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05-12-2009, 07:47 AM
***FINAL Registration Reminder***

We would like to invite you to attend the 2009 Injury Biomechanics Symposium
which will be held May 17th through May 19th, 2009 at The Ohio State
University in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the symposium is to stimulate
and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent
graduates. Attendees can expect original biomechanics research in a forum
intended to foster communication between developing and established

We are pleased to announce that 11 universities from around the world will
be participating in the symposium. The symposium will feature 8 oral
presentations and 10 posters. A small sample of the experimental and
theoretical topics to be discussed includes:

• Liver Injury Testing
• Airbag Effectiveness
• Frontal Bone Blunt Impact Trauma
• Cervical Spine Instrumentation Technique
• Material Properties of Pediatric Ribs
• Head-First Impact Simulation
• Inverse Dynamics Based Determination of Cervical Spine Loads

Other Symposium events will include:

§ Welcome reception including food and drinks at the Varsity Club
§ Keynote Address by Guy Nusholtz, executive consultant and senior manager
in the Experimental and Computational Mechanics department at Chrysler
§ Guest speakers including
- Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff: The Curious
Lives of Human Cadavers
- Karla Zadnik, OD PhD, Chair of the Biomedical Sciences IRB and IRB
Policy Committee for Ohio State
- Valerie K. Bergdall, DVM, DACLAM; OSU University Laboratory Animal
- Kathy Smiler, DVM, DACLAM; Veterinary Consultant, Laboratory Animal

§ Banquet at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe & Arcade
§ Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award (plaque & monetary award) given to the best
oral presenter and best poster presenter

An agenda and registration form can be downloaded at
http://www.medicine.osu.edu/ibrl/. To register please follow the directions
on the form.

Updated symposium information can be found at http://medicine.osu.edu/ibrl/
or by contacting Dr. John Bolte by phone at (614) 688-4015 or email at

The Ohio State University –
Injury Biomechanics Research Laboratory (IBRL)
The Joint Planning Team
Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Nationwide Insurance
NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC)
Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.)
Ford Driving Skills for Life

Denton ATD, Inc.
Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.