Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

Conseil des organisations internationales des sciences médicales
Consejo de Organizaciones Internacionales de las Ciencias Médicas

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Founded 4-9 Apr 1949, Brussels (Belgium), under the auspices of WHO and UNESCO, as Council for the Coordination of International Congresses of Medical Sciences (CCICMS) -- Conseil pour la coordination des congrès internationaux des sciences médicalesi. Present title adopted in 1952. Statutes amended: 1961; 1967; 1979. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 20 Mar 1964.


Facilitate and coordinate activities of international association members; act as coordinating centre among member international associations and national institutions; maintain collaborative relations with the United Nations and its specialized agencies, in particular with UNESCO and WHO; promote international activities in the field of biomedical sciences whenever the participation of several international association and national institution members is deemed necessary; serve the scientific interests of the international biomedical community in general; provide international fora for exploration of scientific and technical aspects of new developments in biology and medicine and of their social, ethical, administrative and legal implications.

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Events/meetings. Projects/programmes, including:

 • 'Bioethics' - ethical dilemmas, extending from traditional medical ethics to the many emerging areas of bioethics, notably research ethics;

 • 'Health Policy, Ethics and Human Values - an International Dialogue' - brings together health policy-makers, ethicists and philosophers from many of the world's major cultural and religious groups, as well as securalists;

 • 'Drug Development and Use' - safety requirements for the use of drugs; assessment and monitoring of adverse drug reactions and pharmacogenetics; reporting and terminology of adverse drug reactions; ethical criteria for drug promotion.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 36 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 11 countries
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16. Sep 2015
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