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Call for Abstracts - Closed 

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations, rapid fire and conversation starter at the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety) 2022, convened by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Congress will be held in Adelaide, Australia from Sunday 27 November to Wednesday 30 November 2022.

The 2022 Congress theme is 'Reconnecting, reinvigorating, reimagining Injury Prevention'. 

This theme was chosen in light of the significant changes across the globe, the most obvious of these is COVID, however we are also seeing changes to renewable energy, greater automation especially in automobiles and manufacturing, greater use of big data and artificial intelligence, the Black Lives Matter movements, Me Too movement, climate change, higher government debt, ageing populations and much more.  These changes are going to transform the way we working in injury prevention and require us to reinvent, reinvigorate and reimagine injury prevention. 

For injury prevention and safety promotion to be effective and create a safer future, engagement will be key; this will include engaging with communities, politicians, researchers, policy makers, people and other stakeholders. While research is important for developing the evidence base there is an ongoing need for action to ensure appropriate evidenced-based policy development, program delivery, increased funding, collaboration and development of future generations of injury prevention experts for a safer future.

To download the Call for Abstracts flyer, please click here.

Injury Prevention Journal - Conference Supporter and Official Journal of Safety 2022 - The top ranked abstracts confirmed to present at Safety 2022 will be published in a supplement edition of the Injury Prevention Journal.  

We warmly encourage you to lock the date in your diaries to join us in Adelaide at the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety) 2022.

Please note, no further extensions will be granted.

Abstract Submission

We welcome submission of abstracts on injury prevention and safety promotion for Safety 2022. 

Priority will be given to presentations that offer critical or reflective comment related to the theme questions, demonstrate a link with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and the injury prevention and safety promotion ramifications.  

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the online facility and abstract submission form on the Safety 2022 website. You will be also asked for a 150 word bio for each presenter.

submitting directly online is preferred. Select the Abstract Submission tab and follow the prompts as these will ask you for the domains, themes and presentation type as well as details about authors, your abstract etc. 

It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the abstract uploaded to the server is the correct version.

Abstracts submitted for presentation will be published exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission. Do not submit a version with ‘track changes’ active.


All presenters must register at the time of confirming their acceptance presentation offer and pay the conference registration fee.


Abstract submissions will be accepted and considered in three domains:

  • Research - e.g. research program

  • Program - e.g. delivery services, innovation of injury prevention and safety promotion practices/activities, example of work

  • Policy - e.g. advocacy, policy development, changing rules

Conference Topics

The three and a half day program is designed to provide lively and productive discussions and contributions from people engaged in injury prevention and safety promotion. We invite you to submit abstracts related to research, policy or practice under the following conference topics/ sub themes:


  • Alcohol and other drugs

  • Built environments and injury prevention

  • Burns prevention

  • Child safety

  • Concussion prevention

  • Disasters and injury prevention

  • Drowning prevention

  • Falls prevention

  • Farm safety

  • Indigenous peoples and safety

  • Home safety

  • Legislation and standards for injury prevention

  • Patient safety

  • Poisoning prevention

  • Programs and policies for injury prevention

  • Road safety

  • Safe communities

  • Sports injury prevention

  • Suicide prevention

  • Sustainable and innovative funding for injury prevention

  • Sustainable Development Goals and injury prevention

  • Systems approaches

  • Trauma care

  • Universal health coverage

  • Violence prevention

  • Work safety

  • Youth safety


First Nation People

Presentations that relate to First Nations Peoples’ injury prevention and safety promotion are encouraged.

Presenters focusing on First Nations health need to provide with their abstract an additional paragraph outlining whether the relevant community/ies have provided permission to publicise the work, and involvement of First Nations peoples in the research process, including authorship.

Presentation Type

Oral - Presenters will have a total of 15 minutes. There will be 6 speakers per session. The session will have a nominated chair.

Rapid Fire - Presenters will have 6 minutes’ presentation time using up to 6 power point slides. The session will have a nominated chair.

Conversation Starter - Presentations will go for 3 minutes, using 1 power point slide, and each session will have 28 presenters. The room will be set with two podiums with a speaker at each podium throughout the entire session. Once your 3 minutes is over your microphone will be turned off and the next speaker will begin their 3 minute presentation.  While this may seem ruthless, it is essential to ensure the last few speakers are not robbed of precious time to present their 3 minutes.


Whilst every effort will be made to accept an abstract for the nominated presentation format, the International Scientific Advisory Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if appropriate.

Abstract Requirements

  • All intended presentations require the submission of an abstract. All abstracts will be subject to peer review

  • Refer to the online abstract submission form or manual abstract submission form for requirements

  • The abstract title should be no longer than 12 words

  • The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words in simple text paragraphs without images or tables

  • The abstract should include sub-headings (if applicable) in relation to the chosen domain, suggested headings are below:

           - Research: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Learning Outcomes

           - Program or Policy: Context, Process, Analysis, Outcomes, Learning Outcomes

  • If there is more than one presenter, all correspondence will be sent to the person whose name and email address is entered with the abstract

  • Presenting authors will be limited to a maximum of 2 presentations. 

Presentation offers will be advised at the end of April/early May 2022.

Please note: All presenters must register at the time of confirming their acceptance presentation offer and pay the conference registration fee

More Information

For further information contact the PHAA Events Team, on:



T: 02 6285 2373

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