The 2011 Australasian College of Road Safety national conference will be held in Melbourne on the 1st and 2nd September 2011. The one and a half day program will include at least one international keynote speaker, presentations on work in progress and also a conference declaration. A social dinner will be held on the first night of the conference.
The organising committee is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts is now open, with submissions closing on 15 February 2011. The organisers are looking for papers which showcase road safety programs and their impact in helping to create a safe system. Abstracts are sought within one or more of the following categories that characterise the safe system - safe speeds, safe road use, safe vehicles and safe roads and roadsides. For more information on abstract guidelines, please visit www.acrs.org.au/activitiesevents .
For those who do not wish to present at the conference make sure you put this date in your diary to attend. The conference aims to take road safety to the next level of knowledge and implementation and to assist in the translation of research into action. The size of the conference allows for more direct interaction with presenters and is an important opportunity to network with senior practitioners and those with policy responsibilities.
The conference declaration will provide impetus for ACRS to work with partners and members in Australia in the implementation of the Australian National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 in the Decade of Action on Road Safety. Join us in this exciting program in making it all happen!