IOMP was formed in January 1963 initially with 4 affiliated national member organizations. The Organization has a membership of 86 national member organizations, 1 affiliate and 6 regional organizations. The Organization is affiliated to IUPESMIUPAP and ICSU and is officially connected to IFMBE.

IOMP is charged with a mission to advance medical physics practice worldwide by disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the educational and professional development of medical physics and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients. Information on IOMP activities, development priorities, and external relations are given in her strategic policy document Review and Way Forward of IOMP.

IOMP works together with International Organizations such as IAEA, WHO and ILO to strengthen the role of Medical Physicists. ILO has recently classified medical physicists as a profession in the International Standard Classification of Occupations-08 (ICSO-08) under physics and astronomy, which is an important reference document for governments for recognition and classification of occupations.

IOMP collaborates with professional bodies such as IRPA and ICRP and international organizations such as WHO and IAEA in promoting the development of medical physics and safe use of radiation and radiological equipment technology.

IOMP is collaborating with professional organizations in development of a professional certification system for medical physicists that can be implemented on a global basis. To provide guidance on education, training and professional development of medical physicists, IOMP is publishing some policy documents on such issues.

IOMP together with IFMBE and IUPESM organize the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (World Congress) once every three years. IOMP also organizes the International Congress of Medical Physics (ICMP) which is held between World Congresses. IOMP provide travel supports to medical physicists from developing countries to attend these meetings.

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  2. International Organization for Medical Physics, Brief history of IOMP, Correspondence. Phys. Med. Biol. 19 109, 1974. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/19/1/314.
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  3. The Birth of the International Organization for Medical Physics, with memories by Prof. John Mallard, 1994. – 151.04 KB
Preamble to IOMP Historical Data: Tables 1 – 27

Like most, if not all, scientific societies, the IOMP relies heavily on the support of our members to preserve history of our Organization. This is even more important for the IOMP since we have no permanent headquarters or staff to keep records. Clearly nothing can be achieved without the voluntary assistance of our members. Many members have dedicated their time and effort to advanced the goals and objectives of the Organization. In order to document this support, the History SubCommittee provides the following

Tables (1-27) that document the work of those individuals who have, over the years, committed time and energy to make it possible for IOMP to achieve its aims and aspirations.

Table 1
IOMP Officers
Table 2
IOMP Member Countries
Table 3
List of Officers for International Union on Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)
Table 4
IOMP Affiliated Regional Organizations and Year National Associations/Societies were established
Table 5
List of IOMP Corporate Members
Table 6
List of International Conferences on Medical Physics (ICMP) and World Congresses on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (WC)
Table 7
List of International Scientific Exchange Programs (ISEP), Co-sponsored by American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Table 8
Incomplete List of IOMP Sponsored Meetings (Not including ICMP, WC, ISEP)
Table 9
List of Medical Physics World (MPW) Editors and Editorial Boards
Table 10
Outline of MPW (eMPW) Reports, Announcements and Information
Table 11
List of IOMP Adhering National Organizations as they appear in MPWs and eMPWs
Table 12
List of MPW Advertisements
Table 13
Membership of Awards and Honors Committee (AHC)
Table 14(I)
Incomplete List of IOMP, IUPESM and IUPAP Awards Recipients
Table 15
Membership List of Education and Training Committee (ETC)
Table 16
Membership List of Science Committee (SC)
Table 17
Membership List of Developing Countries Committee (DCC) and Professional Relations Committee (PRC)
Table 18
List of International Library Programs (ILP), Co-Sponsored by AAPM
Table 19
Membership List of Publication Committee (PC)
Table 20
Membership List of Nomination Committee (NC)
Table 21
Membership List of Rules Committee (RC)
Table 22
Membership List of Finance Sub Committee (FSC)
Table 23
Membership List of International Commission on Medical Physics IComMP) Affiliated with International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
Table 24
Membership List of History Sub Committee (HSC)
Table 25
(I)Incomplete List of Names and Number of Delegates from Adhering National Organizations (Since 2006)
Table 26
List of Corporate Liaison (CL)
Table 27
List of Video Interviews of Prominent Medical Physicists by AAPM History Committee (1977-1979 and 1990-2004) and by IOMP History SubCommittee Since 2009 (Videos)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) presents Prof. John Cameron, Founder of Medical Physics Publishing (MPP), his efforts in development of MPP that is now 30 years old, and an archived video of (young) Prof. John Cameron describing radiation treatment and measuring dosimeters developed at UW-Madison and are still being used worldwide.

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