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St. Stephens Hospital




The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme(TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS) France and St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi are  organizing an 'International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety'.  The course will be held in New Delhi, India, from 6-13 December 2008.   TRIPP, IIT Delhi will be the host institution.

Course Objectives
This seven day Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning and safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and prehospital care, and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first three days, followed by three parallel sessions on Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Trauma and Prehospital Care in the next three days.

By the end of the Course the participants should:

  1. know about the latest findings in methodologies for traffic planning prevention of traffic accident and injuries and current advances in vehicle crashworthiness and restraint systems
  2. be aware of policies and methods which have been shown to be successful or have not worked in the past
  3. be able to improve or start their own programmes on traffic planning and road safety.

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must be fluent in English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety measures.  An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals.

Participating Institutions
Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme(TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

The faculty members associated with TRIPP have been involved in safety research for the past two decades.  The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology.  The members of TRIPP have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Institut National De Recherche Sur Les Transports et Leur Securite (INRETS) is the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research, under the authority of both the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Research.  INRETS has a staff of 400 persons and over 25 years experience in road safety research and injury prevention.  INRETS was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Accident Prevention in 1990.

St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India St. Stephen's Hospital, a 600 bedded hospital, is the oldest and largest non-Government hospital in Delhi. It is also a post-graduate training hospital in multiple specialities. 

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

* Common for all participants -  First 3 days

Module 1

Three separate concurrent sessions - 4th day onwards

Module 2A
Traffic Safety

Module 2B
Biomechanics and Crashworthiness

Module 2C
Prehospital Care and Trauma

Course Coordinators
Geetam Tiwari,  IIT Delhi
Nicole Muhlrad, INRETS, France

Anoop Chawla IIT, Delhi, India: Crash modeling
Dinesh Mohan IIT Delhi, India: Bio-mechanics and road safety
Farida Saad
INRETS, France: Human factors
Geetam Tiwari  IIT Delhi, India: Transport planning
Jeff R. Crandall  University of Viginia, USA: Impact biomechanics
Harald Zellmer Autoliv research and development, Germany: Restraint systems
Hermann Knoflacher Technical University of Vienna: Traffic calming and road designs
Janusz Kajzer Chalmers University, Sweden: Biomechanics
Kavi Bhalla Harvard Ctr for Population & Development Studies, USA: Biomechanics and public health
Marie-Chantel Jayet
INRETS, France: Evaluation methods
Mathew Varghese St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India: Pre Hospital Care
Martin Van Maarseveen  University of Twente, The Netherlands: Non motorised transport
Nicole Muhlrad
INRETS, France: Safety management
Puneet Mahajan
IIT, Delhi, India: Crash helmets & human vibration
Shrikant Bangdiwala Univ. of North Carolina, USA: Data analysis
Sudipto Mukherjee IIT Delhi, India: Crashworthiness mechanics
Sylvain Lassarre
INRETS, France: Risk analysis


Indian industry and international participants
: US$ 650 or INR 12,500
Indian educational institutions & public sector organisations: INR 5,000

All fees include tuition, course material, lunches and tea/coffee between morning and afternoon sessions.

Very limited funds are available for partial support. For details please refer to the course application form.

Lodging arrangements (basic)  in a nearby hotel for US $ 75 - 120 per day for a single/double room.

Correspondence address

Mrs. Arati Walia

Professional Conference Management Services

D-1, Kalindi Colony, New Delhi - 110065, India
Phone: +91-11-26849399, 26919377
Fax: 2684 8343







IRD Conf. Room, 8th Floor, Main Building
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India


9am - 5pm daily


6 - 13 December 2008