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02-12-2007, 11:49 PM

The NTSB and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
(AAAM) have teamed together to present a course on injury biomechanics. The
course will be held at the NTSB Academy in Ashburn, Virginia on April 2 and
3. The two days of lectures include the latest research on the injury
tolerances of each body region, and contemporary topics such as automotive
restraint-induced injury, the biomechanics of ballistics and blast,
pedestrians, children, and other vulnerable road users, and aviation injury
causation. NTSB investigators will also host a tour of the reconstructed
wreckage of TWA flight 800, which is housed at the Academy.

Confirmed faculty lecturers include

Thomas Gennarelli, MD (skull and brain biomechanics)

Frank Pintar, PhD (cervical spine injury biomechanics)

Jeff Crandall, PhD (pedestrians and vulnerable road users)

James Raddin, MD, SM (aviation injury)

James Funk, PhD (extremities)

Cameron "Dale" Bass, PhD (ballistics and blast, lumbar spine)

Richard Bandstra, PhD (autopsy-based assessment of injury mechanics)

Richard Kent, PhD (thoracoabdominal injury, restraints)

The full course outline and additional information are at


Richard Kent

Asst Professor

Center for Applied Biomechanics

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Virginia

1011 Linden Avenue

Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-296-7288 ext. 133