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International Organising Committee Members

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Dr Etienne Krug MD MPH

Director, Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Krug is Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads global efforts to prevent violence and injuries, to address social determinants of health and promote healthy ageing. He oversees the development of intergovernmental resolutions and global reports, the implementation of multi-country development projects, and advocacy campaigns. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention, the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and co-chairs the Executive Committee of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. Before joining WHO, Dr Krug worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA, with 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 awards. 

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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

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

Adnan A. Hyder, MD MPH PhD, is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, USA. For over 20 years, Dr. Hyder has worked to improve global health in low- and middle- income countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; and pioneered empirical work around road traffic injuries, trauma, health systems, and non-communicable diseases. He has conducted studies focusing on defining the epidemiological burden, understanding risk factors, exploring potential interventions, estimating economic impact, and appreciating the socio-cultural correlates of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors around the world. Dr. Hyder has extensive experience leading large capacity development programs in developing countries including several major training grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has co-authored over 350 scientific peer-reviewed papers and numerous world reports. He also serves as the founding Director of the Center on Commercial Determinants of Health at George Washington University.

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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 of Public Health, University of Auckland and Senior Researcher, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland

A paediatrician and public health physician by training, Shanthi is a Professor of Public Health at the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland and Senior Researcher at Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand. She has led a multi-disciplinary research program focusing on injury prevention, road traffic injuries, accessible transport, post-trauma care and disability. Her work supporting injury prevention efforts in the Asia-Pacific region has been motivated by an enduring commitment to addressing physical, social and health care barriers to equitable health outcomes across the lifespan; and supporting the next generation of injury prevention and public health practitioners and scholar activists.

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Dr Olive Kobusingye

enior Research Fellow, Makerere University SPH, and Distinguished Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health

Dr. Kobusingye is an Accident & Emergency surgeon and injury epidemiologist. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda, where she heads the Trauma, Injury, & Disability Unit. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the George Institute for Global Health, Australia.  Olive is the Board Chair of the Road Traffic Injury Research Network, an international agency working to improve road safety especially in low- and middle-income countries.