15 – 18 October 2019
Madrid Spain

Comillas Pontifical University
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

15 – 18 October 2019
Madrid Spain

Comillas Pontifical University
Universidad Pontificia Comillas


Preliminary Conference Agenda

A partial list of full papers accepted for podium presentation can be seen below. Updates to the agenda will be made as they are received. See list below and check back often.

Tuesday, 15 October

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: The Five Pillars of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety presented by Fundacion Gonzalo Rodriguez

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Student Symposium presented by Nissan

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Understanding AIS: Practical Information for Analyzing Injuries using AIS Codes

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Mentoring Session

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 16 October

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome & Keynote Address: Dr. Mark Rosekind

9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Scientific Presentations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Automated Vehicle Special Session

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Scientific Presentations

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Student Social: Trivia Night

Thursday, 17 October

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Keynote Address: Dr. Jac Wismans

9:00 – 12:00 pm

Scientific Presentations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Special Session

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Scientific Presentations

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, 18 October

8:00 am – 11:45 am

Scientific Presentations

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Remarks

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Optional Tour

Join us to see how Spain’s equivalent of the U.S.’ 911 system operates! SAMUR-Proteccion Civil is the pre-hospital emergency public service of the city of Madrid, responding to about 100,000 emergency calls per year. With more than 190 ambulances, the service has pioneered the incorporation of medical procedures in the vehicles while the patients are taken to the hospital. Select personnel were trained in the U.S. and will be able to highlight the differences between pre-hospital medical care in Spain and in the U.S.  The tour will be conducted in English. Price per attendee: $10 USD Space is limited and available on a first come, first-serve basis. The tour is open to attendees and their guests. Registration details coming soon!

Full Papers Accepted for Podium Presentation

(Paper titles only.)

  • Age-based differences in the disability of extremity injuries in pediatric and adult occupants
  • Seating configuration and position preferences in highly automated vehicles
  • Billboard impacts on crashes on a suburban highway: comparing three periods – billboards present, removed, and then returned
  • Prospective Assessment of the Effectiveness of Autonomous Emergency Braking in Car-to-Cyclist Accidents in France
  • Fatal side impact crash scenarios for rear seat and seat belt restrained occupants from vulnerable populations
  • A comparison of seat belt fit and comfort experience between older adults and younger front seat passengers in cars
  • Comparison of Control Strategies for the Cervical Muscles of an Average Female Head-Neck Finite Element Model
  • Detailed Subject-Specific FE Rib Modelling for Fracture Prediction
  • Linking age-related cognitive and visual decline to real-world risk exposure
  • Comparison Across Vehicles of Passenger Head Kinematics in Abrupt Vehicle Maneuvers
  • Risk factors associated with boda-boda (motorcycle) accidents in Kampala, Uganda
  • Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash analysis for head injury safety
  • Underutilized Strategies in Traffic Safety: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey
  • Evaluation of Finite Element Human Body Models for use in a Standardized Protocol for Pedestrian Safety Assessment
  • Validated Thoracic Vertebrae and Costovertebral Joints Increase Biofidelity of a Human Body Model in Omnidirectional Hub Impacts
  • Submarining Sensitivity Across Varied Anthropometry in Autonomous Driving System Environment
  • Characterization of the motion of booster seated children during simulated in-vehicle pre-crash maneuvers
  • Adapting Load Limiter Deployment for Frontal Crash Diversity
  • Factors Associated with Chest Injuries to Front Seat Occupants in Frontal Impacts
  • Quantifying vehicle control from physiology in type 1 diabetes
  • Head Injury Metric Response in Finite Element ATDs and a Human Body Model in Multidirectional Loading Regimes
  • Pelvis Injury Risk Curves in Side Impacts at Different AIS severities from human cadaver experiments
  • A driving simulator study for the evaluation of the effectiveness of perceptual treatments in reducing speeds approaching a sharp curve of a rural road
  • Accuracy of Algorithms to Predict Injury Severity in Older Adults for Trauma Triage

Posters Accepted for Presentation

(Poster titles only.)

  • A Pilot Study Evaluating the 3-Point and 4-Point Restraint System for Pediatric Occupants in Non-Standard Seating Positions
  • Artificial Intelligence Technology for Real Time Injury Prediction in Motor Crash Accident
  • Associations between Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions and Delay in Driving Licensure among U.S. High School Students
  • Attention Capture in Hazard Prediction and Its Relation with the Effect of Driving Experience
  • Comparison of Epidemiology and Injury Profile among Injured Patients Involved In Incidents by Special Purpose Vehicle
  • Data-Driven Prehospital Training To Decrease Motorcycle Crash Deaths in a Sub-Saharan African Urban Center
  • Differential Mental Representation of Warning Traffic Signs In Latin-America
  • Driving After Cannabis Use and Compensatory Driving Behaviors among Current Cannabis Users in Colorado
  • Effectiveness of Path Prediction of Automated Vehicle in Curve Driving
  • Evaluation of a Triage Algorithm to Establish the Need for Partial Trauma Team Activation
  • Glossary on Drug Use and Driving Safety
  • Predicting DUI Decisions of Different Drivers in Different Legal Environments: Investigating Differential Deterrence
  • Prevalence of Alcohol Related Traffic Injuries in Patients Presenting To the Emergency Department of Kigali University Teaching Hospital
  • The Disparate Burden of Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes among Young Latino Drivers
  • Trends and Epidemiology in Road Traffic Accidents in Patients Who Requires Hospital Admission in the Intensive Care Trauma Center (Level 1 Trauma Center).
  • Vision Zero: Preventing Pedestrian Injury and Death