Indian Society for Medical Statistics

  • The INDIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL STATISTICS (ISMS), established in 1983 is a society, registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is a scientific body consisting of biostatisticians, medical teachers, researchers, demographers and scientists from other related disciplines. This Society of scientists working in medical field is the only Society of its kind in the South East Asia region.

    The Society provides a common platform to medical researchers, statisticians and computer specialists working in medical institutions to interact and benefit mutually towards development and application of biostatistical techniques.


  • To facilitate communication and build links among scientists engaged in medical research and teaching of Biostatistics
  • To enhance the development and use of statistics in medicine and public health.
  • To hold scientific meetings in the form of conference once a year for diffusion of modern techniques of biostatistics.
  • To conduct scientific conferences, seminars, training workshops on health statistics in relation to specific national problems.
  • To publish its own half-yearly Bulletin viz.; "ISMS BULLETIN", Journal, Proceedings and Abstracts of research papers for regular communications with its members.
  • The Society has more than five sponsored award schemes for the encouragement of its members towards research publications and one Fellowship award to bestow honour on its distinguished scientists who have made splendid contribution for the promotion of research in medical statistics.


  • Each Life Member will have one voting right in the election of the office-bearers of the Society. He/She will receive the Society's publications such as Bulletins, Proceedings, Journal and other literature at reduced rate/free of cost. He/She will be invited to participate in all academic activities of the Society and will be entitled to reduced delegation fee for attending the Society's conferences/seminars, etc.

    The Institutional Membership will be made in the name of the Head of the Institution. Such members will have the privilege to depute a maximum of three delegates to the annual conferences and other scientific meetings of the Society. These nominated persons will be considered at par with the other members of the Society in the matters of facilities and benefits.

    The student member will have no voting right but will be entitled to receive all other benefits and facilities at par with other members of the Society.

Privilege to the Members

  • ISMS membership is open to any graduate who subscribes to the aims of the Society. There are three types of members viz. Life, Institutional and Student members. Those who wish to become a member of the society may apply on the prescribed form along with the subscription fees to the General Secretary of the Society. Current rates of subscription may be obtained from the General Secretary.

Society's Publication(s)

  • Society publishes a Bulletin, which appears twice a year in the months of March and September. Copy of the Bulletin is sent to all Fellows and Members. A lot of useful materials such as Book Reviews, Recent publications of books and journals, Calendar of events of national and international conferences, Abstracts of recent articles of application of statistics in medicine and public health, Technical notes, etc. are included in the Bulletin.