International Chapter of the Year Award

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation presented their 2019 awards at this year’s ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, held at the Wyndham Bayside in San Diego. Through the annual awards program, ThinkFirst honors exceptional individuals and chapters demonstrating excellence by delivering outstanding prevention programs that support the three primary components of our mission: education, research and advocacy.

The International Chapter of the Year Award honors a chapter outside of the United States demonstrating excellent service and productivity.

2019 International Chapter of the Year Award winner is ThinkFirst Pakistan, Northwest School of Medicine, Peshawar, Pakistan 

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ThinkFirst Pakistan was established in 2018 when ThinkFirst Chapter Medical Di- rector Tariq Khan, MD, Chapter Director Javaid Hasan and other chapter members completed training online with the ThinkFirst Foundation. Their support for ThinkFirst started a year prior within the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Neurotraumatology Committee when Dr. Khan formed the WFNS- ThinkFirst Taskforce on Neurotrauma Prevention. The mission of the taskforce is to promote global improvement in injury prevention research, program development and educator training in providing community outreach on preventing brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries for the benefit of individuals and society. Activities include global organization, support, program resources and training for injury prevention outreach. One of accomplishments of the taskforce was the agreement by the WFNS NT Committee to include injury prevention at all courses they sponsor.