The Swedish Society for Medical Statistics, FMS (Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik) is a subsection of the Swedish Statistical Society (Svenska Statistikfrämjandet), an association for all fields of statistics and statisticians: medicine, industry, surveys and official statistics, education and research. Statisticians as well as users of statistics and other ”friends of statistics” are welcome as members.

FMS organizes statisticians within the medical area, i.e. in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in other medical research, public or private, and in biostatistical research and education. The main objective of FMS is to stimulate the development and promote the use of new and established statistical methods within the medical sector as well as within the areas of pharmaceutical industry and public health.

To achieve this, FMS organizes courses and scientific meetings, typically 2-4 meetings each year. Regular such meetings are the combined spring/annual meeting and a fall meeting. Every other year we co-organize meetings with our sister-associations in Denmark (DSBS) and Finland (SSL).

In addition to organizing meetings, FMS distributes information on scientific meetings, courses, EFSPI information etc. FMS also promotes discussions on applications or statistical issues through articles in Qvintensen, a quarterly magazine published by the Swedish Statistical Society.
FMS was founded in 1987 and there are almost 300 members and as of today there are 4 partners (see ”Våra partner” on the right).

The FMS board can be contacted at

For meeting minutes and annual reports in Swedish, please click here

How to join

In order to join FMS one must be a member of (or join) the Swedish Statistical Society, have an interest in or connection to medical statistics and support the goals of FMS. The Swedish Statistical Society and FMS welcome everyone with an interest in statistics; there are no requirements for education or employment. Membership fees currently 200 SEK per year for the Swedish Statistical Society, and 75 SEK per year for FMS.

To join the Swedish Statistical Society, send a mail to with your address.

To join FMS, send a mail to with the following information: name, address, education, workplace and brief description of duties, and Swedish Statistical Society membership status (e.g. current member or have applied to be a member).