FIA institute announces new medical faculty
The FIA Institute has announced the creation of a new Medical Faculty which will seek to consolidate the expertise of motor sport doctors and medical staff around the world. The new FIA Institute Medical Faculty (FIMF) was announced at the inaugural FIA Institute Safety Summit, currently taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit.
The FIMF will incorporate an individual membership for all of the doctors and medical practitioners concerned with safety in motor sport as well as a membership for those organisations working in the field. Chaired by FIA Institute Deputy President Professor Gérard Saillant, it will offer a forum to share knowledge, facilitate research, improve training and raise standards amongst motor racing’s growing global medical fraternity.
As a recommendation of the first FIA Institute Safety Summit the membership of the FIMF will also be open to medical experts working in other sporting disciplines creating a unique global network for best practice.
Professor Saillant, FIA Institute Deputy President
“The FIA Institute Medical Faculty will seek to develop a genuine community amongst sporting medical practitioners. It offers an opportunity to bring together specialists from various sporting disciplines who will be able to work together to improve practices worldwide.”
Professor Sid Watkins, FIA Institute President
“The FIA Institute Safety Summit is the perfect place to announce this new project. The event has already proved itself to be a valuable forum to share knowledge and best practice between different major sports and that will be one of the long-term goals of the new Faculty.
“In the first instance the aim of the FIMF is to improve the level of training of all doctors involved in motor sport. It will also seek to better the recruitment process of high standard medical professionals at race circuits and in national and international championships.”