Victoria: Farmers’ perspectives on recovery
Jessica Beattie, Deakin University

10.00AM - Experiences with navigating and integrating information in the community following spinal cord injury
Alyse Lennox, Monash University

Read more: Associate Professor Lynne Moore
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Concurrent Session 18: Sport & Recreation - Risk Factors

8.30AM - Perceived injury risk among junior cricketers in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional survey
Prasanna Gamage, School of Health Sciences and Psychology, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia

8.40AM - "ACL Injury Ages the Knee by 30 Years": The Association between ACL/Meniscal Injury and Knee OsteoArthritis Before Age 30 Years
Stephen Marshall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8.50AM - Is poor hamstring flexibility a risk factor for hamstring strain in Gaelic games?
Siobhán O'Connor, Dublin City University

9.00AM - No association between static and dynamic postural control and ACL injury risk among female elite handball and football players
Kathrin Steffen, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

9.10AM - Design and development of a smart watch to detect bowling workloads in cricket 
Najeebullah Soomro, The University of Sydney

9.20AM - Increased risk for subsequent lower limb injury following previous injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Liam Toohey, La Trobe University

9.30AM - Lower-back and lumbar spine injuries plague Australian club cricketers: Injury epidemiology of 406 Sydney club cricketers
Najeebullah Soomro, The University of Sydney

9.40AM - Increasing awareness of drowning risk through the National Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Program
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

9.50AM - Where do sport/leisure injury prevention efforts need to be targeted?
Himalaya Singh, Federation University

9.55AM - Developing Sinhala and Tamil language versions of the ‘Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely’ injury risk perception questionnaire
Prasanna Gamage, School of Health Sciences and Psychology, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia

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8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Concurrent Session 19: IP in a Global Setting

Sponsored by Monash University Accident Research Centre*

8.30AM - Risk of unintentional fire and burn injury among children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kulanthayan KC Mani, Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia

8.40AM - Cause and treatment of burn injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: baseline data from a prospective study
Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health, University of NSW

8.50AM - Function, health related quality of life and cost after injury in a city of North India: a multi site cohort study
Jagnoor Jagnoor, The George Institute for Global Health

9.00AM - The Ironbark Project: developing and trialling a fall prevention program for older Aboriginal people in New South Wales
Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health

9.10AM - Star Ratings and Safer Roads Investment Plan for Cambodia
Kong Sovann, Cambodia Safety Solution Organization (CaMSafe)

9.20AM - Preserving identities: health systems approach to improving recovery in burns survivors
Jagnoor Jagnoor, The George Institute for Global Health

9.30AM - A geospatial examination of access to advanced trauma services in New Zealand: identifying opportunities to improve survival following serious injury
Rebbecca Lilley, University of Otago

9.40AM - Exploring injury-related fatalities in Australia by remoteness
Richard Franklin, James Cook University

9.50AM - Elder and youth perspectives on unintentional injuries and culturally-specific interventions in a Western Canadian context
Tracy L Friedel, University of British Columbia

10.00AM - Alcohol and injuries in a busy New Zealand Emergency Department: what’s changed in 16 years?
Bridget Kool, University of Auckland

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8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Concurrent Session 20: Translation for Injury Prevention

8.30AM - Knowledge translation: Application within injury prevention
Catrina Wold, Injury Control Council of WA

8.40AM - Influence of the Australian Sports Injury Data Dictionary and dissemination of its associated forms through Sports Medicine Australia
Caroline Finch, Federation University Australia

8.50AM - Incidence and Costs of Injury in Western Australia
Russ Milner, Department  of Health WA

9.00AM - Secondary and tertiary injury prevention in trauma patients: NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management Clinical Review Committee’s current practices and future directions
Kelly Dee, NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management

9.10AM - Recruiting millennial mothers for an injury prevention campaign via social media
Jacqueline Burgess, University of Queensland

9.20AM - Early reporting incentives to reduce time between injury and claim: A multiple baseline interrupted time series analysis of two Australian workers’ compensation jurisdictions
Alex Collie, Monash University

9.30AM - Selling safety - communication 101
Kylie Warren-Wright, Goodstart Early Learning

9.40AM - Ladder safety matters
Aleksandra Natora, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

9.50AM - Australia’s data availability and use policy: implications for injury research
Joan Ozanne-Smith, Monash University

10.00AM -  Hospital treated injuries resulting from structural failures in buildings: Emergency Department data analysis
Voula Stathakis, Monash University

10.05AM - A Qualitative Study of Injury and Disability among Formerly Homeless Adults Residing in Housing First
Jessica Mackelprang, Swinburne University of Technology

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Plenary Session 4

11.00AM - Keynote Address
Professor Steven Marshall, University of North Carolina

11.30AM - Keynote Address
Professor Mark Stevenson, Melbourne University

12.00PM - Conference Wrap up and Awards

12.40PM - Closing words: Caroline Finch, ACRISP

12.45PM - Conference Ends

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