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Summit to Convene Injury and Violence Prevention Researchers, Leaders

Transforming Injury and Violence Prevention: Innovations in Policy, Practice, and Partnerships, will be held on November 13, 2015 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. The summit is coordinated by the Northwest Public Health Training Center—located at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington School of Public Health—Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, and Washington State Department of Health.

Researchers, leaders, and decision-makers from public health, health care, and community-based organizations are invited to attend. Participants will learn about the impact of health reform on injury and violence prevention, network with other attendees, and hear from national, regional, and local experts about collaborative efforts to build safer communities. Breakout sessions will focus on topics such as: opioid overdose, gun violence, marijuana legalization, suicide prevention, sexual assault, adverse childhood experiences, upstream approaches to population health, health equity, and the latest in practice-based research.

Plenary sessions at the summit will feature nationally recognized speakers such as: Dr. Shannon Frattaroli from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins; Dr. Bill Wright from the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Providence Health & Services; Dr. Stephen Bezruchka from the University of Washington School of Public Health; and Dr. Ben Danielson from the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Registration is $195 and closes October 24, 2015. Scholarship funds may be available to attendees for whom the cost is prohibitive. Sponsorship opportunities are also offered.

Learn more and register: nwcphp.org/ivp-summit.