Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)


Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization established jointly by WHO and UNESCO in 1949. In 2009 CIOMS celebrated the 60th anniversary of its creation. Through its membership, CIOMS is representative of a substantial proportion of the biomedical scientific community. In 2013, the membership of CIOMS included 49 international, national and associate member organizations, representing many of the biomedical disciplines, national academies of sciences and medical research councils.

Author's Books

A CIOMS Publication Series

CIOMS Guide to Vaccine Safety Communication

Report by Topic Group 3 of the CIOMS Working Group on Vaccine Safety

A CIOMS Publication Series

Adverse Drug Reaction Terms

Definition of Terms and Minimum Requirements for their Use: Respiratory and Skin Disorders


Parasitic Diseases

International Nomenclature of Diseases

Volume II — Infectious Diseases