Every two years, the International Life Saving Federation brings together its member organisations and the world's leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers to present and discuss the latest research and thinking in drowning prevention, lifesaving, rescue, water safety, lifesaving sport and related fields at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP). Various other conferences of interest to the ILS community are listed on the Conferences Calendar
The World Drowning Report aims to define the current global drowning problem, to identify the current state of drowning mortality data collection, to provide strategies to enhance and encourage better data collection and to provide opportunities for global learning from case profiles of countries with well- developed reporting systems and mechanisms.
The ILS Drowning Prevention Strategies, a framework to reduce drowning deaths in the aquatic environment for nations/regions engaged in lifesaving, reviews strategies that have been introduced within member federations.
ILS established a Medical Fellowship to provide young lifesavers and lifeguards with a link to the ILS Medical Committee continuing Dr. Mackie's belief in the importance of the link between medical issues and their practical application by lifesavers and lifeguards.