Past world congresses of medical physics and biomedical engineering have solidified the unifying concepts of physical and engineering sciences in medicine. The next two Congresses in Beijing 2012 and Toronto 2015 will strengthen the co-operation within IUPESM.
At this time the Congress Coordinating Committee invites interested countries to submit the enclosed information: “Letter of Interest in Hosting the 2018 World Congress” and return it to the President of IUPESM at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of this letter is 1 March 2012.
Upon receipt of the letter of interest we will place your country on the list of applicants to host the 2018 World Congress. You may then submit an application with a complete proposal to organize the 2018 World Congress. The documents for this are appended below. Note that applications to host the Congress must represent both the biomedical engineering and the medical physics National Members from the host country. The deadline to submit a complete proposal is 1 May 2012
The IUPESM Administrative Council expresses concern with the amount of work associated with planning, preparation and management of a World Congress. To address this problem and give “smaller National Members” the opportunity to host Congresses in the future, IUPESM is preparing to develop capacity to offer support if required. Such support could be in the form of IUPESM organization of the scientific program, help in preparation and running of the Congress, proactive financial support and/or other assistance as requested. Alternatively, groupings of National Members may wish to consider submission of collaborative bids to share the extent of the workload. The level of support, if needed, will be negotiated between the host country and the IUPESM Congress Coordinating Committee prior to the selection voting process in Beijing. The written procedures for the selection of the World Congress site are enclosed.
The Committee eagerly awaits your letter of interest and stands prepared to assist you in preparing a proposal that clearly highlights the advantages and potential of your setting for the triennial Congress.
Barry J. Allen, Prof.