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* * * * * * * * * ANNOUNCING -- NEW AIR BAG CONFERENCE * * * * * * * * *
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ADVANCED AIR BAG TECHNOLOGY IN FRONTAL AND SIDE IMPACTS
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June 27-28, 2000 - Marriott Hotel - Southfield, Michigan
Organizer - D.F. Huelke, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

The controversy surrounding the role of air bags in occupant protection,
despite their lifesaving characteristics, continues into the 21st century.
Injury events of the last several years particularly related to children,
small females and out of position occupants have precipitated new rulemaking
in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208. Countries outside the United
States have taken slightly different directions in air bag regulations.
Motor vehicle manufacturers worldwide have been challenged to comply with
regulations and the real world dilemmas in design and field performance of
air bags.

This two day conference will focus on current and future technology and
regulations that offer the promise of improved occupant protection from air
bag systems. Presentations on the following topics will be made by
representatives of car companies, suppliers, government and research
institutions, followed by audience discussion.

********************** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM ***********************
TUESDAY, June 27
AIR BAGS and FRONTAL CRASHES

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
What is the Scope of the Problem and Who Do We Want to Protect?
Speaker TBD - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA's Advanced Frontal Crash Protection Program
Speaker TBD o National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The Effects of Age, Gender and Stature on Injury Risk
Don Huelke o University of Michigan

DEPOWERED AIR BAGS: EFFECTIVENESS, TRADEOFFS AND BENEFITS
Update on Field and Crash Performance of Second Generation Air Bags
Dainius Dalmotas o Transport Canada

Crashes Involving Second Generation Air Bags: Clinical Cases
Jeffrey Augenstein o University of Miami

Development and Evaluation of a Programmed Restraint System
Farid Bendjellal o Renault

Development of an Optimized Driver Air Bag Module
Pontus Soderstrom o Autoliv

Also Participating:
Adrian Lund o Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Priya Prasad o Ford Motor Company
Speaker TBD o Volkswagen AG
Speaker TBD o Delphi

Representatives of other vehicle manufacturers
and suppliers have been invited to participate.

OCCUPANT AND CRASH SENSING
Evolution of Sensing Technologies for Air Bag Systems
Ching-Yao Chan o University of California

Information Flow and Its Uses in Crash Sensing
Guy Nusholtz o Daimler Chrysler

OUT OF POSITION OCCUPANTS
Frontal Air Bag Deployment and the Out of Position Child
James V. Benedict o Biodynamic Research Corporation

Test Surrogates, Injury Mechanisms and Injury Criteria for
Out of Position Occupant Testing
Jeff Crandall o University of Virginia

Wednesday, June 28
AIR BAGS and SIDE IMPACTS

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
What are the Major Problem Areas in Side Impacts?
Speaker TBD o National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA's Side Impact Research Program
Speaker TBD o National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

What are the Fundamental Concepts of Side Impact Protection?
Hugo Mellander o Traffic Safety Research and Engineering

ADVANCED SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Advanced Side Impact Head Protection Systems
Greg Mowry o Simula

Evolution of Side Impact Air Bags
Stefan Nilsson o Volvo

Advanced Side Air Bag Designs
Alex Heilig o TRW

EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE
Performance of Inflatable Head Protection Devices - Car to Carand LTV to Car
Studies
Dainius Dalmotas o Transport Canada

Biomechanics of Injury Criteria in Side Impacts for the Adult Population
Narayan Yoganandan o Medical College of Wisconsin

Head, Neck and Upper Extremity Interaction with a Deploying Side Air Bag
Stefan Duma o University of Virginia

Child Out of Position Air Bag Deployment
Frank Pintar o Medical College of Wisconsin

RAPPORTEUR: Murray Mackay
Concluding Remarks: Don Huelke
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******************** REGISTRATION FORM ****************************
Registration form with applicable fee should be mailed to:
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
2340 Des Plaines Avenue o Suite 106 o Des Plaines, IL 60018

Fax credit card registrations to AAAM at 847-390-9962.

Fee BEFORE June 1: _____ $400 AAAM Member; _____ $495 Non-Member

Fee AFTER June 1: _____ $600 AAAM Member; ______ $695 Non-Member

Registration fee includes conference admission as well as refreshment breaks
and lunches and Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Refund Policy. Cancellations must be received in writing at the AAAM not
later than May 31, 2000 for a full refund. A 50% refund will be granted to
those cancellations between June 1-15. No refunds will be granted after June
15.

Accommodations. This conference will be held at the Marriott Southfield
Hotel, 27033 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48034. Should you
require sleeping rooms, please call the hotel directly to make your
reservations. Room rate per night: $149.00 plus tax, single occupancy.
Telephone: 248-455-2021; Fax: 248-455-2029. Reservations deadline is June
1. AAAM is not responsible for hotel accommodations.

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!!!
Visit the AAAM on the world wide web: www.carcrash.org

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