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European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 2017

2017-11-21

EuroSafe in collaboration with VeiligheidNL, the Consumer Safety Institute of Netherlands, has organized the 4th European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety. The event took place in Amsterdam on the 21st and 22nd of November 2017. The main theme revolved around the Safety Promotion in Action . The conference highlighted the importance of understanding the causes of accidents, the prevention strategies and the updated injury causation data. This last subject has been pointed out in order to measure the effectiveness of prevention in terms of education and impact on public finances, showing the importance to found and maintain a European Injury Database.
The principal targets were to check the progress and the collaboration between the Member States, the sharing of information on injuries treated in accident and emergency departments in hospitals across Europe, in priority areas such as safety of children, older people, persons with disabilities, vulnerable road users, and to sports and leisure injuries, injuries caused by products and services, violence and self-harm.
During the Break out session 4: Action on child safety it has been presented the abstract The Trends of Foreign Body injuries: comparison between Italian and U.S. official data written by Dr. Giulia Lorenzoni, Dr. Danila Azzolina , Mrs. Solidea Baldas , Prof. Dario Gregori of the Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua (Italy) and Prochild ONLUS, Trieste (Italy). The study had the main scope to examine long term trends (2001-2013) in U.S. and Italy of incidence rates of FB injuries (ingestion and aspiration) in children aged 0-14 years.

For further information please visit the following link https://www.veiligheid.nl/eurosafe-conference