Forging New Frontiers
22nd Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference
December 1-3, 2017
Call for Abstracts
Forging New Frontiers, the annual conference of Injury Free Coalition for Kids®,
has become a valuable meeting to foster collaborative research,
develop best practices and address challenges in the field of
The objectives of the 2017 Annual Conference are to provide participants
with an opportunity to:
- Study and encourage research in the field of injury prevention.
- Learn about designing, planning and building healthy communities.
- Share and explore challenges and successes in community-based injury prevention programming
with a goal of helping trauma centers develop and improve injury prevention programs.
- Share information about innovative injury prevention best practices.
- Describe how trauma centers can develop and evaluate community-based injury prevention
- Identify opportunities for multi-city projects and research as well as opportunities to learn more about
translating research into practice in minority and resource-limited communities.
- Revitalize their creative energies in order to continue to
innovate and sustain healthy communities.
Call for Abstracts
Injury Free Coalition for Kids® is accepting abstracts for Forging New Frontiers, the Coalition's
Annual Conference, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 1-3, 2017.
All abstracts on the topics of intentional and unintentional injury
prevention will be considered for podium or poster presentation.
For original research and program evaluation, only abstracts with complete data will be considered for review.
The Scientific Publications Committee may invite selected abstracts
to be submitted as a full manuscript for publication in a supplemental edition of the
Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care.
Three types of Abstracts will be accepted:
- Original research: This type of abstract explores a specific research question with a study designed by investigator(s). The results must support or discuss research question with complete data. Study methodologies may include: interventional studies, observational studies, secondary analysis of pre-existing study data, or analyses using large databases. The research may use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodology.
- Program Description: This type of abstract describes a specific injury prevention program. The abstract should include a description of the population it serves, the specific components of the program, and the funding sources and other resources needed for replication. In addition, this type of abstract should describe the challenges and opportunities of implementing the program. The plan for evaluation of the measurable effects of the program should also be included in the abstract.
- Program Evaluation: This type of abstract examines the impact of a specific injury prevention program, which can be hospital or community based. The abstract should describe the background for establishing the program, its success and challenges, the process measures used for evaluation, and the outcome measures for the program based on the population served. This evaluation may use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodology.
Submitted abstracts should be no more than 500 words total, including title and authors.
The abstract body should include the following sections:
- Background: The background should include the
context, purpose or objectives of the study or program and its relevance to the audience.
- Methods: The methods section should concisely explain how the study or program was conducted and analyzed. This section should include: 1) how the study subjects or program participants were selected; 2) the time frame of the study/program; 3) the setting of the study/program (but with no institutional identifying information – e.g. "This study was conducted at a tertiary care children's hospital."; 4) components of the study/program; and 5) the data analysis methods used (for original research and program evaluation abstracts). Please do not include any identifying institutional information in the abstract.
- Results: The results should indicate key findings of the research or program. The results should include the number of subjects or participants in the study or program. Complete data should be reported here as well as results of data analysis (for original research/program evaluation abstracts).
- Conclusions: The conclusions should emphasize the relevance of the findings to
the field of injury prevention.
- Learning Objectives: This section should include three points that
participants will learn during your presentation.
NEW! The review committee has prepared a document providing abstract writing tips and samples of accepted abstracts from prior years. Please be sure to read
this document before writing your abstract.
- All abstracts must be submitted by Midnight (EDST), May 26, 2017,
through the Injury Free website, www.injuryfree.org.
- Notification of abstracts selected for presentation will take place by June 20, 2017.
Failure to follow
abstract instructions may be cause for rejection. Abstracts will be
acknowledged electronically within 48 hours. If you do not receive
acknowledgement, then your abstract has not been
received. For those and other questions, please call 816-651-7777.
Call for Workshops
We are excited to announce a Call for Workshops for the Forging New Frontiers, the Injury Free Coalition's Annual Conference, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 1-3, 2017.
All workshops on the topics of intentional and unintentional injury prevention will be considered. Please submit your proposals or suggestions for workshops even if you are not the presenter so that we can develop a great educational program.
The specific dates and times for the workshops are yet to be determined, so if you have a preference please let us know.
The workshops will be approximately 90 minutes and can range from basic useful program topics to highly innovative injury prevention research topics. Some examples might be as follows:
- "Developing a New Injury Prevention Program for your Injury Free site"
- "Designing the web page for your Injury Free Site"
- "Applying statistics to Injury Prevention Work"
- "Funding for a New Injury Prevention Program"
- "Collaborative Injury Prevention Research"
Proposals should include a title, 3-5 objectives, suggested presenters and a brief description (less than 500 words). All workshop proposals must be submitted by Midnight (EDST), May 26, 2017.
For more information and online submission, go to the Call for Workshops.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation
requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(ACCME) through the joint providership of Cincinnati Children's
and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention,
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Cincinnati Children's is accredited by the ACCME
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cincinnati Children's requires all clinical recommendations to be based
on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine and all
scientific research referred to, reported or used in support of or
justification of patient care recommendations conform to the generally
accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
Anyone in charge of content will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement
prior to the conference and to disclose to the audience any significant
financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of
any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services
discussed in his/her presentation and/or commercial contributor(s) of
this activity. All planning committee members and/or faculty members were
determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
Sponsorship is a form of commercial support and must adhere to all elements
of the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.