When possible, iia endeavours to give added value benefits to its most important members and contributors. Platinum members are given first choice in selecting exhibition space at IMRP and are promoted via the use of logos when possible and appropriate. Members receive discounts for participation in iia events, participate in working groups and will receive discounted access to the 2022 International Meeting on Radiation Processing. Members also receive access to the resource area of the iia website.
Whilst the iia has historically focussed on irradiation technologies, the 2020-2025 iia strategy review resulted in a shift of emphasis towards the applications of irradiation. This resulted in the iia engaging with, for example, a broader range of sterilisation modalities and the importance of the competency of sterility assurance professionals. The iia was instrumental in creating the Society for Sterility Assurance Professionals and, by broadening its areas of engagement, the iia is now routinely collaborating with AAMI/ASTM and is starting to engage with the PDA.
The Association is currently developing a leadership programme that will assist young scientists in transitioning from academia to industry. This will focus on both irradiation technologies and applications, primarily medical device sterilisation.
The iia has been created as a not-for-profit organisation that has clear aims, a diverse membership and well-respected board and management team. The iia is unusual in having a small but dedicated management team and operates on a combined annual budget of a little over USD200k. Prudent management has allowed us to build a relatively strong balance sheet that allows us to assume responsibility for organising and hosting the International Meeting on Radiation Processing.
Membership in iia is open to organizations involved with or engaged in any facet of radiation processing and interested in advancing its use. Five basic categories of membership are available to suit your organization size and interest.