Conference - 2023

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The 2023 SAVIR annual conference will be held in Denver, CO April 17-19.

Mark your calendar for the 2023 SAVIR Annual Conference: “Co-Creating Real-World Solutions: Science, Policy and Practice to Prevent Injury and Violence.” The conference is the premier gathering of injury and violence prevention researchers and professionals. Learn more about safety promotion through cutting-edge methods, research, practice, and policy.

The 2023 conference will focus on the translation of research into real-world settings. The convening will explore strategies for the co-design of research questions and effective approaches to bridge research, policy and practice. The theme will focus on sharing the latest research findings as well as how these findings are moving into action through partnerships, communication and non-traditional methods of dissemination. Featuring fresh perspectives from thought leaders, advocates and change agents, this conference aims to share innovations, re-energize attendees and seed new connections to accelerate progress in safety science.

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Authors are invited to submit abstracts and other proposals focused on research and research-based practice encompassing all aspects of injury and violence prevention.  During this meeting we will highlight the many ways that scientists and practitioners advance injury and violence prevention research using findings from the lab, clinic, and community. We welcome your submissions on these and other important topics in injury and violence prevention!

SAVIR conferences have provided a unique forum for participants to learn, exchange, and build upon the disseminated ideas to improve health and safety.  As always, the goal of scientific sessions is to create an interface between researchers, methodologists, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, and ways to promote equity in health through injury and violence research.

SAVIR welcomes proposals both across varied injury and violence topics and across multiple approaches including sessions on interventions, practice, policy, methods related to different injury and violence mechanisms, analytical strategies, advocacy, and theory.

SAVIR values and encourages diversity and inclusion in its membership, and strives to address health inequities and racism in public health research. Hence, we invite all abstract submitters to please review the SAVIR "Conference Presenter Guidelines to Address Health Inequity and Racism" before abstract submission.

Be a part of the exchange by submitting a proposal!

The deadline for submissions is October 17th, 2022.

The SAVIR Program Committee will notify applicants regarding the status of their proposals by December 20th, 2022.

If accepted for presentation, the presenting author(s) must register to attend the 2023 SAVIR Meeting.

NOTE: The 2023 conference will be an in-person event and will not have a virtual component.

Call for Proposals including Short Courses, Technical Workshops, Scientific Abstracts, and Group Sessions.

Short Courses are slated for 3.5 hours on Monday morning before the conference begins later that day. It is usually taught by one or more instructors on a topic of interest to Injury and Violence Prevention researchers and practitioners with (optional) hands-on practice time for attendees. If selected, up to two instructors per short course will receive complimentary conference registration, though more instructors are allowed. Instructors will also receive standardized course evaluations after the conference. Accepted short courses will need to meet the minimum number of registrants to be offered at the conference.

Technical Workshops provide in-depth technical information about a topic relevant to injury and violence prevention researchers, preferably methodological (technical) in nature. Technical workshops will run concurrently with other 90-minute conference sessions.  If selected, one instructor per technical workshop will receive complimentary conference registration, though more instructors are allowed. Instructors will also receive standardized course evaluations after the conference.

Individual Scientific Abstracts might be accepted for oral presentations or poster presentations. Students and/or early career presenters who have abstracts accepted for an e-poster session may also be asked to give a live 3-minute “flash science” presentation. The flash science format challenges authors to present their research in a clear, concise yet provocative way and provides the audience with a small taste of what will be presented in the subsequent poster session. It is designed to provide more visibility to early career members.

The scientific abstract submission should include:

  • The list of authors exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • An abstract title
  • The scientific abstract (300 word limit)
  • The abstract should include the following sections: Statement of Purpose, Methods/Approach, Results, Conclusion, and Significance/Contribution
  • Presenter Biography (150 word limit)

The SAVIR Anti-racism Interest Group is hosting a special session on research methods or interventions that examine or address racial or other systemic disparities in injury and violence. Abstracts should be submitted through the regular submission system. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this session when you submit.

Group Abstract Sessions  - Groups of 4-5 researchers can propose a full session on a shared topic. These are basically the same session as the scientific abstracts, just organized by their group rather than the program organizers. Group Sessions proposals will be submitted as a symposium. Submission will be done by the moderator, and the title should be the topic for the group; Individual abstracts will then be uploaded to this submission. Once the group session has been submitted, all speakers will be invited to submit and upload an individual abstract and title. If the moderator/submitter also intends to be a speaker, then they need to submit an individual abstract.

Priority will be given to group submissions that are most relevant to this year’s theme, but submissions relevant to all areas of injury and violence prevention and control are also encouraged.

To create a login and submit an Individual Scientific Abstract proposal, click here:

SAVIR Conference Abstract Proposal Submission Site

To create a login and submit a Group Abstract/Short Course/Technical Workshop proposal, click here:

SAVIR Conference Symposium Proposal Submission Site

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Sponsor/Exhibitor Form

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2023 Code of Conduct

Call for Proposals

Conference Presenter Guidelines to Address Health Inequity and Racism

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