The IBMS is a professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science. 

As a professional body our aim is to advance the profession and the interests of our members and inform the public about biomedical science. We are not a trade union, who's aims are to maintain and improve conditions of employment for a profession or its members. 

The IBMS is responsible for: 

  • supporting our members' practice by delivering a range of academic and vocational qualifications and professional development opportunities 
  • publishing professional guidance and educational resources as well as award-winning scientific journals
  • providing opportunities for professional recognition with access to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and the Science Council's professional registers
  • producing IBMS Congress, one of the world's premier biomedical science events, as well as a range of local training and networking events 
  • providing a voice for our members to policymakers, the media and public by highlighting the vital role of biomedical science in healthcare.