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Media Advisory

Wednesday August 31, 2005

Road Safety Committee to take on the "A" word Challenging language: a grassroots initiative in injury prevention

LONDON, Ontario - On behalf of the London Road Safety Committee, the Trauma Program at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) invites media to attend the launch of NO More Accidents.

Meet key provincial experts who treat trauma patients and stakeholders who are instrumental in road safety and injury prevention education. Learn why they are calling for a virtual eradication of a simple word: "accident."

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
Meet at the main entrance of the Ivey Institute of Ophthalmology to be escorted to the Thompson Amphitheatre-Ivey (Zone A, room 770)

Guest speakers*: Dr. Murray Girotti, Medical Director, LHSC
Chief Murray Faulkner, London Police Service
Chief John Kobarda, London Fire Services
Inspector John Stephens, Ontario Provincial Police
Jim Christie, Thames Emergency Medical Services
John Lefebvre, Ministry of Transportation (Road Safety Office)
Heather Glowacki, Trauma survivor and area resident
*Please note: there may be changes to the lineup of guest speakers

Each day, over 2,000 Ontarians are unintentionally injured. Most people consider injuries to be "accidents," something they cannot control or prevent, while statistics indicate that nine out of 10 incidents causing injury or death are predictable and therefore preventable.

For further information, please contact:

Allison Lapthorne
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772