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The International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) is an organization of passionate professionals dedicated to advancing the scientific, medical, and educational aspects of the human element in motorsport. Our mission is clear: through rigorous research and collaborative discussions, we aim to bring forth the latest innovations and initiatives in motorsport safety.

As a 501(c) 4 not-for-profit corporation, the ICMS is committed to fostering a global community that shares knowledge, best practices, and cutting-edge advancements, all geared towards enhancing safety in motorsport. Our collective efforts drive progress and propel the industry forward, ensuring that the wellbeing of drivers, teams, and all motorsport participants remains at the forefront of our endeavors.

Together, let's pave the way for a safer, more secure future in motorsport. Join us as we embark on this important mission to make a lasting impact on the human element of the sport we all cherish.

Who we are

The ICMS is an association of scientific and educational professionals and other interested persons concerned with the improvement or performance and safety in motor sport. Our members are interested in all forms of motorsport.

What we do

Our purpose is to inform the international motorsport community, different scientific and medical disciplines, automobile manufacturers, and the general public of the latest innovations and advancements in scientific research on human performance and safety in motorsport.

Why we formed

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

How to join

Individuals whose professional activities and/or interests are associated with motorsport can join any of our categories of membership: Medicine, Science & Education, Associate Members and Student. 

Where to find us

Connect with the ICMS through our engaging monthly virtual event, the CafĂ©, where we dive into various topics through open discussions. Don't miss our in-person gatherings like the Annual Congress and Race Track Safety Program, designed to enhance your knowledge and network. For more updates and interactions, find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Join us on these platforms as we drive progress together!

International Council

of Motorsports


SINCE 1988


In May of 1988, a group of medical, scientific, and educational professionals met in an auditorium at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and conducted the first World Congress on Motor Sports Medicine. From that meeting, the constitutional guidelines were developed for the World Council of Motorsport Sciences, which became the International Council of Motorsport Sciences in 1990 at the request of the FIA(Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).

The International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) is incorporated in the State of Indiana as a 501(c) not-for-profit corporation.

The initial ICMS meeting and the First Annual General Meeting of The International Council of Motorsport Sciences were held in Indianapolis. The third AGM/Congress was the first ICMS “international” meeting and was held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. An Annual Congress has been held each year since 1988 with numerous meetings being hosted internationally in conjunction with the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety annual meeting. The founding members of the ICMS were Dan Marisi, Ph.D. (deceased), Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D., Jacques Bouchard, M.D., Steve Olvey, M.D., Terry Trammell, M.D. and Sam Odle, (Methodist Hospital Administrator).



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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