Building SAFER Communities Through the Safe
To showcase world class best practices
in the use of the Safe System Approach towards creating safer communities
for all road users.
Increase public awareness of traffic
safety issues in our communities and provide a focus on vulnerable road
Showcase innovative ideas, technologies and strategies to deal with
current and emerging traffic safety issues;
Create a strong culture of traffic safety through the use of social
research and social media, and;
Provide an opportunity for traffic safety stakeholders to network, develop
skills and forge connections with the global traffic safety community.
REGISTRATION OPENS November 30, 2014
Guest Speakers, past and present, from around
Over 20 Concurrent Sessions
Network with over 300 Canadian and International
Run Walk Ride 4 Traffic Safety
Follow the conference activities on Twitter
Senior Executive, Private and Public Sector
Cross-Functional and Industry Expertise
Visionary, collaborative and entrepreneurial executive with 20 years
of experience leading operations, marketing, business development efforts
for transportation and technology oriented companies and government.
A proven performer instrumental in short-term turnaround situations, as
well as long range strategic planning and execution to achieve market growth
and dominance in highly competitive environments. Successful at building
and developing world class management teams quickly, and building consensus
with disparate stakeholder groups, particularly elected officials, community
groups and investment partners.
Flavio Pechansky, MD, Ph.D.
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry - Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinator, Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs HCPA/SENAD
Dr. Pechansky has an MD in Medicine by the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS) , Brazil. He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (93/94), received his MSc and PhD
with honors at UFRGS, and is currently tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry
at the Department of Psychiatry at UFRGS. He is the Director of the Center
for Drug and Alcohol Research at UFRGS at Hospital de Clinicas of Porto
Alegre (HCPA),Chief of the Addiction Psychiatry Servides at the same hospital,
and Coordinator of the Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs of HCPA/SENAD.
Karim El-Basyouny, Ph.D.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
City of Edmonton Assistant Professor of Urban Traffic Safety, Department
of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum
Engineering, University of Alberta
Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental
Department at the University of Alberta. He is also the inaugural City
of Edmontonís Research Chair in Urban Traffic Safety. Dr. El-Basyouny is
an expert in issues of traffic injury prevention, crash modeling, and safety
intervention analysis. His research is focused on applying transportation
engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve
urban traffic safety in the areas of traffic operations and planning, geometric
and roadside design, enforcement, and speed management.