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Current Issue: Volume 11, Number 2 (October 2018) The Lifesaving Foundation Conference 2018 Booklet of Abstracts
Introduction to Booklet of Abstracts 2018The Lifesaving Foundation (formerly the Irish Lifesaving Foundation) sponsors an international conference every two years including the most-recently concluded Drowning Prevention and Rescue Research 2018 conference (September 10-13) at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth, County Kildare (northwest of Dublin), Ireland.
Thirty presentations by aquatic and law enforcement experts from nine different countries focusing on drowning prevention and rescue research were made over the three and one-half days. Ten presentations came from Irish presenters; eight presentations were from the U.K. (including Northern Ireland); three presenters each came from the U.S. and Australia; two from Belgium, and one each from Italy, Lesotho, Norway, and Spain.
The Lifesaving Foundation decided to accept my invitation to publish the presenters abstracts along with the covers and inside materials as a "special issue" (Vol. 11, Issue 2) of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. Both the Lifesaving Foundation and presenters were pleased to have their written summaries of their presentations available online to an international audience through IJARE.
The published abstracts were not officially blind-reviewed as are all other papers published in IJARE, but they were edited and revised at least twice by the Executive Director of the Lifesaving Foundation, John Connolly, and again by myself in preparing them for publication. We hope you find them interesting and valuable.
Readers of this online abstract booklet should be aware that another "special issue" of fully blind-reviewed full length papers from the Lifesaving Foundation 2018 Conference will be appearing in December 2018. Special issue editors, Richard Franklin (AUS), Kristine DeMartelaer (BELG), and Robert Stallman (NOR), will be responsible for assisting me with this special issue. I invite readers to look for these full length papers on drowning prevention and rescue research near the end of 2018.
Understanding the Role of the Personal Floatation Device: Workshop
Patrick Buck Ph.D., REMT
Narratives of Drowning - Exploring Family and Community Resilience
John S.G. Wells Ph.D., M. Bergin, John Connolly, and S. Denieffe
Are My Children as Safe in Open Water as I Think They Are?
Shayne Baker D. Prof.
Investigating Drowning Deaths in the United Kingdom
Paul Anderson Chief Superintendent
Effective Water Competence Training for School-Aged Children: Teaching Strategies for Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes
Kristine De Martelaer Ph.D.; E. D'Hondt; J. Van Driel; F. Bardid; and Joost J.L.M. Bierens MD, Ph.D., Professor
Am I Schizophrenic? Surviving Life and Death Situations
John Connolly B.Ed., MA
My Lifesaving Story: Ireland Medal Presentation Address
Shayne Baker D. Prof.
Efforts in the State of Texas to Reduce Drownings and Submersion Injuries
Kim Tyson B.Sc., M.Sc.
Guiding Principles: Applying Water Competence to Drowning Prevention
Stephen J. Langendorfer Ph.D., Kevin Moran Ph.D., and Robert Keig Stallman Ph.D.
How the Human Immune System Reacts to Stress Such as Drowning
Luke O'Neill Ph.D., FRS
Understanding the Challenges Facing the First Responder in Water-Based Incidents: Workshop
Patrick Buck Ph.D., REMT
Visitor Drownings in Spain 2013-2018
Luis Miguel Pascual Gomez, Diego Garcia Ph.D., Alfonso de la Vega, and Dario Pascual Garcia
An Analysis of Rescue Reports from The Netherlands
Brendan Donohue B.Sc., M.Sc. and Joost J.L.M. Bierens MD, Ph.D., Professor
Swimming Uphill: Moving on Far from Treading Water
RLLA: Surviving as a Small National Lifesaving Organisation - Progress in Lesotho: From 2004 to 2018
Colin Macdonald OBE, BA, MA