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21 Jul

NEW GLOBAL PROGRAMS INTRODUCED BY INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MOTORSPORT SCIENCES (ICMS)

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NEW GLOBAL PROGRAMS INTRODUCED BY INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MOTORSPORT SCIENCES (ICMS)

Leading Motorsport Safety & Research Association helps bring guidance to youth through Mentor Program and increased member connectivity through Ambassador Program.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 21, 2021) – The ICMS Mentor Program was founded to assist young motorsports enthusiasts with the chance to enter the racing world with proper supervision from an ICMS member as the students complete their schooling and training to launch their career. This unique global program was developed for students who have a passion for the motorsports industry.

Designed and executed by the ICMS, this new program has been established to connect an ICMS member as a mentor to students with aspirations to serve in the medical and/or safety rescue sector of the motorsports industry.

The ICMS is an association of scientific and educational professionals and others concerned with the improvement of performance and safety in the motorsport industry. ICMS members are involved in all of forms of motorsport around the world.

Learning from an ICMS mentor will be invaluable training for those wanting to participate in the racing medical or safety rescue field. ICMS members will share real life experiences, provide input on career opportunities and assist with networking with others in the industry.

Led by ICMS Education Committee Chair, Dr. David Ferguson from Michigan State University (fergu312@msu.edu) and ICMS Executive Director Tom Weisenbach (Tom@theICMS.org), this new program will work with universities and colleges globally as well as the leadership of programs at those schools to offer this unique opportunity for their students through the ICMS members who live in 27 U.S. states and 20 countries.

“The ICMS Mentor Program is a great opportunity for students to learn a craft from the best in the motorsports business,” said Weisenbach. “In addition, the ICMS will be launching virtual networking events for the ICMS student members so they can have open discussions about their studies and career pathway while meeting key players in the industry.”

Ferguson is excited to help the next generation of talent for the motorsports medical and science fields, “We will be connecting with different programs at schools from around the world. Particularly the medical programs, but will also connect with heads of Exercise & Kinesiology, PT, OT, Nursing, Engineering, etc. The ICMS looks forward to connecting with programs that offer EMT and Fire training as these also make up a large portion of track safety workers. We need the leadership of these programs to make their students aware of the ICMS and our Mentor program.”

Another ICMS program being launched around the world is the ICMS Ambassador Program led by Weisenbach, Mark Tyler, MD from Cambridgeshire, England and Rickard Johansson, a fire lieutenant for High Coast Ådalens Rescue Service in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Weisenbach, Tyler and Johansson developed the Ambassador Program to expand the awareness of the ICMS globally. Ambassadors will host events (live & virtual) on behalf of the ICMS. They will serve as an ICMS promoter in that region and help with education on the ICMS mission and membership. The ambassadors will serve as recruiters for the ICMS and assist with promotion of our events and benefits.

About the ICMS: The ICMS, formed in 1988, was designed to promote research and discussion related to motorsport safety and performance and to share information with the motorsport participant, race team management and organizing bodies and federations to improve the human element of the sport.

Contacts:
For participation and membership information on the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), contact the association at Info@theICMS.org.

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Tom Weisenbach | ICMS Executive Director
Tom@theICMS.org

David Ferguson, PhD | Program Lead
fergu312@msu.edu

Mark Tyler, MD | Program Lead
doctartkat@gmail.com

Rickard Johansson | Program Lead
rickard.johansson@hka.se

01 May

ICMS CAFE: Join Michael Reid & Dr. David Ferguson to discuss Biometrics and Driver Safety.

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Join our baristas, Dr. Michael Reid and Dr. David Ferguson for our Cafe in May to discuss Biometrics and Driver Safety. They will provide more insight into biometric measurements in race drivers, practical concerns, and potential value of the data.

This free, one-hour event is for anyone in our industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.

The event is scheduled for May 19, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. ET.

Click here to register.

More about our Baristas:

About Dr. Michael Reid
Dr. Reid is an academic research scientist (cardiopulmonary, muscle biology) and educator with 14 yrs clinical/ER/ICU experience in respiratory therapy. He is also an HPDE driver and instructor since 2002.

About Dr. David Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is an exercise physiologist at Michigan State University specializing in motorsport. With over 15 years of experience in professional auto racing, Dr. Ferguson’s forte is supporting racing drivers by helping them improve their performance while staying safe.

He began his journey by earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Following this, he earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, he began working with NASCAR pit crews to improve their health and performance. He went on to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nutrition and Cardiovascular Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has published key scientific papers on driver science and written a book on the topic. His expertise supported drivers in the winning of 3 NASCAR Cup Championships, an IMSA Sports Car Championship and 2 Formula 1 World Championships. He has also helped drivers win notable races such as the Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Baja 1000.

01 Apr

ICMS CAFE: Join Mark Brennan to discuss Motorsport Rescue & Medical Training

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Join us with Mark Brennan as our barista to discuss what elements we need to think about when constructing and executing an effective motorsport training program. Mark will cover the need to include all elements of the medical and rescue response and make each person ask the question what they will do to get their team to the level it needs to be at. You will learn more about the challenges for motorsport training and how we might be able to overcome them with innovation and simulation. You don’t want to miss it!

This free, one-hour event is for anyone from the industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.

The event is scheduled for April 28, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. EST.

Click here to register.

More about our Barista:

Mark Brennan is the Director and Crew Chief of Motorsport Rescue Services in Ireland. He has over 25 years of experience in vehicle extrication and pre-hospital care. A qualified Emergency Medical Technician, pre-hospital care instructor and Road Traffic Collision Instructor. Trustee, assessor and trauma coordinator for Rescue Organisation Ireland and assessor and help with the trauma challenge for the World Rescue Challenge in the World Rescue Organisation. He has been running his own training business, Immersive Medical & Rescue Training for 6 years.

25 Mar

Join our upcoming Seminar Series with Dr. Meeta Singh on May 5th

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Join our upcoming Seminar Series with Dr. Meeta Singh on May 5, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET. Dr. Meeta will take a deep dive into the sleep issues that your team members may be facing and why addressing them is imperative for team health, safety and performance.

Through our Seminar Series we look to provide education and training throughout the year with this program.We will continue to host speakers on a variety of topics that support the mission of the ICMS throughout the year. The ICMS is partnering with Indiana University School of Medicine to offer both CME’s and CE’s for these events (more details below).

These seminars are FREE for current members; non-members can join for a small fee. ICMS Members should email info@theicms.org to receive a promo code to register for free.

Click here to register.

About Dr. Meeta Singh

Dr. Singh is currently the Service Chief, Sleep Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 2013 Dr. Singh has served as the Sleep Physician to the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers. Dr. Singh is a sleep consultant to various NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB teams as well as college athletic teams. Dr. Singh completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India. She then completed her Psychiatry Residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She did her Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

 

01 Mar

ICMS CAFE: Join Dr. Markus Böbel and Fabian Berger to discuss Human Factos in High Stakes Decision Making.

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This month Dr. Markus Böbel and Fabian Berger will be talking and showing you their vision about Human Factors and Simulation in motorsports. You don’t want to miss it!

This free, one-hour social event for anyone from the industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.

The event is scheduled for March 24, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. EST.

Click here to register.

More about our Baristas:

Dr. Markus Böbel
Emergency physician and simulation trainer. CEO and founder of Cardio Train GmbH.

Fabian Berger
Retired German Air Force Tornado pilot, head of flight safety and human factors. Provides training for race directors and motorsport medical teams.

19 Feb

ICMS Launches New Seminar Series

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The ICMS is launching a new Seminar Series in 2021! We will be providing more education and training throughout the year with this program.

We will be hosting speakers on a variety of topics that support the mission of the ICMS.

The ICMS is partnering with Indiana University School of Medicine to offer both CME’s and CE’s for these events (more details below).

These seminars are FREE for current members; non-members can join for a small fee. ICMS Members should email info@theicms.org to receive a promo code to register for free.

LINK: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/icms1/480769

01 Feb

ICMS CAFE: Join Dr. Jenny Bertin, Dr. Robert Hernandez & Rickard Johansson to discuss Motorsport & Covid-19

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Ready for another virtual Cafe? This month Dr. Jenny Bertin, ENT Surgeon, Dr. Robert Hernandez, Infectious Disease Specialist, & Rickard Johansson, Extrication and rescue specialist, to discuss Motorsport and the impact Covid-19 has had on the industry, it’s standards & procedures.

This free, one-hour social event for anyone from the industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.

The event is scheduled for February 24, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. EST. We look forward to your input on this topic.

Click here to register for the February 24 Cafe.

17 Jan

ICMS Board of Directors 2021 Election Certification

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In accordance with the By-Laws of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) filed with the Secretary of the State of Indiana, we hereby certify and warrant that all ballots submitted by the ICMS membership voting for the ICMS Board of Directors have been counted and voting has ended at the close of business (5:00 pm EST) on January 16, 2021.

The result, listed in alphabetical order, announces those elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Tara Amenson, Ph.D
  • David Ferguson, Ph.D
  • Matthew MacPartlin, M.D.

The newly elected members will take office immediately following the Board of Directors meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 11, 2019. The Board of Directors will, on that date, elect its officers for 2020.

Certified and warranted:
Matthew MacPartlin, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer & Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director

 

About our newly elected members of the Board of Directors:

Tara Amenson, Ph.D
Dr. Amenson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Public Health from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. Subsequently at Wayne State University she received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on impact biomechanics.  She spent the next five years at the Transportation Research Center, Inc., where she was a contractor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) in the biomechanics and crashworthiness divisions. At present she is responsible for accident investigation and reconstruction of incidents involving vehicles, products, or biomechanical injury for S-E-A Limited in Columbus, Ohio. A long-standing member of the ICMS, Tara currently serves as Chair of the Annual Congress Curriculum Committee.
David Ferguson, Ph.D
Dr. Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology specializing in motorsport at Michigan State University. With over 15 years of experience in professional auto racing, Dr. Ferguson’s forte is supporting racing drivers by helping them improve their performance while staying safe. He began his journey by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Following this, he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, he began working with NASCAR pit crews to improve their health and performance. He went on to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nutrition and Cardiovascular Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has published multiple key scientific papers on the physiology of auto racing and written a book on the topic. His expertise supported drivers in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and IMSA.  David is passionate about mentoring students in motorsport physiology and frequently oversees several student-led motorsport projects a year. A member of the Board of Directors of the ICMS for the past three years, David serves as member-at-large on the ICMS Executive and oversaw a review of the ICMS Bylaws in 2019.
Matthew MacPartlin, M.D.
Dr. Mac Partlin is an Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine physician who grew up in Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He has been actively involved in motor sports medicine, both on and off the track, for over twenty years. He works with several Australian motorsport response agencies and his local track is Sydney Motorsport Park. Matthew is a Motorsport Australia National Medical Advisory Committee member and is on the board of the Australian Institute for Motorsport Safety and Sustainability. He is the medical assessor for Speedway Australia and is currently the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for both the WRC Rally Australia and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Dr Mac Partlin has been dedicated to training and knowledge translation for critical care and motorsport medical response. He is the founder and author for the Rollcage Medic blog and podcast and a co-founder and author for the Intensive Care Network blog. He established and runs the annual Medicine and Rescue in Motorsport training day held at the WRC Rally Australia event. Matthew likes tinkering with medical 3D printing, ride road and mountain bikes and is a fledgling drummer.  A member of the Board of Directors of the ICMS for the past three years, Matthew currently serves as ICMS Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair.
05 Jan

ICMS CAFE: Join Scot Elkins to discuss Extreme E & Virtual Track Technology

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Join us for this fantastic networking opportunity! Every month the ICMS is hosting a Virtual Cafe. This month Scot Elkins, founder of The Elkins Group (TEG) & Race Director of the FIA Formula E Championship will be discussing Extreme E & Virtual Track Technology. This is expected to be a fun, one-hour social event for anyone from the industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.

The event is scheduled for January 20, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. EST. We look forward to your input on this topic!

 
Click here to register for the January 20 Cafe.
10 Dec

Read the latest FIA publication of AUTO+Medical #21

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Click here to read the latest issue of the AUTO+Medical issue #21.

This issue includes an article on page 5 on our Chairman of the Board, Dr. Rob Seal, and his induction into the Canadian Motor sport Hall of Fame (CMHF) for his work in motor sport Medecine. Congratulations to Dr. Seal! In addition, on page 36 you will find a contribution from another ICMS Member and Board of Director, Dr. Matthew Mac Partlin, with the Scientific Article: Pre-hospital TXA for Trauma – The Staamp Trial.

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