These conferences are in addition to the World Congresses on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (commonly known as WC with year or IUPESM with year) and take place approximately midway between WCs. The objectives of international conferences include the development of medical physics, strengthening of links amongst regional medical physicists and the promotion of the medical physics profession in regions or countries where a large World Congress is not feasible. It is also hoped that these conferences will generate additional income for IOMP to enable it to expand its work, particularly in developing countries. The intention is that international conferences will rotate around the world. IOMP does not wish to be unduly restrictive in laying down conditions and innovative proposals are welcome. Conferences should reflect the priorities and needs, in relation to medical physics, of the region in which they are located.