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Perth, Australia | Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017


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$50,000 in Regional & Remote Scholarships Announced!


Regional and Remote Scholarship Program 




Thanks to the generous support of the Western Australian Road Safety Commission, the ARSC2017 Organising Committee is delighted to announce the call for applications for $50,000 worth of Regional and Remote Scholarships to attend ARSC2017.



These scholarships have been developed to address the disturbing disparity we are seeing, where two thirds of our deaths are occurring on roads that are outside our urban areas.  With this announcement we are seeking to address this imbalance via targeted scholarships for those playing or seeking to play a major part in bringing about trauma reductions in regional and remote areas. These scholarships are aimed specifically at those who would be otherwise unable to attend.

For ARSC2017 the Western Australian Road Safety Commission are providing $50,000 to support these scholarships, which will be jointly implemented by the Western Australian Road Safety Commission and the ARSC2017 Organising Committee. We have approached the Federal Government for similar support – watch this space!

We are also planning a dedicated plenary session at ARSC2017 to bring the focus on to the regional/urban disparity. Please view the latest Conference Program here.


Further information:

Western Australia - Regional and Remote Criteria (Available for Not-For-Profit, Small Business, Local Community entities and Industry)

  • Must reside in Regional WA
  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Must not be receiving a scholarship or other funding assistance from another entity to participate in the conference
  • Must be a non-government employee
  • All applicants must provide an outline of the benefits they expect to achieve from attending the conference in the context of their role in regional/remote WA. (250 word or less)

Australasia - Regional and Remote Criteria

  • Must reside in Regional/Remote Australia/New Zealand (excluding Western Australia)
  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Must not be receiving a scholarship or other funding assistance from another entity to participate in the conference
  • All applicants must provide an outline of the benefits they expect to achieve from attending the conference in the context of their role in regional/remote Australia. (250 word or less)

Scholarship Inclusions – Scholarship funding is maximum $3,500

  • ARSC2017 Full Conference Registration – 10 – 12 October, Crown, Perth
  • Return economy flights or car hire (Car hire – distance is a maximum of 400km)
  • Accommodation (including breakfast)  during the conference at Crown Promenade
  • Dinner Vouchers (all other meals are included in the Conference)
  • Airport transfers (limit of 2)

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • The review panel’s decision is final
  • The review panel can offer some or all of the inclusions listed above at their discretion
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full conference
  • Scholarship recipients will need to provide a brief report to the Road Safety Commission & ARSC2017 Organising Committee detailing how they will be able to continue to contribute to road safety within their community, including initiating policy reforms, community engagement and industry initiatives
  • Some costs will be incurred by the recipient and then reimbursed. i.e Transfers/Car hire. All reimbursements must accompany a full tax receipt.

To submit a Regional and Remote Road Safety Scholarship nomination, please create a new account on the Application Portal.

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JOIN US! Early Career Road Safety Professionals Event

If you are in the early stages of your career, or would like to share your expertise as a mentor, then....


This event is for YOU!




This event is included in your Conference Registration.  
For all enquiries please contact Jeffrey Dutschke on

Book your tour!
Automated Vehicle Trials

Book your tour during the online registration process!

With the support of the State Government and the City of South Perth, RAC is trialling a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth, Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial on public roads.

RAC INTELLIBUS® - Automated Vehicle Trials

The visit will also include a virtual reality flight on board an RAC Rescue helicopter and meet RAC’s Elephant in the Wheatbelt.

RAC Rescue Helicopter - Virtual Reality Flight

RAC Elephant in the Wheatbelt
The RAC INTELLIBUS® Automated Vehicle Trials are in high demand and numbers are strictly limited.  Bookings can be made during the online registration process to attend the conference.

Times available:
Crown Resort
Crown Resort
Tues 10 Oct 12:45pm 1pm 2pm 2:15pm
  1:45pm 2pm 3pm 3:15pm
  2:45pm 3pm 4pm 4:15pm
Wed 11 Oct 10:45am 11am 12pm 12:15pm
  11:45am 12pm 1pm 1:15pm
  12:45pm 1pm 2pm 2:15pm
  1:45pm 2pm 3pm 3:15pm
  2:45pm 3pm 4pm 4:15pm
Thurs 12 Oct 11:15am 11:30pm 12:30pm 12:45pm
  12:15pm 12:30pm 1:30pm 1:45pm
  1:15pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 2:45pm

More information:
Please visit the the RAC Website.
Nominations close this Friday!


ARSC2017 Awards

Join us to recognise outstanding achievement through the ACRS Awards to be presented at the ARSC2017 Gala Dinner & ARSC2017 Conference Awards to be presented during the closing plenary session of the conference.  We look forward to seeing yo there!

Awards include:

  Register now & lock ARSC2017 in to your diary!


CONFIRMED! Surgeons to earn Professional Development Points at ARSC2017!

CONFIRMED! ARSC2017 approved by RACS as a CPD activity
We are delighted to announce that ARSC2017 has been approved by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as a certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.  This means that all RACS Fellows can earn points towards their annual CPD requirement through participation at ARSC2017.  In turn this elevates the conference to a new level, with surgeons joining with the many other sectors of road safety participating at ARSC2017 to work together to expedite road trauma reductions.

The fifth and final pillar of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2010-2020) focuses on Post-Crash Response and the gains that can be made through collaborative work that includes all those working across this sector.   The importance of post-crash response sector, and in particular that of trauma surgeons, was emphasised by the ACRS Patron, Sir Peter Cosgrove, during the ACRS awards ceremony in November 2014.  Sir Peter remarked that the greatest similarity he has seen to road trauma victim injuries has been with tsunami victims - hence the reason we mobilise emergency support from trauma surgeons to assist post-tsunami emergencies. 

ACRS Patron
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd)
Governor-General of Australia

Sir Peter likened road trauma to 'an innocent war on our roads'.  Surgeons are at the front end of this 'war'.  ACRS aims to build wider acknowledgement of this important sector and its ability to contribute to meaningful improvements towards improved road trauma outcomes.  RACS participation and inclusion in ARSC2017 is therefore an extremely important step in this direction.

There are currently around 7,000 RACS Fellows across Australasia who hold medical registration and are required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through RACS approved activities, so with ARSC2017 now earning CPD accreditation we are very much looking forward to welcoming many of these dedicated medical professionals to the conference.

** Decreased Road Trauma = Improved Public Health **
With road trauma across Australia alone resulting in over 1,000 deaths and 30,000 serious injuries every year, surgeons are called on to bear the brunt of these road trauma outcomes - from receiving patients 24-7-365, to performing surgeries, dealing with distraught family members, and providing ongoing follow-up care to road trauma victims.   Our surgeons are an extremely important sector dealing with the ripple effects from road trauma, and therefore RACS continue to have an important role as an expert representative body seeking and attaining road trauma reductions on behalf of the entire community. 

Participation of RACS Fellows at ARSC2017 significantly strengthens the effectiveness of all ARSC2017 outcomes, and we look forward to bringing you further news.     

We look forward to welcoming all RACS Fellows
to ARSC2017!
Please join us to showcase your support!!!

We are delighted to give a Warm Welcome to our MANY SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS: 

Thank you especially to our Platinum Partner for ARSC2017, the WA Road Safety Commission:


Thank you to all of our conference partners who are getting in early to showcase their generous support!



Thank you to every organisation who has taken up partnerships with the conference this year - without you the conference would not be shaping up to be such a successful event, able to save more lives and injuries on our roads:

Conference Managers
& Sponsorship / Exhibition Enquiries:

Lynne Greenaway - Encanta
Phone: 08 9389 1488

Conference Abstract / Symposium Submissions:
ARSC Submission Managers
Phone: (02) 9385 4452

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Awards Website:

Australasian College of Road Safety Website:
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