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.

Download the latest Conference Programme.

Travel Grants: IRCOBI Council is delighted to make travel grants for attending IRCOBI Asia 2018 conference. The application deadline has expired.

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.

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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.

Accident Research Competition

Do you like challenges? As a run-up to the conference, a competition is offered. More details are available HERE.

AIS Course

In collaboration with AAAM an introductory course on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and its application is offered for conference delegates. The course takes place in conjunction with the conference on 25 April 2018. The course is limited to 50 participants (first come, first serve). More details will be provided soon. The course is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register together with your conference registration.


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.
More details on how to reach the venue are available HERE.


The conference venue, LDA, is a residential training centre such that accommodation is available at the venue. Furthermore, there are various hotels at Lonavala.
At LDA rooms are available for single occupancy and double occupancy. The following special rates apply for one person staying three nights:

These rates include:

Important note:
LDA is a training centre and not a hotel. Only conference delegates can book accommodation at the LDA. Conference registration is compulsory. In case you wish to bring family members or guests (non-delegates), a list of hotels and contact numbers is available HERE (Excel table).

To book accommodation at LDA please use the following link:
For queries please contact Mr. Vivek Bhuse,