The biannual IOM Congresses are organized by volunteer members of the Organization, and in coordination with the IOM Board of Directors. 

In order for the Congresses to be successful and meet the needs and expectations of the IOM and its membership,  a number of fundamental requirements that must be met.  Most of these requirements are based on historical precedent set at previous Congresses and aspects that have been approved by the IOM Board of Directors.

In order to facilitate the planning of future Congresses, an official guideline document is provided below. This written record presents the basic requirements that must be met by the organizer(s) of IOM Congress, delineates the responsibilities for the organizer(s) as well as the IOM, represented by its Board of Directors, and spells out requirements that must be included in a proposal for hosting an IOM Congress.

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