BMS – Biometric Section of the Dutch Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVS); ANed – Dutch Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS). BMS and ANed have joined forces to promote the study and application of statistics in medicine, life sciences and related fields. BMS-ANed organizes scientific conferences, but we also manage the national Register of Biostatisticians in order to guarantee professional standards. Moreover, the Region's working groups organize meetings regarding various sub-disciplines of biostatistics.
Every two years, ANed gives the Biometry Award to the best publication in the field of biometry. BMS-ANed also participates in the organization of the biennial international Channel Network Conference. The Channel Network's primary goals are to establish stronger links between Regions, arrange scientific meetings, and support the wide range of quantitative and scientific areas in which our members are interested.
The Region first became affiliated with the IBS in 1962.