Events & Announcements


The Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Michigan Injury Center invite you to…


Save the date


for a special fall injury conference!


What:  Preventing Injury: From Research to Practice to People

When:  Monday, September 30 – Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where:  Palmer Commons on the campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


We’re joining forces to create a special two-day regional event, featuring national, state, and regional experts in injury prevention and injury science translation.  This event will provide practical  approaches for communicating prevention strategies and methods to reduce and prevent injury.


If you’re interested in learning new ways to share actionable information with your community and in networking with fellow injury professionals, mark your calendar now and plan to attend this engaging conference.


Speaker information, an agenda, and registration information will be available in the coming weeks.  No registration fee will apply, and a limited number of complimentary rooms for lodging will be available for those traveling more than 100 miles to attend.


If you have questions in the meantime, contact

AAAM to host its 56th Annual Scientific Conference

The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control, is hosting its 56th Annual Scientific Conference on October 14-17, 2012 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

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Call for Abstracts - AAAM Student Symposium - Deadline for Abstract Submission April 1, 2012

The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is inviting submission of abstracts of prospective presentations for the 2012 AAAM Student Research Symposium. Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are eligible to submit abstracts. The goal of the symposium is to give students early in their careers the opportunity to present their work in progress in a stress-free atmosphere to an experienced research audience composed of AAAM members from diverse disciplines. The Student Research Symposium seeks presentations on works in progress, methods papers, and smaller studies. Abstracts are sought in all areas of traffic related injury prevention and control including automotive medicine, behavioral research science, biomechanics, engineering, epidemiology, statistics, education, law, and public policy. See the attached flyer and visit for more information. The deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2012. The Student Research Symposium will be held on Sunday, October 14, as part of AAAM’s 56th Annual Scientific Conference to be held October 14-17, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The student presenters of all abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium will have the registration fee to the main conference waived and will receive a travel stipend of $500 to attend the conference.

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Bullying Prevention Twitter Live Chat

Join experts from the CDC, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the U.S. Department of Education, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST.

Join the Live Chat:


CDC Twitter Chat on Prescription Drug Abuse

The CDC (@CDCInjury) will be joining for a discusssion on the topic of prescription drug overdoses. Join the chat by searching , Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm ET.

Twitter Chat on #TVSafety

Every other week, a child dies in the U.S. when a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her.  Join the CPSC (@OnSafety), Nancy Cowles from @KidsinDanger and MIPA President, @GaryASmithMD in a conversation about television safety in the home.  The chat will begin, live, at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 16. Use the hashtag #TVSafety to participate.


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2012 Indiana Injury Prevention Conference & the 16th Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards

Safe Kids Indiana and the Automotive Safety Program are pleased to announce the 2012 Indiana Injury Prevention Conference and the 16th Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards!


Dates: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 – Friday May 4th, 2012

Location: University Place Conference Center and Hotel

850 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


The annual Indiana Injury Prevention Conference is attended by nearly 200 injury prevention professionals from throughout the region and provides a forum to deliver relevant and timely information regarding child safety.


The 2012 conference will continue to address a wide range of safety topics, including child passenger safety, motor vehicle safety standards, children and all-terrain vehicles, and infant safe sleep. The 2012 conference will highlight successful programs and best practices, draw attention to emerging child safety issues, and will include the latest information on advances in child passenger safety restraints.


Please direct questions to Jamie Smith at 1.800.KID.N.CAR or To register go to and click on “Training Dates.”


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Save the Date: Second Annual MIPA Summit

The next MIPA Summit will be held in Columbus, Ohio on May 21-22, 2012.  Additional details to follow. 


Visit the 2011 Summit page to view an Executive Summary of the first Summit, as well as photos, videos, presentations, and more.


Call for Abstracts: AAAM 56th Annual Conference

The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) will be holding their 56th Annual Conference this year in Seattle, Washington, October 14-17, 2012. The Call for Abstracts is out, and abstracts are due January 9, 2012. Notifications will be sent out in February regarding the outcome of the abstract reviews.  A copy of the Call for Abstracts is included below for your information.


The AAAM is an International organization dedicated to the prevention of road traffic injuries. The annual conference is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their research knowledge with participants from around the world.  Participants include professionals and students from the diverse fields of behavioral science, clinical medicine, engineering, epidemiology, public policy, and others. The multidisciplinary, multinational group assures stimulating discussion and debate.

AAAM Call for Abstracts.pdf
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