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Published: 17 October 2022

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to our section event to be held during the 15th European Public Health Conference between 9-12 November 2022 in Berlin, Germany. We encourage young researchers, community workers, policy makers, academics, and public health practitioners to register and join the discussion on injury prevention and safety promotion.


Workshop: Injury Severity Classification and burden of disability measurement

Saturday 12th November 2022, Time: 11:40-12:40 CET, Beta 1


  • EUPHA Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion
  • EUPHA Public Health Epidemiology
  • EUPHA Public Health Monitoring & Reporting
  • EUPHA Public Health Economics

Abstract: A wide variety of measures are available to track outcomes after injury in various health domains. Reaching consensus is an important step in benchmarking of outcomes across institutions and injury types to improve quality and advance the field of injury care. Modern, validated measures that are feasible and usable in both research and clinical contexts are needed to facilitate the improvement of quality and comparability of research.

The workshop aims to discuss trends and variation of injury burden, which is critical to health system planning. The high human and societal costs as well as inequalities of injury mortality and burden will be highlighted based on comparisons with long-term trends. The workshop will discuss the latest developments in injury severity classification and disability measurement. The most efficient measures to calculate the valid burden of injuries will be presented and compara tive measurements across EU countries will be promoted. Limitations of injury classifications and factors introducing uncertainty and potential bias in estimation of disability, will be identified. 
The workshop will contribute to the identification of evidence-informed tools and measurements of injury burden.


Severity in a Norwegian hospitalized injury material (N=177,663) by two severity measures: threat-to-life and threat of disability
Johan Lund – Norway - EUPHA (INJ)

Methodological considerations when assessing the Burden of Disease due to injuries
Robby De Pauw - Belgium

Quantification the cost of injuries
Juanita Haagsma - Netherlands



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  • International Pride Day and how to manage occupational safety and health for LGBTI workers (June 2022) More information:HERE
  • Drink-Driving: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners: A revised edition of the drink driving guide for policy-makers and practitioners (May 2022) More information:HERE
  • WHO documentary featuring voices of victims of violence selected for international short film festival (February 2022). More information:HERE


Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • 23rd World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, 27-30 November 2023 — Sydney Australia. Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2022. More information: HERE  
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  • 22nd European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES), 7-9 May, 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Deadline for abstract submission: 16 October, 2022. More information: 
  • 21st ESSKA Congress, European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, 08-10 May 2024, Milan, Italy. More information: HERE
  • 9th Road Safety and Simulation International Conference 2024. Call for organizers. Submission Deadline: December 10, 2022. More information: HERE
  • Velo-city 2023. 09-12 May 2023, Leipzig. Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October, 2022. More information: HERE
  • Fourteenth World Congress on Brain Injury, March 29- April 01, 2023, Dublin, Ireland. Abstract submission Deadline: September 30, 2022. More information: HERE
  • SMART CITIES SYMPOSIUM PRAGUE 2023 & EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CONGRESS 2023, 25-26 May 2023 Prague. Czech Republic. Deadline for full paper submission: 31.01.2023. More information: HERE


Interesting studies

  • Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Children and AdolescentsUS Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.JAMA.  October 11, 2022. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.16946
    Access: HERE
  • ITF (2022), The Safe System Approach in Action, Research Report, OECD Publishing, Paris. Access: HERE
  • Traumatic brain injury: progress and challenges in prevention, clinical care, and research. THE LANCET Neurology. September 29, 2022. Access: HERE
  • The burden of mental disorders, substance use disorders and self-harm among young people in Europe, 1990–2019: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Regional Health – Europe. Volume 16, May 2022, AccessHERE
  • Injuries and ageing: interdisciplinary topics, whole-society solutions. The Lancet Healthy Longevity. Volume 3, Issue 4, E221-E222. April, 2022. Access: HERE 
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Funding opportunities

  • Effective fight against trafficking in human beings.
    HORIZON-CL3-2022-FCT-01-07. Type: HORIZON Innovation Actions. Opening date: 30 June 2022. Deadline date 23 November 2022. More information: HERE
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  • Improved quality assurance / quality control of data used in decision-making related to risk management of natural hazards, accidents and CBRN events. Program ID: HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-03. Type of action: HORIZON-IA HORIZON Innovation Actions. Opening date: 30 June 2022. Deadline date: 23 November 2022. More information: HERE


Best regards,
Maria Papadakaki, President EUPHA INJ
LaHeRS & PHC-HMU, Hellenic Mediterranean University

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