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The Injury Prevention Summit 2021 is a one-day event linked to the Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards Breakfast.

Date: Thursday 25th March 2021 

Time: 9am-4.30pm 

Venue: Duxton Hotel Perth, 1  St Georges Tce, Perth. 

Cost: $60 per person

 

The Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West will bring together injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners and policymakers and Local Governments from across Western Australia to build injury prevention and safety promotion activities within your work.

The Summit will showcase keynote speakers who have a broad understanding of contemporary injury prevention in Western Australia. Breakout sessions will include a focus on success factors for injury prevention within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, and regional and remote communities.

The Injury Prevention Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute to discussion, as well as exchange knowledge, ideas, and information across WA.

Registrations close Thursday 18th March 2021.



Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West Program

Subject to change

9:00am Summit registrations open
9:30am Welcome to Country Marie Taylor
9:45am Welcome and Housekeeping Catrina Wold, Program Delivery Lead, Injury Matters
9:55am Opening Address Professor Caroline Finch AO, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and Vice President Edith Cowan University
10:10am Welcome Address Sandy Lukjanowski, Chief Executive, Injury Matters
10:20am Keynote Speaker 1 Dr Delia Hendrie, Curtin University
11:00am Morning Tea
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11:20am Breakout Session 1: Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in priority populations*
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Roz Walker and Professor Pat Dudgeon, University of Western Australia
Regional and remote communities Delivering strength based community programs: adapting the system to uncover the solutions. Jo Drayton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Holyoake, Wheatbelt
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples “Through the looking glass”:
success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Deborah Pyatt, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
12:40pm Lunch
1:20pm Keynote Speaker 2 Lived experience presentation Simone Soto Flores, Royal Life Saving Ambassador
2:00pm Breakout Session 2: Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in priority populations*
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Roz Walker and Professor Pat Dudgeon, University of Western Australia
Regional and remote communities Delivering strength based community programs: adapting the system to uncover the solutions. Jo Drayton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator,
Holyoake, Wheatbelt
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples “Through the looking glass”:
success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Deborah Pyatt, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
3:20pm Afternoon Tea
3:40pm Panel Discussion, facilitated by Sandy Lukjanowski The Future of Injury Prevention Rachel Meade, Injury Prevention Manager, Injury Matters

 

Scott Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe WA

 

Russ Milner, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Health WA

 

Dr Delia Hendrie, Curtin University

4:20pm Close
** Participants will be given the opportunity to attend two of the breakout sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Summit Speakers

Professor Caroline Finch AO, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and Vice President, Edith Cowan University.

Professor Caroline Finch AO is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Edith Cowan University. She is internationally regarded as one of Australia’s leading injury epidemiologists, especially for her sports injury prevention research. She has also conducted research into road and child safety, falls in older people, drowning and burns.

 

She has always ensured that her research has been impactful for the relevant communities and she has directly informed safety policy for Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion/injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies worldwide. In 2015, she was awarded the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.

 

In 2018, she become an Officer of the Order of Australia for ‘distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise’.

Jo Drayton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Holyoake. 

Jo Drayton Headshot Jo has worked in primary mental health and suicide prevention for two decades. Her current position as Wheatbelt Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Holyoake WCADS, encompasses the entire Wheatbelt (200 communities and 43 Local Government Authorities).

 

Jo is an accredited Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention, Rural Minds and safe TALK facilitator and collaborated with a variety of stakeholders/agencies and communities culminating in the development of Community Wellbeing Plans and Suicide Prevention Action Plans (currently 6 endorsed, 1 in development and 4 LGA’s on the waitlist) within the Wheatbelt.  

 

During this time, Jo has had the opportunity to present at the National and International Conferences about her work in the sector. More recently she has been invited by the Mental Health Commissioner to join a steering committee that is assisting in developing the WA Suicide Prevention Framework 2021 to 2025 and has been appointed as one of WA Representatives on Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) State Committees. 

Deborah Pyatt, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre 

Deborah is a qualified Trainer and Assessor and has over 30 years of experience working with people from different cultures. For 20 years Deborah has worked with both Curtin University and the University of Western Australia in International Development and Relations which involved working with international governments, agencies and students. 

 

Deb is a contractor with the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and has delivered Cultural Competency training for them for the past 3.5 years. 


Summit Panellists

Scott Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe WA

Scott Phillips has been the CEO of Kidsafe WA for the past ten years. Kidsafe WA is the leading independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries in Western Australia. 

 

He chairs the Western Australian Consumer Product Advocacy Network and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the state government. As part of the national Kidsafe federation, Scott has been the CEO representative to the Kidsafe Australia National Council, the Kidsafe representative to Safe Kids Worldwide and the representative working on the new Australian Injury Prevention Plan. 

 

Prior to commencing at Kidsafe WA, Scott has worked as a physical education teacher, paediatric physiotherapist and managed government funding in the disability sector. He has a Bachelor of Science (Human Movement) with honours from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University. 

Russ Milner, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Health WA

Russ leads the development and implementation of statewide injury prevention policy, while promoting and supporting population based initiatives addressing injury prevention and community safety.

 

Through liaison and support, Russ collaborates with organisations and agencies to promote research and injury prevention opportunities for WA. His key interests include child safety, water safety, falls prevention and sector development.

 

Russ is a member of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network Executive Committee. Russ holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours in Public Health), and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Rachel Meade, Injury Prevention Manager, Injury Matters

 

Rachel manages injury prevention programs including; the state-wide falls prevention program Stay On Your Feet®, Know Injury capacity building program and services designed to contribute to population-level reductions in injury rates in WA.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Human Movement and Public Health and a Master of Evaluation. Rachel has worked in injury prevention in Western Australia for over nine years and has experience working for not-for-profit and governments locally and internationally. Rachel’s interests are in improving injury outcomes among Aboriginal and rural populations, evaluation, capacity building, and falls prevention. Rachel is the secretary of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network.