2013 AAAM Call for Abstracts
57th Annual Conference
September 22-25, 2013
Hilton Quebec Hotel
Quebec City, QC, CANADA
DEADLINES TO BE OBSERVED
|Jan. 7, 2013
||Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 pm EST (no exceptions). Use template provided on this website to be considered.
|Feb. 18, 2013
||Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts via email
|March 18, 2013
||Complete manuscripts are due at AAAM. Manuscripts will be subject to a rigorous peer review process and will require several reviews.
|Sept 22-25, 2013
||57th AAAM Scientific Conference held in Quebec City
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is a scientific professional organization devoted entirely to traffic related injury control. Its multidisciplinary membership represents such diverse backgrounds as medicine, behavioral research, biomechanics, engineering, epidemiology, statistics, education, law, and public policy, and combines clinical, research, academic and administrative backgrounds. The AAAM Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites abstracts of prospective research papers for consideration in planning the 57th AAAM Annual Conference. Abstracts are anonymously peer reviewed for quality research, scientific content and logical presentation. By submitting an abstract the author(s) agree that, if accepted, the paper will be presented as scheduled. Papers accepted for oral presentation will be published in the refereed journal of AAAM, the Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine.
|Student Research Symposium. We are pleased to continue offering our Annual AAAM Student Research Symposium as part of the AAAM Annual Conference. Our fourth symposium will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The objective of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for students from diverse disciplines of automotive medicine, engineering, public health, and epidemiology to present ongoing research in a non-threatening, constructive atmosphere. The symposium will be structured with oral presentations followed by discussion periods to allow interactive dialogue on the content of the presentations and foster communication between developing and established researchers in the field. Abstracts from current students in all areas of motor vehicle crash injury prevention are encouraged. Full papers will not be required and works in progress are encouraged. An award will be given to the authors of the best presentation. A one-page abstract will be due April 1, 2013.
Completed work by students should still be submitted to the main conference, the symposium is only intended for research that may not be fully completed, but has early findings or a novel approach which would be of interest to a AAAM audience.
|Toyota / JD States
|To identify and recognize outstanding student research, the best student paper will be recognized with a special award. To qualify, a student must be the primary author of the paper. The paper will be judged based on both manuscript content and presentation. The award will be presented at the annual recognition dinner. If you would like to be considered for this award, simply check the box on the abstract upload page labeled "Student".
|The International Scholarship includes a year of AAAM membership and travel to the annual meeting. At least one award is available for the presenting author of an accepted abstract who is living and working on some aspect of traffic safety in one of the World Bank's designated low or middle income countries (http://www.worldbank.org/). If you would like to be considered for this award, simply check the box on the abstract upload page labeled "International Scholar".
|GLOBAL RESEARCH FORUM
Upon the receipt of sufficient relevant abstracts, a special forum will be held to provide an opportunity for presentation of current research, policy activities and project updates. Abstracts submitted by individuals outside of the United States from low- and middle-income countries (see http://www.worldbank.org/ are eligible to be designated for presentation as part of this Global Research Forum during the AAAM confernece.
Research Collaboration. Individuals submitting an abstract will also be offered the opportunity to request assistance in preparation of a manuscript for peer review.
TOPICS OF INTEREST: Scientific papers are invited for consideration on topics such as:
- Aging and driving
- Alcohol/other drugs and driving
- Assessing fitness to drive
- Biomechanical research
- Child injuries
- Crash analysis and countermeasures
- Crash avoidance technologies
- Crash investigation and reconstruction
- Costs of traffic injury
- Commercial vehicle safety
- Driver distraction
- Driver / rider perception and behavior
- Driver standards and licensing
- Evaluation of crash injury interventions
- Human factors
- Injury mechanisms
- Injury scaling
- Active safety and integrated safety
- Medical conditions and driving
- Novice / inexperienced drivers
- Occupant restraint systems
- Pedestrians and cyclists
- Post-crash interventions
- Road and highway design
- Traffic safety in emerging countries
- Trauma outcomes and trauma systems
- Vehicle design and crashworthiness
Papers on these topics using methods from the fields of behavioral science, clinical medicine, engineering, epidemiology and public policy are of interest to Scientific Program Committee. Only abstracts submitted online using the official template provided will be considered.
||Application is made annually for AMA
Category I Continuing Medical Education credit and to the American
College of Emergency Physicians for Category I credit. Professional Engineering Continuing Education is also available.
||The AAAM's Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine is an indexed journal. The papers published in the Annals will automatically be indexed and included in Index Medicus and MEDLINE. Permission to use material copyrighted by AAAM may be granted by the Chair, Scientific Program Committee.
Scientific presentations at AAAM Annual Meetings are recognized for their contributions to the field of crash injury control. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to designate oral or poster presentation based on the abstract. Abstract acceptance does not automatically ensure either paper or poster acceptance.
Manuscripts: The Scientific Program Committee reviews complete manuscripts. Those accepted are presented orally at the conference and published in the refereed journal. Manuscript review is based upon the following considerations: significance and timeliness of the research to road trauma prevention; study methodology; generalizability of the results to the population at large; applicability of the research findings to future studies or public policies; the paper's long term reference value; the introduction of new, innovative concepts; the manuscript's clarity; its appropriateness to AAAM's audience.
Posters: Poster presentations are selected according to the same criteria used for manuscripts. If accepted, poster presenters are allowed brief podium time to summarize their work, and expanded abstracts are required for inclusion in the refereed proceedings (CD version only). Handout materials at the time of the meeting are encouraged.
|GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
The general criteria for consideration of abstracts are originality, clarity and concise presentation. Research will be additionally evaluated for purpose of study, methodology/design, results and conclusions. Abstracts are limited to one page. Images are not allowed in the abstract. Sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests must be presented and a conclusion must be suported by your results.
Abstracts MUST use the official template form (see download link below) and provide information on each of the following points: (1) research question/objective, (2) methods, (3) data sources (include sample size), (4) results, (5) significance of results (the abstract should describe how the results relate to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities).
DO NOT include your name
or affiliation in the abstract . The abstract review process is to be
EXCEEDING THE ONE PAGE LIMIT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ABSTRACT REVIEW