IEEE is the world’s largest professional association with more than 400'000 engineers and physicists worldwide. It contains 46 societies, with the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) being one of them, with about 3'000 members. Since several years NPSS organizes instrumentation schools in the areas of instrumentation for particle physics and medical imaging (PET). The schools were mainly held in developing counties like Vietnam, South Africa, Malaysia and Senegal, and were a mixture of introductory lectures and practical hands-on sessions in electronics, data acquisition and analysis. Efforts are currently under way to join efforts and resources between ASP and NPSS for future schools.