IPEM works to raise awareness and understanding of medical physics and clinical and biomedical engineering and to encourage dialogue between our profession, patients and the public.
Most of our outreach work is delivered by our members, who volunteer their time to take part in careers fairs, hospital open days, schools talks or other events. To help them, we provide outreach advice and ready-made activities.
IPEM also provides schools resources and support for various key stages, as well as careers information for school pupils and university students.
If you would like to get involved with IPEM's outreach programme please contact Jen@ipem.ac.uk
IPEM helps to organise and support public lectures on medical physics and biomedical engineering topics. These are held around the country, in collaboration with other outreach organisations.
IPEM is involved in and supports two major international days to raise awareness of medical physicists and clinical engineers.
Global Clinical Engineering Day is a worldwide celebration of clinical engineering, taking place on 21 October.
The International Day of Medical Physics takes place on 7 November.
The Science & The Scientists
IPEM produces a series of leaflets and posters aimed at the interested public and which members also use for outreach. ‘The Science & The Scientists’ aim to explain the science behind some commonly used medical treatments and introduce the scientists, engineers and technicians responsible for developing and delivering them.
Global CE Day is a worldwide celebration recognising the important contributions of clinical engineers to healthcare and is celebrated on 21 October each year. Download our clinical engineering poster.
To raise awareness of our profession, the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) initiated the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) which takes place on 7 November every year.
Healthcare Science week takes place every year in March and celebrates the work and achievements of the approx. 50,000 healthcare scientists who work in the NHS. Many hospitals and NHS trusts will normally have open days or special events during this week.
IPEM produces these leaflets and posters, which aim to explain the science behind some commonly used medical treatments and introduce the scientists, engineers and technicians responsible for developing and delivering them.