Safety 2016 World Conference in Tampere



Safety 2016 – the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held in Tampere, Finland, on 18–21 September 2016.

Injuries – intentional and unintentional – are a major burden on public health worldwide. While experts in injury prevention and safety promotion recognize the need for action, the state-of-the-art knowledge and practice from these fields are not consistently applied to policies and programmes in the field.

The main theme for the Safety 2016, “From research to implementation”, seeks to provoke new ideas and experiences to address this gap. The conference brings together over 1000 researchers, practitioners and policy makers to Tampere.

UKK Institute in Many Roles in the Conference

Safety2016 is hosted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and several partners and colleagues from Finland, Europe and the international community. The conference is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

– UKK Institute also plays a role in the conference. Institute is a co-operator of THL and will keep many oral and poster presentations at the conference, says Development Director Anne-Mari Jussila from UKK Institute.

The experts giving presentations in sports injuries are Jari Parkkari, Kati Pasanen, Mari Leppänen and Anne-Mari Jussila. In the field of fall prevention for elderly, our speakers are Pekka Kannus, Saija Karinkanta and Radhika Patil.


Post Congress Meeting in Sports Injury Research

– UKK Institute will keep also a post congress meeting for those who work with sports injuries. Meeting will be held on 22nd of September and it focuses on hot topics in sport injury research. Spears come from Australia, Canada, Norway and Netherlands in addition to our own, Jussila continues.


Hot Topics in Sport Injury Research around the world

Organizer: Tampere Research Center of Sports Medicine, UKK Institute
Date: September 22nd
Street address:
Kaupinpuistonkatu 1, 33500 Tampere
Registration for the meeting: anne-mari.jussila(a)

Post congress meeting programme and more information


Safety 2016 Conference: The UKK Institute posters

To get a handout, open and print the poster-pdf.


Exercise in treatment and rehabilitation of hip osteoarthritis – A 12-week pilot study
Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Saija Karinkanta, Radhika Patil, Pekka Kannus, Kari Tokola, Harri Sievänen

Healthy athlete – Nationwide sport safety implementation case to sport clubs
Anna Ojala, Anne-Mari Jussila, Kati Pasanen, Jari Parkkari

Injury risk in Finnish youth floorball: A one-year prospective follow-up study
Kati Pasanen, Jussi Hietamo, Pekka Kannus, Tommi Vasankari, Urho Kujala, Ari Heinonen, Jari Parkkari

KaatumisSeula® - Implementation of evidence-based fall prevention for communities
Saija Karinkanta, Tanja Kulmala, Elina Ahlstedt-Kivelä, Pekka Kannus, Tommi Vasankari, Harri Sievänen

Knee control and jump-landing technique in young basketball and floorball players
Mari Leppänen, Kati Pasanen, Juha-Pekka Kulmala, Urho M Kujala, Tron Krosshaug, Pekka Kannus,
Jarmo Perttunen, Tommi Vasankari, Jari Parkkari

Smart Moves – More healthy and safe activities in vocational schools
Katariina Autio, Anne-Mari Jussila, Jari Parkkari



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Last Modified: 15.09.2016


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