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Bold Perspectives Conference registrations open

1 October 2004

Bold Perspectives Conference registrations open

Registrations for the Bold Perspectives, Shared Objectives Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Conference opened today.

Hosted by ACC, the forward-looking conference will take place in Auckland at the Carlton Hotel, 21 – 23 March 2005.

Thirty-two invited speakers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and New Zealand will cover a range of topics relating to economic, demographic and community perspectives on injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Keynote speakers include:

Professor David Walters: Professor of Work Environment Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. Previously he was Professor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health at South Bank University, London and he is editor of IOSH's international academic journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety.
Paul Kells: Founder of the Safe Communities Foundation of Canada, which helps grassroots community coalitions to make their homeland “the safest country in the world in which to live, learn, work and play”.
Steve Longford: Former head of the Queensland Police Service’s Violent Crime Analysis Unit is a behavioural analyst. He has spent the past three years researching and combining different facets of profiling, psychology, deception detection, body language, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and interview methodologies into a single tool called Behavioural Intelligence.

Richard Pimental: An American expert on disability management, job recruitment, job retention, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and attitude change. He has designed and implemented return to work systems for the private sector and government employers throughout the United States.

Conference registrations are available online at the conference website at Early-bird registrations close on 31 January 2005.

An associated Expo will be run during the conference. Exhibitors are being sought from the injury prevention and rehabilitation fields. An Exhibitors’ application pack is online at


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