Regions and branches

The IBMS regions and branch network connects our members to biomedical scientists, employers and students in their local area

The IBMS region and branch network supports our members with scientific and networking events, public engagement activities and work with local employers, universities and policymakers. 

All IBMS members are assigned a branch and region when they join the IBMS, usually based on their work or study address. This connects IBMS members to local professionals, employers and students and provides a forum to discuss local professional issues.     


Region and branch network

The IBMS regions and branch network is run by IBMS members for IBMS members.

IBMS regions and branches are run by elected committees made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer. Branch committees will also include two additional branch members, while region committees will also include one members of each IBMS branch in that region. 

IBMS regions and branches support IBMS members in their local area by:

  • organising scientific and professional meetings
  • liaising with local education establishments and employers
  • delivering local public engagement activities 
  • organising social and networking events 
  • providing a channel of communication of local concerns and developments to the IBMS 

Many IBMS regions and branches support local discipline-specific discussion groups. Visit our Discussion Groups page to find your nearest local discussion group.


Log in to MyIBMS for all the latest news and events from your local IBMS region and branch. 

All IBMS regions and branches have their own Group on the IBMS website including a forum, news, events, documents and webpages. You can access your local region and branch's IBMS website Group through the region or branch pages or through the links on your MyIBMS page

You can also contact your local Region or Branch Secretary with our IBMS Officer Directory.