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The 24th World ITMA Congress
The International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) invites you to participate in the 24th World Congress.
The congress will be hosted by the National Traffic Safety Committee in Doha, Qatar from the 16th to the 18th of November 2015.
‘Traffic Medicine and Road Safety in Fast Developing Countries’– The ITMA 2015 World Congress will provide a multidisciplinary network and forum for scientists and practitioners involved in traffic safety to interact with each other and exchange ideas and information on the latest issues in this field.
A WHO report on road safety states that road traffic crashes take the lives of nearly 1.3 million people every year, and injure 20-50 million more. Nearly half of those dying are vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Road traffic injuries have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29 years. In addition to the grief and suffering they cause, road traffic crashes result in considerable economic losses to victims, their families, and nations as a whole, costing most countries 1-3 % of their gross national product. Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to result in the deaths of around 1.9 million people annually by 2020, as registered vehicles and mobility rise.