HELMET – A vaccine for prevention of head injuries

Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP) Webinar Series

September 30, 2020
12:00 pm-12:45 pm | Karachi

Medical College

Dr Pallavi Sarji Uthkarsh is currently working as a Professor and Head of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health and Centre for Disease Control at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India. She has undergone certified training from John Hopkins International Injury Research Unit on prevention and control of road traffic injuries in high and middle income countries, trained in transport research and injury prevention activities at (TRIPP) IIT, Delhi and in basic epidemiology from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Her research interests include injury surveillance, pre hospital care, trauma care, pedestrian and two wheeler safety and child’s safety. She has also been an invited speaker at many international conferences that have held in Australia, Thailand, London, Finland and Hongkong. Her work has been published in many international and national journals. In addition, she been a Chief Coordinator of “WEAR HELMET CAMPAIGN ” which succeeded in enforcing helmet law in Tumkur District of India. Dr Uthkarsh is a medical graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She holds an M.D. (Preventive and Social Medicine) from Ramaiah Medical College, Diploma in Practical dermatology from Cardiff University U.K. and Pursuant of PhD from Maastricht University, U.K. 

Session objectives 
  • To discuss innovative approach to promote helmet usage
  • To share the success story of helmet campaign in a district of India which can be replicated in other settings 

Who should attend
Session is open to all students, healthcare professionals and public health professionals. 

Department of Emergency Medicine, AKU in collaboration with Fogarty Johns Hopkins-Afghanistan Pakistan International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training (JHU-AfPak ICTIRT) Programme

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The session will be conducted online.

Zoom link and password will be shared with registered participants only. 


Ms. Shumaila Rupani 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
021 3486 1195