Dr. Weiss has over 26 years in injury control, founding the state program in Wisconsin and since 1992 has been in academia. He received his MS and MPH from the University of Minnesota and PhD (Epidemiology) at the University of Pittsburgh. His research has covered injury surveillance, domestic violence, baby walkers, poisonings, bicycles, motorcycle head injury, farm injuries, data linkage, falls, among other areas. Currently, he focuses on injuries to pregnant women, fetal trauma outcomes, motorcycle helmet issues and energy, health and safety issues. Dr. Weiss is author of several websites and founded the largest archive of online injury lectures. He was Chair of the APHA Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section (ICEHS) and President of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). He was recently awarded the Alex Kelter Visionary Award from the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA).
Judge Neil MacLean
District Court Judge, Neil MacLean was appointed the first Chief Coroner of New Zealand under the Coroners Act 2006. When he took up the position in February 2007, Judge MacLean worked closely with the government in relation to the appointment and disposition of Coroners throughout New Zealand. He also liaised closely with professional and community groups to ensure the successful implementation and execution of the Coronial Services of New Zealand which became operational the 1st of July 2007.