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Safety experts converge for 55th Stapp Car Crash Conference

November 6, 2011

Researchers and safety engineers from around the world will gather November 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan, for the 2011 annual Stapp Car Crash Conference. Dr. John Melvin, former head of UMTRI's Biosciences Division and a retired research scientist from General Motors Biomedical Research Labs, will serve as the General Chairman of this year's conference.

The Stapp Conference is the premier forum for the presentation of research and development in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields that advance the knowledge of land-vehicle crash-injury protection. The conference provides an opportunity to participate in free discussion regarding the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods and tools for use in impact biomechanics research, and the development of new concepts for reducing injuries and fatalities in automobile crashes.

Papers presented at each Stapp Car Crash Conference are published in the annual peer-reviewed Stapp Journal, for which UMTRI's Leda Ricci serves as the executive editor and Larry Schneider is coeditor-in-chief with Dr. John Melvin and Dr. Albert King of Wayne State University.

For more information, see Stapp Conference.