AAAM Student Symposium

October 7, 2018
The Hutton Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Student Symposium Preceding AAAM’s 62nd Annual Conference

Abstracts due April 15, 2018

DEADLINES TO BE OBSERVED

April 15, 2018 Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 pm EST. Use template provided on this website to be considered.
May 18, 2018 Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions via email
October 7, 2018 AAAM Student Research Symposium held in Nashville, TN

ABOUT THE AAAM. 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 presentations for the 2018 AAAM Student Research Symposium.

The goal of the symposium is to give students early in their careers the opportunity to present talks on work in progress to an experienced research audience composed of AAAM members and conference attendees from diverse disciplines. The Student Research Symposium seeks presentations on works in progress, methods papers, and smaller studies. Abstracts are sought in all areas of traffic related injury prevention and control including automotive medicine, behavioral research science, biomechanics, engineering, epidemiology, statistics, education, law, and public policy. We strongly encourage students to continue to submit completed studies of a scope equivalent to a peer-reviewed journal publication for consideration for presentation at the main conference.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION. Prospective presenters should submit a three-page extended abstract describing their study. Only abstracts submitted online using the AAAM Student Symposium Abstract Template will be considered. The deadline for submission to the Student Symposium is April 15, 2018. All current undergraduate, graduate and medical students are eligible to submit abstracts.

Abstracts must provide the following information: (1) title, (2) research question/objective, (3) methods, (4) data sources (include sample size), (5) results, and (6) novelty and traffic safety implications of this study, i.e., the abstract should describe how the results relate to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

The general criteria for consideration of abstracts are originality, clarity, and concise presentation. Also, research will be additionally evaluated for purpose of study, methodology/design, results and conclusions. Abstracts exceeding three pages will not be considered. Images may be included in the abstract. Sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests must be presented and a conclusion must be supported by your results. The review committee will place emphasis on having diverse representation from all aspects of injury prevention pre-crash, crash and post-crash research. Abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium will be offered oral presentations , however the organizing committee may offer limited numbers of poster presentations if scheduling allows.

VENUE The Student Research Symposium will be held as part of AAAM’s 62th Annual Scientific Conference to be held October 7th, 2018 in Hawaii.
TRAVEL STIPENDS The presenter of all abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium will have the registration fee to the main conference waived and will receive a travel stipend of up to $1000 for U.S. residents and up to $1500 for non-U.S. residents to attend the conference.
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 three pages. Images may be included in the abstract. Sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests must be presented and a conclusion must be supported by your results.
Abstracts MUST use the official template form (see download link below) and provide information on each of the following points: (1) title, (2) research question/objective, (3) methods, (4) data sources (include sample size), (5) results, (6) novelty and traffic safety implications of this study, i.e., the abstracts should describe how the results relate to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

ABSTRACTS EXCEEDING THREE PAGES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

AWARD The Student Symposium award is given to the student whose work is noted for exceptional scientific merit, and most clearly exemplifies the criteria listed above. The award includes recognition at the conference dinner, a monetary prize, and complimentary registration to the 2019 AAAM Annual Scientific Conference.

 

Abstract Template

Student Symposium Abstract Submission Form

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Topics – Deadline April 15, 2018

Abstracts are sought in all areas of traffic related injury prevention and control including:

  • automotive medicine
  • behavioral research science
  • biomechanics
  • engineering
  • epidemiology
  • statistics
  • education
  • law
  • public policy