The 22nd ITMA world congress in Chongqing was a great success. All arrangements were superb and the scientific quality of the presentations and research behind them were better than ever before. At the congress professor Zheng Guo Wang also presented a new comprehensive text book in "Modern Traffic Medicine". This was a thick volume covering all different aspects of what we consider to be Traffic Medicine. Most chapters are in Chinese but with a short summary in English. For all Chinese doctors, psychologists, engineers, decision makers and traffic police officers this must mean a great leap forward for Chinese Traffic Medicine.
The members of the CMRSC planning committee welcome you to the 21st installment of the Canadian Multi-Disciplinary Road Safety Conference in Halifax - May 8th thru May 11th, 2011. It promises to be an exciting event; coinciding with the National Year of Road Safety for Canada.
Professor Brian Fildes, President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) announces that the AAAM will be holding their 55th Annual Conference this year in Paris, France from the 2 to the 5 October 2011. The Call for abstracts is out and they are due in by January 7, 2011. Please see the AAAM website (www.aaam.org) after January 1, 2011 for details.
The AAAM prides itself on being an International organisation with the objective of preventing or minimizing road trauma. This is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners outside of North America to share their research knowledge with participants from around the world. It is important, therefore for those working in Europe and elsewhere to get behind this event and make it a success.
Paris is a wonderful city with many beautiful features and we urge you to seriously consider submitting an abstract and attending the conference. We are sure it will be a highlight of the 2011 conference agenda. AAAM is a non-profit organisation with a wonderful group of volunteer members and we encourage you to join AAAM and participate in the conference and support team.
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.