• World Congress 2012 | Beijing, CHINA

  • World Congress 2012 | Beijing, CHINA

  • World Congress 2012 | Beijing, CHINA

  • IFMBE Officers 2012 - 2015

  • Medicon 2013, Seville

  • Medicon 2013, Seville

  • Medicon 2013, Seville


The International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) is primarily a federation of national and transnational societies. These professional organizations represent interests in medical and biological engineering. The IFMBE is also a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), where we are uniquely positioned to influence the delivery of health care to the world through Biomedical and Clinical Engineering.

The IFMBE’s objectives are scientific and technological as well as educational and literary. Within the field of medical, biological and clinical engineering IFMBE’s aims are to encourage research and application of knowledge, and to disseminate information and promote collaboration. The ways in which we disseminate information include: organizing World Congresses and Regional Conferences, publishing our flagship journal Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC), our web-based newsletter – IFMBE News, our Congress and Conference Proceedings, and books. The ways in which we promote collaborations is through networking programs, workshops and partnerships with other professional groups, e.g., Engineering World Health.

The IFMBE joins the International Organization for Medical Physicists (IOMP) in a Union called the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM). These organizations coordinate the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering every three years. The next World Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada in late spring 2015.


IFMBE Officers, AC Members, and Division Members

IFMBE is now seeking nominations for:

A) IFMBE Officers’ positions, namely, President-Elect, Secretary-General, and Treasurer, for the 2015-2018 term

B) Two (02) Administrative Council (AC) Members to serve two successive terms (2015-2018 and 2018-2021).

C) Six (06) Division Members to serve for two successive terms (2015-2018 and 2018-2021); consisting of three (3) members for the Clinical Engineering Division (CED) and three (3) members for the Healthcare Technology Assessment Division (HTAD)

Closing date: 22 December 2014

Nominations are now opened, for more details and nomination process, >> CLICK HERE


The new IFMBE/IAMBE Early Career Award (ECA) highlights the commitment of the IFMBE to support and encourage promising young researchers at an early stage in their career. The Award consists of a certificate and a monetary award. Awards are given at each IFMBE World Congress to one individual from each of the following four geographic regions: North America, Central & South America, Europe & Africa, Asia-Pacific. Particular emphasis is given to countries with a low economic background, and to geographical diversity.

>> Download details of the award, eligibility, and application requirements

Closing date: 31 December 2014


At the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics 2015 in Toronto, Canada, IFMBE will be giving out the following AWARDS:
1. Otto Schmitt Award
2. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award
3. John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award
4. IUPESM Awards of Merit

We are now calling for nominations … >> more details

Closing date: extended to 31st January 2015

CALL FOR NOMINITATIONS – Honorary Life Members

IFMBE is now seeking nominations for Honorary Life Members … >> more details

Closing date: 31 January 2015


The IUPESM Congress Coordinating Committee (CCC) invites interested countries to submit a “Letter of Interest in Hosting the IUPESM 2021 World Congress”

>> more details

Closing date: 1 March 2015

IFMBE is affiliated with the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine.
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The IFMBE News Magazine, published electronically with Springer, keeps the members informed of the developments in biomedical engineering and in the Federation.

IFMBE Book Series

IFMBE Book Series

The official IFMBE book series, Biomedical Engineering represents another service to the Biomedical Engineering Community.

MBEC Journal


The IFMBE publishes the journal Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing with Springer, which covers all fields of Medical and Biological Engineering and Sciences.

IFMBE Proceedings

IFMBE Proceedings

In co-operation with its World Congress and regional conferences, IFMBE also issues the IFMBE Proceedings Series published with Springer.

Health & Technology

Health & Technology Journal

Health and Technology is jointly published by Springer and the IUPESM (International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine) in cooperation with the World Health Organization.