Research for enhancing impact of strategies and actions

1st day - Thursday 3rd October 2019 (Click for the 2nd day - Friday 4th October 2019)


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2




Opening session
(Session chair: Dr Jean-Claude Schmit, Director of Health, Ministry of Health, Luxembourg)

Welcome and key statements by:
- Mr Etienne Schneider, Minister of Health Luxembourg
- Mrs Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission (TBC)
- Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO-Regional Director for Europe, Denmark (TBC)

Plenary session 1: “Challenges in health promotion and injury prevention”
(Session chair: Laetitia Huiartdirector of the Department of Population Health, LIH, Luxembourg

PS 1.1 "Strengthening the UK's Capacity for Product Safety: Strategy 2018-2022", Graham Russell, CEO Government Office for Product Safety and Standards, UK
PS 1.2 "Safety Culture: creating a sense of responsibility for safety in the population at large", Nicholas J. Ward, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, USA


Coffee Break


Break out session 1: Consumer Product Safety
(Moderators: Zeynep Yildizeli & Ron Gainsford)

OP1.1 E-commerce of safe children’s products: a common view for SMEs, consumers and authorities. ARENAS MOTILLA, María Cruz et al.
OP1.2 Child safety in cars: an observational study on the use of child restraint systems in the Netherlands. HERMANS, Mariëlle et al.
OP1.3 An enhanced model for assessing choking risk in children for consumer products. GREGORI, Dario et al.
OP1.4 The impact of the UK national ‘Safe at home’ Safety equipment scheme on hospital admissions for childhood injuries. ORTON, Elizabeth et al.
OP1.5 Analyses of the European Injury Database (IDB) for product related injuries. KRUL, Inge et al.

Break out session 2: Injury Surveillance & Research-part I
(Moderators: Dritan Bejko & Persephone Doupi)

OP2.1 Using registries in injury surveillance: following transition from emergency care to primary care. PANNEMAN, Martien et al.
OP2.2 Increase injury surveillance capacity in Eastern Europe . PEEK-ASA, Corinne et al.
OP2.3 Affordability and availability of child restraints in an underserved population in South Africa. PUVANACHANDRA, Prasanthi et al.
OP2.4 Machine learning and deep learning techniques to code injury data from French and/or German language narratives registered in hospital’s Emergency Departments. SCHNELL, Michaël et al.
OP2.5 Drowning surveillance in Denmark: combining different data sources on drowning mortality . LAURSEN Bjarne et al.


Pitch presentations session 1: Child Safety in Action


Pitch presentations session 2: Injury survelliance



Lunch Break


Break out session 3: Child Safety in Action
(Moderators: Ashley Martin & Gabriele Ellsäßer)

OP3.1 Trends in injury related fatalities in the Irish pediatric population: a review of national mortality data. McGARVEY, Cliona et al.
OP3.2 Pediatric burns among Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon: evidence to inform policies and programs. AL-HAJJ, Samar et al.
OP3.3 Deeper insights on trampoline related injuries – a multinational study based on EU-IDB. ELLSAESSER, Gabriele et al.
OP3.4 Safe falls – safe schools: reducing instinctive injury-associated gestures during backwards falls. TORONJO-URQUIZA, María Teresa et al.
OP3.5 Injury prevention photosphere: an intervention for use by families and community-based professionals. DEAVE, Toity et al.

Break out session 4: Community Safety Programmes
(Moderators: Eva Vaagland & Peter Spitzer)

OP4.1 SIGAPÉ - community based project to promote safe walking to school . NASCIMENTO, Sandra et al.
OP4.2 Establishing a local infrastructure for safety based on global visions, national policies and local conditions. VAAGLAND, Eva J.
OP4.3 On traffic safety promotion: policy and action plans in Vestfold County, Norway. LAURITSEN, Anne Sofie.
OP4.4 “IDEAS”- A digital tool for using knowledge and data as a driving force to strengthen local safety promotion efforts. VAAGLAND, Eva J.
OP4.5 The national strategy « VISION ZERO » in Luxembourg. SUNNEN, Annick.


Pitch presentations session 3: Child Safety in Action


Pitch presentations session 4: Road Traffic Safety



Tea Break


Break out session 5: Trafic Safety - part I
(Moderators: Gerald Furian & Elizabeth Lumsden)

OP5.1 The observed prevalence of use of safety devices on motorized vehicles in Italy. GIUSTINI, Marco.
OP5.2 Walking against or with traffic? Evaluating pedestrian fatalities and head injuries in Taiwan. PAI, Chih-Wei. 
OP5.3 Risk factors for motorcycle crash in novice riders. MÖLLER, Holger.
OP5.4 The safety of people who drive for work in the gig economy: A perfect storm of risk factors? CHRISTIE, Nicola.
OP5.5 Pedestrians treated at Dutch emergency departments: An overview of road traffic accidents as well as fall accidents on public roads. NIJMAN, Susanne.

Break out session 6: Safety in Sports and Leisure
(Moderators: Jari Parkkari & Laurent Malisoux)

OP6.1 Sports and sports injury risk – Results of the Austrian exposure survey. BAUER, Robert et al.
OP6.2 Drowning prevention programs through lifesaving sport and possible extrapolation to other European countries. GONZÁLEZ DÍAZ, Inés.
OP6.3 Using innovative communication channels to change behavior – Ireland’s drowning prevention campaigns evaluated. SWEENEY, Roger.
OP6.4 The Italian surveillance of ski accidents: analysis of risk trend and determinants of injury in the Aosta Valley. PITIDIS, Alessio.
OP6.5 The effect of shoe cushioning and body mass on injury risk in recreational runners: a randomized controlled trial. MALISOUX, Laurent et al.


Plenary session 2: "Building the evidence-base for effective strategies and actions"
(Session chair: Errol Taylor, Chairman EuroSafe, CEO RoSPA, UK)

PS 2.1 "Implementation opportunities in injury prevention: a public health perspective"Margie Peden, Head of the Global Injury Programme at the George Institute for Global Health, Oxford, UK
PS 2.2 "Building the evidence-base for child home injury prevention", Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research, Division of Primary Care, University Park Nottingham
PS 2.3 "Multidisciplinary perspective on the risk and protective factors associated with suicide and self-harm", Ella Arensman, National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland

Closing remarks on the first day by Errol Taylor, Chairman EuroSafe, CEO RoSPA, UK

"Luxembourg National Research Fund opportunities", Sean Sapcariu, Programme Manager, National Research Fund Luxembourg


Networking activities




Meeting room 1 = Salle José Ensch
Meeting room 2 = Salle Edmond Dune



2nd day - Friday 4th October 2019


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2


Break out session 7: Prevention of intentional injuries 
(Moderators: Jonthon Passmore and Ella Arensman

OP7.1 Self-reported perception on suicide phenomenon and suicidal risk exposure for young people in Lithuania. STRUKCINSKIENE, Birute.
OP7.2 Risk factors associated with abusive parental practices within the ecological model. JORDANOVA PESHEVSKA, Dimitrinka.
OP7.3 Safety and well-being in adolescents with adverse childhood experiences. JORDANOVA PESHEVSKA, Dimitrinka.
OP7.4 Risk factors associated with suicidal thoughts among 50+ years old residents. Results from the SHARE survey in Luxembourg. BUCKI, Barbara et al.
OP7.5 European Alliance against Depression: Prevention of suicidal behaviour by community based 4-level interventions. HEGERL, Ulrich et al.

Break out session 8: Action on Falls Prevention in Older People-part II
(Moderators: Birgitte Blatter & Tatiana Alves)

OP8.1 Falls in older people in domestic and leisure settings – data from EVITA system. ALVES, Tatiana et al.
OP8.2 Accidental falls – the leading cause of injury related mortality and hospitalization in the elderly in Croatia. BRKIĆ BILOŠ, Ivana.
OP8.3 Stand up stay up 2016-19 - a programme to raise the level of falls prevention activity across England. MARTIN, Ashley. 
OP8.4 Development of an evidence-based implementation toolkit for the Falls Management Exercise programme (FAME). ORTON, Elizabeth.
OP8.5 Project TOM: results of implementing a multifactorial approach to prevent falls and improve autonomy in community-dwelling older adults. VAN DER VEEN, Rozan.


Late Breakers /Pitch presentation session 5: Injury surveillance and research part 2


Pitch presentation session 6: Road Traffic Safety/Sport Safety 



Coffee Break


Break out session 9: Injury Surveillance & Research part II
(Moderators: Persephone Doupi & Dritan Bejko)

OP9.1 Alcohol related emergency department treatments in the Netherlands: alcohol intoxications and alcohol related injuries. NIJMAN, Susanne.
OP9.2 Risk factors associated with unintentional injury. Results from the European Health Examination and Interview Surveys in Luxembourg, BEJKO, Dritan.
OP9.3 Poisoning injuries takes to many lives – mapping and prevention need to be developed and increased in Sweden. EKMAN, Robert.
OP9.4 A new method for estimation of occupational injuries and diseases economic burden in five European Union countries. MOFIDI, Amir. 
OP9.5 Feasibility of standardized reporting schemes on home and leisure injury risks and relevant safety measures for EU countries. KISSER, Rupert.

Break out session 10: Road Trafic Safety - Part II
(Moderators: Gerald Furian & Elizabeth Lumsden)

OP10.1 Traffic safety culture and interactions between motorists and cyclists. OTTO, Jay.
OP10.2 Effective ways of engaging parents/caregivers in their children’s road safety education. O’TOOLE, Sarah
OP10.3 Deprivation and road traffic injury comparisons for 4-10 and 11-15 year-olds. O’TOOLE, Sarah.
OP10.4 Road traffic injuries in children in Serbia-possibility for more action. Markovic, Maria.
OP10.5 Scenario generation for testing Automated Driving using crash databases. PERVEEN, Simon.


Plenary session 3: "Innovation in injury prevention and safety promotion"
(Session chair: Ron Gainsford, Honorary Member EuroSafe, Advisor British Toy and Hobby Association, UK)  

PS 3.1 "New Technologies: challenges and opportunities for enhancing safety", Klaus Robatsch, Head department on research & knowledge management, Road Safety Council, Austria
PS 3.2 "Smart Homes: how a connected home can be a safer home"Martyn Allen Technical Director, Electric safety First, UK 
PS 3.3 "Innovation in injury monitoring and research"Birgitte Blatter, Head Monitoring & Research, Consumer Safety Institute, the Netherlands 



Closing remarks by Errol Taylor, Chairman EuroSafe and Launch of EU-Safety 2021


Farewell Lunch


Post-conference Business meetings


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2



Injury Surveillance-Network (EU-IDB)

European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA)

European SafeComm Network (ESCON)

Meeting room 1 = Salle José Ensch
Meeting room 2 = Salle Edmond Dune