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Announcing the Sixteenth Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION:

Meeting announcement.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces the Sixteenth Public Meeting of members of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. CIREN is a collaborative effort to conduct research on crashes and injuries at eight Level 1 Trauma Centers across the United States linked by a computer network. Researchers can review data and share expertise, which may lead to a better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer vehicles. Eight presentations on current research based on CIREN cases will be presented. The agenda will be posted to the CIREN Web site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/​departments/​nrd-50/​ciren/​CIREN.html three weeks prior to the meeting.

Date and Time:

The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at: Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 6200, Washington, DC 20590.

To Register for This Event: If you do not have a Federal Government identification card, it is suggested that you notify us in advance in order to put your name on the security list. This will expedite your admission to the building. You may still attend the public hearing but there could be a delay in granting you access. Please e-mail your name, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address to Tasha.Allen@dot.gov by March 23, 2007, in order to get on the pre-registration list.

For General Information: Mark Scarboro (202) 366-5078 or Cathy McCullough (202) 366-4734.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

CIREN cases may be viewed from the NHTSA/CIREN Web site at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/​departments/​nrd-50/​ciren/​CIREN.html. NHTSA has held three Annual Conferences where CIREN research results were presented. Further information about the three previous CIREN conferences is also available through the NHTSA Web site. NHTSA has held public meetings on a regular basis since 2000. Presentations from these meetings are available through the NHTSA Web site. NHTSA plans to continue holding CIREN meetings on a regular basis to disseminate CIREN information to interested parties. This is the sixteenth such meeting. The CIREN Centers will be presenting papers on the side impacts in pediatric cases, injuries involving far side occupants, diffuse axonal brain injuries, seat angle and injury, brain injury and impact angle, analytic techniques for using CIREN data, and elderly data analysis including the use of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOMS).

Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or to any other emergencies, a decision to cancel will be made as soon as possible and posted immediately on CIREN's Web site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/​departments/​nrd-50/​ciren/​CIREN.html. If you do not have access to the Web site, you may call or e-mail the contacts listed in this announcement and leave your telephone number or e-mail address. You will be contacted only if the meeting is postponed or canceled.

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Issued on: March 5, 2007.

Joseph N. Kanianthra,

Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research.

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[FR Doc. E7-4209 Filed 3-8-07; 8:45 am]

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