Who Can Join?
Membership of the IAPM is open to professionals actively involved in the field of Medical Physics as well as those in associated professional groups working within medical physics departments in Ireland, including clinical engineering technicians, medical physics technicians, and dosimetrists. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as those involved in areas of research related to Medical Physics are also entitled to join.
- Annual scientific meetings
- The IAPM email newsgroup
- Access to members only section on website (incl. Physica Medica*)
- Young Investigator Grant
- Travel Bursary Award
*The IAPM has formed a partnership with Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics to provide full access to the journal for all members of the IAPM. Published quarterly, Physica Medica provides an international forum for research and reviews of Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy, Radiation Protection, Measuring Systems and Signal Processing, and Education and Training in Medical Physics.
At a wider level, the association offers advice to members and decision makers, to provide them with the considered opinion of the profession on all matters affecting the practice of the profession. This includes areas such as legislation, setting standards, radiation incidents, training etc.
How to Join
To become a member of the IAPM, you just need to fill out a short application form. You can do so here by clicking the APPLY button below. Before you start, there are a few things you should note:
If you are a ‘lapsed’ member (i.e. have not paid your current membership fee) and wish to renew your membership, you still need to fill out the application form as our new IT system does recognise ‘lapsed’ members and treats them instead as new members (even if you have an old ID/membership number).
Applications for Professional and Allied Professional membership need a proposer and seconder, both of whom need to be existing members of the IAPM. Be sure you have their names and email addresses to hand as you need to provide them in the application form.
Once your application is received, it will be brought before the next meeting of the IAPM Council for approval. The council meets every 4 – 6 weeks.
If your application is successful, you will be notified by email and asked to make payment, on receipt of which you will be granted access to the member’s area on the website. If you are a Professional or Allied Professional Member, you will also be granted full voting rights.
In the unlikely event that your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified and a reason given.