International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), an association of
medical professionals, scientific, motorsports health personnel and
other interested persons concerned with the improvement in performance
and safety in racing, announced that it will hold its annual congress
in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in
Orlando this December. The organization is based in Indianapolis.
2010 Annual Congress of the ICMS will take place Tuesday and Wednesday,
December 7-8, 2010, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando,
Formed in 1988, the ICMS promotes research and
discussion relating to safety and performance in motorsports and to
disseminate that information to the motorsports participant, race team
management, organizing bodies and federations. According to its mission
statement, "The ICMS purpose is to inform the international motorsport
community, the different scientific and medical disciplines, the
automobile manufactures as well as the general public of the latest
innovations and scientific research on human performance and safety in
In last summer’s congress at Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, the Congress addressed such issues as heat and carbon
monoxide in stock cars, the use of hypothermia in the management of
trauma, seat design in open cockpit race cars, emergency response in
rally racing, education and training issues for motorsport medicine,
and much more.
Dr. Hugh Scully, the surgeon who served as
president of the Canadian Medical Association, is chairman of the ICMS.
"The ICMS is very pleased to have its 2010 Annual Congress in Orlando
in association with the PRI Trade Show because of the natural link
between the ICMS and its great interest in performance in motorsport
and PRI’s interest in motorsport safety," said Dr. Scully.
Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show, said, "Much of the growth of the
racing industry in the past quarter of a century has been based on the
fact that the sport has come to be widely recognized as safe. The work
of the ICMS and its members play a big role in making racing safe
today, and it’s with great respect and appreciation that we welcome the
ICMS Annual Congress to PRI Trade Show Week."
president of the SFI, serves as vice chairman of the ICMS; Dan Andrews
serves as ICMS vice chair/secretary, and Dr. Terry Trammel, serves as