Promoting Health Equity Through the Science of
Injury and Violence Prevention

April 27 - 29, 2020
The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

Promoting Health Equity Through the Science of Injury and Violence Prevention



March 2020 Update:

Due to the continuing and ever-increasing travel restrictions, as well as new restrictions on holding large gatherings at the University of Pennsylvania, we are cancelling the 2020 in-person SAVIR conference scheduled for April 27-29. We regret that this is what we have to do, but we need to consider the health of our members and conference speakers and attendees.

Please hold the dates of the conference, if possible, as the conference committee, which has been devoting considerable time and effort to planning the in-person conference and activities, is looking at alternate ways of delivering the conference content.

We will be providing information about the alternate plans by April 10th, including registration options and timing. As of this afternoon, we are closing the conference registration site. Refunds of registration for the in-person meeting will be processed after April 10, 2020. We will also post updated information on the SAVIR website.

Please remember that you are responsible for cancelling any hotel reservations that you have made for the conference, as well as your travel arrangements.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you for your support and interest during this time. We look forward to continuing to have you involved with SAVIR.



SAVIR (The Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research) provides leadership and fosters excellence in the science of injury and violence prevention research.

The theme of this year’s SAVIR annual conference on health equity addresses the basic principle that all people have a right to health. Promoting health equity is a guiding priority and core value of SAVIR. 
This three-day conference is the premier forum for sharing injury and violence research findings.


Short Courses & Technical Workshops

Short courses will be held on Monday, April 27,
from 8:00 am - 12 noon.

Technical Workshops  provide in-depth technical information about a topic relevant to injury and violence prevention researchers.  Sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:15 - 6:45pm and Wednesday, April 29, from 4:15 - 5:45pm.

There is a separate registration fee for these sessions.


Interact with violence and injury prevention specialists from around the country before, during, and after the conference.

Special opportunities include Lunch & Careers, World Café Live Social Event,  poster sessions, embedded networking time and more.


Topic symposia are designed to provide attendees with an in-depth discussion and/or an interactive experience.

Abstract sessions highlight ways that scientists are approaching injury and violence prevention research as a means of understanding and mitigating the impact of differences in health across different populations.


Keynote Speakers

Welcome to Philadelphia!

Known as the birthplace of America, Philadelphia offers a vast array of historical, cultural and educational activities.  The SAVIR 2020 Conference will be held in the heart of University City, with easy access to the 30th Street train station. 

Outstanding cuisine prepared by celebrity and award-winning chefs can be found throughout the many diverse neighborhoods that make up the downtown Philadelphia area.

2020 SAVIR Conference Sponsors