Meeting's Aim

The International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM) was founded in 1976 as a non-profit organization to promote the cooperative international study of mycoplasmas (Mollicutes). The IOM is the world’s leading society for mycoplasmology and related organisms and diseases. It includes all organisms that are in the Class Mollicutes that affect man, animals, cell cultures, plants and insects. The main objectives of the IOM are: to promote the study of mycoplasmas and mycoplasma diseases by initiating, facilitating and co-ordinating mycoplasma research and related scientific activities which involve international cooperation; to ensure the open exchange of scientific information and to encourage personal contacts by promoting IOM Congresses; to have an active influence on education by fostering educational programmes.