In support of its mission to enhance the scientific background and professional effectiveness of basic and applied microbiologists, the IUMS is embarking on a program of educational outreach to developing countries and their microbiologists. The Union envisions an IUMS series of courses that will be offered to groups of microbiologists that may include graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and practicing professionals from developing countries within a given geographic region. These will be offered periodically in various regions and on different topics of interest and importance. It is expected that teh IUMS outreach programmes will boost the capability of the attendees in their microbiologic work after they return home, and we shall endeavour to forge a network of the attendees, so they can continue to communicate with each other and the instructors by e-mail.
- The first IUMS Regional Course was offered in Singapore during June 14-16, 2010, and served microbiologists from the surrounding Asian countries. Read more.
- The second IUMS Regional Course on Food Safety was offered in Bali (Indonesia) 22 - 24 June 2011 and was organized in collaboration with the Indonesian Society of Microbiology, the International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) and the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFHM). Read more.
- The third IUMS outreach conference on Antimicrobial Resistance took place at the Melia-Habana Hotel in Havana, Cuba on November 14-16, 2013. Read more.
- The fourth IUMS outreach programme on Food Safety and Mycotoxins - Yogyakarta, Indonesia 14-15 November 2014. Read more.
- The fifth IUMS outreach programme on Food Safety and Mycotoxins took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia 19-20 January 2017 and was organized by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesian Society of Microbiology, the International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) and the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFHM), Read more.