OTTAWA, ON: Dr. Jane Moran of Victoria, B.C. was recently appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Medical Commission’s Games Group. The long-time chair of the International Skating Union’s (ISU) Medical Commission was chosen as the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations.
“Dr. Moran is a true advocate for the well-being of athletes. She is an outstanding medical professional, whose advice and counsel has been instrumental in developing the ISU’s medical protocols to the highest standards,” said Leanna Caron, President, Skate Canada. “We are pleased to see her dedication to sport being recognized with this well-deserved appointment.”
Moran first became involved with figure skating, when she was assigned to the sport as a member of the Canadian medical team in 1992 for the Albertville Olympic Winter Games. She was then appointed to the ISU Medical Commission as a member in 1993, and became its chair in 1999, a position she still holds. As an ISU official, she was a member of the Skate Canada board for several years.
“I’m honoured to be appointed by the Winter Sports Federations to this position, and to continue to be able to work on behalf of the athletes in this role,” said Dr. Moran.
An emergency room and sport medicine physician in Victoria, B.C., Dr. Moran is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. She also travels four times each year to provide medical services to remote clinics in Nunavut.
The Medical Commission’s Games Group role is a vital one to ensure excellence across a number of areas. Dr. Moran will help oversee the provision of medical care and anti- doping services approved for the Games. She will also be a resource to other medical personnel on site, through the International Federations, in the areas of education, prevention of injury and research.