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Call for Abstracts
Deadline Extended to November 29, 2013
Safer Roads; Healthier Communities
24th Canadian Multidisciplinary
Road Safety Conference
Vancouver, BC, June 1 - 4, 2014
Authors are invited to submit abstracts on a road safety topic for presentation at next year’s conference. The event is aimed at everyone who works in road safety including health professionals, engineers, government officials, crash reconstructionists, insurers, researchers, enforcement, and more. International delegates are particularly encouraged to attend this conference.
The theme for the conference is ‘Safer Roads; Healthier Communities’ to emphasize that traffic injuries and deaths are a major public health problem in Canada. In fact, motor vehicle deaths are the leading cause of death for those aged 5-29 years. Vulnerable road users, like pedestrian and cyclists, are particularly at risk. Furthermore, traffic injuries and deaths have a significant impact on individuals, families and on society as a whole. Loss of income, long-term care and rehabilitation are some of the burdens experienced, and the economic burden at a societal level is staggering. The theme of this conference is designed to stress the importance of sharing strategies across disciplines to improve the safety of our roads with the goal to lower traffic injuries and deaths.
Paper Stream Choices
- Policy and Practice Stream (New)
There is considerable road safety related activity that is not research or evaluation in which attendees at CMRSC are interested, particularly those who are road safety practitioners. This program-related activity includes legislation, policy development, regulation, enforcement, education, training, assessment/rehabilitation, and community or stakeholder engagement. Click here for more details on the rationale for this new stream.
The best paper in this new stream will receive the Mavis Johnson Award.
- Research and Evaluation Stream (formerly the Technical Stream)
The best paper is eligible for the Charles H. Miller Award.
Options for Final Submission
- Option #1 – Full Paper: Eligible for Charles H. Miller or Mavis Johnson Award
- Option #2 – Slide Deck Presentation: Not eligible for any awards (New)
Slide deck presentations (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint) will be posted to the CARSP website after the conference.
Please note that for the full paper to be accepted and published in the conference proceedings, or for the slide deck to be posted to the conference website, the presenting author must be pre-registered for the conference.
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