Forging New Frontiers, the annual conference of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, is the premier injury prevention meeting to foster collaborative research, develop best practices and address challenges in the field of pediatric injury prevention.

This event is jointly provided by the University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at the Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention (CCISP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

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Target Audience

  • Injury Prevention Professionals
  • Trauma Coordinators
  • Physicians & Nurses
  • Residents & Physicians In Training
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Medical Students
  • Community Leaders
  • Educators


The objectives of the 2024 Conference are to provide participants with an opportunity to:

  • Expand knowledge in the field of Injury Prevention.
  • Encourage and disseminate injury prevention research.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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.
  • Provide attendees with the opportunity to revitalize their creative energies in order to continue to innovate and sustain healthy communities.

Disclosure Policy

The University of Alabama School of Medicine requires full disclosure of relevant financial relationships to ensure that all CME activities it sponsors are free of commercial influence and bias, all research reported is scientifically valid, all information is accurate and all recommendations are made with the interest of the public placed above any individual interests. The Division of CME requires that anyone who is in a position to influence or control the content of CME activity disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests so that any conflict of interest can be identified and resolved prior to the start of the CME activity.

Equal Opportunity

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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