The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

The Association for the Advancement of Automobile Medicine (AAAM) is a global multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to saving lives and eliminating road traffic injuries through scientific research, authoritative educational programs, and public policy recommendations.

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INROADS is a blog style eNewsletter to share AAAM & AIS updates as well as research, association-related data and member stories for reader review and response.

Monthly Research Spotlight

In recognition of the contributions made to the field of automotive medicine, AAAM proudly spotlights innovative research published by our community and beyond. This month, we’re highlighting the following studies:

Jennifer K. Vanos, Ariane Middel, Michelle N. Poletti & Nancy J. Selover (2018) Evaluating the impact of solar radiation on pediatric heat balance within enclosed, hot vehicles, Temperature, 5:3, 276-292, DOI: 10.1080/23328940.2018.1468205

Hammett DL, Kennedy TM, Selbst SM, Rollins A, Fennell JE. Pediatric Heatstroke Fatalities Caused by Being Left in Motor Vehicles. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Dec 1;37(12):e1560-e1565. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002115. PMID: 32472925.

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AAAM AIS Faculty Release Article in Trauma System News

Check out this great article just released in Trauma System News written by AAAM AIS faculty members Kathy Cookman and Amy Brammer, along with fellow CAISS specialist Jessica Pemberton: “Trauma Registry Q&A: “What is the difference between ISS, NISS and TRISS?”

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Announcing AIS 2015 Now Available

The latest update to the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is now available. Order your dictionary today, find the latest course, or view the major changes made in this latest release.

AIS overview

people were injured in motor vehicle crashes

2.3M

people were injured in motor vehicle crashes 

Deaths as a result of road traffic crashes

1.35M

Deaths as a result of road traffic crashes

%

World population that has adequate road safety law

7%

World population that has adequate road safety law

%

percent of all fatal crashes in 2013 involving alcohol-impaired driving

30%

percent of all fatal crashes in 2013 involving alcohol-impaired driving

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