Global Trauma Prevention Expert Consultation

July 28–29, 2015

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

Office of the Assistant Director for Prevention Research, Office of the Director (OD), NICHD; Fogarty International Center (FIC), NIH

Location

NIH Main Campus, Louis Stokes Laboratories (Building 50), Bethesda, Maryland

Purpose

Trauma and injury represent two of the leading causes of death and disability in the world, and developing countries, where financial and medical resources are sorely lacking, bear a large proportion of the burden. Physical and emotional trauma and injuries can be unintentional—such as traffic accidents, burns, falls and poisonings—or intentional—resulting from deliberate acts of violence against oneself or others. It can result from environmental causes, such as pollution, water contamination, and poisonings, as well as occupational (industrial accidents and farm injuries) and societal (conflicts, rioting, wars). Residents of low- and middle-income countries as well as vulnerable populations (children, the elderly) are particularly at risk.

This meeting gathers international experts on trauma, injury, abuse, and public health to discuss current state-of-the-science on issues related to global trauma and injury and to examine possible opportunities for additional research, coordination, and collaboration.

Attendance at this meeting is by invitation only.

More Information

Contact

Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton, Associate Director for Prevention Research, OD, NICHD
Phone: 301-496-5674
Email: mortonb@mail.nih.gov  

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