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Gunter Siegmund
11-21-2005, 04:42 PM
The International Whiplash Trauma Congress is now requesting abstracts for
its 3rd annual meeting, to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on June 2nd and
3rd, 2006. Abstracts (both for the podium and poster presentations) should
focus on original research on the topic of whiplash injury and its taxonomy
as related to the following areas of interest:

- Biomechanics and pathology
- Engineering Solutions
- Epidemiology
- Chronic & centrally mediated pain syndromes
- Diagnosis
- Treatment & rehabilitation

Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words and will be juried. Abstracts
will be accepted up to the deadline of February 1, 2006. Authors of selected
abstracts will be invited to submit full-length papers for publication in
the Journal of Whiplash and Related Disorders. Applicants will be notified
of acceptance by February 15th, 2006. Abstracts will only be accepted
online. Please refer to the Spinal Injury Foundation website for
information: www.spinalinjuryfoundation.org. A copyright submission form
will need to be completed upon acceptance. Please designate whether you
would prefer to present from the podium or by poster.

ABOUT THE IWTC

The Spinal Injury Foundation looks forward to hosting this year’s Congress
at the Oregon Convention Center, conveniently located next to MAX light rail
train lines that connect to a selection of excellent hotels in downtown
Portland and the Portland International Airport. The city of Portland and
its environs are known for their beauty, high quality of urban living,
proximity to outdoor recreation (an hour drive from both mountain and
coast), and many fine restaurants, shops, bookstores, coffee houses,
microbreweries and cultural events.

A variety of clinicians, researchers, engineers and others interested in the
most recent findings regarding whiplash injuries and their sequelae will
attend the 3rd annual conference. The general theme will be the taxonomy of
whiplash injury, although a variety of topics will be covered by both
plenary speakers and abstract presenters. The meeting will be co-chaired by
Dr. Michael Freeman (Oregon Health and Science University School of
Medicine, Spinal Injury Foundation) and Dr. Chris Centeno (Spinal Injury
Foundation), and will be co-sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University
School of Medicine, and Western States Chiropractic College.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Leonard Evans, member of the
National Academy of Engineering and internationally known and respected
authority on road traffic safety and research. His most recent book “Traffic
Safety” was published in 2004.

Please direct questions to cathy@forensictrauma.com

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Posted on behalf of the Spinal Injury Foundation by:
Gunter P Siegmund, PhD, PEng
MEA Forensic Engineers and Scientists
11-11151 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC, Canada, V7A 4S5
www.meaforensic.com