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2019 ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Conference

The 2019 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, will be held at the Wyndham Bayside, San Diego, April 12-14. The theme for this year’s conference is Charting the Course to Zero.  Reception Saturday evening will be on the Steam Ferry Berkeley directly across from the Wyndham.  Hotel registration link posted soon.

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2019 Awards Nomination Form

GM / IDOT Grants


The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation (ThinkFirst Foundation) was recently awarded two grants for projects pertaining to traffic safety education for reducing traffic-related injuries and fatalities. 

2018 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention

The 2018 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, "Prepare, Teach and Evaluate for Truama Prevention" was held April 28-29 in New Orleans, LA, with a pre-conference chapter training day on April 27th. This year's conference community event was a ThinkFirst For Kids presentation and helmet fitting for the Dixon International School after school program attendees, providing 85 children with bicycle helmets. Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana, spoke at the Saturday evening reception held at the Downtown Marriott.

2017 ThinkFirst Conference

Downtown LA

The 2017 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, Promoting a Culture of Safety, was held April 22-23 in Los Angeles, California, with the pre-conference Chapter Training Day on Friday, April 21st. A ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls presentation was held as a community event Monday, April 24th, providing a great opportunity to educate the public on preventing falls.

Thank you to Bernadette Abou-Harb, our 2017 conference chair and the entire conference committee, our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, auxiliary, interns and attendees for an excellent conference!

Giving Tuesday Kicks off Annual Appeal

When you support ThinkFirst, you're helping students learn to prevent traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries caused by traffic crashes, sports injuries, violence and falls.

ThinkFirst at Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, pictured, is one of 190 dedicated chapters world-wide giving dynamic injury prevention presentations to students of all ages.

But we need your help! Your donation helps the ThinkFirst Foundation:

ThinkFirst Summer Drive

Summer Drive Newsletter

Thank you to all who took part in our 2016 Summer Drive by following our weekly newsletters and contributing with a donation. You helped move our “little red car” to $7,050.00, which will be used to keep our injury prevention programs current and active in communities across the US and internationally! Summer Drive Newsletters.

2016 Conference Photos

2016 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention

Take a moment to look through some of the exciting pictures from our 2016 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention held in Chicago, IL.

ThinkFirst Celebrates 30 Years!

HOB band

ThinkFirst chapters, physicians, supporters and guests had a rockin' celebration to the music of Blue Aura at the legendary House of Blues on May 2nd while supporting ThinkFirst!

Ticket sales and Silent Auction proceeds benefit the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, dedicated to preventing traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

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