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Child and Adolescent Health team present at Safety 2016 Conference in Finland

Finland conference

Julie, Santosh and Toity in Tampere, Finland

18 October 2016

Safety 2016, the international biennial violence and injury prevention conference, which took place in Tampere, Finland on 18th-21st September 2016.

Four members of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health attended Safety 2016, the international biennial violence and injury prevention conference, which took place in Tampere, Finland on 18th-21st September 2016. Julie Mytton, Toity Deave, Santosh Bhatta and Jocelyn Cherry presented four oral and three poster presentations between them.

Toity Deave spoke about the results of the cluster randomised trial that she conducted as the penultimate study within the Keeping Children Safe at Home (KCS) NIHR Programme grant (RP-PG-0407-10231), led by Professor Denise Kendrick, University of Nottingham, and introduced the Injury Prevention Briefing that was the final piece of work in the KCS programme of work.

Julie Mytton presented a methodological development study exploring best practice in interviewing children exposed to accidental dwelling fires, and a survey of current UK practice for children’s fire safety education. Julie also presented two studies to prevent child injuries in rural Nepal on behalf of Puspa Pant who was unable to attend the conference.

Santosh Bhatta and Jocelyn Cherry both presented work from their PhD studies. Santosh presented the findings of his systematic review of environmental change to reduce child injuries in low and middle income countries. Jocelyn presented her systematic review on the risk of unintentional injuries in children with sensory impairment and helped to chair the disability session.

The conference was a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues from around the world and we all enjoyed exploring Tampere in wonderful autumn sunshine.

Further information

julie.mytton@uwe.ac.uk

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