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PRI 2018: Insurance Among Hot Topics At 30th ICMS Congress
December 5, 2018
In addition to the importance of insurance and incident reports, speakers discussed the latest on concussion diagnosis, barrier safety and more, as well as liability risks for medical and safety workers.
PRI 2018: Insurance Among Hot Topics At 30th ICMS Congress
"To be properly prepared and protected, you need to have protocols and safety plans in place," said MP2B Assurance's Tom Derouin as he addressed a packed room of industry professionals on improving safety and performance for motorsports participants during the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Congress at the 2018 PRI Trade Show.
 
In addition to the importance of insurance and incident reports, speakers at the 30th annual ICMS Congress discussed new techniques used for concussion diagnosis, the evolution of a safer barrier, and liability risks for medical and safety workers, which delved into the possession of controlled medication.
 
"Controlled substances have to be registered with the DEA--they take that very seriously--and if they were to be stolen, the incident needs to be reported," said Sherry Fabina-Abney, a partner at the law firm Ice Miler in Indianapolis. "You're better off writing prescriptions so they can go get them at a pharmacy, instead of you running that risk."
 
AMA Supercross/Motocross Medical Director John Bodnar added, "You can carry controlled drugs with you, but they have to be with you 24/7. You can't leave them in your hotel room to go out to the track. You're supposed to carry them with you at all times, and it gets to be a little too much."
 
Attendees at the annual congress were enthralled by the different subjects discussed at this year's conference.
 
"It's a great event to network and learn how we can help each other out," said Jason Cormier, a neurosurgeon representing Motorsports Safety Group in Lafayette, Louisiana. "It's great we're discussing insurance, and if you really need insurance in every single state. Malpractice insurance is already expensive, so if there is a way to have coverage across the board, that's certainly beneficial."
 
The opportunities to discover new ideas and network were also extremely valuable to Shirley Benson, who attended the congress on behalf of the Canadian MTS Response Team.
 
"Every session has provided something we can take back home and use in our programs," said Benson, who was attending ICMS's conference for the first time. "It's essentially one-stop shopping with all the information that is made available to you. It's been incredibly beneficial."
 
For more information or to register for the 2018 PRI Show, December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center, visit pri2018.com