Thursday, April 5, 2012
IIMS - Strategic Plan
The International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. is directly and continuously active in medical science research, education, and service (to the communities served, to humanity) in association with several hospitals and medical centers within and outside California, and within and outside the U.S.A.
The following abridged Strategic Plan is a living document that evolves as the Institute further matures and demonstrates impact on the communities it serves (local, regional, national, and international).
The Institute's VISION is to contribute to the betterment of life by creating and fostering an intellectual environment that will catalyze and stimulate the cross-fertilization of medicine and science interpreted in their broadest sense.
Its MISSION is to advance the state-of-the-art in medicine and science by identifying their commonalities and differences, extending the principles and methodologies of either field to the other, and bridging the gaps separating them.
Its GOALS and corresponding OBJECTIVES are:
1. To identify and exploit areas, methods and techniques of medicine that may be, but have not been, fully applied in science:
In each of the medical specialties or sub-specialties:
a) Identify those natural or pathological phenomena that could give rise to a new scientific understanding or concept;
b) Develop the new scientific understanding or concept into an established on; and
c) Derive a multiplicity of new technological concepts implementing the new scientific understanding or concept.
2. To identify and exploit areas, methods and techniques of science that may be, but have not been fully, applied in medicine: In each of the scientific disciplines:
a) Identify those situations or phenomena that could give rise to a new medical understanding or concept;
b) Develop the new medical understanding or concept into an established one; and
c) Derive a multiplicity of new medical practices implementing the new medical understanding or concept
3. To pursue, develop, and implement the identified areas of common applicability:
a) Protect the intellectual property acquired;
b) Transfer the newly developed technologies to suitable commercial and industrial organizations for appropriate clinical and scientific applications;
c) Prepare and publish medical and scientific reports and publications;
d) Present new findings and discoveries at professional meetings and symposia (regional, national, international);
e) Prepare and submit novel education and research programs based on the above intellectual property, findings, discoveries, and publications; and
f) Seek financial support from all potential sources (private, governmental).
4. To teach and disseminate corresponding educational material to the public through publications, lectures, or otherwise:
a) Prepare and present public lectures at medical and scientific professional meetings, including presentations, workshops, and seminars at think tanks and organizations of higher learning;
b) Prepare and present lectures to the lay public and the community at large on medical and scientific findings of the Institute;
c) Prepare for publication and publish original and review articles in the appropriate professional journals;
d) Publish internal technical reports;
e) Publish other educational materials, pamphlets, and brochures;
f) Publish other promotional and advertising materials; and
g) Prepare and publish Public Service Announcements (PSAs) informing the public of important new findings and discoveries by Institute personnel and correspondents.
5. To propose new or modified approaches in the applications of medicine and science:
a) Prepare "white papers" suggested by the new or modified approaches or discoveries for applications in medicine and science;
b) Submit and present the white papers to the governing bodies of local, regional, federal, and international professional medical and scientific societies (Note: At no time has, does or will the Institute attempt to interfere, alter, modify or promote policies of such governing bodies); and
c) Promote the enactment of these new or modified medical and scientific approaches.
6. To apply the above advances to humanitarian service projects of benefit to local, regional, national, and international communities:
a) Design a functional algorithm for an international humanitarian structure with objective to contribute in a dignified and efficient manner to the solution of health problems of medically under-served countries;
b) Develop solutions adapted to local existing and emergent potentials; and
c) Contribute to the coordination and optimization of the medico-scientific logistical support at low cost so as to enable the right of access to health of medically under-served populations.