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Symposium on motor vehicle crash injury planned at U-M

September 23, 2012

The Symposium on Population Variability and Occupant Factors in Crash Injury will be held at Palmer Commons on the campus of the University of Michigan on October 18 and 19, 2012. This inaugural event, hosted by the International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM), will bring together experts from industry, academia, insurance, and government to present and discuss research to better understand and prevent injuries in motor vehicle crashes.

Motor vehicle crash injury continues to exact a huge toll worldwide. Changes in the population (e.g., aging, obesity, vehicle ownership) and vehicles (e.g., structure, airbags, electronics) have altered the pattern and severity of injuries observed in real world motor vehicle crashes. This symposium will bring together international experts from public health, medicine, biomechanics, governmental agencies, and the automotive industry to highlight emerging trends from population and laboratory-based studies. The goal of the symposium is to identify new areas of need or opportunity and to encourage parties from diverse backgrounds, nations, and institutions to develop innovative collaborations to prevent crash injuries.

For more information, see Crash Injury Symposium.