Category: News

15 Nov

In Memorium – Michael Olinger, M.D.

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The International Council of Motorsports Sciences extends its deep condolences to the family and friends of Michael Olinger, M.D. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of this iconic member of the motorsports family.

Please click here to read more about Michael Olinger, M.D.

 

31 Oct

ICMS Board of Directors 2020 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, I 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 EDT), October 31, 2019.

The result, listed in alphabetical order, announces those elected to the Board of Directors:
Tom Gideon
Dan Marin
Rob Seal

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:
Rob Seal, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer & Don Andrews, Executive Director

International Council of Motorsport Sciences
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Denton, Texas 76207
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donandrews@theicms.org

23 Oct

2019 Race Track Safety Program Learning & Knowledge Exchange Program

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The ICMS Race Track Safety Program is happy to announce the 2019 learning and knowledge exchange program. This year the program will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis on Friday December 13th in conjunction with the PRI Trade Show.

Changes for this year’s program includes:

1) Friday will be an all-day hands-on practical session.
2) There will be two SFI certified class offerings to attendees

a) A Fire/Rescue certification
b) An EMS/Medical certification

3) For SFI certification, an online didactic pre-practical session must be completed
4) Non-SFI certified attendees can be part of the hands-on stations
5) All certification students must successfully complete all practical stations
6) Practical stations will be conducted with “Team” emphasis

Similar to last year’s program, items that will remain:

1) Hands-On medical Center practical stations
2) Inside and Outside practical stations
3) Live-Fire training stations
4) Extrication and Driver Extraction from different vehicles
5) Power Tool use on Cars
6) Lunch provided with guest speaker

For those that will be attending or planning to attend the ICMS Annual Congress on Wednesday and Thursday, the afternoon sessions on Thursday will be geared toward on-track responders.

There will be two fees associated with the Friday training day: The ICMS RTSP attendance fee and if desired the SFI certification fee.

Please be prepared for the environmental elements (Indy in December) for the few practical stations that require outdoor presence.

This new program curriculum is planned to be both exciting and worthwhile to all that attend. As in the past, the Race Track Safety Program continues to be a sought after experience to both learn new knowledge and skills, and to practice in a controlled setting. With the added element of an SFI Certification to the program will greatly enhance the student’s outcome.

 

To register for the  ICMS Race Track Safety Program click here

20 Aug

2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #16

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title:Potential Injury with the Use of a Too Stiff Head Rest in DTM
Speaker:Vincenzo Tota, M.D.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Tota was born in Florence, Italy and obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Siena. His specialization is in sports medicine including Sports Medicine Traumatology studies at the Instituto Di Clinica Ortopedia in Florence. Vincenzo received a Master in Sports Psychology from Siena University and participated in Space Medicine Operations through the Flight Clinic and Mission Control for Aircraft Medical Operations at NASA. Over the last two decades he has provided medical care for numerous car racing teams and directs fitness training, mental training and nutrition for drivers competing in Formula One, Off-Road, World Sports Car and Bike Racing.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

Click here to view and hear the audio for this Presentation.

13 Aug

2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #15

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title: LECTURE – Driver Position and Seat Design on Thoracolumbar Loading During Frontal Impacts
Speaker:John Patalak, PE

Speaker Bio: Mr. Patalak is currently the Senior Director of Safety Engineering at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, NC where he has worked since 2005. His work at NASCAR includes researching, developing and approving driver and vehicle safety systems and investigating vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection issues. Prior to joining NASCAR, he worked for an engineering consulting firm specializing in vehicle and occupant protection. John is a licensed Professional Engineer, has authored a dozen journal articles, is the inventor on multiple safety related patents and is currently a PhD graduate student concentrating in biomechanics.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

Click here to view and hear the audio for this Presentation.

07 Aug

2019 Annual Congress – Hotel Information Update

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A successful and full event is expected to take place, and we are excited to share that many of our members are attending and therefore our room block has sold out.

We strongly recommend that you confirm your plans as soon as possible to join us for the 2019 ICMS Annual Congress, there are still plenty of great accommodations available.

The PRI Trade Show has a listing of Host Hotels with discounted rates for ICMS members attending the Annual Congress. Reserve your accommodations at these Official Host Hotels by going to the ICMS Website and clicking on Annual Congress on the menu bar. Scroll down and click on the Travel Information button. Select Hotel/Travel from the PRI menu bar and then select Hotel Reservations from the dropdown bar. Click on Make Your Selection (Attendee) and then follow the instructions.

06 Aug

2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #14

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title:LECTURE – The Pathway from Problems to Solutions in NASCAR Crashes
Speaker:David Green

Speaker Bio: Mr. Green is currently the Managing Safety Supervisor for NASCAR’s National Series. His work with NASCAR’s top 3 National series also includes off-season collaborations at the R&D Center in the implementation of new and existing Safety rules and guidelines for all drivers and race vehicles. During the race season he can be found at all the NASCAR National series events leading his group of Safety Field investigators in the initial Safety inspections of all the vehicles and taking care of the NASCAR crash analysis program at all events. David had a NASCAR driving career that spanned some 25 years which included being the lead test driver during the transition of the Car of Tomorrow.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

Click here to hear the audio of this Presentation.

30 Jul

2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #13

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title:Selecting Debris Fence for New Race Track Installation – What is Required?
Speaker:Marty Hunt

Speaker Bio: Mr. Hunt works with the Swiss company Geobrugg who is the global leader in the supply of high-tensile steel wire safety nets and meshes and approved debris fence systems. He has worked in race track operational management for more than 25 years, bringing experience and knowledge to the sport. Marty is accomplished at providing race track protocol and giving the competitors a safe environment to show case their talent. He was the director of race operations and member of its senior executive team for the Grand Prix of America Circuit at Port Imperial, New Jersey where he built the facility from the ground up and served as the director of facilities at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

Click here to hear the audio and view this Presentation.

23 Jul

2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #12

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Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title:Race Track Safety Barriers – Mechanical Considerations for Energy Management
Speaker:R.J. Valentine

Speaker Bio: Mr. Valentine has combined his passion for business and auto racing to achieve remarkable success in both fields. As a race car driver, he has been a major player on the competitive racing scene for four decades and has achieved the same level of success in business that he has on the race track. While simultaneously racing and running businesses, he realized a need for a better barricade system at race tracks, so he began developing crash mitigation barriers for all forms of racing. In 2000, R.J. founded Impact Safety Systems (ISS) Barriers for the express purpose of setting new standards in driver/rider protection at racetracks, kart tracks and motorcycle test tracks.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

Click here to hear the audio and view this Presentation.

16 Jul

ICMS ANNOUNCES 2019 ANNUAL CONGRESS INFORMATION

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The International Council of Motorsport Sciences has announced the Event Schedule, Advance Program and Registration procedures for the 2019 Annual Congress. The Congress will take place December 11, 12, and 13, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center.   

“We are pleased to announce the curriculum and faculty for our Annual Congress,” says Don Andrews, Executive Director of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences. “We continue to offer a wide range of scientific sessions for all interested in motorsport medicine, science and education. The 2019 Annual Congress will continue to offer practical training sessions and safety demonstrations, this will take place on Friday, December 13 at the Race Track Safety Program.”

For current information and to register for the meeting, go to the Annual Congress section of the ICMS Website. Remember you must be a current member of the ICMS to register for the meeting. In order to register you will need to login with your user name and password. Be sure to click on the Registration Form (Annual Congress) button and follow the instructions to register and pay for the meeting.

This will be an outstanding conference and seminar so confirm your plans today to join us for the 2019 ICMS Annual Congress. If you are interested in reserving a hotel room in our Marriott Place block in downtown Indianapolis, you must first register for the meeting and then send an email to donandrews@theicms.org requesting the link for the hotel information.

We look forward to another successful Annual Congress this year.

August 7, 2019 – Please click here for updated information regarding the Annual Congress and Hotel Information.

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