Using technology to prevent violence
Technology is changing faster than ever. With the internet, mobile phones and powerful computers that we carry in our pocket and purses, we have new tools available to advance our violence prevention work. On December 8-9, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a workshop titled mPreventViolence: Communication and Technology for Violence Prevention to explore gaps of knowledge management (knowledge generation, integration, dissemination, and application) and how closing these gaps might accelerate violence prevention, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
The public workshop will examine the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence.
Click here for more information. You can register to join in person (in Washington DC) or via webcast. The IOM asks us to disseminate this information widely. They are especially interested in getting audiences overseas. I plan to join the webcast of this workshop. See you there (or follow tweets with the hashtag #mpreventviolence).