Who we are
The ICMS is an association of scientific and educational professionals and other interested persons concerned with the improvement or performance and safety in motor sport. Our members are interested in all forms of motorsport including powerboat racing, off-road racing, motorcycle racing, and any other competition using motor power and drivers.
What we do
Our purpose is to inform the international motorsport community, difference scientific and medical disciplines, automobile manufacturers, and the general public of the latest innovations and advancements in scientific research on human performance and safety in motorsport.
Why we formed
The ICMS was formed to promote research and discussion related to motorsport safety and performance and to share that information with the motorsport participant, race team management, and organizing bodies and federations in order to improve the human element of the sport.
How to join
Individuals whose professional activities and/or interests are associated with motorsport can join any of our three categories of membership: Medicine, Science & Education, and Associate Members. For more information on the categories and how to join the ICMS, please download our Membership Form here.
Where to find us
The ICMS hosts conferences, seminars and professional demonstrations each December during Race Industry Week in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis. You can find a list of all of our symposiums here or read through the history of our Annual General Meetings here.
HISTORY OF ICMS
In May of 1988, a group of medical, scientific, and educational professionals met in an auditorium at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and conducted the first World Congress on Motor Sports Medicine. From that meeting, the constitutional guidelines were developed for the World Council of Motorsport Sciences, which became the International Council of Motorsport Sciences in 1990 at the request of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).
The International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) is incorporated in the State of Indiana as a 501(c) not-for-profit corporation.
The initial ICMS meeting and the First Annual General Meeting of The International Council of Motorsport Sciences were held in Indianapolis. The third AGM/Congress was the first ICMS “international” meeting and was held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. An Annual Congress has been held each year since 1988 with numerous meetings being hosted internationally in conjunction with the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety annual meeting.
The founding members of the ICMS were Dan Marisi, Ph.D. (deceased), Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D., Jacques Bouchard, M.D., Steve Olvey, M.D., Terry Trammell, M.D. and Sam Odle, (Methodist Hospital Administrator).
To see details and a year-by-year recap on the Annual Congress, click here.
- The Annual Congress registration fee is $450 for Medicine, (this category includes CME Credits).
- $300 for Science and Education Members.
- And $200 for Associate Members.
- A non-member can attend for $800.