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21 Jul

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 10

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Here is another great presentation given at the Annual Congress this past December 2019. We we will continue to post the presentations over the next couple of weeks. Remember, the material is posted under the Members Only section.

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Title: The Dan Q. Marisi Memorial Lecture – Urban Tactical Driving For Secret Service State And Department Staff
Speaker: Wesley Wong, Former Head Of The Fbi Driving School, Quantico

Speaker Bio:Mr. Wong served as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he investigated Organized Crime, Asian Gangs and Foreign Counter-Intelligence cases and served in numerous undercover roles. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the United States Special Operations Command and a Senior Fellow of Advanced Antiterrorism Studies at the Air Force Special Operations School. He serves on the board of the National Corvette Museum (NCM) and the NCM Motorsports Park. For fun, he is involved with the factory Corvette Racing Team.

14 Jul

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 9

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Here is another great presentation given at the Annual Congress in December. We we will continue to post the presentations over the next couple of weeks. Remember, the material is posted under the Members Only section.

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Title: Update From The Fia Medical Commission
Speaker: Dino Altmann, Md, Vice President, Fia Medical Commission, Brazil

Speaker Bio:Dr. Altmann is a surgical oncologist and works as a medical doctor and medical delegate in many different disciplines of the Brazilian Motor Racing Championships including Stock Car, Porsche GT3, F3, Touring Car and others. He is the Chief Medical Officer for the Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One event held at in Sao Paulo. He is also President of the Brazilian ASN (National Sporting Authority) Medical Commission and a Member of the FIA Medical Commission and a Member of the FIA Institute Medical Training Group and Expert’s Group.

07 Jul

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 8

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We hope you have enjoyed reviewing the Annual Congress presentations. We we will continue to post the presentations over the next couple of weeks. The material is included under the Members Only section.

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Title: Annual Update from the FIA and Auto + Medical
Speaker: Paul Trafford, M.D., Member, FIA Medical Commission, England

Speaker Bio:Dr. Trafford is an anesthetist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital in North West England and has been involved in motor sport work for 25 years. He is a member of the Expert Group of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) Medical Commission and a member of the Medical Panel of the United Kingdom Motor Sport Association.  He has held many senior positions with events, organizers and teams both in the UK and internationally. Recently, he was appointed as the Medical Advisor to the FIA Institute Medical Advisory Panel.

30 Jun

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 7

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2019 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Stay tuned as a new presentation is uploaded each week. Click here to hear the audio and view the PowerPoint file for this Presentation.

Title: Annual Congress Panel Discussion – Women As Officials, Drivers And Engineers In International Motorsport

Karyn Lun, MBBS
Dr. Lun graduated from the University of Queensland with an undergraduate medical degree (MB BS). She has been involved with motor sport as a medical officer for over 25 years including deputy chief medical officer, chief medical officer and MIV medical officer. She was a Women of Australian Motor Sport Committee member and was involved with many signature programs of the organization. She is a member of the Australian Women in Motor Sport Commission and a member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences since 2003.

Lyn St. James
Ms. St. James was named one of the “Top 100 Female Athletes of the Century” by Sports Illustrated, Lyn has set 21 national and international speed records. As a competitor in the world’s largest sporting event – the Indianapolis 500 – St. James earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1992 and competed in 15 IndyCar races, including seven Indy 500’s. She has competed all over the world, including the 24 Hours of LeMans twice (1989 and 1991) with victories in the IMSA Series at Watkins Glen, Road America, Daytona, and Sebring.

Cara Adams
Ms. Adams graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She was appointed as Director of Race Tire Engineering and Manufacturing in October 2019. Previously, she was Firestone Racing’s Chief Engineer and Manager of Race Tire Development. She has more than a decade of racing experience after joining the Race Tire Engineering team at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. She has developed tires for road/street courses and the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

23 Jun

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 6

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2019 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

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Title: Virtual ATLS Program for Motorsports
Speaker: Antonio Marttos Jr., M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Miami

Speaker Bio: Dr. Marttos’ current academic rank is Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Global e-Health/Trauma Telemedicine, Co-Director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center, Ryder Trauma Center-Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami. In 2004 he joined Jackson Memorial Hospital for Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship. He was named the Brazilian Olympic Committee Team Physician for the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as the Emergency Services and Disaster Manager for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

 

 

 

16 Jun

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 5

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2019 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

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Title: Technology Advances in Driver Protection
Speaker: Jeff Horton, Eng., Director, W H Engineering

Speaker Bio: Mr. Horton has served as Director of Engineering for the Verizon IndyCar Series, VP of Electronic Systems with Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) and Manager of Electronic Systems for the American Racing Series and Project Engineer for Ilmor Engineering. He was the Program Manager for the Chevy Indy V8 program and responsibilities included helping teams with car development in the GM wind tunnel. Jeff comes from a racing background including motocross and Formula Fords where he qualified for the SCCA Run Offs.

 

 

 

15 Jun

TOM WEISENBACH NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MOTORSPORT SCIENCES (ICMS)

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Leading Motorsport Safety & Research Association moving headquarters to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 15, 2020) – Veteran motorsports executive Tom Weisenbach has been named Executive Director of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), the 501 (c) non- profit corporation acknowledged as the leading motorsport safety and research association in the world.

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 interested in all of forms of motorsport including off-road racing, motorcycle racing and power boating competition as well as any other activities using motor power and drivers.

In addition to Weisenbach’s appointment, the ICMS international headquarters will move to Indianapolis, the racing capitol of the world.

Weisenbach has spent over 23 years working in the motorsport industry including stints with NHRA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and Keystone Marketing. In 2006, Tom was named the first Executive Director of the Indiana Motorsports Association. In addition, the Ball State graduate was a partner in the International Motorsport Industry Show. In 2013, Weisenbach launched the Motorsports Safety Education Foundations (MSEF) where he worked with sanctioning bodies, racetracks and drivers on drive safety education. Former ICMS Executive Director Don Andrews is retiring from his post.

“I am extremely excited for my new position with the ICMS,” said Weisenbach. “I have spent a lot of my time in motorsports cultivating partnerships and I believe this is an area the ICMS can grow. The ICMS needs to have the motorsport safety products manufacturers engaged in what we do. I am anxious to work with the companies I have associated with over the years with NHRA, IndyCar, IMS, Indiana Motorsports Association, International Motorsport Industry Show and the Motorsports Safety Education Foundation. I have already heard from several companies asking how they can get involved so looking forward to continuing those relationships.”

The ICMS leadership is pleased with the addition of Weisenbach as the corporation’s Executive Director.

“The International Council of Motorsport Sciences is delighted to welcome Tom Weisenbach as our new Executive Director,” said Rob Seal M.D., Chairman, ICMS. “Tom’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for this position was apparent at every stage of the recruitment process. Tom’s achievements and experience span a wide sector of the motorsports industry. In these roles, Tom has the well-earned reputation of being able to relate to people, engage them, bring them together and to get a job done.

“The ICMS is looking forward to working with Tom as we build upon the strengths of our past. Not only to ensure that we remain vibrant and at the forefront of innovations and initiatives in motor sport safety, but that we continue to grow and are able to disseminate this knowledge more widely.”

Former ICMS Chairman Arnie Kuhns, President and CEO of SFI Foundation, Inc., believes Weisenbach brings the motorsports experience needing to help ICMS expand in the future.

“I am very pleased with Tom taking over the Executive Director position at ICMS,” said Kuhns. “As a past Chairman, I know how critical that job is to the organization. I am confident he will be able to help ICMS grow to the level it deserves to be. ICMS is an important aspect to the motorsports industry.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months, the ICMS board is concentrated on how the Coronavirus affects the motorsport industry and the ICMS membership.

“Many people have learned how to work remotely during the pandemic,” said Weisenbach. “Most of our members though are from the front lines of the medical industry and cannot work from home. Our annual conference is a BIG part of the membership benefits, but we currently do not know how the travel restrictions we all will be facing in December. I am researching ways that we can make the ICMS Annual Congress a virtual event so members who can’t travel can still participate.”

Our members count on the ICMS Annual Congress to get some of their continuing education credits that the medical industry requires. I also plan on creating more virtual events so we can provide more communication and educational events for our members. Hopefully, once the travel restrictions are lifted, we can host events in other parts of the world to introduce the ICMS and our mission to other professional persons interested in the scientific, medical, and educational aspects of the human element in motorsport. By doing these additional events, I feel we are going to be providing the type of service and benefits that our members need and should have.”

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 in order to improve the human element of the sport.

The ICMS Annual Congress is scheduled be held Wednesday through Friday, December 9-11, 2020, as part of the famed PRI Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The goal of the Annual Congress is to inform the international motorsport community, the different scientific and medical disciplines, sanctioning body personnel, automobile designers and constructors, race team managers and drivers, and industry corporations interested in improving safety and performance for the motorsport participant and the highway motorist.

On Dec. 11, the annual ICMS Racetrack Safety Program will be the “third day” of the ICMS Annual Congress for the sixth consecutive year. This event has been an invaluable vehicle for the ICMS to translate state of the art motorsports safety knowledge into readily incorporated best practices for those providing front line rescue and medical care at racing venues.

For participation and membership information in the International Council of Motorsport Sciences, contact the association at www.icmsmotorsportsafety.org.

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09 Jun

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 4

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2019 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Stay tuned as a new presentation is uploaded each week. Unfortunately the audio is not available for this presentation but please Click here to view the powerpoint presentation where you can find all the important information discussed.

Title: Designing And Implementing Screening Protocol For Mtbi In Racing
Speaker: Preston Calvert, MD, Neurology, Johns Hopkins Un School of Medicine

Speaker Bio: Dr. Calvert received his M.D. from Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. and practiced neuro-ophthalmology in private practice in the DC area for 20 years before retiring from private practice. Always interested in motor sports, he started racing in Skip Barber MX5’s and in SCCA racing, he has numerous regional points championships, race wins and 5 podium appearances at the National Runoffs. He has raced in IMSA and World Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup car, the Porsche GT3-R, and most recently the Panoz Avezzano GT4.

 

 

 

02 Jun

2019 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members # 3

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2019 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

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Title: Experience With Frontal Cameras In The Porsche Gt3 Series
Speaker: Dino Altmann, MD, Vice President, FIA Medical Commission, Brazil

Speaker Bio: Dr. Altmann is a surgical oncologist and works as a medical doctor and medical delegate in many different disciplines of the Brazilian Motor Racing Championships including Stock Car, Porsche GT3, F3, Touring Car and others. He is the Chief Medical Officer for the Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One event held at in Sao Paulo. He is also President of the Brazilian ASN (National Sporting Authority) Medical Commission and a Member of the FIA Medical Commission and a Member of the FIA Institute Medical Training Group and Expert’s Group.

 

 

 

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