To give you a brief history of the IIRM, it was originally founded under the American Running Association (2003) as the American Road Race Medical Society by Twin Cities Marathon Medical Director and AMAA Life Member Bill Roberts, MD (profiled in this issue of the AMAA Journal).
The IIRM has various membership categories, including multiple event, single event, individual and even one offered through an MGF grant.
It has been my privilege to serve as your president for the past four years and I look forward to continuing our relationship through my involvement on the IIRM executive board for years to come.
If you have any questions or would like to learn about participation in IIRM committees, please contact Barbara Baldwin at bbaldwin@racemedicine.
To help with this transition and to give you some continuity, we will be adding AMAA President Cathy Fieseler, MD, to the IIRM Executive Board and AMAA Programs Director and Membership Coordinator Barbara Baldwin, MPH, will become the IIRM Executive Assistant and Membership Director.
I told Dave that IIRM will continue supporting his mission; I cannot think of a better way to honor Dave's efforts and achievements.
I hope you will take the time to review the outline on page 6 of this journal showing IIRM developments and future plans, as well as our website (www.
The Matthew Good Foundation provided a grant to allow 100 endurance events to join the IIRM for one year.
We added a comprehensive medical manual to the IIRM website.
The AMAA Journal will become an IIRM publication and will be shared electronically with all members.
Five to 10 educational videos will be added to the IIRM video library on the website (password-protected) by the end of 2017.
The IIRM plans to host four medical seminars per year.