14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

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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.

Website: http://www.worldsafety2022.com
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.

Call for Abstracts - NOW OPEN

The call for abstracts is NOW OPEN for the conference. The Executives would like to encourage all AUSA members to consider putting in an abstract to showcase our brilliant work in Australasian Universities as well as share our knowledge and experience.

All abstracts in line with the theme are welcomed, whether on practices, research outcomes and/or policy development. We are also encouraging papers on:

  •     Reinventing injury prevention and safety promotion – COVID-19 management; Safety in Design; Disaster, climate and Injury; Built Environment and Safety; best practice; new/improved ways of WHS management; enhanced conventional management systems; Injury prevention strategies; new controls and their application in preventing injuries; significant incident management etc.
  •     Reinvigorating injury prevention and safety promotion – Big data; new technology use in injury prevention; key lessons learnt; regulatory interaction/enforcement; psychosocial risk management research/practices; etc.
  •     Reimagining injury prevention and safety promotion – Future of safety; future of work; safety differently practices and research; safety in education/curriculum.

The conference has 15-minute standard presentations OR a 3-minute rapid-fire sessions. If you plan to attend the conference face-to-face, we encourage you to do a 15-minute presentation. If you plan to attend the online conference, we encourage you to think about the 3-minute rapid-fire sessions.

We will provide more details regarding the conference, the speakers and other arrangements when they are available. In the meanwhile, if you would like to submit an abstract and need assistance, you can contact the AUSA Secretary, Xin Li via xin.li3@csiro.au or via 0435283048.

Call for Abstract will close on 20 March 2022, for more information CLICK HERE

Earlybird Registrations - NOW OPEN

Earlybird Registrations are NOW OPEN for the conference. AUSA members receive a discounted conference registration of AUD$895 (face-to-face) at the Earlybird registration. Earlybird Registration has been extended to 18 July 2022. The AUSA Conference Working Group is working with the National Organising Committee to achieve a robust WHS stream at the conference and a sufficient program for our members and anyone who attend the WHS stream.

Click here for Earlybird registration.

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If you think any of your colleagues (who are not AUSA members), whether they are academic staff, researchers and/or HDR students, please feel free to forward this email to them. We would like to encourage as many abstracts as possible from different perspectives to give a valuable experience to our members and other delegates.




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.


Conference Objectives

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.