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  • International Course on Injury Control and Safety Promotion atIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Dear All,

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology,
    IIT Delhi announces the following course



    INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INJURY CONTROL AND

    SAFETY PROMOTION


    1-7 December 1997

    New Delhi, India


    Co-sponsors


    WHO COLLABORATING CENTRE FOR RESEARCH
    AND TRAINING IN SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INDIA


    WHO COLLABORATING CENTRE ON
    COMMUNITY SAFETY PROMOTION
    KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE, STOCKHOLM


    SIDA, SWEDEN


    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
    (SEARO) NEW DELHI



    Course Objectives


    The six day Course is designed to bring together professionals working in the
    area of injury control and safety promotion and acquaint them with the state-of
    -the-art information in the field. The Course has been designed for an
    interdisciplinary audience of engineers, health professionals, behavior
    scientists and administrators.

    By the end of the course the participants should

    o Know about the latest findings in methodologies for injury control and
    safety promotion.

    o Be aware of methods for data collection and analysis of the same.

    o Be able to start or improve programmes in injury control.

    Target group

    o Researchers and teachers from universities and research institutions.
    o Health professionals from hospitals, medical and public health schools.
    o Administrators from departments dealing with health issues.
    o Policy planners.
    o Law enforcement agencies.


    Course Outline

    Day 1 Course introduction. Injury as a public health problem.
    Presentation of country data by participants.

    Day 2 Basic concepts: Injury and accident, risk, prevention and safety
    promotion.

    Day 3 Data and analysis: Types and sources of data, investigation
    methodologies, risk analysis.

    Day 4 Safety planning and management: Risk identification and setting of
    priorities.

    Day 5 Accident preventive strategies: Education and information
    legislation and supervision, ergonomics and engineering.

    Day 6 Injury prevention, post injury management, safety promotion.


    Faculty


    Dr. R. Andersson Injury research
    Karolinska Institute
    Sweden

    Dr. L.W. Berger Injury research
    Lovelace Foundation
    USA

    Dr. S.R. Kale Thermal injuries
    IIT Delhi

    Ms Karen Leander Violence prevention
    Karolinska Institute
    Sweden

    Prof. Dinesh Mohan Epidemiology and injury mechanisms
    IIT Delhi

    Rajesh Patel Design and safety
    IIT Delhi

    Dr. I. Qadeer Epidemiology
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    University, Delhi

    Dr. A.R. Ray Chemical safety
    IIT Delhi

    A.K. Roy Occupational safety
    People's Science
    Institute, Delhi

    Prof. Leif Svanstrom Safe Communities research and
    Karolinska Institute promotion
    Sweden

    Dr. Geetam Tiwari Transportation planning and safety
    IIT Delhi

    Dr. Mathew Varghese Post crash management
    St. Stephen's Hospital
    Delhi

    Participants

    The Course will have a limited number of participants who must be fluent in
    English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in
    safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety
    measures. An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law
    enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals. The participants will
    have to bring road accident statistics pertaining to their countries/states.

    Fees

    Course fees will be US $ 200. These will include tuition, course materials,
    coffee and tea during breaks and lunches. All participants must arrange
    for their own travel and local expenses.

    Accommodation

    Lodging arrangements will be made on request in the IIT Delhi guest house on the
    basis of US $ 15 per day or in an inexpensive hotel for US $ 45 per day. Both
    are based on double occupancy including breakfast and dinner.

    Correspondence address

    Mr. Mahesh Gaur
    Centre for Biomedical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
    INDIA

    Phone : 91-11-6858703, 666979, 6853601 X 3161
    FAX : 91-11-6862037, 6855227, 6858703
    E.mail : mahesh@cbme.iitd.ernet.in
    Telex : 31-73087 IIT IN, 31-66168 IIT IN


    Last Date of Receipt:

    All applicants must complete the Course application form and send it before
    August 31, 1997 alongwith bio-data. Those selected will be informed by
    September 30, 1997


    For more information see http://talus.mae.cornell.edu/~bhalla/conf.html

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    INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INJURY
    CONTROL AND SAFETY PROMOTION

    1 - 7 DECEMBER 1997

    COURSE APPLICATION FORM

    PLEASE TYPE IN BLOCK LETTERS
    RETURN BEFORE AUGUST 31, 1997


    A Last Name Other Name

    Title (Prof./Dr./Mr./Ms/ Date of birth

    Position

    Institution/Organization

    Address



    City Post Code

    Country

    FAX Office Phone

    Home Phone Telex

    Passport Details:

    Passport No Place of birth

    Nationality Date & Place of issue

    Valid upto Mark of identification

    Father's name Date of last visit to India


    B Professional involvement in injury control and safety promotion to date (attach separate sheet if
    necessary)












    C How do you expect this course to help you in your future activities?











    D Any other relevant information you would like to give:









    E Financial Arrangements

    i) Fees will have to be paid in advance for attending the course.

    ii) All travel and local costs are expected to be borne by the participants or their participating
    organisations.

    iii)At present no financial aid is available. However, if funds become available in the future, please
    indicate the absolute minimum aid that may be needed by you (preference will be given to those
    who do not need aid):


    Amount in US $



    1) For travel

    2) For local expenses

    3) Fees

    Total




    F PLEASE ENCLOSE YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE





    Date Signature







    __________________________________________________ _________________________
    Vivek Sharma |
    Project Associate |
    Centre for Biomedical Eng. | EMAIL : vivek@cbme.iitd.ernet.in
    IIT Delhi 110016 |
    INDIA |
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