Conference Themes

These themes reflect the challenges of reducing drowning in all communities, nations and regions of the world and build on the UN Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention, and the 2014 WHO Global Report on Drowning.

Abstract submissions should reflect current understanding and advances in any of these themes. Submissions that address knowledge gaps in areas of indigenous populations, culturally diverse communities, emerging challenges and low resource settings are encouraged.

Specifically, submissions that address drowning prevention across low-middle income countries, prepared and delivered by LMIC scholars, NGOs and agencies are strongly encouraged.

Presentations from each of the themes will be distributed throughout the conference program in crosscutting sessions that address specific issues from many viewpoints.

Beneath each of the main themes, there is a list of sub-Themes which demonstrate the subjects that are covered within the main Theme. Select the relevant main Theme to show the sub-Themes.