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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

International Organising Committee Members

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Dr Etienne Krug MD MPH

Director, Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability and Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva

Dr Krug is Director of the Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability and Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In this position he has overseen the development of major intergovernmental resolutions and ground breaking world reports, the implementation of major innovative development projects, and preparations for large global events. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

 

Before joining WHO, Dr Krug was an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA.

 

Prior to that he worked in war torn countries for Médecins sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

 

Dr Krug holds a degree as Medical Doctor from the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University and has received many award.

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Dr Wim Rogmans

Founder, European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe)

Wim Rogmans is the founder of  the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe), based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. EuroSafe is a unique European network of national organizations committed to good practices in injury prevention and safety promotion. EuroSafe is the relaying point for policy makers and injury prevention professionals working in diverse areas such as child and adolescent safety, consumer safety, safety for older persons, vulnerable road users, sport safety and the prevention of violence and self harm. The Association is official partner of the World Health Organization (WHO) programme for Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability.

Wim has been Director of the Consumer Safety Institute in the Netherlands for 25 years . The Institute is responsible for a nation wide Injury Surveillance System, risk analysis studies, the development of safety standards and for national safety promotion campaigns. He has been the organiser of a numerous international conferences and seminars. He is honorary editor of the International Journal for Injury Control and Safety Promotion.

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Dr Adnan Hyder

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research, Milken Institute School of Public Health of George Washington University

Bio available shortly

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Dr Robin Ikeda

Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bio available shortly

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Dr Gopal Gururaj

Senior Professor, Department of Epidemiology, WHO Collaborating Center for Injury Prevention and safety Promotion, Centre for Public Health, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India

Prof.Gururaj is Senior Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and leads the WHO Collaborating Centre for injury prevention and Safety promotion and the Centre for Public Health at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India. He completed his MD from Government Medical College in Bangalore, Postdoctoral training in injury and Neurotrauma from UCLA School of Public health and has undergone training in injury epidemiology and prevention in India and universities abroad. He has extensive experience in the areas of Road Safety, Neurotrauma, Suicide, Childhood injuries, Work place injuries and trauma care. His major contributions over time are related to research, institutional strengthening mechanisms, human resource strengthening, legislations, policy and programme development, monitoring and evaluation, and public and political advocacy. He has worked with national and international organizations in India, Asia and Middle Eastern countries. Prof. Gururaj serves as a resource person for several training programmes, technical committees and professional organizations and has several publications, presentations and awards to his credit.

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Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Population Health » Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland

Bio available shortly

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Dr Olive Kobusingye

Senior Research Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health, and the Institute for Social and Health Sciences of the University of South Africa

Bio available shortly

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