Awards Committee Bylaws

IUPESM Awards Committee

The awards shall be called the IUPESM Awards of Merit and consist of a plaque and expenses to travel to the World Congress to present an address.

The Awards recognize a Medical Physicist and a Biomedical Engineer who have established distinguished careers respectively in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

The primary criteria for nominating Awardees are:

3.1)  The nominees should have exerted a significant impact on the science and scientific practice of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

3.2)  The nominees have significantly influenced the development of the professions of Medical Physics and/or Biomedical Engineering.

3.3)  The nominees' activities in national and/or international organizations for Medical Physics or Biomedical Engineering have been meritorious.

4.1)  Nominations may be made by IUPESM, IFMBE or IOMP. A Curriculum Vitae is to be submitted together with the proposal with special attention to the criteria in article 3.

4.2)  Nominations must be submitted to the Chairman of the Awards Committee, at least 12 months prior to the next World Congress.

4.3)  The Council shall also decide who shall undertake the duties of any other Officers if they are unable to discharge such duties.

The Award Committee shall consist of 2 subcommittees chaired by the Vice President of the IUPESM.

5.1)  Each subcommittee shall consist of 2 representatives each selected by the member organizations, IFMBE and IOMP.

5.2)  Each member shall have one vote, but the Chairman votes only to break a tie.

Each Award Subcommittee selects one Awardee for submission to the IUPESM Council six months prior to the next World Congress.

The IUPESM Awards of Merit will be awarded on the occasion of the next World Congress. The Awardees will be notified by the Secretary General at least 4 months prior to the Congress.

The IFMBE, IOMP and the IUPESM and the organizers of the World Congress will provide reasonable financial support for participation by Awardees in the Congress.

Published by:

The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Heikki Terio, Ph.D., Secretary General
Department of Biomedical Biomedical Engineering
Karolinska University Hospital
SE-141 86 Stockholm
Tel: +46-8-585 808 52
Fax: +46-8-585 861 90
e-mail: heikki.terio @

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