Iranian Society of Microbiology
In 1966, a group of microbiologists, realizing the need for an organization dedicated to study of microbiology in the country. After Islamic revolution of Iran, Iranian Society of Microbiology (ISM) was formally organized on 1996 as a scientific assembly for the exchange of research and clinical information in microbiology open to any interested individual.
The Assembly of Members takes place every three years at the Iranian Congress of Microbiology. The Board is responsible for all affairs of the society, which are non-forcing tasks of the General Assembly, as far as the statute or the General Assembly meets no other regulation. The Board consists of the President, Vice-President, treasurer, secretary, and controller.
The Society publishes two distinguished journals of international repute: Iranian Journal of Microbiology (Farsi).
The Iranian Congress of Microbiology brings infectious disease specialists together for presentation and discussion of research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infection from academia, the clinical setting and industry.
ISM plays a major role in the application of information science and technology in the field of medical microbiology, in food microbiology, environmental microbiology, fundamental microbiology, biotechnology and virology in a diagnostic lab, research lab, hospital or industry.
The basic goals and objectives of ISM are to:
1. Improving the diagnosis, the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of microbiologists, clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control of infectious diseases.
2. Improving treatment and prevention of infection-related diseases.
3. Advance information in health care and research in health.
4. Promote and support research, education, training, and good medical practice.
5. Increase the knowledge of infectious diseases through research and enhance the professional development of individuals in this discipline.
6. Transfer technical expertise in infectious diseases and microbiology.
The ISM aspires to create a global network of national and international microbiology societies to promote the exchange of information and knowledge between the societies.