General Information – IRCOBI Asia

The International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) holds a biennial conference in Asia. Our next IRCOBI Asia conference will take place on 25 to 27 April 2018 in Lonavala, India.


Lonavala is located close to the city of Pune which is the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra and a hub for educational institutes, Information Technology companies and automotive OEMs. It is well known for the surrounding Western Ghats, the various historic forts, monuments and scenic valleys, and the Mumbai – Pune Expressway that snakes through these mountains.

Organising Committee

Conference venue

The conference will take place at LDA campus (Leadership Development Academy) located in Lonavala. The campus provides conference facilities and also offers accommodation.


The closest international airports are Mumbai and Pune. There are direct flights to Pune from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Frankfurt, and Pune is also served by many domestic airlines.
Lonavala can be reached by Taxi in approx. 1.5h from Pune or in approx. 2h from Mumbai. Alternatively there are bus services.


Accommodation is available at the conference venue. Furthermore, there are various hotels at Lonavala.