Category: News

31 Mar

Q1 BITS & PIECES Newsletter

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Dear Members,

Click here, you’ll find all sorts of details about upcoming events, past happenings, and what the ICMS has been up to. It’s a great way to stay in-the-know and keep up with the latest news in our industry.

As members of our community, you have access to many opportunities to connect with others who share your interests. Whether it’s joining a lively discussion on a Café or reaching out to another member to share best practices, there’s always something going on.

We’re looking forward to keeping you in the loop with all the latest and greatest news!

Best regards,
Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director

15 Sep

ICMS Annual Congress and RTSP Registration now open!

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The Annual Congress & Race Track Safety Program is back in-person and registration is now open.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this December in Indy. Below are the details of the Annual Congress & RTSP. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to
When: December 6 – 9, 2022
  • ICMS Annual Congress/RTSP Reception presented by SAM Medical will take place on Tuesday, December 6 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Eastern Time. We will have the second floor at Tavern on South (423 W. South Street) for this exclusive ICMS networking reception!
  • Scientific & Medical Presentations will take place on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8.
  • Race Track Safety Program Jump Medic program will take place on Friday, December 9.
Where: Indiana Convention Center Rooms 243-244 (second floor meeting rooms). The RTSP will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium (meeting rooms)
Credential: You will receive a ICMS credential to gain admittance to the Annual Congress and RTSP. The ICMS credential will not gain you access to the PRI Show exhibit halls. You must be a PRI member and register through the PRI website to receive a PRI Show Attendee credential.
Additional details and the event schedule will be updated on our website:

Click here to Register

ICMS has partnered with PRI Housing again this year to provide rooms at three properties all located at the JW Marriott complex. Once our room block is full, you will still be able to book hotel rooms through the PRI Housing website, but you aren’t guaranteed to get a room at one of the three properties we contracted with.
Reservations in the ICMS Room Block must be made by 5:00PM EST, September 15, 2022. After this date, all unoccupied ICMS rooms and/or room nights will be released back into PRI Show general hotel inventory. If our block is sold out, you will be able to book at numerous other hotels that are part of the PRI Show block. Hotel reservations must include actual guest name(s) assigned to each reserved guest room, accurate arrival and departure dates, and valid credit card(s). Hotels will not accept or honor reservations with false names.

Click here to book your Hotel

United Airlines has partnered with the ICMS and are offering discounts ranging from 2% – 12% for most flights to and fromIndianapolis International Airport (IND) for the Annual Congress and RTSP.

Click here to book your flight with United Airlines

CME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) through the joint providership of Suburban Health Organization and International Council of Motorsport Sciences. Suburban Health Organization is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement
Suburban Health Organization designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Provider Statement
Suburban Health Organization is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will be awarded 20.0 contact hours for successful completion of this activity.
01 Oct

ICMS CAFE: Goal Setting – Motivation Setbacks & Perseverance

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Join us October 20 at 4:000 p.m. EST with Jamie Barnes and Jim Leo to discuss:
-What can we learn from how elite and general athletes go about their activities?
-How do we take initial enthusiasm and turn it into sustained motivation, whatever the project?
-Are we sprinting or running a marathon?

Click here to register.

About our Baristas:
Jamie Barnes is a clinical exercise physiologist who has spent the past seven years working in a private physiotherapy practice south of Melbourne. His professional experience spans across a number of settings, including physical preparation for athletes, acute hospital care, and community health.

Jim Leo is the founder and President of PitFit Training. He has been developing training programs for drivers of all levels for over 25 years. PitFit Training is based in Indianapolis with a second location in Charlotte, NC.

02 Sep

ICMS Seminar Series with Jim Buskirk

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This Seminar Series has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ and ANCC contact hours by Indiana University School of Medicine.

ICMS Members can register for the Seminar Series at no cost, please email to receive a PROMO CODE (non-transferrable) that you can use before you complete your registration.

Sign up today! You don’t want to miss this Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 17 with Jim Buskirk who will be discussing a novel head mounted display (hmd) augmented reality device with inertial measurement unit (imu) for anywhere and for administration to evaluate functional executive functions of cognition.

Click here to register.

About Jim Buskirk:

Jim Buskirk, MSEd, PT ’83, SCS, AIB-CON, has helped drive advancements in the assessment and treatment of concussion among amateur and professional athletes, work rooted in his clinical practice and research on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA.

Jim has worked at the cutting edge of research and the development of tools and protocols to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of concussive response to mTBI. He is driven to discover if timely testing and treatment can prevent serious, long-term changes to the brain.

For the past three years Jim has conducted clinical research on mTBI at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s departments of otolaryngology, sports medicine and neurology, and helps educate RFU’s PT students on mTBI/concussion assessment and management.

For more information, you may contact Tom Weisenbach, ICMS Executive Director at

01 Sep

ICMS CAFE: Campfire Learning – the concept of informal interprofessional medical education in motorsports medical teams

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Join us September 22 at 2:30 p.m. EST with Dr. Shereen Habib for some “Campfire Learning”.

We will be exploring the idea that medical team learning is often done informally. The title came from evenings spent by the campfire at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Click here to register.


About our Barista:
Dr. Shereen Habib is passionate about motorsports medicine and medical education. She is a former medical radio show host, a wife, mother and a beekeeper.

24 Aug


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In accordance with the By-Laws of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences filed with the Secretary of the State of Indiana, the ICMS shall allow the membership thirty days from today’s date to send written notification of a desire to nominate an individual for a position on the Board of Directors of the ICMS.

Nominees should be considered based on their ability to help advance the mission of ICMS, which is to inform the international motorsport community, different scientific and medical disciplines, designers and constructors, and the general public of the latest innovations and advancements in scientific research on human performance and safety in motorsport.

Please send in writing the name of the nominee along with a brief resume/CV (one page) accompanied by the signature of two current members of the ICMS (emails accepted). After the nomination period expires (September 30, 2021), the Nominating Committee will review the nominees and make their selections.

Following this process, an election ballot including a brief biography of each candidate will be sent to each Active Member of the ICMS in good standing (dues paid in full). The membership will have 30 days to return the ballot with his/her selection of three candidates.
Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director & Rob Seal, M.D., Chairman of the Board

07 Aug

Register for our upcoming Seminar Series with Dr. Ryan Stanton on August 18

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Register today for our upcoming Seminar Series with Dr. Ryan Stanton on August 18, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET. You don’t want to miss it, Dr. Ryan Stanton is covering what happens in the FIRST TWO MINUTES! Establishing priorities, reviewing key techniques for ABCs and other important considerations.

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 can email to receive a promo code to register for free.

Click here to register.

About Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton is a Board Certified community emergency physician in Lexington, KY as well as the Medical Director for Lexington Fire/EMS and the AMR/NASCAR/SRX Safety Teams. He is on the Board of Directors for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Prior to medicine, he was in media, working for NPR and continues in media as the Chief Medical Contributor for WKYT-TV in Lexington and hosts The Doc Is In, a weekly segment airing in six markets. Ryan is married to Donna, a med/peds physician and has two amazing children, Ava and Amelia.

21 Jul


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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 ( and ICMS Executive Director Tom Weisenbach (, 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.

For participation and membership information on the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), contact the association at

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Tom Weisenbach | ICMS Executive Director

David Ferguson, PhD | Program Lead

Mark Tyler, MD | Program Lead

Rickard Johansson | Program Lead


The International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) is an organization of professional persons in the scientific, medical, and educational aspects of the human element in motor sport.



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