The Changes, Challenges and Accomplishments in Child Injury Prevention over the last 40 Years

Tuesday 18th May 2021

The University Club of Western Australia (UWA), Crawley

10:00am arrival morning tea and registration

10:30am Symposium commences

4:00pm Symposium concludes

Kidsafe WA’s inaugural Child Injury Prevention Symposium is back on in 2021!

Are you a professional working in injury prevention, health promotion, healthcare or child development?

Come join us as we explore the changes, challenges and accomplishments in Western Australian child injury prevention over the last four decades.

About the Event

Injury is a major cause of preventable death and disability that affects Australians of all ages. Over 27 West Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 7,000 are hospitalised.

Over the past 40 years, Western Australia has achieved significant gains in the prevention of many types of childhood injuries including burns and scalds, poisoning, drowning, falls, safe sleeping, road traffic accidents as well as the areas of product safety and injury surveillance. This has required collaborative action from government, not for profit organisations, industry and the community to maximise the reach, efficiency and effectiveness of injury prevention initiatives. As we look towards the future of child injury prevention Kidsafe WA would like to also reflect on how far we have come, the challenges and accomplishments that got us here.

Our presenters:

  • Colin Pettit, The Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia (Keynote)
  • Trish Blake, A/Director Retail and Services, Consumer Protection WA (Keynote)
  • Professor Gervase Chaney, National Head of School , School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia (Keynote)
  • Russ Milner, Department of Health
  • Rachel Murray, Royal Life Saving WA
  • Lisa Martin, Perth Children’s Hospital Burn Injury Research Unit
  • Jacinta Freeman and Penelope Strauss, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Anne-Marie Lynch, WA Poisons Information Centre   

How to get Tickets

The event is free but seats are strictly limited. Morning tea and lunch provided.

RSVPs close on 11th May 2021.

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