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Professional conferences enrich and energise
  1. Keshia M Pollack1,
  2. Andrea C Gielen2,
  3. Amber N Williams3,
  4. Linda C Degutis4
  1. 1Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  3. 3Safe States Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  4. 4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Keshia M Pollack, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624. N Broadway, Room 557, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA; kpollack{at}jhsph.edu

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Nearly 1200 academics, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world gathered in Wellington, New Zealand from 1–4 October 2012, for Safety 2012—the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. The theme of the conference was ‘Connecting pathways for a vibrant and safer future,’ which was chosen to highlight the importance of key stakeholders strengthening collaborations to develop comprehensive approaches to address and prevent the most pressing injury problems of the 21st century.

When you return from conferences, it is often challenging to put into words what you ‘got out of it’. Typically, the networking opportunities stand out because these gatherings offer excellent opportunities to connect with people who you don't interact with in between meetings, or who you only talk to via internet. Good ideas and great enthusiasm usually result, and …

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