Vancouver, BC. Image courtesy of: Thom Quine
Safer Roads; Healthier Communities
24th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference
Vancouver, BC, June 1 - 4, 2014
Early Bird rates available until May 1st.
If you are concerned about road safety, June 1 - 4, 2014 promises to be an inspiring and educational time. Join the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals and the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit as they host the 24th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference. The conference is aimed at everyone who works in road safety including health professionals, engineers, government officials, crash reconstructionists, insurers, researchers, enforcement, and others.
To be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, near the majestic North Shore Mountains, this conference will bring together stakeholders in road, vehicle and human factors safety to facilitate exchange between disciplines and to promote strategies that will improve road safety.
The theme this year 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 pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, 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 thus lowering traffic injuries and deaths.
Delegates will enjoy discovering Vancouver, which was voted Canada's most walkable city. This diverse and multicultural city has much to offer; from festivals to gardens, suspension bridges to aquariums. Delegates will also want to take in its energetic restaurant and entertainment scene.
Ms. Mavis Johnson
Co-Chair, CMRSC XXIV /
President, CARSP /
President, Canadian Traffic Safety Institute
Dr. Ian Pike
Co-Chair, CMRSC XXIV /
Director, British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit