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Safety 2014: global highlights in injury prevention
  1. Brian D Johnston
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brian D Johnston, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue – Box 359774, Seattle, WA 98104, USA; ipeditor{at}

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I was very disappointed, along with many of you, when Safety 2014: the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, scheduled to convene in Atlanta last year, was cancelled. These biennial meetings have provided the single best opportunity for members of our disparate and eclectic global community to come together, learn from each other and maintain momentum in the worldwide struggle against violence and injury. The gathering allows us to share new research, see new approaches to implementation and to influence the current vision and direction of the field.

Given the wide …

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