At a special ITMA board meeting from July 2, 2010 through July 16, 2010 Prof dr. Zheng-guo Wang was elected to the presently vacant position of President Elect of ITMA, and Dr. Ying Wang was elected to the position of Regional Director for Western Asia (the position held by Prof dr. Zheng-guo Wang previously). For both candidates the voting results were 9 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstain.
The AAAM is the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
AAAM's54th Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 17-20 , 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Vdara Resort Hotel. For further details see the AAAM website (http://www.aaam.org).
The abstracts of the posters and presentations can be found on the pages of the ITMA congress in the Hague. Many authors/speakers have also allowed that a pdf version of their presentation or poster is made available on the website. Papers can be found via the item "Past world congresses" in the Main Menu.
With great sadness we learn of the death of Rune Andréasson on January 4, 2013, in Halmstad, Sweden, just short of his 93rd birthday. Rune Andréasson made extraordinary contributions to traffic medicine. In addition to many important scientific papers in English and in Swedish, he authored two major books. First, Widmark's Micromethod and Swedish Legislation on Alcohol and Traffic (1986), which traces the development from 1922 of a chemical technique to measure the amount of alcohol in blood samples. This played a crucial role in the evolution of per se legislation in Sweden, inspiring comparable legislation in many other countries. Second, The Seat Belt:Swedish Research and Development for Global Automotive Safety (with C-G Bäckström, 2000). This book documents that the three point safety belt was first patented and developed in the USA, but first installed in vehicles in Sweden.