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jrfunk45
09-19-2007, 07:34 AM
This posting is to announce that there is still time to register for
"The Biomechanics of Injury" course to be held October 11 - 12, 2007 in
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This two-day course is sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), an
interdisciplinary organization of medical doctors and engineers who
study vehicular trauma.

The biomechanics course precedes the 51st AAAM Annual Scientific
Conference, which will be held October 14 - 17, 2007 in the Sofitel
Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Also that week is the Australian
Trauma Society Conference and the Australian Road Safety Research,
Policing, and Education Conference.

You can find full program details and register for the course on the
website (www.aaam.org). The program agenda is available on the website
and is also attached below. The first day 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 second day will include advanced
topics such as the such as real world crash investigations, injuries to
pedestrians and other vulnerable road users, restraints, and occupant
protection in side impacts 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. This course is recommended
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. See you in Melbourne!


THE BIOMECHANICS OF INJURY

October 11 - 12, 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Day 1 - Injury Biomechanics

8:30 - 9:00 Introduction - Jim Funk PhD
9:00 - 10:00 Skull & Brain Injury Biomechanics - King Yang PhD
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Cervical Spine Injury Biomechanics - Frank Pintar PhD
11:15 - 12:15 Thoracic Injury Biomechanics - Joel Stitzel PhD
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Abdominal Injury Biomechanics - Narayan Yoganandan PhD
14:15 - 15:15 Biomechanics of the Extremities - Jim Funk PhD
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Causes of Death in Motor Vehicle Crashes - Sridhar
Natarajan MD

Day 2 - Crash Studies and Countermeasures

8:30 - 9:30 Real World Crash Investigations - Clay Gabler,
PhD
9:30 - 10:30 Crash Types and Associated Injury Patterns - Brian
Fildes, PhD
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Vulnerable Road Users - Children - Kristy Arbogast PhD
11:45 - 12:45 Vulnerable Road Users - Older Drivers - Jeffrey
Augenstein MD
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Restraints: Present and Future - Ola Bostrom, PhD
14:45 - 15:45 Side Impact and Rollover - Kennerly Digges PhD
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:30 Conclusions - Brian Fildes PhD


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James R. Funk, Ph.D.
Biodynamic Research Corporation
5711 University Heights Blvd., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-691-0281
Fax: 210-691-8823