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Academy for Sports Dentistry

The Academy was founded in 1983 as a forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs... Details
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Academy of Doctors of Audiology

Established in 1977, the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA) is a national organization that fosters and supports the professional dispensing of hearing aids by qualified audiologists in rehabilitative... Details
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Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist. The AGD’s mission is to serve the needs and represent the... Details
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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of... Details
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AcademyHealth

The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy was established in June 2000 as the result of a merger between the Alpha Center and the Association for Health Services Research. The Academy... Details
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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a nationwide resource for addiction-related information funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), Center... Details
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Air & Waste Management Association

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), formerly The Air Pollution Control Association, founded in 1907, seeks to advance the art and science of air pollution control and waste management and works... Details
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American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), founded in 1948, is a multidisciplinary scientific society devoted to the study of cerebral palsy and related neurological disorders... Details
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

The evolution of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) dates back to the early 1920s with the founding of two professional organizations: the Society for the Study of Asthma and... Details
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American Academy of Audiology

Founded in 1988, the American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public. To accomplish its objective the Academy strives... Details
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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental illnesses affecting... Details
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American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Created in 1991, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is an international network of researchers and clinicians representing the leading edge approach to oral appliance therapy in the... Details
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American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) was founded in 1938 to encourage and provide continuing education in dermatology. The Academy sponsors a number of educational events for its membership throughout... Details
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American Academy of Environmental Medicine

About AAEM The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and... Details
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American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Academy, formed in 1964 by the merger of two plastic surgery associations, is a medical society for surgeons who perform plastic and reconstructive surgery on the head, face, and neck. The Academy's... Details
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American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), originally the American Academy of General Practice, was founded in 1947 and has chapters in all States. Its purpose is to represent the interests of... Details
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American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Founded in 1951, the Academy is the professional organization for dentists specializing in implant dentistry (implantology). The Academy holds annual meetings for members, publishes an academic bi-monthly,... Details
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American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Founded in 1987, the purpose of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is to promote the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training... Details
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American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

The goal of this scientific and educational association of orthopedists and neurosurgeons is to improve the quality of care and directions for patients in the fields of orthopaedics and neurosurgery. ... Details
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American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a professional society composed of neurologists and professionals in related fields who share a common goal of continued growth and development of the neurological... Details
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American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

The mission of AANP is to promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners and to act as a forum to enhance the identity and continuity of all nurse practitioner specialties.... Details
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American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical... Details
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.... Details
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American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), founded in 1941, represents over 2700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose,... Details
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American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and... Details
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American Academy of Pain Management

The American Academy of Pain Management is the largest Pain Organization in the United States. Academy Membership is 6,000 strong and growing. The Academy provides credentialing, accreditation of facilities,... Details
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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The AAPD’s 8,000 members serve as primary care and specialty providers for millions of children from infancy through adolescence; provide advanced, specialty-level care for infants, children, adolescents... Details
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American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), founded in 1930, is a professional association dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, and young adults. The AAP is concerned with... Details
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American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is a 7900-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures... Details
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American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was founded to maximize the quality of life while minimizing the incidence, severity and prevalence of physical impairments and disabilities.... Details
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American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. AAPSM believes that providing such knowledge... Details
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), formerly the American Sleep Disorders Association, is a professional medical society for more than 10,000 clinicians, researchers and other health care providers... Details
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American Art Therapy Association, Inc.

The American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (Association) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. Its mission is to serve its members and... Details
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American Association for Clinical Chemistry

AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines.... Details
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American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of older people and improving the care of those with... Details
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American Association for Hand Surgery

When it was founded by a group of hand surgeons in 1970, the purpose of the American Association for Hand Surgery was to provide an educational forum to increase the professional expertise and knowledge... Details
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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the national association of marriage and family therapists. A principal goal of the AAMFT is to increase understanding, research and... Details
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American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) provides support and resources for Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Strabismologists, related personnel and their patients by way of its... Details
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American Association for Respiratory Care

The AARC is a not-for-profit professional association representing more than 37,000 members. For more than 50 years, the AARC has led the respiratory care profession in science, education and research.... Details
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American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a... Details
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American Association of Birth Centers

The National Association of Childbearing Centers (NACC) is the Nation's largest repository of information on freestanding birth centers. It offers a telephone information consultation service, workshops,... Details
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American Association of Blood Banks

The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) was established in 1947 as a national association of hospital and community blood banks, transfusion services, and other immunohematologic services; to improve... Details
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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

A professional medical organization devoted to the field of clinical endocrinology, the mission of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is to enhance the practice of clinical endocrinology... Details
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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) works to advance osteopathic medical education through service to colleges and students. AACOM provides prospective students with a... Details
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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

This not-for-profit association was formed with a mission to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units. AACN's vision is actualized by the following organizations: AACN, The... Details
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American Association of Dental Boards

The mission of the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) is to serve as a resource by providing a national forum for exchange,development and dissemination of information to assist dental regulatory... Details
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American Association of Diabetes Educators

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) was founded as a multidisciplinary organization working to foster communication and cooperation among individuals and organizations involved in diabetes... Details
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American Association of Endodontists

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is the organization of endodontic specialists and other dental professionals worldwide with an interest in endodontics. The Association was founded in 1943... Details
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American Association of Immunologists

The American Association of Immunologists represents the professional interests of its membership through:Representation of research funding and science policy concerns of AAI members to Congress and responsible... Details
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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

The mission of this association is to transform the medical paradigm from disease management and managed costs to true health care. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Web site offers resources... Details
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American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

The primary goal of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (formerly the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine) is to serve physicians who diagnose and treat... Details
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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, IL., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization for more than 30,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).... Details
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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is defined by the American Dental Association as the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects... Details
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American Association of Orthodontists

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is a professional association of educationally qualified orthodontic specialists dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics and dentofacial... Details
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American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), founded in 1967, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to training, education, and research in the field of sex... Details
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American Association of Sleep Technologists

The mission of this professional membership association is to promote and advance the development of the profession through education of its members; establish a level of competency through its credentialing... Details
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American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS), founded in 1968, promotes the study of suicide and suicide prevention services. AAS activities include an annual meeting, a clinical training institute,... Details
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American Association of Tissue Banks

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is an educational and scientific, tax exempt organization founded in 1976. Its mission is to facilitate the provision of transplantable tissues of uniform... Details
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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of mental retardation. We're a powerful community of leaders... Details
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American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, founded in 1994, is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal... Details
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American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc.

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is the comprehensive credentialing organization for establishing individual and organizational performance standards... Details
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American Board of Emergency Medicine

Founded in 1979, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABEM is an independent, non-profit organization... Details
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American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional... Details
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American Board of Internal Medicine

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) establishes the requirements for certification and maintenance of certification for physicians in internal medicine, its subspecialties, and areas of added... Details
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American Board of Orthodontics

This specialty board in dentistry offers a certification program for orthodontists. Certification, which is a voluntary process, provides an extensive review of the orthodontist's basic education, as... Details
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American Board of Pediatrics

Founded in 1933, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABP is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate... Details
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American Burn Association

This is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of health professionals that provide care and rehabilitation to burn patients, conduct burn-related research, educate burn team members, develop/implement... Details
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American Chiropractic Association

The ACA is a professional organization representing Doctors of Chiropractic. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the chiropractic profession and the services of Doctors of Chiropractic... Details
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American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an international, non-profit medical society of health care professionals from 30 disciplines and 40 countries who treat and/or research birth... Details
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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The ACAAI is a professional association of 4,000 allergists/immunologists. Established in 1942, the ACAAI is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy and immunology through research,... Details
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American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a nonprofit medical society dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment... Details
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American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, surgery, critical care and related fields for physicians. Programs... Details
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American College of Emergency Physicians

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), founded in 1968, is a medical specialty organization of over 22,000 members, 53 chapters, and 26 sections that focus on critical issues, such as injury... Details
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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 6,000 physician members. The mission of the College is to advance the competency of foot and ankle... Details
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American College of Gastroenterology

ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by... Details
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American College of Medical Toxicology

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty focusing... Details
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American College of Nurse-Midwives

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) establishes standards for the practice of nurse-midwifery, certifies nurse-midwives, and accredits nurse-midwifery education programs. ACNM holds an annual... Details
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American College of Phlebology

The American College of Phlebology (formerly the North American Society of Phlebology) was founded in 1985. It has grown to be the largest phlebology society in the United States with over 900 members.... Details
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American College of Physicians

The mission of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. ACP membership... Details
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American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) helps to improve the health of individuals and populations through evidence based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to... Details
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American College of Prosthodontists

The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training who are the experts in creating optimal oral health, both in function and appearance... Details
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American College of Radiology

The 34,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. The ACR has devoted... Details
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American College of Rheumatology

This is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that serves its members through programs of education, research and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with... Details
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American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM’s Mission Statement: The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain... Details
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American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS), founded in 1913, promotes high standards for surgeons and works for excellence in the quality of surgical care. ACS activities and services include continuing education,... Details
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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has over 55,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. ACOG works primarily... Details
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American Council on Exercise®

The American Council on Exercise®(ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. ACE helps to protect all segments of... Details
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American Counseling Association

In 1952, four independent associations established the American Personnel and Guidance Association to provide a stronger voice for related counseling professions. In 1983, the association became the American... Details
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American Dance Therapy Association

The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice,... Details
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American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA), through its Catalog Sales Department, develops and distributes educational materials on dental health. Other services include workshops and seminars and sponsorship... Details
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American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) was formed in 1923 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists. Today, ADHA is the largest national organization representing... Details
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American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has over 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA, a... Details
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American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of close to 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The... Details
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American Group Psychotherapy Association

The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), founded in 1942, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals in group psychotherapy. It makes available published information on... Details
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American Head and Neck Society

The American Head and Neck Society (formerly the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery), was founded in 1958 and currently serves over 1500 fellows, most of whom are head and neck surgeons in the... Details
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American Health Care Association

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, and subacute... Details
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American Health Information Management Association

With more than 54,000 members, AHIMA is the leading organization in health information management. AHIMA has been representing and certifying medical record professionals since 1928. Our expertise includes... Details
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American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is the only organization that represents all holistic veterinarians. Members have access to information on Complementary and Alternative Veterinary... Details
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American Industrial Hygiene Association

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is an international professional organization of industrial hygienists and allied specialists devoted to promoting the study and control of environmental... Details
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American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is the only major medical society in the United States devoted entirely to education and research in medical diagnostic ultrasound. Founded in 1951,... Details
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American Library Association

This association represents all types of libraries: public, school, academic, state, and special libraries serving government, commerce, the armed services, hospitals, prisons and other institutions. Its... Details
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American Massage Therapy Association

The mission of this association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. The Association serves its membership, the public and the profession, by pursuing... Details
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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The AMA disseminates information on issues important to physicians, patients,... Details
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American Medical Women's Association

The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents,... Details
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American Mental Health Counselors Association

Founded in 1976, the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is the only organization working exclusively for mental health counselors. Mental health counselors believe in the dignity and... Details
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American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved... Details
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American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality... Details
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American Optometric Association

Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry,... Details
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) provides a scientific outlet for presentation and publication of new ideas; an opportunity for physician to meet and exchange ideas regarding... Details
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American Osteopathic Association

Representing more than 78,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students. In... Details
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American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

The purpose of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) is to improve the standards of the practice of dermatology, to stimulate the study and extend knowledge in the field of dermatology,... Details
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American Physical Therapy Association

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is a national professional organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students throughout the United States. The... Details
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American Podiatric Medical Association

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated... Details
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American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 36,000 psychiatric physicians from the... Details
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American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that has more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The mission of... Details
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American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association (APHA), formed in 1872, serves the interests of professionals in the public health field. APHA services include publications, annual meetings, programs for each... Details
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American Rhinologic Society

The American Rhinologic Society’s mission is to serve, represent and advance the science and the ethical practice of rhinology. The Society promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in... Details
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American Running Association

The American Running Association (ARA), in conjunction with its sister organization, the American Medical Athletic Association, provides information for runners and supports educational campaigns to decrease... Details
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American School Counselor Association

This national organization represents the profession of school counseling. The association's mission is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and the development of all students. ASCA... Details
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American School Health Association

The mission of the American School Health Association is to build the capacity of its members to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and advocate for effective school health strategies that... Details
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American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Dermatologic surgery is one of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties in the U.S. Founded in 1970, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and its nearly 5,400 members... Details
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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal... Details
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American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is a professional association dedicated to the exploration and applications of laser technology to biology, medicine, and surgery. The Society... Details
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American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division... Details
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American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is a professional and scientific organization, established to encourage the development of improved patient care through clinical nutritional... Details
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American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, formerly the American Fertility Society, was founded in 1944 as the American Society for the Study of Sterility. Its objective is to disseminate clinical... Details
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American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Founded in 1945 , the American Society for Surgery of the Hand works to improve the quality of care for hand patients. With over 2000 hand surgeons around the world as members, the organization advances... Details
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American Society for the Alexander Technique

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States. AmSAT is an educational, nonsectarian, nondiscriminatory... Details
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American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) was founded in 1905 to advance the art and science of anesthesiology as a medical specialty and to raise standards through education and research. A nonprofit... Details
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American Society of Bariatric Physicians

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is a national medical specialty society of physicians who offer comprehensive programs in the medical treatment of overweight, obesity and associated... Details
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American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), founded in 1974 as the American Intra-Ocular Society, disseminates information and encourages communication among ophthalmologists about... Details
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American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) was founded in 1957 as a society for health professionals interested in the clinical applications of hypnosis. ASCH conducts training workshops in hypnosis,... Details
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American Society of Clinical Oncology

This nonprofit professional organization represents more than 15,000 cancer professionals worldwide. ASCO offers scientific and educational programs and a wide range of other initiatives intended to foster... Details
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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Established in 1899, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the leading professional society representing more than 1200 board-certified colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons... Details
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American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists was founded in 1969 to represent the interests of its members and promote safe and effective medication therapy for the nation's long-term care residents.... Details
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Founded in 1942, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is a national professional association representing pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term... Details
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American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is a professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society currently has nearly 8,000 active members, including researchers,... Details
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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The specialty of plastic surgery covers a wide range of procedures, and unlike other medical specialties which concentrate on one particular area of the body, plastic surgeons are involved in the reconstruction... Details
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American Society of Safety Engineers

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSE's mission is to foster the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge,... Details
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American Society of Transplantation

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) was founded in 1982 and is an organization of more than 2,600 transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation.... Details
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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

This organization represents scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education. The interests of the Society lie in tropical... Details
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Founded in 1925 as the American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a nonprofit organization established to maintain professional standards, encourage... Details
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American Tai Chi Association

The mission of the American Tai Chi Association is to promote Tai Chi as a complementary and alternative medicine to benefit the public health; promote Tai Chi as a physical activity for fitness and wellness;... Details
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American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) was founded in 1905 as an international, professional and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine. Today, the Society has approximately... Details
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American Venous Forum

The American Venous Forum (AVF) is an international consortium of venous and lymphatic specialists dedicated to improving patient care. AVF promotes venous and lymphatic health through innovative research,... Details
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American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government,... Details
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Asian American Psychological Association

AAPA was formed to advance the welfare of Asian Americans through the development of Asian American psychology. The Association shall assist and advance understanding of, encourage research and service... Details
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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

AAPB is a Section 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. AAPB's mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health... Details
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Association for Death Education and Counseling

This is a multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying. Visit this organization's web site and get information... Details
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Association of American Indian Physicians

The mission of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing... Details
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Association of Black Psychologists

This association serves as the leader and international resource for addressing the psychological needs of African people in the Diaspora. ABPsi works in collaboration with other Afrocentric associations... Details
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Association of Chiropractic Colleges

The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) is comprised of accredited chiropractic educational programs in North America and affiliate member institutions worldwide. Its mission is to represent accredited... Details
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Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) is involved in the following activities to accomplish its goal: publishes a quarterly newsletter and the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy;... Details
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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families,... Details
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Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) was founded in 1963 as the education arm of Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA) and incorporated as an independent organization 1972.... Details
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Association of Schools of Public Health

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) was established in 1953 to facilitate communication among the leadership of schools of public health in the United States. The Association assists its... Details
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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) is a non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for oral health. ASTDD assists state... Details
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories,... Details
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Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) was created to establish and maintain standards for practitioners who use biofeedback and to certify those who meet these standards. The primary... Details
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C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth

Located at Dartmouth, this Institute is dedicated to the improvement of human health. The Institute designs and implements strategies that enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities.... Details
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Center for the Advancement of Health

The Center for the Advancement of Health is an independent nonprofit organization funded by foundations to promote greater recognition of how psychological, social, behavioral, economic and environmental... Details
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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. CARF develops... Details
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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Four decades ago, the Crohn's & Colitis... Details
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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition is an advocacy organization comprised of several national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. The DDNC focuses on improving... Details
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Endocrine Society

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, The Endocrine Society is comprised of nearly 8,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1916, the Society is dedicated to the study and treatment of the endocrine system. The Society... Details
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Eye Bank Association of America, Inc.

The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), established in 1961, is the oldest transplant association in the nation. The EBAA champions the restoration of sight through core services to its members which... Details
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FCMS International Office

The mission of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies is to foster communication and association of medical societies and health care professionals sharing a common goal... Details
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Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.

The Federation is composed of 70 member boards whose primary responsibilities and obligations are to protect the public through the regulation of physicians and other health care providers. FSMB serves... Details
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Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981 as the... Details
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Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an organization of physicians, scientists, and allied professionals throughout the world dedicated to the study and the management of cardiac arrhythmias. Its mission... Details
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Hope Heart Institute

The Hope Heart Institute conducts research and education programs that aim to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for all at risk of, or afflicted with, heart and blood vessel... Details
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Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is a professional membership association, the purpose of which is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties... Details
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Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication... Details
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Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior

Founded in 1977, the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is a nonprofit educational organization begun with the primary objective of knowledge dissemination in the bio-behavioral sciences.... Details
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Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

The IVAT is an important International resource, research and training center that includes all areas of violence, abuse and trauma. The Institute encompasses multiple centers, which focus on Family Violence... Details
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Interamerican College Of Physicians and Surgeons

Interamerican College Of Physicians and Surgeons is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to promote cooperation among U.S. Hispanic physicians and to advance their professional and educational needs.... Details
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International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) represents clinicians and lay persons providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Its mission is to improve the quality of prevention,... Details
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International Brain Injury Association

The International Brain Injury Association was founded by George A. Zitnay, PhD and Martin B. Foil, Jr. following an international meeting on brain injury held at Oxford University in April of 1993. The... Details
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International Hearing Society

The International Hearing Society (IHS), formed in 1951 as a professional organization of hearing aid specialists, promotes and maintains the highest possible standards in the hearing aid field and helps... Details
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International Lactation Consultant Association

The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for... Details
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International Pelvic Pain Society

In 1995 a group of physicians met to discuss their common interest in treating one of the most difficult of clinical problems, chronic pelvic pain. From the beginning, gynecologist, urologist, psychologist... Details
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International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective... Details
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International Society of Travel Medicine

This goal of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is to advance the specialty of travel medicine. The organization is comprised of 3,000 members in over 80 countries who are committed to... Details
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International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) is a unique, not-for-profit, professional, medical, membership society, whose mission is to improve the health and life expectancy of ethnic... Details
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Medical Library Association

MLA, a nonprofit, educational organization, is comprised of health sciences information professionals with more than 4,500 members worldwide. Through its programs and services, MLA provides lifelong educational... Details
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Midwives Alliance of North America

Founded in 1982, the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates. MANA's central mission is to promote midwifery as a quality health care... Details
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National Academies of Emergency Dispatch

Formed in 1988, the Academy's main function is that of a standard-setting organization for all aspects of Emergency Dispatch. NAED is also an academic Academy with the mission statement: "To conduct an... Details
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National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a nonprofit membership association of over 100,000 that works on behalf of high quality programs for young children, birth through... Details
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National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

NAADAC is the nation's largest association of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities. NAADAC's mission is to lead, unify, and empower... Details
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National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is a private, nonprofit organization that represents the interests of approximately 629 Area Agencies on Aging and more than 18,000 title VI native... Details
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National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) was formed in 1975 to serve as the professional organization for EMTs, paramedics, instructors, and administrators. Services and activities... Details
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National Association of Health Data Organizations

The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national non-profit membership and educational association dedicated to improving health care data collection and use. NAHDO’s members... Details
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National Association of Health Underwriters

Founded in 1930, NAHU is a professional association for men and women who are active in the health insurance industry. The association is dedicated to the advancement of those in the health insurance... Details
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National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) was founded in 1973 as a non-profit specialty nursing organization devoted to improving the quality of infant and child health care. The... Details
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National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

NAPGCM was formed in 1985 as the “National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers.” Membership consisted of approximately 50 members (mostly nurses and social workers), who were business owners... Details
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National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advances the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students. NASN is committed to improving health outcomes... Details
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National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was founded in 1955 as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven predecessor organizations. It promotes the professional growth... Details
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National Association of State Medicaid Directors

The National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD) is a bi-partisan, professional, non-profit organization of representatives of state Medicaid agencies. The primary purposes of NASMD are to... Details
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National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

The National Board for Certification is an independent, non-profit, credentialing organization, established to promote continuing competency assurance of hearing health professionals and to provide a standard... Details
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National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification... Details
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National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), a not-for-profit organization, is the principal testing agency for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops and administers... Details
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National Braille Association, Inc.

The National Braille Association (NBA) was founded in 1945 to provide continuing education to those who prepare braille, and to provide braille materials to persons who are visually impaired. The organization's... Details
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National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

The mission of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is to foster high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a recognized credible... Details
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National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a non-profit organization established in 1982. NCCAOM's primary mission is to protect the public by examining and... Details
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National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), founded in 1906, serves as the national association for collegiate athletics. As a voluntary association of more than 900 institutions, the NCAA administers... Details
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National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. (NCBC) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission and purpose is to promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a... Details
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National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses

The National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN), founded in 1949, offers membership to licensed practical/vocational nurses and students. As a professional organization it offers support... Details
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National Health Council

The National Health Council (NHC), founded in 1920, is a nonprofit association of health organizations, including voluntary health agencies, professional and membership associations, nonprofit voluntary... Details
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National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), founded 1948, serves hemophiliacs and their families through its local chapters. Patient services include support of comprehensive care centers, scholarships,... Details
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National Hispanic Medical Association

Founded in 1994, National Hispanic Medical Association acts as a representative for the 26,000 licensed physicians and 1,800 full-time Hispanic medical faculty dedicated to teaching medical and health... Details
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National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA) was founded in 1895 as a professional organization for African-American physicians. Its goals are to raise professional and educational standards, to promote cooperation... Details
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National Optometric Association

The recruitment of minority students for the schools and colleges of optometry and their placement into appropriate practice settings upon graduation are two basic concerns of the National Optometric Association.... Details
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National PACE Association

A nonprofit membership organization, NPA represents the interests of over 100 organizational members. These member organizations share the goal of promoting the availability of quality, comprehensive,... Details
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National Perinatal Association

The National Perinatal Association (NPA) is a multidisciplinary group concerned with perinatal health issues from preconception through infancy. Our members foster optimal perinatal health and quality... Details
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National Private Duty Association

The National Private Duty Association seeks to enhance the strength and professionalism of private duty home care providers through education and development of best practices. Details
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National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), founded in 1965 by the merger of seven organizations, promotes the interests of the park and recreation movement through public information, political... Details
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National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, a national nonprofit organization since 1974, is committed to advancing psychology as a profession and improving the delivery of high quality... Details
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National Rehabilitation Association

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) was founded in 1925 to promote the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through advocacy, professional development, and public education. State... Details
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National Rural Health Association

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a membership organization dedicated to the improvement of health care services in rural areas. NRHA acts as a clearinghouse for information on rural health... Details
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National Society of Genetic Counselors

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Local and national continuing education... Details
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National Strength and Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents... Details
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National Therapeutic Recreation Society

The National Therapeutic Recreation Society, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association, is a membership organization with the belief that leisure and recreation should be available to all... Details
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North American Menopause Society

Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause.... Details
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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), founded in 1972, is the only society in North America and the largest in the world dedicated to serving... Details
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North American Spine Society

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary organization for health care providers that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy. Details
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Obesity Society

The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity,... Details
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Oncology Nursing Society

The Oncology Nursing Society, ONS, was officially incorporated in 1975. ONS is a national specialty nursing organization of more than 33,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated... Details
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Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures

The mission of this organization is to promote dental infection control and related science-based health and safety policies and practices. OSAP supports this commitment to the dental workers and the public... Details
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PTA National Headquarters

The National PTA, founded in 1897, comprises 6.5 million members in the 50 States, Washington, DC, the European Congress, and Pacific Congress (serving the Department of Defense schools oversees). There... Details
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Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) is a membership organization for interpreters and transliterators for the deaf. RID distributes information about interpreting, evaluates and certifies interpreters,... Details
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Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

The major focus of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) is the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence. The RCAP develops and evaluates... Details
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School Nutrition Association

The School Nutrition Association (SNA)--formerly the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA)--was established in 1946, the year the National School Lunch Act became law. SNA's mission is to advance... Details
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Scoliosis Research Society

The Scoliosis Research Society, founded in 1966, provides an international forum for those interested in the management of scoliosis and other spinal deformities. It holds a yearly meeting at which health... Details
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Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), established in 1968, is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents... Details
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Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) was formed in 1949 to stimulate and support professional research on hypnosis and its boundary areas, to encourage members of professional and scientific... Details
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Society for Neuroscience

The Society is an organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Members are residents of Canada, Mexico and the United States... Details
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Society for Nutrition Education

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) promotes the nutritional well-being of the public through improved practice in education, research, and public policy. The Society conducts and promotes nutrition... Details
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Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

An Affiliate of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility(SREI) is composed of over 850 members whose mission is to engender excellence... Details
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Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, Inc.

The Society for the Advancement of Blood management (SABM) is a nonprofit organizaton and professional society of physicians, nurses, and technicians with expertise in patient blood management with a mission... Details
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Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity

The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51, of the American Psychological Association, advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training,... Details
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Society for Vascular Medicine

The Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology comprises a variety of health professionals working in the field of vascular medicine and vascular technology. The society's mission is to: promote and advance... Details
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Society for Vascular Surgery

The Society for Vascular Surgery seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. Details
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Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

A professional organization of nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science and practice... Details
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Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is a national medical specialty organization of physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals who are trained in the comprehensive management of women with... Details
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Society of Interventional Radiology

This site provides information for both patients and professionals on the uses of interventional radiology, including new technology to treat uterine fibroids. Details
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Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head­-Neck Nurses, Inc.

This national professional orginzation is dedicated to professional nursing standards and certification in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck nursing. Details
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Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The largest thoracic surgical organization in the world, STS has a membership of over 4,100 that include a significant majority of all board-certified thoracic surgeons in the United States and Canada.... Details
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South Asian Public Health Association

The mission of the South Asian Public Health Association is to promote the health and well-being of South Asian communities and to contribute to the advancement of public health professionals. Details
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The American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society (ATS) is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For over 40 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention... Details
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Visiting Nurse Associations of America

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is a national association that supports, promotes and advocates for community-based, nonprofit home health and hospice providers that care for all individuals... Details
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Water Quality Association

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an association for the point-of-use water treatment industry, promotes the advancement of the industry. The WQA holds meetings to facilitate the exchange of information,... Details
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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and continence problems.... Details
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