IOMP - International Organization for Medical Physics
The IOMP was formed in January 1963 and has a membership of 86 national member organizations, 1 affiliate and 6 regional organizations. The Organization is affiliated to IUPESM, IUPAP and ICSU and is officially connected to IFMBE. (See the website for more details).
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 the strategic policy document “Review and Way Forward of IOMP”.
IOMP works together with international organizations such as the IAEA, WHO and ILO to strengthen the role of Medical Physicists. The 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 the IRPA and ICRP and international organizations such as the 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 the 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.