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26th ITMA World Congress

The International Traffic Medicine Association – ITMA will be holding its 26th World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, from Tuesday, October 30 – to Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The ITMA World Congress is another substantial opportunity to discuss matters of medicine, psychology or physiology with traffic medicine experts, engineers, designers, lawyers, manufacturers, policy makers, police officers and public administration involving traffic safety. The congress will focus on issues such as the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Support to safety driving for drivers with brain damage, Swedish Vision Zero program, what happened after 20 years, Proposed actions for the prevention of drunk drivers, New challenges to the prevention of traffic violence, as well as many other issues aiming to establish strategies for cultural and social changes in order to achieve a safer traffic for every person.

We are proud to invite you to share ideas and knowledge concerning traffic medicine in a multidisciplinary environment during 26th World Congress!

Bem-vindo! Welcome! Bienvenido!

Congress Official Languages

The Congress operates in three official languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish and there will be simultaneous interpretation for all of them.




Our history

About ITMA

The organization was founded in 1960 mainly composed by physicians aiming to prevent crashes, and reduce deaths and injuries caused by traffic traumas. In more than 50 years of history, the association has been constantly working with the collaboration of experts from numerous fields and different parts of the world, counting even with the participation of the WHO and other organs of the UN.


  • Jack Szymanski


  • Fabiano José Alves


  • Maria Elaine Andrade Celeira de Lima

    Financial, Sponsorship and Support Committee

  • Paula Cristina Herbst

    Infrastructure and Reception Committee

  • Bruno de Sousa Andrade

    Communications and Publicity Committee


  • M.D. Ana Maria Kerr Saraiva Szymanski

    Graduated in Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (1979) and Specialist in Internal Medicine and Traffic Medicine

  • M.D. Egas M. Caparelli-Dáquer

    Physician and Associate Professor - School of Medicine & Surgery UNIRIO and Specialist in Traffic Medicine (ABRAMET) and Forensic Medicine (ABMLPM)

  • M.D. Fabiano José Alves

    Graduated in Medicine at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - UNISUL (2005) and Specialist in Cardiology (2011) and Traffic Medicine (2007)

  • M.Sc. Maria Elaine Andrade Celeira de Lima

    Psychologist and Master in Psychology Psicologia at Universidade Federal do Pará (2004) and Specialist in Traffic Psychology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR (2012)

  • Ph.D. Mário Antonio Sanches

    Ph.D. in Theology at EST/IEPG, POSTDOC in Bioethics at Pontifícia Universidad de Comillas, Masters in Social Antropology at UFPR e Specialist in Bioethics

  • Simone Sivana Lazarotto

    Psychologist at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR and Specialist at Traffic Psychology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR (2001)

  • Ph.D. Waldir Souza

    Ph.D. in Theology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUCRio, Masters in Systematic theology/Antropology at Faculdade Jesuíta - FAJE and Specialist in Bioethics at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR

  • Carine Andrade Celeira de Lima

    Graduated in Biology at Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR (2010)

Congress Venue

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Address: Rua Imaculada Conceição, 1155 - Prado Velho, Curitiba, Paraná - Brasil, 80215-901
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General Information

Scientific Program Change

The Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee have the autonomy to make any necessary changes to the program, for technical and / or scientific reasons.


All participant will receive a personal, non-transferable bracelet. Its use is obligatory and must be worn at all dependencies of the Congress.

Mobile phones

We kindly ask you to turn off your mobile phones or put them on silente mode during conference sessions.

Be aware

CYou should pay close attention to your personal belongings. PUCPR and the organization of the Congress will not be responsible for any occurrence.


The entry of exhibitors in scientific activity rooms is not allowed.

Lost and Found

It will be avaliable in the Secretariat of Congress, located at the reception.

No smoking

Smoking is forbidden on the premises of PUCPR - Congress venue.


Find a member of the Coordination or go to the Secretariat of Congress.

Don't miss the date!

Preliminary Schedule


  • Deaths in road traffic - the world's most under-recognized problem

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    President Emeritus do ITMA, Dr Leonard Evans - USA.

  • What happened – 20 years with Vision Zero

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Ulf Bjornstig – Sweden

  • Could automatic driver assistance systems (ADAS) be the solution for persons with medical deficiencies to be able to drive again?

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Past ITMA president Dr Lars Englund - Sweden

  • Traffic Prevention, New Challenges

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Diva Eensoo – Estonia

  • How to support safety driving for drivers with brain damage post stroke in Japan

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Masahito Hitosugi – Japan

  • Actions Against Drunk Driving - strategies proposed for physicians to help their patients to prevent drunk driving

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Donald Redelmeier - Canada

  • Internet and traffic safety

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Jihong Zhou - China

  • Luchemos por la Vida (Let's fight for life) – non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to help prevent traffic accidents in Argentina

    Local: TUCA Auditorium

    Dr Alberto Silveira – Argentina

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