Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

8a | First Annual Meeting of the Central and Eastern European Injury Prevention Research Network

12 May 2008 - 14 May 2008
Conference directors:
Sanjin Mavrinac, N/A, N/A
Aida Mujkić, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Corine Peek-Asa, University of Iowa, College of Public Health, N/A
Robin Ungar, The University of Iowa, United States
Conference description:
This event will bring together researchers from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Romania and the United States who have been collaborating since 2006 on research projects (funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health USA) related to the prevention of injury. Examples of projects are: establishment of prevention and surveillance systems for injuries among health care workers; injury and safety promotion for pre-school children; traffic injury prevention; examination of weapon-related deaths to children associated with the homeland war; regional and national capacity self-assessment for injury prevention programs, and piloting a regional injury data base for better understanding of the character and numbers of injuries.

The main purpose of the meeting is to bring this group together in order to strengthen the collaborative relationship. The objectives of the meeting will be (1) to review progress in the established projects to determine future steps toward publication and policy development that would enable positive changes; (2) to assess the feasibility of developing future projects, and what those projects might be; (3) and to provide at least one session devoted to a professional development topic.

Southeastern Europe Injury and Violence Prevention Conference
Inter‐University Center ‐‐ Dubrovnik, Croatia
Funded by the Fogarty International Center, USA
Monday, 12 May
8:00‐12:00 Arrival and check in
13:00‐14:45 Conference Opening Moderator Aida Mujkic
13:00 13:15 Welcome , Conference Co‐Chairs Corinne Peek‐Asa , Aida Mujkic
13:15 13:35 Emina Lisic, Representative , Ministry of the Interior
Fewer Arms Fewer Victims: Preventing Tragedies
13:35 13:55 Vlasta Hrabak‐Zervajic, Croatian National Institute of Public Health
13:55 14:15 Corinne Peek‐Asa, Reading of the Conference Declaration
14:15 14:45 Introduction of conference participants
14:45 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 17:15 Introductory Presentations Moderator Corinne Peek‐Asa
15:15 15:45 Corinne Peek‐Asa, The University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Is Your Program Successful? Strategies for Measuring Success
15:45 16:00 Questions and Discussion
16:00 16:20 Aron Primack, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health,
ICTIRT Program Objectives (by Elluminate)
16:20 16:30 Questions and Discussion
16:30 17:15 Dinesh Sethi, WHO, EU Region
Developments in Injury Prevention in the European Region
17:15 17:30 Questions and Discussion
18:30 21:30 Evening
18:00 20:00 ∼ Dinner On Your Own
20:00 22:30 ∼ Meet for sightseeing tour of the old city
Center for International Rural
and Environmental Health
Andrija tampar
School of Public Health,
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Tuesday, 13 May
9:00 11:00 Injury Education Moderator Julije Mestrovic
9:00 9:15 Gorka Vuletic‐Mavrinac, and Aida Mujkic, Andrija Stampar School of Public
Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion for Pre‐School Children
9:15 9:30 Julije Mestrovic, Jasna Petric, University of Split Medical College
Education of Resuscitation in Elementary Schools
9:30 9:45 Almedina Bazdar, Nina Jovanovic, Clinical Center of Sarajevo
Guidelines for Childrens Safer Hospital Stays
9:45 10:00 Dijana Uljarevic, Kristina Safranec, Parents in Action Association (RODA)
Safety in a Car Seat
10:00 10:15 Tanja Pekez‐Pavlisko, Primary Care Center Kutina
ITLS Courses in Croatia
10:15 10:45 Discussion Setting Priorities: Needs, Research and Policy in Injury
10:45 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 13:00 Road Traffic Safety Moderator Predrag Duric
11:15 11:30 Eduard Missoni, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
Bicycle Related Injuries in Croatia
11:30 11:45 Razvan Chereches, Center for Health Policy and Public Health
Traffic Injury Prevention in Cluj‐Napoca, Romania
11:45 12:00 Zlatko Bockal, Croatian Automobile Club
Croatian Automobile Club Safety Programs
12:00 12:15 Zvonimir Lovric, University Hospital Dubrava
Croatian Trauma Registry‐PilotProject
12:15‐12:30 Teodora Beletic, Association ‐ Families of Road Traffic Victims
Civil Society's Contribution to Road Safety
12:30 13:00 Discussion Setting Priorities for Road Traffic Safety
13:00 14:30 Lunch Mimosa Restaurant group lunch
14:30 16:30 Trauma Registries Moderator, Corinne Peek‐Asa
14:30 15:15 Nina Zimmermann, International Data Base Project
European Injury Data Base - an indispensable injury surveillance tool for the
15:15 15:25 Questions and Discussion
15:25 15:40 Predrag Duric, Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina
How to Establish Surveillance of a Neglected Epidemic
15:40 15:55 Florin Oprescu, The University of Iowa (by Elluminate)
Pilot Project, EU Injury Database
15:55 16:10 Svetlana Trtica, Institute of Public Health, Belgrade
The Role of the Healthcare System in Preventing Injuries: Planning a
Database and Barriers Encountered
16:10 16:40 Coffee Break

16:40 18:30
Trauma Registries: II
Moderator Aida Mujkic
16:40 16:55 Zvonimir Lovric, University Hospital Dubrava
Croatian Trauma Registry Pilot Project
16:55 17:10 Ismet Gavrankapetranovic, Mehmed Jamakosmanovic, Semin Becirbegovic,
Clinical Center of Sarajevo
The Injury Register at the Clinical Hospital Sarajevo First Steps
17:10 17:25 Veronica Merticariu, Center for Health Policy and Public Health
Data Collection by Agencies in Cases of Domestic Violence
17:25 18:00 Discussion Setting Priorities for Injury and Trauma Data Bases
19:00 21:30 Banquet Dinner Mimosa Restaurant
Wednesday, 14 May
9:00 11:00 South Eastern Europe Injury Prevention Network
Panel Discussants: Razvan Chereches, Predrag Duric, Aida Mujkic, Ismet Gavrankapetranovic, Nina
∼ How can an injury network help injury research and prevention?
∼ How would it personally assist and affect your work?
∼ What structure might this network have?
∼ What kinds of activities should be pursued?
∼ What are the next steps?
11:00 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 12:15 Conference summary and closing