IOF support for regional or national courses and conferences
Every year the IOF supports a number of regional or national training courses and conferences held by its members around the world. Support may be offered in the form of IOF endorsement and/or financial contributions, or provision of speakers, usually from IOF’s scientific committee or board. To receive IOF endorsement, the meeting’s scientific program must be approved by IOF’s executive committee. If the meeting is supported by industry, there must be at least three independent sponsors. In particular, IOF is proud of its support of regional meetings held in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East which have served to consolidate and improve professional knowledge in these areas. See list of upcoming IOF organized and endorsed meetings.
IOF member societies wishing to apply for IOF support of their meetings are asked to contact the IOF secretariat. Applications must be submitted in August at the latest for meetings to be held in the following year.