The 2020 National Conference has been postponed until December, 2021, when it will be held jointly with the 2021 conference.

Abstracts submitted for the 2020 conference will be held and considered for presentation in 2021. Sessions from both conference agendas will be presented. New abstracts will be solicited in the spring for the 2021 conference.

SAVE THE DATE Call for Abstracts & Workshops
Forging New Frontiers
Changing the Conversation on
Gun Safety
25th Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference
Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 4-6, 2020

CME Credits will be offered!

Don't miss this event:

  • Injury Prevention Professionals
  • Trauma Coordinators
  • Residents & Physicians In Training
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Physicians & Nurses
  • Medical Students
  • Community Leaders
  • Educators
  • EMS Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Fighters

Abstracts Accepted Until
Friday, May 1, 2020, 11:59 pm EDT
Special consideration will be given to abstracts pertaining to Gun Safety

For more information go to:

NEW: Award for best abstract presentation by a trainee who is first author.

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids serves as the outreach arm of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention of Columbia University in the City of New York.


Forging New Frontiers, the annual conference of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, is the premier injury prevention meeting to foster collaborative research, develop best practices and address challenges in the field of pediatric injury prevention.

The objectives of the 2020 Annual Conference are to provide attendees with an opportunity to:

  • Study and encourage research in the field of injury prevention.
  • Learn about designing, planning and building healthy communities.
  • Share and explore challenges and successes in community-based injury prevention programming with the goal of helping trauma centers develop and improve injury prevention programs.
  • Share information about innovative injury prevention best practices.
  • Describe how trauma centers can develop and evaluate community-based injury prevention programs.
  • Identify opportunities for multi-city projects and research as well as opportunities to learn more about translating research into practice in minority and resource-limited communities.
  • Revitalize their creative energies in order to continue to innovate and sustain healthy communities.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Cincinnati Children's and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Cincinnati Children's is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Cincinnati Children's requires all clinical recommendations to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine and all scientific research referred to, reported or used in support of or justification of patient care recommendations conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Anyone in charge of content will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement prior to the conference and to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or commercial contributor(s) of this activity. All planning committee members and/or faculty members were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.

This conference is made possible with help from the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Special Contributions Fund
of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale
1100 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316