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******* August News Flash! *******

Earlybird Registrations close in 1 WEEK!

A note from the ARSC2015 inviting parties

Thank you for the wonderful response to ARSC2015 to date.
We welcome your participation in our united aim to reduce road trauma!


As organisers and inviting parties for the inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference, ACRS, Austroads and CARRS-Q are delighted with the response to this largest road safety-dedicated conference in the southern hemisphere.  We received a wonderful response to the Call for Abstracts, with over 280 abstract submissions received, and the ARSC2015 Organising Committee is working hard to ensure you have an engaging conference experience through a diverse and educational program - one that can help us all to reduce serious injuries and deaths due to road trauma.   The diversity of sponsors and exhibitors will inevitably broaden your perception of what can be done to reduce road trauma, and we thank all those who are supporting ARSC2015 in this way.

With road safety now formally included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - to make road trauma reduction a global policy priority until at least 2030 - ARSC2015 is set to be a world leader in supporting these goals.   We aim to ratify a Declaration to support the upcoming UN High Level Road Safety Conference in Brazil, and would appreciate your support as an active participant in ARSC2015 to meet this aim. 

We are also delighted with the largest ever field of candidates for the Australasian College of Road Safety Awards, recognising and rewarding our exemplary individuals and groups/projects in their efforts to drive down road trauma.  We encourage and welcome your support, and look forward to having you join us at ARSC2015 to celebrate these outstanding achievements.  Earlybird registrations close in 1 week, so  please get in early to take advantage of this reduced rate offer to join us at ARSC2015.

We look forward to seeing you at ARSC2015!

Latest Invited Speakers Announced!
Ruth Purdie
General Secretary
TISPOL - European Traffic Police Network

Ruth Purdie became the General Secretary of TISPOL- the European Road Police Network, in September 2015.   Prior to this she served with the Cheshire Constabulary, United Kingdom, as an Assistant Chief Constable.  In this role she held the portfolio for Serious Crime, Specialist operations  & Investigations.   Regionally, Ruth held the Forensic Science and Roads Policing portfolio for the North West of England which included over 30% of the UK motorway network.
Through out her career Ruth has embraced opportunities to develop policing in other countries and has worked in New Zealand, USA, Canada and Malta assisting colleagues in the development of policing approaches.   Ruth is passionate about Road Safety and Chaired the North West Motorway Patrol Group  were she worked  with road policing colleagues and agency partners from the North of England to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the safety and security of all road users.   As General Secretary of TISPOL Ruth works with dedicated colleagues throughout Europe to deliver a safer European Road Network.

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Prof. Gerry Fitzgerald
Professor of Public Health and Director
Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management
Queensland University of Technology

Professor Fitzgerald was appointed Chief Health Officer for Queensland in 2003 prior to taking us his current position as Professor of Public Health at QUT in 2006.  He was one of the founders of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and served as national Secretary of the College for four years and was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Professor Fitzgerald holds specialist medical qualifications in Emergency Medicine and Medical Administration and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Queensland in 1990 for his research into Emergency Department Triage which formed the basis of the Australasian Triage Scale now in use at all EDs throughout Australasia.   Professor Fitzgerald is actively engaged in national and international professional activities and has been an invited Keynote Speaker numerous times.  He is a current member of the Editorial Board of Emergency Medicine Australasia and the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Dr Barry Watson
Global Road Safety Partnership Program

Dr Barry Watson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), which is hosted by the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. As the CEO of GRSP, Barry is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation as well as the management of its activities in over 35 countries worldwide. Barry has worked in the road safety field for over 30 years in government and civil society organisations.

Barry is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and a member-at-large on the Executive Board of the International Council of Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS), and was most recently the Director of Queensland's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q).  Read more.....

Mr Gavin Smith
Robert Bosch Australia

Gavin Smith joined Bosch Australia in 1990 following 10 years in various Information Technology roles at a number of well known Multinationals across Australasia.  In 2011 Gavin was promoted to the position of President and Chairman of the Local subsidiary Robert Bosch Australia.

Robert Bosch Australia is a regional subsidiary and part of the global Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2013 the Bosch Group employed 310,000 associates worldwide, and generated revenues of 48 billion euros from Sales of Automotive and Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technologies.  Bosch established its Australian activities in 1907, today employing more than 1300 people and generating revenues in excess of $600 million Australian Dollars.   Read more.....

A/Prof Brian Owler
Australian Medical Association

Associate Professor Brian K Owler is an Australian trained neurosurgeon.  He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Private, Sydney Adventist Hospital at Wahroonga and Norwest Private Hospital.  A/Prof Owler has a PhD from the University of Sydney and is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Sydney.

A/Prof Owler was elected President of the Australian Medical Association in May 2014.  He has a particular interest in public health advocacy. He has worked with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services to develop the “Don’t Rush” advertising campaign targeted at reducing speed-related road accidents in NSW.  He also has a strong commitment to improving the health of Indigenous Australians. 
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Latest Supporters Announced! 
We are delighted to announce our most recent supporters:

Recent supporters include Gold Sponsor Aurizon, Silver & Coffee Cart Sponsor Vitronic, Supporters QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and UNSW’s Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, as well as exhibitors Forum 8, Guardian Interlocks, Stalker Radar and Safe Drive Training.  Thank you to all these organisations for this much appreciated support!
Thank you to all of the following organisations who have 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:
Updated Program
ARSC2015 Program - Updated regularly!

The ARSC2015 Program offers the latest in research, practice and policy across the five pillars of action set out by the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety (Road Safety Management, Infrastructure, Safe Vehicles, User Behaviour, and Post Crash Care). The program includes keynote speakers, plenary panel sessions, workshops, symposia, concurrent sessions and poster presentations.  There will undoubtedly be sessions of interest for everyone.

Keynote Speakers include:

Workshops & Symposia include:
  • Factors affecting young driver risk
  • Road safety education in schools
  • Policing and Enforcement - collaborative action for change
  • Road Safety Barriers for Cars and Motorcycles
  • The National Road Safety Partnership Program
  • Safety of workers at roadwork sites
  • Who is responsible for road safety?
  • Why do we have to choose which regulation to break?
  • ASEAN road safety strategy
  • Community road safety
  • Driving heavy vehicle safety through technology
  • World Bank Report on road safety in the Pacific region
  • Motorcycle coaching program for novice riders - development and evaluation
  • Crash investigation studies
  • and much more!

Concurrent sessions (multiple presenters in the one session) include:
  • Road safety management and strategy
  • Vehicle safety
  • Technology
  • Speed cameras and enforcement
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue
  • Road safety infrastructure
  • Road safety education
  • Cycling safety
  • Work-related road safety
  • Driver attitudes
  • Vehicle and signage technology
  • Graduated driver licensing
  • Motorcycles
  • Pedestrians
  • Drink driving
  • Drug driving
  • Mentor programs
  • Older drivers
  • Road safety advertising
  • Offenders who speed - characteristics and profiling
  • Child passenger protection
  • Best use of data for road safety benefits
  • and much more!
Join us at ARSC2015
Be an active participant in the road trauma solution!

ARSC2015 *Program* (download)
Workshops/Symposia (download)
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

We’ve received an outstanding response to the Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities on offer, with many leading road safety stakeholders partnering with the conference (thank you!).  Just a few opportunities now remain, including:

  • Exhibition booths ($3,750 inc GST)
  • Gold Sponsorship - naming rights to a Plenary Session ($15,000 inc GST)
  • Silver Sponsorship – naming rights to a Concurrent Session or Conference Lunch ($10,000 inc GST)
  • Bronze Sponsorship – naming rights to a Coffee Break or a Symposium ($5,000 inc GST)
  • Mobile Phone Charging Station Sponsorship ($4,500 inc GST)
  • Bottled Water Sponsorship ($4,500 inc GST)
  • Supporter ($2,500 inc GST)

Don’t also forget the great options of Handbook Advertising or Satchel Inserts (from $550 each) to promote your message within a tight budget!

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference - ARSC2015 - will provide an outstanding opportunity to:

  • Promote your organisation and its role in reducing road trauma;
  • Showcase your leadership in the road safety field, and your commitment to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety;
  • Increase your brand exposure;
  • Expand your marketing networks;
  • Maintain a high profile within the industry - before, during and after the event, and
  • Demonstrate your desire to be influential in the future collaborative effort.

Early confirmation will ensure the highest level of exposure!

An extensive promotional campaign including advertisements, direct mail campaigns, email broadcasts and web exposure are being implemented in the lead up to the conference, and the opportunity exists for your organisation to be represented as a key supporter, strategically placed before your market.

The listed packages are by no means limited and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements.


To find out more please contact:

Jude Williams
ARSC2015 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland
Sponsorship Prospectus (download)
ACRS Awards
Please join us at the ARSC2015 Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Celebrating our exemplary road safety leaders!

ARSC2015 includes
Australasia's most prestigious
Road Safety Awards

The Australasian College of Road Safety Awards

A Celebration of Excellence in Road Safety!
Awards Website (link)
Conference Sponsorship & Exhibition:
Jude Williams - ARSC2015 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland

Conference Abstract Submissions:
Australasian College of Road Safety
Phone: 02 6290 2509
Conference Managers:
QUT Conferences
Phone: 07 3138 9358

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