Symposium Mission: To stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates

The Symposium offers a welcoming and non-threatening environment where novice researchers can receive feedback and support for their original work. Participation from industry partners and sponsors provides networking opportunities for future careers.

May 22nd – 24th, 2024 at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
Dr. Peter Cripton (UBC) and Dr. Duane Cronin (Waterloo) will serve as co-chairs of the 19th IBS

Symposium Highlights:

    • May 22nd, 2024
      • Welcome reception w/lawn games
    • May 23rd, 2024
      • Keynote – Cynthia Bir, PhD – Wayne State University
      • Poster & oral presentations
      • Banquet and the famous IBS trivia
    • May 24th, 2024
      • Keynote – Stephen Robinovitch, PhD – Simon Fraser University
      • Poster & oral presentations
      • Dr. Margaret H. Hines Best Oral Presentation Award
      • Rod Herriott Best Poster Presentation Award
    • Hybrid meeting using Zoom to broadcast both oral & poster presentations
    • Registration Fees:
      • Only $200 for either in-person or on-line
Cynthia Bir, PhD - Wayne State University
Stephen Robinovitch, PhD - Simon Fraser University

19th IBS Accommodations

    • Gage Signature Studios
    • $182 per night
      • Room block reserved through April 22, 2024
    • Please click the button to make reservations
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The Margaret H. Hines Award

The Dr. Margaret H. Hines award is presented to the best oral  presentation at the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the achievement along with a cash award for each winner.

Dr. Hines initiated the injury biomechanics research program at The Ohio State University over 30 years ago. She was still conducting this research when she passed away in January of 2004. Her research programs included:

  • Head Trauma (1989-1993)
  • Liver Trauma (1993-1996)
  • Side Impact Trauma (1994-1998)
  • Airbag Trauma (1996-1997)
  • Shoulder Trauma (1998-2004)

The Rod Herriott Award

The Rod Herriott award is presented to the best poster presentation at the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the achievement along with a cash award for each winner.

Rod Herriott was a motor vehicle safety researcher at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty Ohio for 39 years.  He worked as a Mechanical Technician, an Engineering Technician, and Supervisor. He spent most of his TRC career at the Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC), NHTSA’s vehicle safety laboratory located at TRC in East Liberty OH. His early projects at the VRTC included design and fabrication of test equipment, testing of vehicle components and airbags, and work with crash test dummies. Throughout his career, Rod spent countless hours training new engineers and students the ins and outs of biomechanics research and testing.