1 July 2015
The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) collaborate in Memorandum of Understanding
The BIR and IPEM have confirmed their long history of collaboration in a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) which agrees ways of working for the benefit of both organisations.
Both organisations welcome medical physicists, but the BIR extends membership to the multidisciplinary team including radiologists and radiographers , while IPEM’s membership includes clinical and biomedical engineers and clinical technologists.
The MoU establishes that both organisations will engage in collaboration where mutual benefit may be optimised by such collaboration, to maintain trust and engage in open communications. The MoU also aims to minimise the risks of either organisation accidentally working against the interests of the other organisation.
Dr David Wilson, BIR’s President said “This memorandum cements the excellent and open working relationship we have always had with IPEM and we look forward to collaborating in activities for the benefit of all physicists working in medicine and their multidisciplinary teams.”
Professor Stephen Keevil, IPEM’s President, who signed the MoU alongside the BIR President Dr David Wilson at the UK Radiological Congress said: “There is considerable overlap between the membership and areas of activity of IPEM and the BIR, and we have a long track record of collaboration. This memorandum of understanding reflects our desire to work even more closely together when that is in the interests of our members and supports the objectives that we share”.