Welcome to Safety 2018 World Conference

5th - 7th November 2018 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok

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Topics addressed by Safety 2018 include injury prevention and safety promotion. These are categorized by the type of injury, such as traffic injury, drowning, and burns, as well as violence-related injuries such as those resulting from child abuse and youth violence. Also included are cross-cutting issues such as policy making, data collection, and service for victims, among others. A full list of conference topics is shown below.

Conference sub-themes and contents

The topics addressed by Safety 2018 include those from the field of injury prevention and safety promotion. These include those based on the type of injury such as road traffic injury, drowning, and burns as well as violence-related injury like those which result from child maltreatment and youth violence. These also include cross-cutting issues such as policy making, data collection, and service for victims, among others. For a full list of conference topics, see below.

Conference sub-themes: The conference will address violence, injuries, safety which were highlighted in the SDGs inspirations; in particular there are three sub-themes where topics under each sub-theme will cover but not limited to the following.


1.1 Safety and non-violence in all policies
1.2 Injury surveillance and injury prevention research
1.3 Law, legislation and regulatory capacities
1.4 Policies and implementation on injury prevention and safety promotion
1.5 Multi-sectoral actions supporting injury prevention and safety promotion
1.6 Evidence for policies, data and statistics
1.7 Prevention, pre-hospital emergency medical services, services provisions (Accident and Emergency, trauma and critical care systems), psychosocial support and rehabilitation
1.8 Human right protection
1.9 Capacity building
1.10 Advocacy
1.11 Safety culture and risk management
1.12 Safety and injury in different settings e.g. occupational, labour, workplace, schools, home, leisure, disasters and mass emergencies, sport, transport safety, communities and public areas
1.13 Gender inequality
1.14 Alcohol related domestic violence, traffic injuries, self-harm and harms to others.
1.15 Preparedness and resilience (e.g. disaster, mass causalities, civil protection)


2.1 Road traffic injury
2.2 Occupational safety
2.3 Burns and Fire Prevention;
2.4 Child and adolescent safety;
2.5 Consumer product safety and safety of services;
2.6 Falls in older people;
2.7 Home safety;
2.8 Prevention of intoxications;
2.9 Sport and recreation; 2.10 Safe Communities
2.11 Water safety and drowning prevention;
2.12 Other unintentional injuries


3.1 Violence-related injury: all types
3.2 Violence against women, female genital mutilation
3.3 Child maltreatment, implementation of Convention on Child Right
3.4 Youth violence
3.5 Abuse of elderly, person with disability, children, women, and other vulnerable population
3.6 Intimate partner violence
3.7 Sexual violence
3.8 Self-harm, suicide and effective suicide preventions
3.9 Implementation of Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
3.10 Self-inflicted violence
3.11 Collective violence

See Table 1 for a few detail contents.

Table 1 Example of contents under certain key topic

Topics Key contents
1. Injuries and violence through the life course Epidemiology of child and adolescent safety; safety pedagogics; school and kindergarten safety and education; safety of people at working age and old people safety promotion and injury prevention.
2. Risk factors and high risk groups Alcohol, drugs and medicines related injuries; environmental risk factors; environmental safety in diverse environments, both built and natural; consumer and product safety, tourism and services as well as military, armed forces and safety are explored. (High risk groups such as older people and disabled people and their safety; client and patient safety; medical malpractice, legislation and reparations.
3. Causes and prevention of injury and accidents Water safety and drowning prevention; fire safety and burn injuries; brain injuries and concussions; occupational safety; poisonings; sports and exercise safety; transport safety with pedestrians and vehicles and falls prevention.
4. Causes and prevention of violence prevention of child maltreatment; consultation procedure in child maltreatment cases; forensic psychiatry approaches, intimate partner violence; violence and homicide prevention; youth violence; old people abuse.
5. Causes and prevention of self-harm and suicides Risk factors and protective factors; suicidal behaviors, suicide planning and suicide attempt, development of actions, suicide prevention strategies and programs; mental health promotion and positive mental health.
6. Strategies, plans and implementation of injuries and violence prevention The safety policies, strategies, legislation, action plans, also preparedness and resilience, natural disasters, environmental hazards, escalating accidents, civil protection, causes and risks of climate change, the concepts of safety culture, safety management and their practical forms, technological solutions and applications for safety as well as health technology in a form of prevention are explored.
7. Trauma care Trauma care and rehabilitation of injuries, first response, emergency medical care and post emergency management.
8. Safe Communities Safe Communities, Safe Children and Safe School initiatives


The conference covers the following session

  • Plenary sessions,
  • Parallel sessions
  • State of art lectures
  • Short presentations [pitching session]
  • Short presentations [pitching session]


The conference covers the following session

  • All participants and resource persons of the Conference learn and share knowledge, experience, good practices, successful and non-successful stories, challenges of injury prevention and safety promotion in responses to SDGs.
  • Bangkok statement of the Conference to promote safety and non-violence in all policies and advancing safe and non-violent societies.
  • Community of practices has been emerged and strengthened in order to drive safety and non-violence agenda worldwide.