The Adolphe Quetelet Society (Société Adolphe Quetelet - Adolphe Quetelet Vereniging)
was founded in December 1952 by Professor Léopold Martin, as a Region of the Biometric
Society (now called International Biometric Society
Its scope is to contribute to the development of quantitative biology in Belgium. The
Society has about one hundred members. It sets up scientific meetings, oftentimes in
collaboration with other learned societies. In 1988, a group of members of the Adolphe
Quetelet Society organised in Namur the 14th International Biometric Conference (IBC'88).
Some members of the Adolphe Quetelet Society are involved in the management of the
International Biometric Society. The latter is an international society devoted to the
mathematical and statistical aspects of biology. Biologists, mathematicians,
statisticians, and others interested in its objectives are invited to become members.
Through its regional organisations the Society sponsors regional and local meetings.
National secretaries serve the interests of members in many regions throughout the world.