Call for Proposals and Scientific Abstracts


Call for Pre-conference Workshop Proposals

The SAVIR Training and Infrastructure Committee (TIC), together with the 7th 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, April 1.

The goal of the pre-conference workshops is to attract registrants from a number of different injury prevention and safety promotion areas. 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 SAVIR 2019 National Conference. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Injury Prevention Advocacy: From Research to Policy.”

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 workshops generally last 4 hours. Up to two instructors per workshop will receive complimentary conference registration, though more instructors are allowed. Instructors will also receive standardized course evaluations after the conference.


Proposals should include motivation, 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.


Proposals must be submitted via the conference website, no later than October 15th, 2018. The Program/TIC Committee will notify applicants regarding the status of their proposals by November 1, 2018. Accepted workshops/courses will need to meet a minimum number of registrants in order to be offered at the conference.

Call for Scientific Abstracts - Deadline Extended

The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) will be hosting its Seventh National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Ohio, from April 1-3, 2019. We are inviting abstract submissions related to injury and violence prevention and control science for this dynamic meeting experience.

SAVIR is a professional organization that provides leadership and fosters excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence. Over the last several decades, injury and violence prevention and control scientists have worked tirelessly to enhance the health and safety of communities across the United States and abroad. Representing a variety of fields, disciplines, and organizations, these professionals work collaboratively to decrease the national burden of injuries and violence

The theme for the 2019 conference is “Injury Prevention Advocacy: From Research to Policy.” During this meeting we will highlight the new and creative ways that scientists are advancing injury and violence research and how these innovations may impact and be impacted by policy and advocacy. Research leading to policy implementation or change, descriptions of advocacy efforts that utilize or promote injury research, inventive methodologies, partnerships and advocacy that support policy-related work, and innovative new findings are just some of the many examples. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to the meeting’s theme, but submissions relevant to all areas of injury and violence prevention and control are also welcome. 

There are a number of different opportunities for presentation including flash science, oral, and poster sessions. All injury and violence prevention scientists are invited to submit abstracts to the general meeting.

Back by popular demand for the 2019 conference is a format geared specifically toward students and early career scientists called, “flash science.” This format will challenge authors to present their research in a clear, concise yet provocative way. As in years prior, students can participate in the Student Paper Competition. In addition, both students and non-students who present at the conference are eligible to receive Outstanding Injury Science Awards (see below for more details). 


Abstracts must be submitted via the conference website, no later than December 21st.

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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