The International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) invites you to participate in the 23rd World Congress.
The Congress will be held at the University of Hamburg in Germany on Sunday, 19th May - Wednesday, 22nd May 2013.
'Safe mobility on land, sea and air' – The ITMA 2013 World Congress will provide a multidisciplinary network and forum for scientists and practitioners involved in traffic safety to interact with each other and exchange ideas and information on the latest issues in this field. If you click here, you will open the congress flyer to print.
The WHO points out that road traffic crashes take the lives of nearly 1.3 million people every year, and injure 20-50 million. Nearly half of those fatalities are vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Road traffic injuries have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29 years. In addition to the grief and suffering they cause, road traffic crashes result in considerable economic losses to victims, their families, and nations as a whole, costing most countries 1-3 % of their gross national product. Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to result in the deaths of around 1.9 million people annually by 2020, as registered vehicles and mobility rise.
Finding solutions to these challenging problems requires close collaboration between scientists - established as well as young ones -, and practitioners. Therefore we welcome scientific and practical contributions from different disciplines such as Medicine, Toxicology, Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, etc.
Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of traffic safety on land, in the air or at sea:
- Management of trauma, hospital and emergency care
- Engineering aspects of crash prevention, e.g. accident reconstruction
- Forensic aspects of traffic crashes
- Alcohol, drugs and driving, e.g. toxicology, interlock
- Driver and passenger safety
- Fitness to drive, driver assessment and testing
- Rehabilitation and therapy of driving offenders
- The impact of age on traffic safety (younger and older drivers)
- Driver education and training
- Problems of handicapped persons in traffic
- Public health and policy aspects of traffic crashes
- Traffic law enforcement
- Maritime medicine
- Aviation medicine
The Congress will be hosted by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Department of Legal Medicine, the Society against Alcohol and Drugs in Traffic, Hamburg, and the Center for Traffic Psychological Counselling and Training, Hamburg.