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Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. In our podcast we interview the author of that edition’s editor’s choice article. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. In our podcast we interview the author of that edition’s editor’s choice article. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

    Road safety and violence prevention - interview with Dr Andres Villaveces

    Road safety and violence prevention - interview with Dr Andres Villaveces

    Dr Andrés Villaveces, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC USA, has come from 'grassroots' through the main injury prevention institutions of the world. He tells Rod McClure about his pathway to injury prevention and leaves some advice for students in this area.

    • 15 min
    Violence and Injury Research - why does it matter?

    Violence and Injury Research - why does it matter?

    The focus of the podcast this month is the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). Editor-in-Chief Rod McClure chats to the President of the SAVIR, Dr Linda Degutis, about the work of the society and the role of the journal of Injury Prevention on the work of preventing and treating injury and violence.
    https://www.savirweb.org/
    https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/

    • 11 min
    A vision of safer cities

    A vision of safer cities

    Technology is bringing both challenges and new solutions to the injury prevention science. Professor Richard Franklin, Co-Director of the World Safety Organisation Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, James Cook University, Australia, has a positive view of the future of our cities, which will rely much more on active and safe transportation. He tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention Rod McClure about the evidence-based and public health approaches of his work, especially in rural populations.
    They also discuss the upcoming Safety 2020 - the world conference taking place in Adelaide, Australia, which organising committee Professor Franklin is part of (https://www.worldsafety2020.com).

    • 12 min
    Abe Bergman, paediatrician with a lifetime in injury prevention… and many stories

    Abe Bergman, paediatrician with a lifetime in injury prevention… and many stories

    It started with a campaign for the bicycle helmet in children. It didn’t become a national priority, but helped to increase its usage from 2% to 70% in the last two decades in the USA. Dr. Abraham “Abe” Bergman has dedicated most of his long career as a pediatrician to the field of injury prevention. He helped found the Harborview Center and, at 87, he tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention Rod McClure some of his success stories, but also frustrations of the last 60 years.
    Read the related blog post: https://blogs.bmj.com/injury-prevention/2019/10/03/personal-disappointments-in-injury-prevention-abe-bergman/

    • 19 min
    Firearms injury as a public health problem in the US: origins and challenges

    Firearms injury as a public health problem in the US: origins and challenges

    Dr Deb Azrael tells the "origin story" of firearms injury as a public health problem through the lens of one of the key firearms research groups in the US over nearly 30 years. She also discusses current data of gun possession, suicide rates and the real challenges of this problem in the country.
    Read the special issue of Injury Prevention on firearms: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/25/5.
    The editorial of the special issue is available here: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/25/Suppl_1/i1.

    • 21 min
    Safe spaces for children to be active

    Safe spaces for children to be active

    In this podcast, Professor Brent Hagel, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention, Rod McLure, how his career as a scientist moved from an undergraduate degree in health education through to injury prevention in sports and more recently to methods of encouraging physical activity within a safe environment. The conversation evolves to a detailed discussion of the rigorous methodological approaches used in injury prevention.
    The articles mentioned in this podcast are:
    - Hagel BE, Meeuwisse WH, Mohtadi NG, Fick GH.Skiing and snowboarding injuries in the children and adolescents of Southern Alberta.Clin J Sport Med. 1999 Jan;9(1):9-17;
    - Thompson DC, Rivara FP, Thompson RS.Effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets in preventing head injuries. A case-control study.JAMA. 1996 Dec 25;276(24):1968-73;
    - Roberts I, Marshall R, Lee-Joe T. The urban traffic environment and the risk of child pedestrian injury: a case-crossover approach. Epidemiology. 1995 Mar;6(2):169-71;
    - Runyan CW. Using the Haddon matrix: introducing the third dimension. Inj Prev. 1998 Dec;4(4):302-7 (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/4/4/302).

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