1 December 2014

Dear Colleagues:

The IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is the triennial event of the IOMP and IFMBE. Previous such IUPESM World Congresses have solidified the unifying concepts of the physical and engineering sciences in medicine. The next two World Congresses in Toronto 2015 and Prague 2018 will strengthen the co-operation within IUPESM.

At this time, the IUPESM Congress Coordinating Committee (CCC) invites interested countries to submit a “Letter of Interest in Hosting the IUPESM 2021 World Congress” and return it to me, Professor Herbert Voigt, President of IUPESM at: hfv@bu.edu
The deadline for receipt of this ”Letter of Interest” is 1 March 2015.

Upon receipt of the letter of interest I will place your country on the list of applicants to host the IUPESM 2021 World Congress. The next step is to submit a complete electronic application with to organize the IUPESM 2021 World Congress to me. The documents for this are appended below. Note that applications to host the World Congress must represent both the biomedical engineering and the medical physics National Members from the host country; i.e., nations with only one of these two constituent societies in IOMP and IFMBE are not eligible to host an IUPESM World Congress.
The deadline to submit a complete proposal is 15 April 2015.

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 IUPESM World Congresses in the future, the 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 Toronto. The written procedures for the selection of the World Congress site are appended.

The CCC 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 IUPESM World Congress.

Best wishes,

Herbert Voigt
President, IUPESM
Email: hfv@bu.edu


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>> Letter of Interest
>> Proposal Form
>> Criteria for selection of WC2021 venue

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