Call for Abstracts

The AAAM’s Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites abstracts, for the 2019 63rd Annual Scientific Conference for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, describing original scientific work in all areas of study which support AAAM’s multidisciplinary mission: Saving lives and eliminating road traffic injuries.

The conference will be held in Madrid, Spain at Comillas Pontifical University from October 15 through October 18, 2019.

Scientific work may be reported in the following formats:

  • Full-Length Papers (CLOSED FOR 2019) 
  • Short Communications (Short Communication Due 12 April 2019)
  • Posters (Abstract Due 12 April 2019)
  • Student Symposium (Abstracts Due 12 April 2019)

All accepted submissions (papers, short communications, and poster abstracts) will be published in a special issue of the journal Traffic Injury Prevention (TIP), the premier medline-listed journal for our field. Students accepted for presentation are eligible to receive complimentary registration to the conference and a travel stipend of up to $1,300. 

Fields of Interest: Physicians, Engineers, Policymakers, Psychologists, Statisticians, Sociologists, and other researchers are invited to submit work studying the prevention of injury in mobility and transportation.

AAAM’s multidisciplinary thinking and approach is reflected in the Five Pillars of the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action and the Haddon Matrix.  All fields of study addressing AAAM’s mission are encouraged to submit.

Structured abstracts will be judged by the AAAM Scientific Program Committee (SPC) based on scientific merit, novelty of research findings, contribution to AAAM’s mission, and adherence to formatting requirements. Your abstract may not exceed 550 words and must include the following subheadings: Research Question / Objective; Methods; Data Sources; Results; and Significance of results. 

Example Areas of Study:

The Five Pillars of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety1

Road Safety Advocacy Infrastructure Safe Vehicles Road User Behavior Post-Crash Care

 The Haddon Matrix2

  Human Vehicle Social Environment Physical Environment
  • Driver Distraction
  • Fitness to drive
  • Driving and acute/chronic medical conditions
  • Automated Driving
  • Crash avoidance
  • Human factors in design
  • Enforcement actions
  • Alcohol/drug policy
  • Risk and Behavior
  • Roadway Design for safety
  • Infrastructure in developing countries
  • Protection of vulnerable road users
  • Pediatric, geriatric, and adult injury biomechanics
  • Biofidelity of anthropomorphic test devices
  • Crashworthiness
  • Restraints
  • Integrated safety
  • Injury mitigation for vulnerable road users
  • Seat belt use
  • Child restraint availability and use
  • Road barriers and medians in crash mitigation
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Automatic Crash Notification
  • Costs of traffic injury
  • Emergency response
  • Treatment and response in low- and middle-income countries
  1. Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
  2. Williams, Allan F. (1999) The Haddon matrix: its contribution to injury prevention and control. In McClure, Roderick (Ed.) Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland. Available online at

Abstracts will be comprised of: Research question / objective; Methods; Data Sources (include sample size, if applicable); Results; and Significance of Results.