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Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Penn Injury Science Center brings together university, community, and government partners around intervention programs with the greatest potential for impact. We promote and perform the highest quality research, training, and translation of scientific discoveries into practice and policy in order to reduce injuries, violence and their impact on people around the world.

Our diverse group of scientists, students, and staff are centrally located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, representing 6 Penn Schools, 12 other Penn Institutes and Centers, 2 Level 1 Trauma Centers, and 3 Research Laboratories.

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SAVIR 2020 Important

conference update 

June 2020 Update:

The Penn Injury Science Center, the host of the planned SAVIR 2020 Annual Conference, in partnership with the SAVIR Planning Committee, Executive Committee and SAVIR Board invite you to the new 2020 SAVIR E-conference: Promoting Health Equity Through the Science of Injury and Violence Prevention. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering this new virtual platform to continue to deliver the highest quality science while supporting our members in their careers.

The new E-platform will allow you to:

  • Engage with an E-library of 100+ E-Presentations, E-posters, and published abstracts

  • Connect with authors and colleagues through the E-conference mobile application

All E-conference materials will be available to registrants through April 2021. This will span the time until we meet in-person at our conference next year to be held at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

If you had not previously registered for the in-person conference but would like to register for the 2020 SAVIR E-conference, you can do so by clicking HERE.

Please remember that you are responsible for canceling any hotel reservations that you have made for the conference, as well as your travel arrangements.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you for your support and interest during this time. We look forward to continuing to have you involved with SAVIR.

SAVe the date:

facts Annual symposium

FACTS will be hosting their annual conference virtually this year. This year's theme is The Science of Firearm Injury Prevention : Charting the Path Forward with Data and Innovation

September 23, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Charlie Branas, PhD, MS, Chair of Epidemiology at the

Mailman School of Public Health at the Columbia  University.


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