The International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science was created in Menton (France) in 1967. The members are chosen among the scientists of all countries who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work, their role of pioneer or leader of a school in the broad field of the application of quantum mechanics to the study of molecules and macromolecules. The Academy main goal is to provide a forum for international contact and collaboration and a periodical evaluation of the main developments, advances and promising directions of research in the broad field of its interest. One of the main initiatives of the Academy is the organization every three years of International Congresses in Quantum Chemistry. Another initiative consists of an annual attribution of a medal to a young member of the scientific community who has distinguished himself/herself by a pioneering and important contribution.