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Medical Associations and Societies
Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
Represents nurses practicing adult health/medical-surgical nursing.


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

   The study and treatment of allergic diseases since 1943.


American Academy of Family Physicians

   The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors.


American Academy of Nursing

   An organization of distinguished leaders in nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to health care.


American Academy of Pediatrics

   The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

   AACN is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.


The American Association of Health Plans

   The American Association of Health Plans is the national trade association representing more than 1,000 health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, point-of-service plans, and other similar health plans that care for more than 140 million Americans.


American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

   The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field.


American Association of Medical Review Officers

   Nationally recognized certification program represents an objective standard of competency and expertise for Medical Review Officers.


American Association for Medical Transcription

   A professional organisation for the advancement of medical transcription and for the education and development of medical transcriptionists as medical language specialists.


American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

   The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is a national organization of 3,400 registered nurses and other health care professionals dedicated to improving the care of the neuroscience patient and to furthering the interests of health professionals in the neurosciences.


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

   To improve the quality of nurse anesthesia education and provide competent providers.


American Association of Nurse Attorneys

   To promote the dual profession of nurse attorney.


American Association of Physician Specialists

   coordinates the administrative and testing activities of affiliated boards of certification.


American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

   AAPI represents 32,000 physicians of Indian origin practicing in the United States.


American Association for Respiratory Care

   Developing professionalism in respiratory care.


American Association of Spinal Cord Nurses

   The American Association of Spinal Cord Nurses (AASCIN) is dedicated to promoting quality care for individuals with Spinal Cord Impairment.


American Board of Generalist Physicians

   The American Board of Generalist Physicians is a certifying body designed to ensure a high standard of practice in primary care delivery.


American Board of Medical Specialties

   Umbrella organisation for medical specialty boards that certify physicians training based on established graduate medical educational standards.


American College of Cardiology

   The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a professional society of over 24,000 cardiovascular physicians and scientists from around the world.


American College of International Physicians

   Helps international medical graduates and physicians establish themselves in the USA.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

   With a membership of 40,000 physicians, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.


American College of Medical Genetics

   The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) is an organization composed of biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics.


The American College of Radiology

   The American College of Radiology, with more than 30,000 members, is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States.


American College of Surgeons

   The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.


The American Geriatrics Society

   To bring the health care concerns of our rapidly aging population to the forefront of the national consciousness.


The American Gastroenterological Association

   10,000 gastroenterologic physicians and scientists throughout the world engaged in clinical practice, research, and education belong to the AGA.


American Psychiatric Association

   American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.


American Psychiatric Nurses Association

   The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, improves mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups and communities and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.


American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

   The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.


American Dental Association

   The ADA is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry.


American Holistic Nurses' Association

   The goal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association is to bring concepts of holism to all areas of nursing practice.


American Hospital Association

   The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.


American Lebanese Medical Association

   The ALMA mission is to develop a society through which physicians and other health care professionals who share Lebanese heritage or a humanitarian interest in Lebanon and its people may come together and undertake concrete projects to improve the health and well being of all of Lebanon's diverse religious and cultural communities.


The American Lung Association

   To reinforce the importance of clean air and lung health.


American Medical Association

   The AMA's work includes the development and promotion of standards in medical practice, research, and education; strong advocacy agenda on behalf of patients and physicians; and the commitment to providing accurate, timely information and discourse on matters important to the health of America.


American Medical Informatics Association

   AMIA's mission is to advance the public interest through charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities.


American Medical Women's Association

   A national organisation of women physicians and students, providing the unique voice for women's health.


The American National Red Cross

   Provides Armed Forces Emergency Services, Biomedical Services, Disaster Services, Health and Safety Services, International Services, Nursing, Youth Involvement.


American Nurses Association

   The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 53 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members.


American Nurses Foundation

   The American Nurses Foundation exists to promote the health of the public and advance the nursing profession through the development and support of programs of excellence.


American Psychiatric Nurses Association

   The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, improves mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups and communities and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.


American Sleep Apnea Association

   The ASAA is an organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.


American Society of Addiction Medicine

   The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions.


American Society of Anesthesiologists

   The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.


American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

   The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy represents almost 7,000 gastroenterologists, surgeons, and other digestive health specialists who remain committed to furthering the knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of GI disease through the appropriate use of endoscopic techniques.


The American Society of Hypertension

   The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US organization dedicated exclusively to hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.


American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses

   The mission of ASPRSN is to promote high standards of plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice and patient care through education, exchange of information, and scientific inquiry.


American Thoracic Society

   The ATS is a strong promotion of multidisciplinary critical care and acute respiratory medicine at national and international levels.


Arizona Medical Association

   The mission of the Arizona Medical Association is to promote and provide leadership in the art and science of medicine.


Association of American Indian Physicians

   AAIP mission is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines.


Association of American Medical Colleges

   The mission of the Association of American Medical Colleges is to improve the health of the public by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine.


Association of Indian Pathologists in North America

   The Association of Indian Pathologists in North America (AIPNA) is a not for profit medical organization, formed exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes.


Association of Medical Doctors of Asia

   AMDA's mission is to promote the health and well being of underprivileged and marginalized people in Asia and other continents.


The Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics

   Established in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental clinics, a non-profit organization, is committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental health through information sharing and collaborative research.


Association Of Pakistani Physicians Of North America

   Improving the quality of medicine and delivery of better health care, without regard to race, color, creed, sex or age; to facilitate a greater and better understanding and relations amongst Pakistani physicians and between them and the people of North America.


Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

   The Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON) is the leading professional organization for registered nurses caring for children and adolescents with cancer and their families.


Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

   AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to promote quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards, services, and representation.


Association of Police Surgeons

   Professional association for all police surgeons in the United Kingdom, who work in the area of clinical forensic medicine.


Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

   Over 7,000 rehabilitation and restorative nurses who focus on improving people's functional outcomes.


Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

   The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is a not for profit association of 22,000 health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad who are dedicated to establishing and promoting the highest standards of nursing practice.


Australian College for Emergency Medicine

   The ACEM is an incorporated educational institution whose prime objective is the training and examination of specialist emergency physicians for Australia and New Zealand.


Australian Medical Association

   The Australian Medical Association is an independent organisation which represents more than 26,000 doctors.


The British Association for Accident & Emergency Medicine

   Offers a dynamic resource for disseminating and collecting new information relevant to Accident & Emergency Medicine.


British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

   For the advancement of study, practice and research in paediatric surgery and the fostering of professional relations with paediatric surgeons overseas.


The British Medical Association

   The British Medical Association is a professional association of doctors, representing their interests and providing services for its 122,000 plus members.


Canadian Medical Association

   The CMA's mission is to provide leadership for physicians and to promote the highest standard of health and health care for Canadians.


Chinese American Medical Society

   A non-profit organisation of medical professionals dedicated to improving the welfare of the Chinese community and raising awareness concerning Chinese American health issues.


Chinese Canadian Medical Society

   CCMS members serve in a voluntary capacity assisting or leading community projects, and as resources on medical issues for the public, including the Chinese media.


Chinese Medical Association

   Established in 1915 in Shanghai, the Chinese Medical Association is the organization for all medical workers in China.


Colorado Medical Society

   This membership organization, comprised of physicians, residents and medical students, was founded in 1871 to promote the art and science of medicine and to improve the public health.


Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

   This Association is a non-profit making organisation whose purpose is to promote the knowledge of and training in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition throughout the Commonwealth but especially amongst developing countries.


Commonwealth Medical Association

   Membership includes national medical associations of Commonwealth countries.


Council of Medical Specialty Societies

   A non-profit association whose members are 17 national specialty organizations representing more than 330,000 doctors nationwide.


Danish Medical Association

   To unite Danish doctors in order to protect the interests of the medical profession.


Doctors of the World

   Doctors of the World is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, dedicated to creating sustainable medical programs that promote and protect health and human rights in the United States and abroad.


Emergency Nurses Association

   ENA's mission is to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.


The Global Health Council

   The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to improving health worldwide.


The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

   Objectives of the Academy are: to promote the advancement of the art and science of medicine; to foster the development of continuing medical education; to promote integrity, ethical conduct and standards in the practice of medicine and its specialties; to promote the improvement of health care for Hong Kong citizens.


Hong Kong Medical Association

   Brings together government, institutional, university and private medical practitioners for exchange of views and co-ordination of efforts, and to promote public health.


Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

   The purpose of the HNPA is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.


Hungarian Medical Association of America, Inc.

   Maintains and advances Hungarian medical traditions in the United States and Canada.


Illinois State Medical Society

   The ISMS is a professional organization that represents and unifies its physician members as they practice the science and art of medicine.


Indiana State Medical Association

   The ISMA is dedicated to Indiana physicians and their efforts to provide the best possible health care for their patients.


The Intravenous Nurses Society

   The Intravenous Nurses Society exists to promote excellence in infusion nursing through standards, education, advocacy and outcomes research.


International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

   To promote international cooperations in professional training and the achievement of humanitarian ideals.


International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation

   Over 2200 members from over 45 countries, representing over 10 different disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-state heart and lung disease.


Irish Medical Organisation

   The Irish Medical Organisation was formed in 1984 following the amalgamation of the Irish Medical Association and the Irish Medical Union, to act as the national representative medical organisation linking all branches of the medical profession In Ireland.


Korean Medical Organization

   Maintains and advances medical traditions in Korea.


Los Angeles County Medical Association

   Comprised of 16 Districts throughout the county, LACMA represents approximately 8,000 physician members practicing over 80 specialties of medicine.


The Malaysian Medical Association

   To uphold the image and credibility of the medical profession in ensuring that the Members provide the highest standard of health care to the people of Malaysia.


Massachusetts Medical Society

   The oldest continuously operating medical society in the United States founded to "work toward the advancement of medical knowledge and to upgrade patient care."


The Maryland State Medical Society

   MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, was founded in 1799 and was one of the first professional organizations of its kind.


The Medical Association of Jamaica

   The Medical Association of Jamaica is an organization of medical doctors committed to the enhancement of the professional and personal development of its members thereby enabling them to contribute optimally to the health and well being of the society.


Medical Association of the State of Alabama

   Dedicated to the well being of physicians in the State of Alabama and their patients.


Medical Library Association

   For information professionals with an interest in the history of the health sciences.


Medical Society of Delaware

   Dedicated to furthering the ideals of the medical profession, thereby enhancing the health and well-being of the citizens of Delaware.


Medical Society of the District of Columbia

   Represents the interests and well-being of doctors and their patients in the DC area.


Medical Society of Virginia

   Virginia Medical Association of 6,700 physicians.


Medical Women's Federation

   The largest representative body of women doctors in the UK.


Michigan State Medical Society

   The voice of Michigan physicians.


Minnesota Medical Association

   Representing physicians and medical students in the state of Minnesota.


Missouri State Medical Association

   MSMA is the voice of more than 5,000 Missouri Physicians who strongly support the need for organized medicine and want to be active in their profession.


National Arab American Medical Association

   NAAMA is a non-profit, non-political, educational and charitable organization of medical professionals of Arab descent.


National Association of Inpatient Physicians

   A medical society for hospitalists, it serves as a forum for exchange of ideas about inpatient care and organisational aspects of hospitalist practise.


National Association of Neonatal Nurses

   The mission of this Association is to support and promote neonatal nursing.


National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

   The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses was established in 1980 to promote education and research related to nursing care of persons with orthopaedic conditions.


National Association of School Nurses

   The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization incorporated in 1979, which represents school nurses exclusively and has over 10,000 members and 50 School Nurse Association affiliates.


National Black Nurses Association

   The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American nurses throughout the United States.


The National Federation for the Orders of Doctors and Dentists

   In Italian and English.


National Hispanic Medical Association

   Comprised of Latino physicians and serves as an information clearinghouse for Latino physicians and other Latino healthcare professionals.


National League for Nursing

   The National League for Nursing advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.


National Medical Association

   Representing the interest of more than 20,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve.


North Carolina Medical Society

   As the largest physician organization in the state, the North Carolina Medical Society devotes itself to representing the interests of physicians and protecting the quality of patient care.


Northwest Podiatric Foundation

   Providing ongoing education in podiatric medicine.


Oncology Nursing Society

   The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a national organization of more than 27,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research, administration and education in the field of oncology.


Oregon Medical Association

   A professional association of physicians, residents, medical students, and physician assistants in Oregon.


Pennsylvania Medical Society

   Represents physicians, supports professional advancement in public health, public policy.


Physicians for Human Rights

   Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an organization of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens that uses the knowledge and skills of the medical and forensic sciences to investigate and prevent violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.


Physicians With Heart Airlift

   The Physicians With Heart partnership is an international humanitarian project sponsored by a coalition of three organizations: the American Academy of Family Physicians, The AAFP Foundation, and Heart to Heart International.


Portuguese American Health Professional Association

   Health professionals interested in the care of portuguese speaking immigrants source for portuguese language medical information.



   ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

   The College is the largest General Practitioner organisation in Australia as well as being the largest clinical college.


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

   To encourage the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, and the study and teaching of the scientific aspects of human reproduction.


Royal College of General Practitioners

   Health information for professionals in general practise and primary care. Contains details of college activities and services.


Royal Society of Medicine

   Independent, apolitical organisation which aims to provide educational activities and a chance to exchange information for those working in medicine and allied healthcare professions.


The Society of Critical Care Medicine

   The Society of Critical Care Medicine is a multidisciplinary, multispecialty, international organization whose mission is to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill patients.


Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

   SOHN is a national organization of progressive, career-oriented nurses dedicated to professional nursing standards and certification in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) and Head-Neck Nursing.


Society of Thoracic Surgeons

   The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is the largest thoracic surgical organization in the world; our over 4,100 members include a significant majority of all board-certified thoracic surgeons in the United States and Canada.


Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

   The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organization committed to excellence in patient care standards and a continuum of quality care, clinical practice, and research through education of its members, patients, families, and community.


South African Medical Association

   The mission of the South African Medical Association is to empower doctors to bring health to the nation.


Southern Medical Association

   SMA provides CME and Services to over 35,000 physicians in 17 Southern States.


State Medical Society of Wisconsin

   Representing physicians, residents and medical school students in the state of Wisconsin.


Tennessee Medical Association

   To provide leadership to support the unification and interaction of the physicians of Tennessee.


Thai Physicians Association of America

   To foster measures and conduct activities directed towards the sustenance and advancement of health care delivery and education in Thailand.


Traditional Practice Alliance

   A network of private practise doctors working to promote quality care.


Utah Medical Association

   Provide leadership to support the unification and interaction of the physicians of Utah.


Washington State Medical Association

   Provide leadership to the physicians of Washington.


Wyoming Medical Society

   Advocacy organisation for physicians and physician assistants. We represent our members, and strive to improve the health of Wyoming's citizens.


The World Health Organization

   The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international organization dedicated to improving health and wiping out disease in all countries.


The World Medical Association

   The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians.


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