SAVIR 2015


SAVIR is pleased to announce that our 2015 Conference, Maximizing Injury Research to Benefit All will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference dates will be Wednesday, March 11 to Friday, March 13, 2015.


Submission of Abstracts will begin on June 16, 2014 at:

The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) will be hosting its Fifth Biennial National Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, LA, from March 11-13, 2015.

We are inviting abstract submissions related to injury prevention and control science and policy for this dynamic meeting experience. We also encourage submission of Topic Symposia which are special sessions designed to provide a discussion by experts related to a specific topic or theme (see below for details).

Over 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 each day to achieve a shared goal: to decrease the national burden of injuries and violence.

The theme for the 2015 conference is “Maximizing Injury Research to Benefit All”. During this SAVIR Meeting, we will be focusing on how injury research can best promote positive behaviors and policies that have impact throughout the lifespan and across diverse populations.

Students and early career scientists are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity to share your work with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in injury research.

Top abstracts selected for presentation at the conference will be eligible for outstanding injury science awards. A committee will attend poster and oral presentations at the conference and select one student and one non-student presentation for the award. To qualify for the student presentation award, applicants: (1) must be enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate program of education or training at an institution of higher education, (2) must be the lead author on the work, and (3) must be presenting at the conference.

Student authors may also compete for the 
Brooks Webb Student Paper Competition


  • The 2015 SAVIR Conference “Call for Abstracts” will open on June 16, 2014 and close Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration focused on research and research-based practice dealing with all aspects of injury and violence prevention. The theme for this year is Maximizing Injury Research to Benefit All. Where appropriate, the abstract should note if the findings challenge or shift current research or public health practice, describe any innovative approaches, concepts or methodologies utilized and highlight important policy implications.
  • Submissions are limited to 300 words for Original Research abstracts and 500 words for Topic Presentations. Please note that the SAVIR Meeting Planning Committee reserves the right to make the final decision on the presentation format offered for accepted abstracts.
  • Original Research Presentation Format Options: oral presentation or poster - Authors are asked to indicate a preferred presentation format. The SAVIR Meeting Planning Committee will make the final decision on the presentation format and notify authors of accepted abstracts.
  1. Submission Types
    • Poster: Visual presentations of innovative, current findings related to a specific topic, program, research findings, and/or intervention. Presenters can illustrate their findings by displaying graphs, photographs, diagrams, and limited text on poster boards. Posters will be presented during a Poster Showcase and will be available for viewing during the duration of the meeting.
    • Oral Presentation: A brief oral presentation (10-15 minutes) made by the abstract author or designee. Three to four oral presentations will be selected to fill a panel session organized around a specific topic or theme. (Total session time: 1.25 hours)
    • The original research abstracts (including data or a resultant paper) must not have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at any other national or international meeting except within 3 months before or after this conference. Other exceptions may be made where abstracts present new methods, new findings, updated information, or other valid reasons that can be provided by the author(s).
    • For Research Presentations (both poster and oral formats) the five required topic headings are:
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Methods/Approach
    3. Results
    4. Conclusions
    5. Significance and Contributions
  2. Topic Presentation Format Options: Topic Symposium and Learning Lab/Training Session
    • Learning Lab/Training Session: An extended session designed to provide attendees with a structured and detailed training experience to enhance specific skills related to the Core Competencies for Injury & Violence Prevention. (Total session time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours)
      Examples include: Use of a novel or specific methodology to address an injury prevention and control topic; a technique or approach that offers attendees a training experience that they can use to advance their research or policy goals.
    • Topic Symposia: A session presentation designed to provide attendees with an in-depth discussion and/or interactive experience related to a specific topic or theme. The session may be conducted and facilitated by one presenter or a group of presenters. (Total session time: 1.25 hours)
    • For Topic Presentations, the required topic headings are:
    1. Title / Statement of Purpose
    2. Educational objectives
    3. Format / Methods of participant interaction
    4. Session description

Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by multiple reviewers selected by members of the SAVIR Meeting Planning Committee.

  • Abstracts must be submitted free of typographical or other errors. Changes or corrections will not be accepted after the abstract deadline. If English is not your first language or you do not regularly use English, we recommend that you have your abstract reviewed by a native speaker prior to submission.

Submission of Abstracts will begin on June 16, 2014 at:

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216 USA
P: +001-205-823-6106
F: +001-205-823-2760
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