14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
The AUSA 2022 Conference will be held as a part of the 14th WHO World Conference: Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – Safety 2022 in partnership with the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
Safety 2022 aims to bring together the global injury prevention community to continue the successful world conferences highlighting the important research, work and advocacy in injury prevention and safety promotion.
The conference will be held between 27 November (Sunday) – 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) at the Adelaide Convention Centre and online as On Demand.
The theme of the conference is ‘Reconnecting, Reinvigorating, Reimagining Injury Prevention’.
AUSA has been working with PHAA on this conference since 2016 at the bidding stage and is a Supporting Host of the WHS Stream of the conference. As a significant and high impact conference worldwide, the conference includes more than 16 streams, such as fall safety, first nations injury prevention, child safety, injury prevention, chemical safety as well as work safety (WHS) stream. Delegates of the previous conferences include academics, researchers, practitioners, professionals and policymakers in the field of injury prevention and safety promotion.
AUSA Executives encourage all members to participate in this conference and we will also use this opportunity to reconnect with each other in Adelaide.
Since1989, thirteen World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and one virtual Showcase have taken place under the auspices of the World Health Organization and its network of Collaborating Centres.
The overall goal of these conferences is to strengthen the field of injury prevention and safety promotion internationally through facilitating exchange of scientific knowledge.
Injury prevention and safety promotion is a maturing area. It involves many disciplines and interest groups who are active in diverse settings.
The objectives of Safety 2022 are as follows:
• Facilitating international information sharing and cooperation, and the further development of the science of injury prevention and safety promotion;
• Provide evidence on good practices by which national progress in planning and development of injury prevention initiatives can be measured;
• Create an environment for knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship building, creating a ‘global injury prevention and safety promotion community’;
• Encourage young researchers and health promotion practitioners to start developing a career in the injury prevention;
• Recognise and encourage inter-sectoral liaison and collaboration, including encouraging and embracing diversity;
• Develop the knowledge base of injury prevention practice; and
• Connecting a growing number of professionals and stakeholders to the WHO policies for violence and injury prevention.