***REMINDER: The Deadline for Discounted Registration is this Friday, May
1st, 2009***

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 are attached to this email and can also be
downloaded at http://www.medicine.osu.edu/ibrl/. To register please follow
the directions on the form.

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

The Ohio State University -
Injury Biomechanics Research Laboratory (IBRL)
The Joint Planning Team
Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Columbus Children's
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.