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    Dear Colleague:

    This is an announcement for the 5th Symposium on Injury
    Prevention Through Biomechanics, sponsored by Wayne State
    University and supported in part by the Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention. The symposium will be held on May 4-
    5, 1995 in the auditorium of Hutzel Hospital in Detroit,
    Michigan. We are expecting participants from governmental
    agencies, the automotive industry and academic institutions.
    A keynote lecture will be given by Dr. John Melvin of
    General Motors on "Injury Prevention in High Energy Racing
    Crashes." The entire program for the two days is included
    For accommodations, a block of rooms is being held at
    the St. Regis Hotel, located in the New Center Area. Please
    make reservations by calling the hotel directly at (313) 873-
    3000 and mention your participation in the Injury Prevention
    Through Biomechanics Symposium. The rate is $69 for single
    or double occupancy.
    The registration fee of $40 covers lunch and parking or
    shuttle service for both days and the cost of one copy of
    the proceedings. An optional dinner will be held at Lelli's
    on Woodward Avenue, just north of Grand Boulevard. The cost
    of the dinner is $25. During this dinner, you will have an
    opportunity to speak with the authors to discuss your
    interests. There will be a cash bar at the restaurant.
    For more information or to receive a registration form,
    please call Dr. Sheu-Jane Shieh at 313 577-3852 or send e-mail
    to Please register by April 24.

    Fifth Injury Prevention Through Biomechanics Symposium

    Sponsored by Wayne State University
    Supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control

    Time: Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th, 1995
    Place: Hutzel Hospital Auditorium, Detroit Medical Center

    Thursday, May 4th

    7:30-8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:15 Introductory Remarks

    8:30 Keynote Lecture
    Injury Prevention in High Energy Racing Crashes
    John Melvin
    General Motors Research and Development Center,
    Department of Automotive Safety and Health

    Postural Control and Lower Extremity Injury

    9:00 Spectral Characteristics of Postural Control in High
    and Low Risk Elderly
    Harriet Williams, Bruce A. McClenaghan,
    John Dickerson
    Motor Rehabilitation Laboratory, Dept. of Exercise
    Science, University of South Carolina

    9:30 Biomechanics of Gait on Ramps in Young and Elderly
    Mark S. Redfern and James DiPasquale
    Human Movement and Balance Laboratory,
    University of Pittsburgh
    a. Department of Otolaryngology
    b. Department of Industrial Engineering

    10:00 Break

    10:30 Reduction of Fall Related Peak Impact Force on the
    Femur Using a Dual Stiffness Floor
    Askari Badre-Alam, Joseph A. Casalena,
    Timothy C. Ovaert, Donald A. Streit,
    Peter R. Cavanagh
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the
    Center for Locomotion Studies
    Pennsylvania State University

    11:00 Tissue Injuries Resulting from Blunt Impact
    on the Knee
    Roger C. Haut
    Department of Materials Science and Mechanics,
    Michigan State University

    11:30 Measurement of Structural and Material Properties
    of Skeletal Muscle
    Chris A. Van Ee, C. Todd Woolley, Tom M. Best,
    Barry S. Myers
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Division
    of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University

    12:00-1:00 Lunch at Hutzel Hospital

    Impact Biomechanics in Automotive Safety

    1:00 Application of Biomechanics Research to Improve
    Triage Criteria for Motor Vehicle Crash Victims
    Jeffrey Augenstein, Kennerly H. Digges,
    Elana Perdeck, A.C. Maliarisc
    William Lehman Research Center, University
    of Miami, The George Washington University,
    De Blois Associates

    1:30 A Comparison of the Biomechanical Response of SID,
    BIOSID and Cadavers in Side Impact
    John M. Cavanaugh, Timothy Walilko, Jackoo Chung,
    Albert I. King
    Bioengineering Center, Wayne State University

    2:00 Response of the Lumbar Spine Due to Shear Loading
    Peter Cripton, Uli Berleman, Heiko Visarius,
    Paul Begeman, Lutz Nolte, Priya Prasadc
    Mueller Institute of Biomechanics,
    University of Bern, Switzerland
    Bioengineering Center, Wayne State University
    Advanced Engineering Center, Ford Motor Company

    2:30 Break

    Mathematical Models of Human Tissue

    3:00 The Development of A Finite Element Human
    Thoracic Model
    Kevin Wang, King Hay Yang
    Bioengineering Center, Wayne State University

    3:30 Side Impact Responses of the Human Brain by
    Finite Element Analysis
    Chun Zhou, Tawfik B. Khalil, Albert I. King
    Bioengineering Center, Wayne State University

    4:00 Cerebral Contusion: Development and Characterization
    of a New Experimental Model
    D.I. Shreiber, D.T.Ross, S. Margulies, L. Thibault,
    D.F. Meaney
    Department of Bioengineering, University of

    4:30 Adjourn

    5:00 Wine and Cheese Reception at Bioengineering Center

    6:30 Dinner at Lelli's Restaurant (optional)

    Friday, May 5th

    8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Cervical Spine Injury and Response

    9:00 Cervical Spinal Bony Injury and the Potential for
    Cord Injury
    Frank A. Pintar, Narayan Yoganandan,
    Dennis J. Maiman, Anthony Sances, Jr.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of

    9:30 Finite Element Analysis of the Cervical Spine
    Narayan Yoganandan, Liming Voo
    Frank A. Pintar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College
    of Wisconsin

    10:00 Break

    10:30 Spinal Canal Geometry Changes During Vertebral
    Fracture in the Cervical Spine:
    Burst and Anterior Wedge Compression Fractures
    J. Carter, R. P. Ching, A. F. Tencer
    Harborview Biomechanics Laboratory,
    University of Washington, Seattle

    11:00 The Effect of Post-Injury Spinal Positioning on
    the Canal Occlusion for Burst Fractures:
    An In Vitro Study
    N. A. Watson, R. P. Ching, A. F. Tencer
    Harborview Biomechanics Laboratory,
    University of Washington, Seattle

    11:30 Adjourn

    12:00-1:30 Workshop and Lunch for CDC Grantees