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01 May

ICMS CAFE: Join Michael Reid & Dr. David Ferguson to discuss Biometrics and Driver Safety.

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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.

Click here to register.

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.

17 Jan

ICMS Board of Directors 2021 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, we 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 EST) on January 16, 2021.

The result, listed in alphabetical order, announces those elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Tara Amenson, Ph.D
  • David Ferguson, Ph.D
  • Matthew MacPartlin, M.D.

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:
Matthew MacPartlin, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer & Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director

 

About our newly elected members of the Board of Directors:

Tara Amenson, Ph.D
Dr. Amenson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Public Health from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. Subsequently at Wayne State University she received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on impact biomechanics.  She spent the next five years at the Transportation Research Center, Inc., where she was a contractor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) in the biomechanics and crashworthiness divisions. At present she is responsible for accident investigation and reconstruction of incidents involving vehicles, products, or biomechanical injury for S-E-A Limited in Columbus, Ohio. A long-standing member of the ICMS, Tara currently serves as Chair of the Annual Congress Curriculum Committee.
David Ferguson, Ph.D
Dr. Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology specializing in motorsport at Michigan State University. 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Following this, he earned a Master 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 multiple key scientific papers on the physiology of auto racing and written a book on the topic. His expertise supported drivers in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and IMSA.  David is passionate about mentoring students in motorsport physiology and frequently oversees several student-led motorsport projects a year. A member of the Board of Directors of the ICMS for the past three years, David serves as member-at-large on the ICMS Executive and oversaw a review of the ICMS Bylaws in 2019.
Matthew MacPartlin, M.D.
Dr. Mac Partlin is an Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine physician who grew up in Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He has been actively involved in motor sports medicine, both on and off the track, for over twenty years. He works with several Australian motorsport response agencies and his local track is Sydney Motorsport Park. Matthew is a Motorsport Australia National Medical Advisory Committee member and is on the board of the Australian Institute for Motorsport Safety and Sustainability. He is the medical assessor for Speedway Australia and is currently the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for both the WRC Rally Australia and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Dr Mac Partlin has been dedicated to training and knowledge translation for critical care and motorsport medical response. He is the founder and author for the Rollcage Medic blog and podcast and a co-founder and author for the Intensive Care Network blog. He established and runs the annual Medicine and Rescue in Motorsport training day held at the WRC Rally Australia event. Matthew likes tinkering with medical 3D printing, ride road and mountain bikes and is a fledgling drummer.  A member of the Board of Directors of the ICMS for the past three years, Matthew currently serves as ICMS Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair.
11 Sep

2017 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #14

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Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2017 Annual Congress. There are just a coupe more left, don’t miss out on reviewing them!

The material is included under the Members Only section.

For information on becoming a Member of the ICMS click here.

Here is this weeks presentation:

Title: Physical Response to Driving a Race Car

Speaker: David Ferguson, Ph.D.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Ferguson received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University. He has worked with a number of NASCAR teams to improve pit crew performance and also worked closely with IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball, the first licensed driver with diabetes to win a race in that series. David is currently a member of the ACSM Motorsport Health and Safety.

Click here to view this Presentation & Audio.

 

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