ICMS Announces Race Track Safety Program for March 31 – April 2. The program will consist of an SFI eight-hour practical portion of certified medical and fire/rescue courses with an SFI online didactic test. See details below.
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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?
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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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICMS CAFE: Campfire Learning – the concept of informal interprofessional medical education in motorsports medical teams
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
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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.
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
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 email@example.com to receive a promo code to register for free.
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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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
For participation and membership information on the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), contact the association at Info@theICMS.org.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.