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AAAM Past President John D. States Passes Away

AAAM Past President John D. States, MD, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2015 at the age of 89. Dr. States served as AAAM President in 1966 and was a staunch supporter of AAAM throughout his lifetime. In 1979, the AAAM Board of Directors established the John D. States Award for best scientific paper submitted by a student. Please read about Dr. States’ remarkable life here. The AAAM extends its deepest sympathies to his wife Sally, his children and grandchildren. We will cherish his memory and take solace in the many contributions he made to the field of automotive medicine.


The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated to limiting injuries from motor vehicle crashes. It was founded in 1957 by the Medical Advisory Committee to the Sports Car Club of America (six practicing physicians whose avocation was motor racing). Since 1964, full and equal membership status has been available to all road safety professionals and the focus has expanded to encompass the globe. AAAM members enjoy the benefit of online subscriptions to articles from the journals: Accident Analysis and Prevention as well as Traffic Injury Control.

AAAM's 59th Annual Conference • October 3-7, 2015 • Philadelphia

The AAAM conference offers compelling content and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join us in Philadelphia (October 3-7, 2015). With an array of content-rich topics covering current knowledge in traffic injury control, Philadelphia is where all road safety professionals should be. Our conference will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.


What is the Abbreviated Injury Scale?

The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) incorporates current medical terminology providing an internationally accepted tool for ranking injury severity. AAAM created and maintains the Abbreviated Injury Scale: THE internationally accepted tool for describing and coding injuries of all types.


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