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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
SESSION TITLE SPEAKER
11:20am Breakout Session 1: Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in priority populations*
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples What are the success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Associate Professor 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, Facilitator, 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 What are the success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Associate Professor 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, Facilitator, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
3:20pm Afternoon Tea
3:40pm Panel Discussion, facilitated by Sandy Lukjanowski, Chief Executive, Injury Matters Future Directions for Injury Prevention Rachel Meade, General Manager- Injury Prevention, 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

 

Dr Delia Hendrie, Curtin University.

Dr Delia Hendrie is an Associate Professor in the School of Population Health at Curtin University. Delia’s main research interests include policy and program evaluation, in relation to evaluating their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Much recent work in this field has been evaluating the impact of population health measures, clinical interventions and public health laws.

 

Delia collaborates widely with health professionals, government agencies, private sector agencies and community groups in many areas including injury and disability, chronic disease including mental illness, health promotion, alcohol and drug dependence, aged care, physiotherapy, pharmacy and pathology. Another area of interest is in health policy and systems research, with a particular focus on health care financing and the allocation of health care services.

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’.

Simone Soto Flores, Lived Experience Presenter

In June 2012, Simone’s son, Ari, fell from a houseboat and drowned. Ari survived; however, suffered a catastrophic brain injury leading to lifelong medical fragility and profound disability. As an ambassador for Royal Life Saving WA Keep Watch program, Simone creates awareness around drowning prevention, the impact of non-fatal drowning and severe disability. Simone is an experienced presenter over many platforms in an effort to reach as many people as possible. She is dedicated to spreading their message surrounding Ari’s accident in the hopes it will prevent another tragedy as well as advocating for the rights and opportunities of people with disability.

 

 

Professor Pat Dudgeon, Director, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, and the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (MRFF), University of Western Australia.

Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and professor at the Poche Centre for Aboriginal Health and the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA. Her area of research includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.

 

She is the director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at UWA. She is also the lead chief investigator of a national research project, Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing that aims to develop approaches to Indigenous mental health services that promote cultural values and strengths as well as empowering users. She has many publications in Indigenous mental health, in particular, the Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principals and Practice 2014.

Associate Professor Roz Walker, Senior Principle Research Fellow, Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, and the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (MRFF), University of Western Australia.

Roz Walker has been involved in research, evaluation, education and training with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations and Government and non-Government agencies for over thirty five years. She has extensive experience working with organisations and community groups to identify problems and develop solutions to improve outcomes in maternal, child and adolescent health, mental health and social and emotional wellbeing at individual, organisational and community levels as well as promoting system level change and individual and organisational cultural competence.

 

Key projects include: Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP); and the Health Service Needs of Young People in Western Australia which contributed to a Position Statement for the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People and the development of the first WA Youth Health Policy in 2018.

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 Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service, 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

Sandy Lukjanowski, Chief Executive, Injury Matters

Sandy Lukjanowski Sandy leads the Injury Matters team towards achieving a shared vision of safer people and places. Injury Matters seeks to prevent and reduce the impact of injury and support those affected through the provision of evidence informed programs and services. Complemented by research and advocacy activities designed to contribute to a population level reduction in injury and increased availability of appropriate, accessible supports for those affected by injury.

 

Sandy is a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee, providing advice to the Minister for Commerce and Commissioner for Consumer Protection on the activities and policies of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

 

Sandy has an extensive background leadership of complex teams across aged care, health, and not-for-profit settings with over 14 years of senior leadership experience. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology with post-graduate qualifications in Leadership.

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, General Manager- Injury Prevention, Injury Matters

 

Rachel Meade is the General Manager – Injury Prevention at Injury Matters. Rachel manages Injury Matters’ prevention focused programs such as the state-wide falls prevention program Stay On Your Feet®, Know Injury capacity building program and services as well as research and advocacy activities designed to contribute to a population level reduction in injury rates in WA. Rachel is the secretary of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network. Rachel has worked in injury prevention in Western Australia for over 10 years and has experience working for not-for-profit and governments locally and internationally. Rachel has a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Human Movement and Public Health and a Master of Evaluation.