Child Road Safety in the Americas:

A UN Global Road Safety Week Regional Conference


6 May 2015

There are two pre-conference events to which all conference participants are invited.

9:30         Press Conference at the National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica and demonstration of the crash simulator.

11:00         Guided tour of the National Children’s Hospital, presentation by Dr. Olga Arguedas, Director of the Hospital.

14:00         Visit to a local school in San José, Road Safety Toolkit developed by IDB, FIA Foundation and Sesame Workshop.

7 May 2015

7:00 – 8:30    Participants Registration

8:30 - 9:00    Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr. Carlos Macaya :: Automobile Club of Costa Rica
  • Dr. Gary A. Smith :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Child Injury Prevention Alliance
  • Dr. Olga Arguedas :: National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica
  • Dr. Lilian Reneau-Vernon :: World Health Organization; Pan American Health Organization
  • Honorable Carlos Segnini Villalobos :: Minister of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica

9:00 – 9:20    Plenary Address: Status of Child Road Safety in the Americas at the Midpoint of the Decade of Action for Road Safety

Dr. Eugenia Rodrigues :: Pan American Health Organization

9:20 – 10:00    Pillar 1: Road Safety Management

  • National Strategies to Prevent Child Road Traffic Injury in Costa Rica

Moderator – Mr. Germán Valverde :: Consejo de Seguridad Vial [COSEVI]

  • Inter-American Development Bank’s Commitment to Child Road Safety

Mr. Dalve Soria :: Inter-American Development Bank

  • Data Management for Child Road Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Mr. Pablo Rojas :: Observatorio Iberoamericano de Seguridad Vial (OISEVI); Argentina National Road Safety Council

10:00 – 10:30    Break and Networking

10:30 – 11:30    Mobilizing Youth for Road Safety

The #SaveKidsLives Campaign

Moderator – Mr. Floor Lieshout :: Youth for Road Safety (YOURS)

  • Mobilizing Youth in the Dominican Republic for Road Safety

Ms. Angélica Adrian :: PROJuventud

  • Mobilizing Youth in Brazil for Road Safety

Ms. Diza Gonzaga :: Vida Urgente, Fundação Thiago de Moraes Gonzaga

  • Road Safety Activities of Youth in Belize

Ms. Zaire Garbutt :: Belizean Youth for Road Safety

11:30 – 12:30   Pillar 2: Infrastructure

Moderator – Mr. David Ederer :: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • International Road Assessment Program Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mr. Julio Urzua :: International Road Assessment Program (iRAP)

  • Share the Road: Non-Motorized Transport and Child Road Safety

Ms. Liana Vetch :: United Nations Environmental Program

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 15:00    Private Sector Partnerships for Child Road Safety

Caribank Activities in Support of Child Road Safety

Moderator – Mr. Glen McCarvell :: Caribank

  • Visibility of Child Pedestrians

Ms. Paola Diegues :: 3M Latin America

15:00 – 15:30    Break and Networking

15:30 – 16:30    Pillar 3: Safer Vehicles

Moderator – Mr. Carlos Macaya :: Auto Club of Costa Rica

  • New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mr. Alejandro Furas :: Latin NCAP

  • Designing Cars and Restraint Systems to Protect Child Occupants

Dr. Srini Sundararajan :: Ford Motor Company

16:30 – 16:45    Day 1 Wrap-up and Announcements

19:00 – 21:30    Conference Dinner at Restaurant Anphorna

8 May 2015

7:30 – 8:30    Networking

8:30 - 9:00    Plenary Address: Promoting Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety for Children: Affordable Helmets

  Mr. Greig Craft :: Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

9:00 – 10:30    Pillar 4: Safer Road Users

  • Establishing Public Policies in Uruguay to Protect Child Passengers in Cars and School Buses

Ms. Maria (Nani) Rodriguez :: Fundación Gonzalo Rodriguez

  • Safety Restraints for Children with Special Needs

Dr. Marilyn Bull :: American Academy of Pediatrics; NCD Child

  • Road Safety for Children in School Zones in Haiti

Mr. Eric Remacle :: Handicap International

  • Going to School in Brazil: Risks and Safety

Dra. Alessandra Bianchi :: Universidade Federal do Paraná

  • Child Road Safety in Chile

Mr. Alberto Escobar :: Automobile Club of Chile

10:30 – 11:00    Break and Networking

11:15 – 12:30    Preventing Future Tragedy: The Voices of Survivors

  • Mapfre Foundation Activities for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Moderator – Ms. Moe Petterson :: Fundación Mapfre, Panamá

  • Remembering the Victims

Ms. Jeanne Picard :: Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Victimas contra la Violencia Vial (FICVI)

  • Preventing Deaths among Youth Associated with Impaired Driving in Guyana

Ms. Denise Dias :: Mothers in Black, Alicea Foundation

  • Project Yellow Light

Ms. Julie Garner

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch    

14:00 – 15:00    Pillar 5: Post-Crash Response

Moderator – Dr. Olga Arguedas :: National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica

  • Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Systems and Children

Mr. Carlos Herrera Artavia :: Red Cross of Costa Rica

  • The Importance of Trauma Systems in Providing Optimal Care for Injured Children

Dr. Marco Vargas :: National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica

  • The Unique Needs of Children During Hospital-Based Care

Dr. Mercedes Bernadá :: Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez

15:00 – 15:30    Break and Networking

16:30                 Cultural Activity

15:30 – 16:30    Post-2015 Vision for Child Road Safety

  • Post-2015 Vision for Child Road Safety in the Americas

Moderator – Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz :: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Child Road Safety Post-2015

Ms. Natalie Draisin :: FIA Foundation

  • Plans of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile for Child Road Safety Post-2015

Mr. Luca Pascotto :: Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

  • Child Road Safety and the Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia

Dr. Maria Cristina Alcântara Andrade Hoffmann :: Ministry of Health of Brazil

16:30 – 18:30    Closing Ceremony and Reception

  • Conference Summary and Next Steps

Dr. Gary A. Smith :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Child Injury Prevention Alliance

  • Introduction of Guests of Honor for Closing Ceremony

Mr. Carlos Macaya :: Automobile Club of Costa Rica


Closing Ceremony Distinguished Guests

Minister Fernando Llorca Castro
Minister of Health of Costa Rica

  • Children present Child Road Safety Declaration