Violence and Injury Prevention

Violence and Injury Prevention Webinars

VIP Webinars are a series of webinars given by experts from around the world on a range of injury and violence prevention topics. The objective is to provide a series of high quality, interactive lectures in a webinar format that is widely available through the Internet, and archived and available for viewing at a later date.

VIP Webinars will provide the latest information presented by world experts on topics such as child injury, injury surveillance, suicide prevention, intimate partner and sexual violence as well as many other topics in the injury and violence field. They will offer an excellent opportunity to remain informed, and engage directly with world experts.

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Webinars allow for sharing information across the Internet in real time. During a webinar, the content of a webinar presenter's computer screen is broadcast to the Internet, where it is then seen by those who have joined the webinar. In addition to the screen content (e.g. a slide presentation or similar), the presenter's voice as they are presenting their slides is also heard. Those attending a webinar can ask presenters questions at the end of their talks either by text through the webinar interface, or verbally if they have a headset or microphone.

How to register

Space is limited for webinars and registration is necessary to reserve a seat at the webinar. Signing up for the VIP Webinars mailing list ensures you will be invited to register for upcoming webinars as soon as registration is opened. Registration for a specific webinar opens approximately two weeks prior to the webinar being given.

If you would like to subscribe to the VIP Webinars mailing list, please send an e-mail to

Technical requirements

Both PC computers or Mac® computers may be used and a fast internet connection is required. Computer speakers are required to hear the presentation, and if attendees would like to be able to speak they will also require either a microphone or a headset. A USB headset is the recommended option.


VIP Webinars are recorded and archived. This means they can be viewed at a later date, although obviously there is no ability to interact with the presenter when doing so. In order to attend a webinar, one must first register for it, and then attend the webinar by clicking on a unique link when the webinar has started. Invitations to register for a webinar are sent approximately two weeks before a webinar begins. The invitations are sent by email to those who have signed up to be informed about VIP Webinars, as well as to other WHO networks.