This is the first and only multi-module program devoted to the subjects of whiplash and brain injury traumatology. Dr. Arthur C. Croft is one of the world’s leading scientists in this field and an award-winning speaker. He’s devoted the past 26 years to research and teaching after recognizing that nearly 3 million whiplash injuries occur every year in the U.S., and that almost half of these will experience long-term or permanent pain or disability. Motor vehicle crashes are also the largest cause of brain injury in the U.S. Combined, the two conditions burden society with over $200 billion in cost annually. The doleful clinical outcome is largely a reflection of the poorly understood nature of the condition and the common—but misguided—advice provided by most doctors and hospital staff. Since the 1980s, whiplash injuries have been on the rise worldwide, largely as a result of structural changes and increased fleet stiffness brought about by the New Car Assessment Program and stiffer seat back requirements. Manufacturers, meanwhile, have demonstrated a general lack of interest in prevention strategies when it comes to whiplash injury, with a few notable exceptions.

Dr. Arthur C. Croft, the director and senior scientist at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, has developed a science-based training program designed to provide treating physicians (DC, DO, and MD) with the critical tools they need to successfully manage victims of motor vehicle trauma in order to achieve optimal clinical outcomes. (More than 1900 scientific papers are referenced during the first two Modules alone.) Because a portion of these cases are litigated, it is also necessary to develop the requisite skills for forensic presentation so that physicians can present factual and objective information about these often very complex issues to other professionals and to lay persons in a cogent and understandable format. Following is a brief summary of the four Modules of the Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology 2018 program.

Completion of Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology 2018 (modules 1-4) leads to a listing on our consumer and physician websites

Click on one of the modules below to learn more about each topic.

23rd Annual Scientific Conference
>November 17-18, 2018
San Diego, CA


Every year we put on the Annual SRISD Scientific Conference (formerly the Advanced Program) here in San Diego. Is open only to graduates of the four-module Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology program. The purpose of the Annual SRISD Scientific Conference is to review the entire year of scientific research and publication from the diverse fields of clinical medicine and automotive safety engineering, as well as research coming directly from SRISD and its research affiliate, the Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health. In addition to the literature indexed by the National Library of Medicine, the conference reviews literature published in the Annual Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Scientific Program, the Annual Conference of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI), the Annual SAE Stapp Car Crash Conference (and SAE general publications), the Annual International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Conference, and the Annual International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV). Dr. Croft also reviews the happenings and proceedings at the various world conferences on whiplash and other related fields. As with all of the Module programs, the written materials are copious and fully referenced. A book of the proceedings is provided to all attendees, which contains the reference citations, their abstracts, and Dr. Croft’s in-depth commentary of the papers. Versions are also available as Plug-Ins for the Whiplash in Hypertext 4.1 program.

Advantages of Attendance. Passing graduates will be given a special listing on the SRISD consumer and physician websites including the
following: headshot, name, address, phone number, website address, and SRISD programs attended and years graduated.

This is the only advanced certification program if its kind.
Advanced graduates are given priority placement on the SRISD graduate website listing.
This credential earns you a place among the elite traumatology experts.
This is the top level of certification from SRISD.
Rebut ACR reports definitively and persuasively.
Never be prevented from testifying in court on biomechanics or crash phenomena again.
Set yourself above other experts with a powerful credential.

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