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SAVIR makes global connections at World Injury Conference
  1. Corinne Peek-Asa1,
  2. Charles C Branas2
  1. 1
    Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Injury Prevention Research Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  2. 2
    Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Dr C Branas, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, 936 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021, USA; cbranas{at}

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The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and many of our members took part in the Ninth World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion that was held in Merida, Mexico this past March. The conference was a great success, ably hosted by the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica and the Secretaria Salud and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. Our participation in the World Injury Conference expanded SAVIR’s global presence and promoted our organization as well as violence and injury research in Latin America and around the world.

Several notable activities and sessions were coordinated by SAVIR and many of its Injury Research Center members. …

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