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					How to Register                                                           Automobile and Sports                                                                         The Fundamentals of
The registration fee is $325 for standard participants before
December 19, 2003 and $395 after December 19, 2003. Fees
include all instruction, course materials, refreshment breaks,
                                                                          Injury Biomechanics
                                                                          February 7, 2004
                                                                                                                                                        Automobile and Sports
                                                                                                                                                         Injury Biomechanics
and lunch. To register, complete the attached form and return
with payment no later than February 1, 2004. After this date,             Please print or type—complete separate form for each participant or
please confirm space availability by calling the conference               register on-line at http://www.conted.vt.edu/biomech/
registrar at (540) 231-5182. Registrations may also be sent
online at: http://www.conted.vt.edu/biomech/                              Name                                                                                    February 7, 2004
Note: Payment of registration fees is required prior to program
attendance. Registration will be processed when payment is received.      Position/Title                                                                         8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Refund Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored when received         Employer                                                                     The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
seven calendar days prior to the program. However, another person
                                                                          *Employer’s FID#                                                                        Roanoke, Virginia
may be substituted at any time for this program. A $25 administrative
fee will be deducted for cancellations. In the unlikely event that this
program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or      Address
unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration
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fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including
cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel       State                                          Zip
agencies, or other organizations.
                                                                          Office Phone
Conference Location and Lodging                                           Fax
The conference is held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference                E-mail
Center, conveniently located at 110 Shenandoah Avenue and
within walking distance of the downtown shopping and dining               Signature
market district of Roanoke. The complex consists of a
luxurious historic hotel and a state-of-the-art conference                Registration Fee:                                                                    http://www.conted.vt.edu/biomech/
center. An enclosed skywalk connects the facility with                         $325 Standard Participant before December 19, 2003
downtown Roanoke.
                                                                               $395 Standard Participiant after December 19, 2003                     One day instructional course
A block of lodging rooms have been reserved at The Hotel
Roanoke and Conference Center on February 6. Please call the              Method of Payment:                                                               Topics Include:
hotel directly at 540-985-5900 or toll-free at 866-594-4722 and           (Registration will be processed when payment is received.)                       •   How to evaluate the safety of your car
ask for The Biomechanics of Automobile Safety room block                       Check enclosed. Make check payable to:                                      •   Sports related head injury measurements
on or before January 5, 2004. On-line reservations may be                           Treasurer, Virginia Tech CE                                            •   Neck injuries and whiplash evaluation
submitted at: http://www.hotelroanoke.com/res/res_bos.html.                    Credit card:     MasterCard      VISA                    AMEX               •   Injury biomechanics of the chest and abdomen
To ensure a room at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference
                                                                                                                                                           •   Airbag demonstration with crash test dummy
Center, please register early. Information on the hotel,                  Cardholder Name
including a map, will be mailed with your registration                                                                                                     •   Biomechanics of pregnant occupants
confirmation letter. There is a $5 per day fee for parking in the         Card No.                                                                         •   Advanced airbag and seatbelt restraints systems
hotel lot.
                                                                          Exp. Date                                                                   Sponsored by:
                                                                          Return by February 1, 2004 to: (no staples, tape, or paper clips, please)
                                                                          Conference Registrar, Continuing and Professional
                                                                          Education, 810 University City Blvd., Suite D, Virginia
                                                                          Tech, Mail Code 0272, Blacksburg, VA 24061                                  VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
                                                                          phone: (540) 231-5182                                                            AND STATE UNIVERSITY

                                                                          fax: (540) 231-3306            Received AMT: ___________
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                                                                          agency or government.                                DATE:____________
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in learning more about the
fundamentals behind automobile safety and
sports biomechanics should attend. This is
an interactive lecture with demonstrations
and opportunities for ‘hands on’ learning.
The course is designed at an introductory
level with background information provided
on all technical concepts. The information
will be particularly useful for medical profes-
sionals, engineers, attorneys, and students in
medical, engineering, or legal fields.                         Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity Injuries:                  About the Instructors:
                                                                 • Injury mechanisms and incidence
                                                                                                                              Dr. Stefan Duma is Director of
                                                                 • Frontal and side airbag induced upper extremity injuries
Course Content                                                   • Dummy upper and lower extremity models
                                                                                                                              the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest
Each attendee will receive a high-quality copy of all the                                                                     Center for Injury Biomechanics
                                                               Advanced Restraint Systems:
slides as well as additional references for further reading.                                                                  and is an Associate Professor
                                                                 • Advanced frontal and side airbag systems
The course content is based on real-world case studies,                                                                       in Mechanical Engineering.
                                                                 • Future seatbelt systems (three, four, and five point)
experiments with human and dummy surrogates, and                                                                              Dr. Duma’s research focuses
computer models. A combination of slides, movies, and                                                                         on human tolerance to impact
demonstrations will be used to cover the following topics:     Airbag Demonstrations                                          loading with applications in
Introduction to Automobile Safety:                             1) A frontal airbag will be deployed on site to provide        automobile safety, sports
   • How to evaluate the safety of your car                       insight into the speed and energy of an airbag deployment   biomechanics, and military
   • Historical and legal aspects of airbag design             2) A side impact ‘curtain’ style airbag will be deployed as    restraints. He has published       Stefan Duma, PhD
   • Fundamental concepts in crash dynamics                       these are becoming more common devises to prevent           over 100 technical papers in
Neck Injury Biomechanics:                                         against ejection during a rollover                          international journals and conferences through his ten
   • Whiplash injury mechanism                                                                                                years of research in the automobile safety field.
   • Advanced neck computer models
   • Presentation of neck dummy models                                                                                        Dr. Joel Stitzel is the Technical
Sports Injury Biomechanics:                                                                                                   Director of the Virginia Tech –
   • New instrumentation for football head impacts                                                                            Wake Forest Center for Injury
   • Predicting head trauma in NFL football                                                                                   Biomechanics and is an
   • Evaluation of football helmet design                                                                                     Assistant Professor in Biomedi-
Occupant Injury Rates and Trends:                                                                                             cal Engineering at Wake Forest
   • Trends by crash type: frontal, side, rollovers                                                                           University. Dr. Stitzel’s
   • Injury types by body region                                                                                              research focuses on developing
   • The effects of an aging population                                                                                       computational models of human
Thoracic Injury Biomechanics:                                                                                                 soft tissues for injury predic-
   • Injury Mechanisms (Blunt and penetrating)                                                                                tion. Recently, he was awarded
   • Seatbelt and airbag interaction with the thorax           "Show and Tell"                                                the Best Paper Award at the                                   Joel Stitzel, PhD
   • Advanced computer and dummy thorax models                                                                                Stapp Car Crash Conference for
                                                               Numerous automobile safety and sports biomechanical
Pregnant Occupant Biomechanics:                                devices will be available for the audience to examine during   his model of the human eye.
   • Injury mechanisms and statistics                          the course breaks. Some of the devices will include:
   • How to protect the pregnant occupant                           1) Driver and passenger frontal impact airbags
   • Pregnant dummy and computer models                             2) Football helmet impact measuring sensors               Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission
Eye Injury Biomechanics:                                            3) Curtain style side impact airbags                      or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin,
                                                                                                                              religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Anyone having questions concerning
   • Injury types and incidence in car crashes                      4) A Hybrid III crash test dummy                          discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity. If you are a person with a
                                                                                                                              disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this conference,
   • Airbag induced eye injuries                                    5) Advanced seatbelt restraint designs                    please discuss your accommodation needs with Susan Hilton at (540) 231-9617, email
   • Computational model of the eye                                 6) Human skeleton and anatomical models                   smhilton@vt.edu or TDD (800) 828-1120 at your earliest convenience.

				
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