At the Congress at Chatel in 2012 FIPS established medical and avalanche special interest groups. In 2014 at the Big White Congress they added the Technology group.
In their respective areas these groups will act as a conduit for the collection, assessment and distribution of world best practice information for FIPS members.
To participate in a special interest group you should register and apply to the community group, where the SIG coordinator will review your application. Instructions to use the FIPS Communities are located here.