2018 VIFM / Monash University Graeme Schofield Oration

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19 September 2018 at 6:00 pm
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Public, suitable for students, researchers, academics and others.
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Injury Prevention and Public Health Research in the 21st Century

United States-based Professor Adnan A. Hyder is one of the world’s foremost injury prevention researchers. He serves as Professor and Director of the Health Systems Program, and Associate Chair in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. As Director of one of the largest academic Health Systems programs, Professor Hyder leads a team of experts to conduct ground breaking research on health systems strengthening and capacity building. He also serves as Director of the International Injury Research Unit, a WHO Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention and is the Associate Director for Global Bioethics of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Professor Hyder has been working on health systems and injury prevention in developing countries for more than 20 years. He also directs several capacity development projects in South Asia and Africa which are funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has edited several major global reports from the World Health Organization, World Bank and UNICEF.

From mid-August Professor Adnan A. Hyder, will take up a new appointment as the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, USA.

2018 VIFM Graeme Schofield Oration

Professor Hyder will use his 20 years of experience and work in more than 85 countries to demonstrate the value of injury prevention to health and society and suggest opportunities for confronting challenges. The Oration will cover a wide range of injury causes such as suicide, road traffic fatalities, violence, falls, drowning, burns, and risk factors like alcohol. It will also outline the role of international research and capacity building collaborations. The Oration will highlight the need for national institutions to play a greater role in translational research and training in the prevention of deaths and injuries in low- and middle-income countries, which have the world’s highest rates of preventable deaths and injuries.

Professor Hyder will use his work with the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, the global Road Traffic Injuries Research Network and World Health Organization Collaborating Centres to demonstrate pathways of influence for injury prevention and research to have meaningful impact.

Sarah Travers
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Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine