The International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) announced today a restructuring of their membership program, including significant reductions in their membership dues. Organizations with multiple events per year can now receive the benefits of an IIRM membership at an annual rate of $500, and those with only one event per year can join for $250 (or an introductory rate of $100 for AIMS and RRCA events).
“We are pleased to offer these reduced fees to qualifying events,” says IIRM Executive Director Chris Troyanos, ATC. “It was a unanimous board decision to revise the fee structure in order to make it more cost-effective for events to join, and to expand our educational reach to those providing care at endurance events.”
Event membership in IIRM includes unlimited access to the password-protected area of the organization’s website for allevent medical volunteers, public safety personnel, and hospitals. “We have many educational videos on our site that address topics related to race medicine and provide helpful instruction for those caring for the athletes on race day,” comments Troyanos. The site also includes guidelines for treating multiple medical conditions, as well as samples of medical records forms developed by medical directors at the prominent marathons around the world.
IIRM members are not only tapped into invaluable resources to successfully manage medical coverage for their event(s), but also become part of a network of sports medicine professionals who share similar interests and can exchange information on best practices.
The IIRM also announced today the hiring of Barbara Baldwin, MPH, to oversee its membership program. “With the support of a grant from the Matthew Good Foundation, we were able to bring Barbara on board to help support our growing membership.” Baldwin has worked with non-profit organizations for over 20 years, focusing primarily on providing medical education to sports medicine professionals and managing membership programs. “We are delighted to have Barbara join our efforts and, with her help, look forward to engaging as many medical professionals interested in this type of medical care as possible.” To learn more about the International institute for Race Medicine and its membership benefits, go to www.racemedicine.org.
The International Institute for Race Medicine is a worldwide collaboration of medical professionals who are working together to further research, education, and medical best practices in marathons and other endurance events throughout the world.