Call for 2017 Pre-conference Workshop Proposals

SAVIR 2017 National Conference
September 18-20, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI

The SAVIR Training and Infrastructure Committee (TIC), together with the 6th Biennial National Conference Program Committee, is soliciting proposals for pre-conference courses/workshops. The selected pre-conference workshops will be conducted the morning of Monday, September 18th.

The goal of the pre-conference workshops is to keep our members abreast of cutting edge concepts, methods and innovations in injury research and the application of research findings to practice and policy. We want to reach out to potential participants from different backgrounds including but not limited to students, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. Proposal selection will be achieved by committee consensus and will take into account how the courses complement and enhance the scientific program of the 2017 National Conference. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Innovations in Injury Prevention Science.”

A pre-conference workshop is usually taught by one or more instructors on a topic that is apt for Injury and Violence Prevention research and of interest to many potential SAVIR conference participants. The pre-conference workshop can last up to 4 hours.

Proposals should include purpose, proposed content(s), objectives and competencies, and the potential target audience of the course, as well as short instructor biosketches. Evaluation of pre-conference workshop proposals will consider the clarity of the abstract, experience of the session proposers, relevance to the conference theme, how the courses complement and enhance the scientific program, and adherence to the submission guidelines.

Please complete the submission template (MS Word Doc) for the proposal and email it to the SAVIR Executive Office,  Please include PROPOSAL FOR 2017 PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE in the email subject line.

All proposals for pre-conference courses must be received electronically no later than February 6, 2017. The Program/TIC Committee will notify individuals regarding the status of their proposals by March 1, 2017.

Examples of some topic areas of interest are given below (note that submissions are not limited to these topics):

  • Using Geographic Information Systems in injury research
  • Causal inference and directed acyclic graphs
  • What is translational science? Concepts and methods
  • Meta-analysis
  • Social network analyses in injury studies
  • Evaluation methods
  • Behavioral theories applied to injury studies
  • Bayesian analysis
  • Interrupted time series analysis - applications to policy research
  • Missing data analysis
  • Writing policy briefs
  • Data Science - innovative uses of big data related to injury science
  • Using data from social media to analyze and address injury problems
  • Precision Medicine Initiative - now the 'all of us' project at NIH - How should injury scientists think about this, inform it, use it?


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