Affiliated Organisations

Membership of an affiliated society constitutes Federation membership, including the reduced membership rate for the IFMBE Journal: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, and for conferences for which a reduced rate is applicable.


Benefits of becoming IFMBE member to the affiliated Society:

  • International networking
  • Representation in IFMBE governing bodies
  • Delegates at the IFMBE General Assembly
  • Inclusion in the activities of IFMBE Divisions, Committees and Working Groups
  • Inclusion into activities of the global international organizations like WHO, UNESCO, IFEO, ILO etc.
  • Increasing visibility and promoting activities of affiliated BME Society through IFMBE
  • Publication of Proceedings of International and National conferences organized by affiliated societies in the IFMBE Proceedings Series (WoS indexed) for free
  • Support to Awards programs for young researchers and early career scientists
  • Availability of nominations of distinguished members of the affiliated societies for numerous IFMBE awards


Benefits to individual members of the IFMBE member Society

  • Free access to IFMBE publications:

– Journal Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing –MBEC,

– IUPESM journal Health and Technology,

– IFMBE Proceedings Series,

– IFMBE News and

– another four BME related journals from Springerlink)

  • Reduced registration fees to IFMBE co-sponsored conferences and conferences in collaboration with IFMBE including World Congress for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Participation in IFMBE Awards program, especially for young researchers and early career scientists
  • Participation to Travel Fellowships
  • Inclusion to International networks in BME related fields

Groups or organized societies in countries not at present affiliated with the federation are invited to contact the Secretary-General for information on the procedure of how to become IFMBE member.

The number of delegates which may represent each Member Organization at the General Assembly shall, to the nearest integer, be equal to the common logarithm of the number of individual members in that organization, as follows:

Number of Members
Number of Delegates
31 or less
32 to 316
317 to 3162
3163 and above


If an actual membership number cannot easily be determined, as for instance when the Member is a national liaison body of several societies, the Administrative Council may negotiate with the Member Organization an agreed effective number of members for the purpose of arriving at dues and the number of Delegates to be appointed.