Research for enhancing impact of strategies and actions

1st day - Thursday 3rd October 2019 (Click for the 2nd day - Friday 4th October 2019)


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2




Opening session
(Session chair: Dr Jean-Claude SCHMIT, Director of Health, Ministry of Health, Luxembourg)

Welcome and key statements by:
- Mr Etienne SCHNEIDER, Minister of Health Luxembourg

- John F. Ryan, Director of Health and Food Safety Directorate General Directorate C – Public Health and crisis management at European Commission

- Mrs Violeta BULC, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission
- Dr Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Social Determinants, WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland

Plenary session 1: “Challenges in health promotion and injury prevention”
(Session chair: Laetitia HUIART, Director of the Department of Population Health, LIH, Luxembourg

PS 1.1 "Strengthening the UK's Capacity for Product Safety: Strategy 2018-2022", Graham RUSSELL, CEO Government Office for Product Safety and Standards, UK
PS 1.2 "The role of culture in safety", Nicholas J. WARD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, USA


Coffee Break


Break out session 1: Consumer Product Safety
(Moderators: Zeynep YILDIZELI & Ron GAINSFORD)

OP1.1 E-commerce of safe children’s products: a common view for SMEs, consumers and authorities. ARENAS MOTILLA, María Cruz et al.
OP1.2 Child safety in cars: an observational study on the use of child restraint systems in the Netherlands. HERMANS, Mariëlle et al.
OP1.3 An enhanced model for assessing choking risk in children for consumer products. GREGORI, Dario et al.
OP1.4 The impact of the UK national ‘Safe at home’ Safety equipment scheme on hospital admissions for childhood injuries. ORTON, Elizabeth et al.
OP1.5 Analyses of the European Injury Database (IDB) for product related injuries. KRUL, Inge et al.

Break out session 2: Injury Surveillance & Research - part I
(Moderators: Dritan BEJKO & Persephone DOUPI)

OP2.1 Using registries in injury surveillance: following transition from emergency care to primary care. PANNEMAN, Martien et al.
OP2.2 Increase injury surveillance capacity in Eastern Europe. PEEK-ASA, Corinne et al.
OP2.3 Affordability and availability of child restraints in an underserved population in South Africa. PUVANACHANDRA, Prasanthi et al.
OP2.4 Machine learning and deep learning techniques to code injury data from French and/or German language narratives registered in hospital’s Emergency Departments. SCHNELL, Michaël et al.
OP2.5 Drowning surveillance in Denmark: combining different data sources on drowning mortality. LAURSEN Bjarne et al.


Pitch presentations session 1: Child Safety in Action
Moderators: Ashley MARTIN & Gabriele ELLSÄSSER)

PP1.1 Risk factors for burn accidents in children of 0-4 years old: a prospective study. VAN ZOONEN, Eva et al.
PP1.2 Paediatric drowning deaths in Ireland: A ten-year review. HAMILTON, Karina et al.
PP1.3 Child and adolescent road deaths and injuries in developing countries: the case of Lebanon. AL-HAJJ, Samar et al.
PP1.4 Traumatic brain injuries in a large paediatric hospital in Georgia. CHIKHLADZE, Nino et al.
PP1.5 Survey of primary care paediatricians in Europe on child injury prevention. BREGANT, Tina et al.
PP1.6 EPBA’s awareness raising campaign on button batteries safety. PONTE COSTA, Raquel

Pitch presentations session 2: Injury Surveillance & Research - part I
(Moderators: Dritan BEJKO & Persephone DOUPI)

PP2.1 Traumatic brain injury: a three-country assessment of in-patients treatment and care. COMAN, Madalina et al.
PP2.2 Medically attended injuries among Albanian population, 2013-2017. QIRJAKO, Gentiana et al.
PP2.3 Patient safety culture in Bulgarian private and public hospitals. STOYANOVA, Rumyana et al.
PP2.4 Occupational safety in Republic of North Macedonia. TOZIJA, Fimka et al.
PP2.5 Falls in patients with Parkinson’s disease. ERAKOVIC, Jevto et al.
PP2.6 Assessment of TBI patients’ health status by the Glasgow coma scale at pre-hospital and emergency department level. MINDRIGAN, Eugen et al.


Lunch Break


Break out session 3: Child Safety in Action
(Moderators: Ashley MARTIN & Gabriele ELLSÄSSER)

OP3.1 Trends in injury related fatalities in the Irish pediatric population: a review of national mortality data. McGARVEY, Cliona et al.
OP3.2 Pediatric burns among Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon: evidence to inform policies and programs. AL-HAJJ, Samar et al.
OP3.3 Deeper insights on trampoline related injuries – a multinational study based on EU-IDB. ELLSÄSSER, Gabriele et al.
OP3.4 Safe falls – safe schools: reducing instinctive injury-associated gestures during backwards falls. TORONJO-URQUIZA, María Teresa et al.
OP3.5 Injury prevention photosphere: an intervention for use by families and community-based professionals. DEAVE, Toity et al.

Break out session 4: Road Traffic Safety - part I
(Moderators: Gerald FURIAN & Elizabeth LUMSDEN)

OP4.1 The observed prevalence of use of safety devices on motorized vehicles in Italy. GIUSTINI, Marco et al.
OP4.2 Walking against or with traffic? Evaluating pedestrian fatalities and head injuries in Taiwan. PAI, Chih-Wei et al.
OP4.3 Risk factors for motorcycle crash in novice riders. MÖLLER, Holger et al.
OP4.4 The safety of people who drive for work in the gig economy: A perfect storm of risk factors? CHRISTIE, Nicola et al.
OP4.5 Pedestrians treated at Dutch emergency departments: An overview of road traffic accidents as well as fall accidents on public roads. NIJMAN, Susanne et al.

Key statement
Why road safety is an essential but forgotten topic of health policy BALDWIN Matthew, DG MOVE


Pitch presentations session 3: Child Safety in Action
(Moderators: Ashley MARTIN & Gabriele ELLSÄSSER)

PP3.1 The role of civil society in child safety in Europe. SCHOLTES, Beatrice et al.
PP3.2 Cyprus five years strategy plan for the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries: comprehensive program for the playground safety. GEORGIOU, Irene et al.
PP3.3 The Giant’s House - A safer environment for children in and around the house. BOON, Erik et al.
PP3.4 1st TRIP SAFELY: Transport of new-borns in cars. Model of intervention in hospitals – Portuguese experience since 2011. NASCIMENTO, Sandra et al.
PP3.5 Application of new technologies in education of parents in Serbia - mobile application on child injury prevention. MARKOVIC, Marija et al.

Pitch presentations session 4: Road Traffic Safety - part I
(Moderators: Gerald FURIAN & Elizabeth LUMSDEN)

PP4.1 How do we get from B to C? Is accident investigation still a part of the answer to road safety? TVERAAEN, Mona.
PP4.2 Driving behaviour in depressed patients vs healthy controls. Findings from a driving simulator study. TSOUTSI, Vagioula et al.
PP4.3 Road safety: A pilot-study of an online tool to improve traffic behaviour of employees. HERMANS, Mariëlle et al.
PP4.4 The safe system approach to protect children in road traffic. MERSCH, Jeannot.


Tea Break


Break out session 5: Methodologies for Safe Community programmes
(Moderators: Eva VAAGLAND & Peter SPITZER)

OP5.1 SIGAPÉ - community based project to promote safe walking to school.  MADUREIRA, Liliana et al.
OP5.2 Establishing a local infrastructure for safety based on global visions, national policies and local conditions. VAAGLAND, Eva J.
OP5.3 On traffic safety promotion: policy and action plans in Vestfold County, Norway. LAURITSEN, Anne Sofie et al.
OP5.4 “IDEAS”- A digital tool for using knowledge and data as a driving force to strengthen local safety promotion efforts. VAAGLAND, Eva J.
OP5.5 The national strategy « VISION ZERO » in Luxembourg. SUNNEN, Annick

Break out session 6: Safety in Sports and Leisure
(Moderators: Jari PARKKARI & Laurent MALISOUX)

OP6.1 Sports and sports injury risk – Results of the Austrian exposure survey. BAUER, Robert et al.
OP6.2 Drowning prevention programs through lifesaving sport and possible extrapolation to other European countries. GONZÁLEZ DÍAZ, Inés.
OP6.3 Using innovative communication channels to change behavior – Ireland’s drowning prevention campaigns evaluated. SWEENEY, Roger.
OP6.4 The Italian surveillance of ski accidents: analysis of risk trend and determinants of injury in the Aosta Valley. PITIDIS, Alessio.
OP6.5 The effect of shoe cushioning and body mass on injury risk in recreational runners: a randomized controlled trial. MALISOUX, Laurent et al.


Plenary session 2: "Building the evidence-base for effective strategies and actions"
(Session chair: Errol TAYLOR, Chairman EuroSafe, CEO RoSPA, UK)

PS 2.1 "Implementation opportunities in injury prevention: is the public health approach still valid in the 21st century?"Margie PEDEN, Head of the Global Injury Programme at the George Institute for Global Health, Oxford, UK
PS 2.2 "Building the evidence-base for child home injury prevention: findings from a five year programme of research", Denise KENDRICK, Professor of Primary Care Research, Division of Primary Care, University Park Nottingham
PS 2.3 "Multidisciplinary perspective on the risk and protective factors associated with suicide and self-harm", Ella ARENSMAN, National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland

Closing remarks on the first day by Errol TAYLOR, Chairman EuroSafe, CEO RoSPA, UK


Networking activities




Meeting room 1 = Salle José Ensch
Meeting room 2 = Salle Edmond Dune



2nd day - Friday 4th October 2019


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2


Break out session 7: Prevention of intentional injuries 
(Moderators: Jonthon PASSMORE and Ella ARENSMAN

OP7.1 Self-reported perception on suicide phenomenon and suicidal risk exposure for young people in Lithuania. STRUKCINSKIENE, Birute.
OP7.2 Risk factors associated with abusive parental practices within the ecological model. JORDANOVA PESHEVSKA, Dimitrinka.
OP7.3 Safety and well-being in adolescents with adverse childhood experiences. JORDANOVA PESHEVSKA, Dimitrinka.
OP7.4 Risk factors associated with suicidal thoughts among 50+ years old residents. Results from the SHARE survey in Luxembourg. BUCKI, Barbara et al.
OP7.5 European Alliance against Depression: Prevention of suicidal behaviour by community based 4-level interventions. HEGERL, Ulrich et al.

Break out session 8: Action on Falls Prevention in Older People
(Moderators: Birgitte BLATTER & Tatiana ALVES)

OP8.1 Falls in older people in domestic and leisure settings – data from EVITA system. ALVES, Tatiana et al.
OP8.2 Accidental falls – the leading cause of injury related mortality and hospitalization in the elderly in Croatia. BRKIĆ BILOŠ, Ivana.
OP8.3 Stand up stay up 2016-19 - a programme to raise the level of falls prevention activity across England. MARTIN, Ashley. 
OP8.4 Development of an evidence-based implementation toolkit for the Falls Management Exercise programme (FAME). ORTON, Elizabeth.
OP8.5 Project TOM: results of implementing a multifactorial approach to prevent falls and improve autonomy in community-dwelling older adults. VAN DER VEEN, Rozan.


Late Breakers / Pitch presentation session 5: Injury Surveillance & Research - part II
(Moderators: Dritan BEJKO & Persephone DOUPI)

PP5.1 Remote maintenance on a robot cell and secure integration into the company's internal process. MALISA, Viktorio et al.
PP5.2 Water risk versus traffic risk. CANO NOGUERA, Francisco et al.
PP5.3 Drug and alcohol use in drowning deaths recorded by the Irish National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI), 2004-2016. O’SULLIVAN, Michael et al.
PP5.4 Water safety policy in Scotland. LUMSDEN, Elizabeth et al. 
PP5.5 Measuring what matters – preventing Unintentional Harm and Injury. Scottish Community Safety Network

Pitch presentation session 6: Road Traffic Safety - part II
(Moderators: Gerald FURIAN & Elizabeth LUMSDEN)

PP6.1 Epidemiological study of injury cases in a tertiary care hospital in Delhi based on national injury surveillance format. HITAKSHI SH. et al.
PP6.2 Assessment of the causal factors of the pedestrian’s injuries in Georgia 2016. CHACHAVA, Tamar et al.
PP6.3 Strengthening road safety legislation in Republic of North Macedonia. TOZIJA, Fimka. 
PP6.4 On the crossroad of the road safety legislation, risk factors knowledge, safety culture and road users’ behaviour.
PP6.5 Effect of preventive measures in mortality for road injuries in Brazil. VASCONCELOS, Cíntia et al. 
PP6.6 Driving Before and After Starvation. MAHMOUD, Zaid


Coffee Break


Break out session 9: Injury Surveillance & Research - part II
(Moderators: Persephone DOUPI & Dritan BEJKO)

OP9.1 Alcohol related emergency department treatments in the Netherlands: alcohol intoxications and alcohol related injuries. NIJMAN, Susanne.
OP9.2 Risk factors associated with unintentional injury. Results from the European Health Examination and Interview Surveys in Luxembourg, BEJKO, Dritan.
OP9.3 Poisoning injuries takes to many lives – mapping and prevention need to be developed and increased in Sweden. EKMAN, Robert.
OP9.4 A new method for estimation of occupational injuries and diseases economic burden in five European Union countries. MOFIDI, Amir. 
OP9.5 Feasibility of standardized reporting schemes on home and leisure injury risks and relevant safety measures for EU countries. KISSER, Rupert.

Break out session 10: Road Trafic Safety - part II
(Moderators: Gerald FURIAN & Elizabeth LUMSDEN)

OP10.1 Traffic safety culture and interactions between motorists and cyclists. WARD, Nicholas J.
OP10.2 Effective ways of engaging parents/caregivers in their children’s road safety education. O’TOOLE, Sarah
OP10.3 Deprivation and road traffic injury comparisons for 4-10 and 11-15 year-olds. O’TOOLE, Sarah.
OP10.4 Road traffic injuries in children in Serbia-possibility for more action. MARKOVIC, Maria.
OP10.5 Scenario generation for testing Automated Driving using crash databases. PERVEEN, Simon.


Plenary session 3: "Innovation in injury prevention and safety promotion"
(Session chair: Ron GAINSFORD, Honorary Member EuroSafe, Advisor British Toy and Hobby Association, UK)  

PS 3.1 "New Technologies: challenges and opportunities for enhancing safety", Klaus ROBATSCH, Head department on research & knowledge management, Road Safety Council, Austria
PS 3.2 "The big data and information technology revolution in injury prevention; are we lagging behind?"Birgitte BLATTER, Head Monitoring & Research, Consumer Safety Institute, the Netherlands 
PS 3.3 "How smart home can be a safer home?"Martyn ALLEN, Technical Director, Electric safety First, UK 


Closing remarks by Errol TAYLOR, Chairman EuroSafe and Launch of EU-Safety 2021


Farewell Lunch


Post-conference Business meetings


Salle José Ensch

Salle Edmond Dune



Injury Surveillance-Network (EU-IDB)

European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA)

European SafeComm Network (ESCON)