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EarlyBird Registrations Close in 2 Weeks!

Come and join us for an engaging and educational ARSC2016 focussed on expediting road trauma reductions!  We invite you to join hundreds of road safety's leading experts across plenary panel sessions including Keynote presentations, 150 concurrent sessions, 11x 90-minute special focus Symposia, poster presentations, social functions & much more. 

Join us to learn about the latest research and programs making an impact on road trauma outcomes, come and network with your peers, and take a moment at ARSC2016 to look back and celebrate our combined efforts as well as...
Re-charge your 'motivational batteries' to feel refreshed 
  and eager to strive for more headway into the future

Early Bird Registrations close 29 July 2016
We encourage participation from the many stakeholders working so hard across the road safety spectrum, and look forward to celebrating exemplary achievement in road safety excellence through awards celebrating excellence. 


Join us to recognise outstanding achievement through the ACRS Awards to be presented at the Parliament House Gala DinnerWelcome Reception with the Governor-General at the Australian War Memorial & ARSC2016 Conference Awards
 to be presented during the closing plenary session of the conference.  We look forward to seeing yo there!
Register now & lock ARSC2016 in to your diary!
NEW Early Career Road Safety Professionals Event
If you in the early stages of your career & would like to....


This event is for YOU!

This event is included in your Conference Registration.  
For all enquiries please contact Jeffrey Dutschke on
Updated Programs Released!
Please download the latest versions of the ARSC2016 programs as follows:
(Please note: these are Draft Programs, and will remain subject to minor changes)

The ARSC2016 Scientific Committee are pleased to present the ARSC2016 Draft Program - including the Full Conference Program, the Symposium Program and the Poster Program - to all stakeholders, showcasing invited Keynote Speakers, Plenary Panellists, 10+ Symposia (90-minutes each), 35+ Concurrent Sessions consisting of 150 presentations, and many Poster presentations.  A very full 3-day event!

The 3-day conference Program covers the 5 major topic areas aligned to the United Nation's 5 Pillars of Road Safety:

  1. Road Safety Management
  2. Road Infrastructure (Safer Roads)
  3. Safer Vehicles
  4. Road User Behaviour
  5. Post-Crash Care, Data and Crash Analysis

All delegates will receive a UN Decade of Action Badge!
Latest Plenary Speakers Announced

Latest Invited Speakers Announced

The ARSC2016 Organising Committee are delighted to announce our latest high-profile speakers for ARSC2016 as follows:



Mr Ken Kroeger
Chief Executive Officer, Seeing Machines

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Ken Kroeger comes from a deep technology and commercialisation background with experience in a variety of industry sectors. Founder of international simulation & training business, Catalyst Interactive, the business was acquired by Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown and Root in 2008. Ken also holds numerous board directorships, and enjoys mentoring a number of start-up entrepreneurs.

Seeing Machines is the leader in operator monitoring and intervention sensing technologies and services. Seeing Machines’ technology is used worldwide across the automotive, mining, transport and aviation industries; as well as many of the leading academic research groups and transportation authorities. The Company has strategic alliances with Caterpillar, Electro Motive Diesel, Boeing, Takata and Samsung Electronics.

For recent Seeing Machines news, read Monday's article: Seeing Machines gets AUD$2.3 Million research grant from Australia.



Professor Mark Stevenson
Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, University of Melbourne

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Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne.  He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellow, an Honorary Professor at the Peking University Health Science Centre, China, and an advisor on injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.

Prof Stevenson has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced transport policy and has worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally. He has led many research groups and is internationally recognized in the field of transport safety and public health. Prof Stevenson is the director of the newly established Urban Design, Transport and Health research hub  comprising a cross-disciplinary research team exploring how the effects of urban form and transportation influence the health of the residents of cities.


Dr Sarah Jones
Group Manager for Road Transport Compliance, Toll Group

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Dr Sarah Jones is the Group Manager for Road Transport Compliance at Toll Group.  Toll is Australia’s largest mover of freight and an industry safety leader. Dr Jones is one of the country’s foremost regulatory analysts in chain of responsibility.  She was formerly the Director of Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission.

Sarah’s ground-breaking work on the relationship between the heavy vehicle national law and compliance led to her being named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by Westpac and the Australian Financial Review. She is also an award-winning writer whose essays and opinion pieces have appeared in The Age, The Drum, The Guardian, Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, Overland and Kill Your Darlings.

Surgeons to earn points towards their
Continuing Professional Development annual points
requirement at ARSC2016!

ARSC2016 approved by RACS as a CPD activity
We are delighted to announce that ARSC2016 has been approved by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.  This means that all RACS Fellows can earn 18 points towards their annual CPD requirement through participation at ARSC2016.  In turn this elevates the conference to a new level, with surgeons joining with the many other sectors of road safety participating at ARSC2016 to work together to expedite road trauma reductions.
The fifth and final pillar of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2010-2020) focuses on Post-Crash Response and the gains that can be made through collaborative work that includes all those working across this sector.   The importance of post-crash response sector, and in particular that of trauma surgeons, was emphasised by the ACRS Patron, Sir Peter Cosgrove, during the ACRS awards ceremony in November 2014.  Sir Peter remarked that the greatest similarity he has seen to road trauma victim injuries has been with tsunami victims - hence the reason we mobilise emergency support from trauma surgeons to assist post-tsunami emergencies. 

ACRS Patron
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd)
Governor-General of Australia
Speaker at ARSC2016 Welcome Reception

Sir Peter likened road trauma to 'an innocent war on our roads'.  Surgeons are at the front end of this 'war'.  ACRS aims to build wider acknowledgement of this important sector and its ability to contribute to meaningful improvements towards improved road trauma outcomes.  RACS participation and inclusion in ARSC2016 is therefore an extremely important step in this direction.

There are currently around 7,000 RACS Fellows across Australasia who hold medical registration and are required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through RACS approved activities, so with ARSC2016 now earning CPD accreditation we are very much looking forward to welcoming many of these dedicated medical professionals to the conference.

*** Decreased Road Trauma = Improved Public Health ***

With road trauma across Australia alone resulting in over 1,000 deaths and 30,000 serious injuries every year, surgeons are called on to bear the brunt of these road trauma outcomes - from receiving patients 24-7-365, to performing surgeries, dealing with distraught family members, and providing ongoing follow-up care to road trauma victims.   Our surgeons are an extremely important sector dealing with the ripple effects from road trauma, and therefore RACS continue to have an important role as an expert representative body seeking and attaining road trauma reductions on behalf of the entire community. 

Participation of RACS Fellows at ARSC2016 significantly strengthens the effectiveness of all ARSC2016 outcomes, and we welcome this announcement.     
We look forward to welcoming all RACS Fellows
to ARSC2016!
Last chance to book a Booth or Branding Partnership!


It's just 7 weeks to ARSC2016, the largest road safety-dedicated conference in Australasia.  Will your organisation be on show to our regions’ leading policymakers, researchers, stakeholders, industry and advocates?  Don’t let your competitors get the upper edge – book your conference exhibition booth, naming rights partnership, handbook advertisement or satchel insert TODAY!
Last options available include:
  • Trade exhibition booth ($3,750) – Only a few booths remaining.  Last year, a number of organisations missed out due to huge demand. Avoid disappointment, book today!
  • Conference Dinner Sponsorship ($18,000)
  • Welcome Reception Sponsorship ($18,000)
  • Gold Keynote Plenary Session Sponsorship ($15,000)
  • Icecream Station Sponsorship ($11,000)
  • Soft Drink Station Sponsorship ($11,000)
  • Scientific Session Sponsorship ($10,000)
  • Conference Lunch Sponsorship ($10,000)
  • Bottled Water Sponsorship ($6,000)
  • Coffee Break Sponsorship ($5,000)
  • Symposium Sponsorship ($5,000)
Keen to show your brand, but limited in budget? Consider the following options:
  • Supporter Sponsorship ($2,500)
  • Notepad and/or Pen Sponsorship ($1,500)
  • Handbook Advertisements ($550 - $890)
  • Satchel Inserts ($550)

Options are selling fast as deadlines are approaching!  View the
Sponsorship Prospectus and, to ensure you’re included in the handbook, book your partnership now by emailing

Thank you to our most recently confirmed supporters:

Thank you to all of our conference partners who are getting in early to showcase their generous support!

Thank you to every organisation who has 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:

Download Sponsorship Prospectus
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