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rkent98
08-29-2003, 05:20 AM
This posting is to announce a special seminar on "The Basics of Crash
Injury and Biomechanics", to be held October 16, 2003 in New Orleans,
LA. This seminar is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of
Automotive Medicine, an interdisciplinary organization of medical
doctors and engineers who study vehicular trauma.

Full program details are available on the website and I have attached a
copy of the program agenda. The first part of the course will cover the
biomechanics of injury to various body regions, including the latest
research into injury mechanisms and tolerances of the head, neck,
thorax, abdomen, and extremities. The afternoon will build upon this
fundamental background and put it in perspective by addressing
contemporary topics such as the aging population, injuries from
restraint loading, and rollovers.

If you are familiar with AAAM, you know that this is a unique
organization that merges the engineering and medical aspects of
automotive injury and occupant protection. I therefore recommend this
course for both engineers who wish to learn about the medical aspects of
injury and medical professionals who wish to learn about the mechanics
of injury.

I have pasted the program below. For more information, visit the AAAM
website at www.aaam.org.

Richard Kent
Assistant Professor
University of Virginia
Center for Applied Biomechanics
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Emergency Medicine
1011 Linden Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-7288
434-296-3453 (fax)
http://auto-safety.mech.virginia.edu

The BASICS of CRASH INJURY and BIOMECHANICS
October 16, 2003 . New Orleans, LA


7:45
Introduction
Richard Kent, PhD
University of Virginia

8:00
Terminology and General Principles

Gary Deegear, MD
Biodynamic Research Corp.

8:45
The Basis of Skull and Brain Injury
Scott Krenrich, MD
Biodynamic Research Corp.

9:45

The Cervical Spine - Injury and Biomechanics

Frank Pintar, PhD

10:45

BREAK



11:00
Thoracoabdominal Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Injury Causation

Richard Kent, PhD University of Virginia


12:00
LUNCH


12:45
Pertinent Biomechanics of the Upper Extremity
Donald Huelke, PhD University of Michigan

1:30
The Lower Extremity: Injury, Biomechanics and Disability
James Funk, PhD
Biodynamic Research Corp.

2:15
BREAK


2:30
Injury and Occupant Kinematics in Rollovers
Debora Marth, PhD Ford Motor Company

3:15
Injury Consequences and Outcomes of the Geriatric Crash Victim
Jeffery Augenstein, MD, PhD University of Miami

3:45
Car Crash Injuries from Autopsy Data and Causes of Injury from Vehicle
Inspections
Richard Bandstra, PhD Volkswagen of America

4:30
Restraint Systems: Minimizing Whole-Body Injury Risk
Richard Kent, PhD University of Virginia

5:30
ADJOURN




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