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General Medicine and Healthcare

  Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education (ABSAME).    http://www.absame.org
  ABSAME is an organization committed to the integration of the knowledge, skills and perspectives of the social behavioral sciences into the lifelong education of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The goal of the organization is to educate healthcare providers to care for patients in a more integrated, effective and responsive manner.
 
  Health Education Library for People (HELP)    http://www.healthlibrary.com/
 
 
  Health Volunteers Overseas    http://www.hvousa.org
  HVO is a private, non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through training and education.
 
  Pharma-Lexicon    http://www.pharma-lexicon.com
  The world's largest online list of pharmaceutical abbreviations and acronyms.
 
  Mississippi Hospital Association    http://www.mhanet.org
 
 
  Medical Association of the State of Alabama    http://www.masalink.org
 
 
  Integrated Healthcare Association    http://www.iha.org
 
 
  Hospitalmanagement.net    http://www.hospitalmanagement.net
  www.hospitalmanagement.net is the official website of the International Hospital Federation: the largest and most important affiliation of hospital professionals in the world today.
 
  Consumer Healthcare Products Association    http://www.chpa-info.org
 
 
  The National Rural Health Association    http://www.NRHArural.org
  The National Rural Health Association is a national membership organization whose mission is to improve the health and healthcare of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. The NRHA is a non-profit association headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.
 
  University of Florida Library    http://www.library.health.ufl.edu
 
 

Allergy/Immunology

  British Society for Immunology    http://www.immunology.org
  The British Society for Immunology advances the science of Immunology through the publication of its journals, the organization of scientific meetings and its work with schools and the general public.
 
  Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology    http://csaci.medical.org/
 
 
  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology     http://www.aaaai.org/
 
 
  British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology    http://www.soton.ac.uk/~bsaci/
  To advance and encourage the study of allergy and clinical immunology.
 
  Clinical Immunology Society     http://www.clinimmsoc.org/
  The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), established in 1986,is devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of clinical immunology.
 

Anesthesiology

  American Academy of Pain Management    http://www.aapainmanage.org
 
 
  American Society of Anesthesiologists     http://www.asahq.org/homepageie.html
  The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 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.
 
  Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine on the Internet     http://www.invivo.net/bg/index2.html
  Many resources and sites about search engines, departments of anesthesia, critical care & emergency medicine.
 
  The American Board of Anesthesiology     http://www.abanes.org/
  Offering examinations to certify physicians in primary certification, recertification and two subspecialties - critial care medicine and pain management.
 
  American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine     http://www.asra.com/
  This site contains information about ASRA, as well as excerpts from our Newsletter, schedules of upcoming meetings, and information about fellowships in pain management. The headquarters in Richmond, Virginia is happy to provide you any further information. We welcome your visit to our site, and trust that you will find the information useful and worth revisiting as we update it each quarter.
 
  The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia     http://www.sambahq.org/
  The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia or SAMBA, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to advance the study and growth of ambulatory anesthesia and to encourage high ethical and professional standards by fostering and encouraging research, education and scientific progress in ambulatory anesthesia.
 
  Society for Pediatric Anesthesia    http://www.pedsanesthesia.org/
  Advancing the study of pediatric anesthesia and contributing to its growth and influence.
 

Cardiology

  The American Heart Association    http://www.americanheart.org
 
 
  The American College of Cardiology    http://www.acc.org
 
 
  Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation    http://www.cacr.ca
  The Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR) is a multi-disciplinary association of professionals dedicated to providing leadership in clinical practice, research and advocacy in cardiac disease prevention and rehabilitation for the enhancement and maintenance of cardiovascular health of Canadians.
 
  Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group    HTTP://www.healthyhearts.com
 
 
  Echowerkstatt.de    HTTP://www.echowerkstatt.de
 
 
  The European Society of Cardiology    HTTP://www.escardio.org
  The ESC promotes the development of cardiology and scientific exchanges for cardiologists and those who work in the field of cardiovascular disease in Europe.
 
  The International Academy of Cardiology    HTTP://www.cardiologyonline.com
  The International Academy of Cardiology is dedicated to the advancement of global research in cardiovascular medicine through the support of scientific meetings.
 
  The Sutter Heart Institute    HTTP://www.shi.org
  The Sutter Heart Institute is an affiliate of Sutter Health and California's largest referral center for all forms of cardiovascular disease.
 
  The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology    HTTP://www.asnc.org
 
 
  Echo-web    http://www.echo-web.com
 
 
  American Society of Echocardiography     http://www.asecho.org
 
 
  World Hypertension League    http://www.mco.edu/whl/
 
 
  HeartMDPhD    http://www.heartmdphd.com
  A Non-Commercial Physician-Authored Cardiology Web Site
 

Dentistry

  American Society for Dental Aesthetics    http://asdatoday.com
 
 
  American Dental Association    http://www.ada.org/
 
 
  Academy of General Dentistry     http://www.agd.org/
  The mission of the Academy of General Dentistry is to serve the needs and to represent the interests of general dentists and to foster their continued proficiency through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.
 
  International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research    http://www.iadr.com/
 
 
  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry     http://www.aapd.org/
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to improving and maintaining the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs.
 

Dermatology

  European Society for Dermatological Research    http://dermatology.azn.nl/esdr/
  The objective of the association is the promotion of scientific research in skin biology, skin diseases and allied subjects.
 
  American Society of Dermatology     http://www.asd.org/
  The American Society of Dermatology (ASD) is a non-partisan professional association of dematologists across the country.
 
  American Academy of Dermatology    http://www.aad.org/
 
 
  Canadian Dermatology Association     http://www.dermatologie.ca/
  The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925,represents Canadian dermatologists, the physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of the skin, hair and nails.
 
  Dermatology Foundation    http://www.dermfnd.org/
  The Dermatology Foundation was founded in 1964 by 10 dermatologists. Its primary purpose is to underwrite research for the future of dermatology.
 

Emergency Medicine

  British Association for Immediate Care    http://www.basics.org.uk/
 
 
  Society of Critical Care Medicine -- NJ Chapter     http://www.njsccm.org
 
 
  The American Academy of Emergency Medicine     http://www.aaem.org/
  The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is the specialty society of Emergency Medicine.
 
  American College of Emergency Physicians    http://www.acep.org/
  The American College of Emergency Physicians is a medical specialty society that was formed in 1968 to improve emergency care by setting high standards for emergency medical education and practice. The College and the specialty of emergency medicine came into being in response to the public's need for quality emergency care. Before emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty with unique training and skills, emergency rooms were often inadequately managed and staffed. As the number of patients seeking emergency care increased, the need for change became apparent. The College was created to effect that change and make it possible to properly train emergency physicians and staff emergency departments full time, thereby improving patient care and saving lives.
 
  Society for Academic Emergency Medicine    http://www.saem.org/
  The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's (SAEM) mission is to foster emergency medicine's academic environment in research, education, and health policy through forums, publications, inter-organizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for teachers, researchers, and students.
 
  eMED: Emergency Medicine Online     http://www.emed.org/
  The mission of emed.org is to bring together, in one place, all of the educational resources and all of the reference information and tools that an emergency medicine or primary care physician needs for clinical practice, and to make the information easy to find, easy to access, and easy to use.
 
  Weekly Web Review in Emergency Medicine     http://www.wwrem.com/
  Weekly Web Review in Emergency Medicine is dedicated to the critical analysis of current clinical literature on topics relevant to the practice of emergency medicine.
 

Hematology-Oncology

  International Union Against Cancer    http://www.uicc.org
 
 
  American Cancer Society    http://www.cancer.org/index.html
 
 
  American Society of Clinical Oncology    http://www.asco.org/
  The American Society of Clinical Oncology welcomes you to ASCO OnLine, an interactive resource for oncology professionals and cancer patients. ASCO OnLine provides a range of professionally edited information, as well as interactive services for ASCO.
 
  American Society of Hematology     http://www.hematology.org/
  The American Society of Hematology (ASH) represents over 10,000 clinicians and scientists committed to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
 
  American Association for Cancer Research     http://www.aacr.org/
 
 

Hospital Administration

  American Hospital Association    http://www.aha.org/
  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. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
 
  American Health Information Management Association     http://www.ahima.org/
  The American Health Information Management Association site contains links to the AHIMA Journal, Practice Guidelines, consumer advice, CME, and member information.
 
  Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations     http://www.jcaho.org/
  The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nationís predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations against these benchmarks.
 
  Healthcare Financing Administration     http://www.hcfa.gov/
  HCFA provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans through Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. The majority of these individuals receive their benefits through the fee-for-service delivery system, however, an increasing number are choosing managed care plans. In addition to providing health insurance, HCFA also performs a number of quality-focused activities, including regulation of laboratory testing (CLIA), development of coverage policies, and quality-of-care improvement. HCFA maintains oversight of the survey and certification of nursing homes and continuing care providers (including home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, and hospitals), and makes available to beneficiaries, providers, researchers and State surveyors information about these activities and nursing home quality.
 
  International Hospital Foundation    http://www.hospitalmanagement.net
 
 

Infectious Disease

  Armed Forces Infectious Disease Society    HTTP://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/afids/
 
 
  Canadian Infectious Disease Society    HTTP://cids.medical.org
 
 
  Fleming Forum    http://www.flemingforum.org.uk
  The Fleming Forum has been established to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and information between clinicians and scientists, with an interest in the broad area of Infection and Immunity.
 
  Infectious Disease Society of California    HTTP://www.home.idac.org/idac/
 
 
  Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey    HTTP://www.idsnj.org
 
 

Medical Students

  An online community for medical students     http://www.shortwhitecoat.com
 
 
  American Medical Student Association    http://www.amsa.org/
  The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
 
  American Medical Association    http://www.ama-assn.org/
  The AMA is the nation's leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice, and ethics.
 
  The American Medical Association Medical Student     http://www.amamedstudent.org/
  The American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership and promoting activism for the health of America.
 
  Student Doctor Network     http://www.studentdoctor.net
  The Student Doctor Network is an independent volunteer resource, we are not a mega-corp or a venture-capitalist project. We're here to tell you the real story about medical and dental school and help you reach your goals.
 
  Scutwork.com    http://www.scutwork.com/
 
 
  CareerMD.com    http://www.careermd.com/
  CareerMD's mission is to establish the premier career planning Internet destination for medical students, residents, fellows, clinicians, and researchers - the academic and professional medical community. CareerMD concentrates on providing medical students and residents with resources and information necessary to make informed career decisions.
 

Nephrology

  iKidney    HTTP://www.ikidney.com
 
 
  European Society for Pediatric Nephrology    HTTP://archive.uwcm.ac.uk//uwcm/ch/espn/index.html
 
 
  International Society of Nephrology    HTTP://www.isn-online.org
 
 
  Nephrology Rounds    http://www.nephrologyrounds.org
  Nephrology Rounds is derived from recent Division rounds at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and has been designed as an efficient resource for the busy physician.
 
  The PKD Foundation    HTTP://www.pkdcure.org/home.htm
  The PKD Foundation is the only organization, worldwide, devoted to determining the cause, improving clinical treatment and discovering a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
 
  World Kidney Fund    HTTP://www.worldkidneyfund.org
  The World Kidney Fund is an international fund established by the National Kidney Foundation of Singapore in response to the plight of kidney failure victims in developing countries, who have limited or no access to healthcare facilities.
 

Neurology

  International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience    http://www.isanweb.org
 
 
  American Academy of Neurology     http://www.aan.com
  A worldwide professional association of greater than 17,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals offering CME, a journal free to members, and an annual meeting.
 
  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc    http://www.abpn.com
  An independent, non-profit organization that certifies doctors practicing psychiatry and neurology as well as their subspecialties.
 
  American Society of Neuroradiology     http://www.asnr.org
  A professional society of over 3,000 physicians specializing in neuroradiology offering an annual meeting for its members.
 
  American Assoication of Neuropathologists     http://www.aanp-jnen.com/aanpframes.html
  A professional educational org for American Neuropathologists with over 800 members. Its purpose is to advance the science and practice of neuropathology. They offer CME and an annual meeting in June for members.
 

Nursing

  Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)    HTTP://www.hpna.org
  An international professional association with the mission of promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing.
 
  International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)    HTTP://www.ispn-psych.org
  The mission of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) is to unite and strengthen the presence and the voice of specialty psychiatric-mental health nursing while influencing health care policy to promote equitable, evidence-based and effective treatment and care for individuals, families and communities.
 
  National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses    HTTP://naon.inurse.com
 
 
  RNpalm    HTTP://www.RNpalm.com
 
 
  American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses    http://www.aspsn.org
 
 

Ob/Gyn

  The American Urogynecologic Society    http://www.augs.org
  The American Urogynecologic Society, founded in 1979, is dedicated to research and education in urogynecology and to improved care for women with lower urinary tract disorders.
 
  Society for Maternal/Fetal Medicine    http://www.smfm.org
 
 
  Doulas of North America     http://www.dona.org
 
 
  Gynaecological Cancer Society of Queensland    http://www.gcsq.org.au
 
 
  Association of Reproductive Health Professionals     http://www.arhp.org/arhpframe.html
 
 
  OBGYN.net    http://www.obgyn.net/home.htm
  A global, physician-reviewed network for doctors, medical professionals, women and the medical industry.
 

Orthopedics

  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons    http://www.aaos.org/
  Internet site of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. They provide education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals
 
  Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics    http://www.medmedia.com/med.htm
  An online textbook of Orthopaedics
 
  WorldOrtho    http://www.worldortho.com/
  WorldOrtho is a large site with a good educational database and several electronic textbooks
 
  American Society for Surgery of the Hand    http://www.hand-surg.org/
  The ASSH Website.
 
  The Orthopaedic Research Society     http://www.ors.org/
 
 

Otolaryngology

  American Rhinologic Society    http://www.american-rhinologic.org/
 
 
  American Academy of Otolaryngology     http://www.entnet.org/
  The worlds largest society of physicians who treat disorders of the ear, nose and throat and related structures of the head and neck.
 
  Association for Research in Otolaryngology     http://www.aro.org/
  The Association for Research in Otolaryngology is an international association of scientists and physicians dedicated to scientific exploration among all of the disciplines in the field of otolaryngology.
 
  American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists     http://www.entnet.org/aspo/
  ASPO exists to foster excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic disorders, and thereby enhance the distinction of pediatric otorhinolaryngology as a profession.
 
  The American Board of Otolaryngology    http://www.aboto.org/
  The mission of the American Board of Otolaryngology is to assure the public that diplomates certified by the ABOto meet the highest standards of training and knowledge and to progressively raise the quality of patient care in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
 

Pediatrics

  International Pediatrics    HTTP://www.int-pediatrics.org
 
 
  Ontario Association of Pediatricians    http://www.utoronto.ca/kids/
 
 
  Puerto Rican Association of Pediatric Surgeons    http://home.coqui.net/titolugo/praps.htm
 
 
  Society for Pediatric Dermatology    http://www.pedsderm.net
 
 
  Canadian Pediatric Society    http://www.cps.ca
 
 
  Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons    http://www.caps.ca
 
 

Pharmacy

  Ohio Pharmacists Association    http://www.ohiopharmacists.org
  The Ohio Pharmacists Association - a valuable resource for pharmacists in all practice settings
 
  American College of Clinical Pharmacy     http://accp.com/
  A professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research.
 
  American Pharmaceutical Association    http://www.aphanet.org/
  The national professional society of pharmacists, was founded in 1852 and is the first established and largest professional association of pharmacists in the United States. The more than 50,000 members of APhA include practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession.
 
  U.S. Pharmacopeia     http://www.usp.org/frameset.htm
  In pursuit of its mission to promote public health, USP establishes state-of-the-art standards to ensure the quality of medicines for human and veterinary use. USP also develops authoritative information about the appropriate use of medicines.
 
  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists    http://www.ashp.org/
  The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is the 30,000-member professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals and other components of health care systems.
 

Psychiatry

  Psychiatry Rounds    http://www.psychiatryrounds.ca
  Psychiatry Rounds is derived from recent Rounds presented at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and has been designed as an efficient resource for the busy physician.
 
  National Institute of Mental Health    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
  Welcome to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Web site. Authorized in 1946, NIMH is the component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat, and prevent mental disorders.
 
  National Mental Health Association     http://www.nmha.org/
  The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
 
  American Association of Community Psychiatrists     http://www.comm.psych.pitt.edu/default.htm
  The AACP has been working since 1984 as the only national organization that solely represents community psychiatrists.
 
  The American Psychoanalytic Association     http://apsa.org/
  Professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is comprised of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has about 3,000 individual members. We are a Regional Association of the International Psychoanalytical Association.
 

Pulmonology

  Alpha One Association    HTTP://www.alpha1.org
 
 
  Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive (EFFORTS)    http://www.emphysema.net
  The most energetic and comprehensive emphysema organization on the web, EFFORTS is a non-profit organization formed, funded and operated by patients with the disease.
 
  The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand    HTTP://www.thoracic.org.au
 
 
  American College of Chest Physicians    http://www.chestnet.org/
  The College is the leading resource for the improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide.
 
  American Association for Bronchology    http://www.aabronchology.org/
  The American Association for Bronchology (AAB) is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, education, and research in the rapidly expanding fields of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.
 

Rheumatology

  Arthritis National Research Foundation    http://www.curearthritis.org
 
 
  Irish Society for Rheumatology    HTTP://www.isr.ie/rheumatology%20links.htm
 
 
  American College of Rheumatology    http://www.rheumatology.org/
  Professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who share a dedication to healing, preventing disability, and curing the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones.
 
  American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association     http://www.aarda.org/
  Dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
 
  British Society for Rheumatology    http://www.rheumatology.org.uk/
  The principal objective of the BSR is to advance the science and practice of rheumatology and to promote study and research through scientific meetings and education courses.
 

Surgery

  The American Association for Thoracic Surgery    HTTP://www.aats.org
 
 
  American Trauma Society    HTTP://www.amtrauma.org
  The American Trauma Society is a nationwide, non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care.
 
  Royal Australasian College of Surgeons    http://www.surgeons.org/
  The RACS is an internationally recognised organisation for 4700 surgeons who are based mainly in Australia and New Zealand. The RACS is also responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand through its Department of Continuing Professional Development and Recertification.
 
  Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons    http://www.ascts.org/
 
 
  Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons    http://www.caps.ca
 
 
  American Society of General Surgeons    http://www.theasgs.org
 
 

Urology

  California Urological Association    HTTP://www.cuanet.org/
 
 
  International Continence Society    HTTP://www.icsoffice.org/
 
 
  The Malaysian Urological Association    HTTP://www.urology-malaysia.org/
 
 
  Urological Sciences Research Foundation    http://www.usrf.org/
  USRF is a nonprofit organization (501c3) dedicated to study of the major urological diseases.
 
  Vasectomy Medical    http://www.VasectomyMedical.com
 
 

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