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Medical Trade Associations

American Medical Association

The leading professional association for physicians of all disciplines, the AMA's mission is to promote the art and science of medicine, as well as the betterment of public health. Aiming to be an integral part of the physician's professional life, the organization connects doctors across the country to tackle these critical issues.

Key membership benefits include: career resources, ranging from medical ethics and legal issues to CME and practice management; member networks and groups; discounts on medical/surgical supplies, car rentals, AMA insurance, as well as other products; and free medical journal subscriptions.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 621-8335

American Academy of Family Physicians

The AAFP was founded in 1947 and now enrolls more than 94,000 members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and the uniformed services. The mission is to promote and maintain the highest standards for family doctors who provide comprehensive health care to the public.

Membership benefits include leadership development tools; practice management programs and materials; educational opportunities; patient education materials; discounts and services geared to family practice physicians; and AAFP publications and journals.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 274-2237

American Academy of Pediatrics

This national association of 60,000 pediatricians works toward the attainment of physical, mental, and social health and well-being for infants, children, adolescents and young adults nationwide. A major membership benefit is the wealth of continuing education courses, annual scientific meetings, seminars, publications and other tools designed to enhance the professional expertise of enrolled physicians.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (847) 434-4000

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The country's leading group of professionals providing health care for women, ACOG has more than 52,000 members and focuses on four areas: advocacy for quality health care for women; the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education; patient education and informed involvement in medical care; and member and public awareness of today's issues in women's health care.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (571) 483-1300

American Psychiatric Association

This organization of 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians strives to ensure the highest quality care and humane treatment for all persons with mental disorders, mental retardation and substance-related disorders. In addition, the APA responds to the needs of their patients' families. The group's mission is three-pronged: to promote psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and serve the professional needs of its membership.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (703) 907-7300

American Academy of Neurology
An international professional association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (651) 695-2717

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Provides education and practice managements services for orthopaedic surgeons and health professionals, as well as Web links to information regarding publications, resources, education, a library and special programs.

National Contact Information:
Phone:� (847) 823-7186

American Academy of Wound Management

National multidisciplinary certifying board for healthcare professionals involved in wound care.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (202) 457-8408

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

World's largest organization representing clinical endocrinologists with more than 6,000 members nationwide and in 84 other countries.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (904) 353-7878

American Association of Physician Assistants

Representing P.A.s in all specialties.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (703) 836-2272

American Association of Respiratory Care

Committed to enhancing professionalism in the respiratory care practitioner.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (972) 243-2272

American Burn Association

Dedicated to solving the problems of burn injuries and burn victims.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (312) 642-9260

American College of Cardiology

Nonprofit medical society with leadership position in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, as well as a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (202) 375-6000

American College of Health Associations

Principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 859-1500

American College of Rheumatology

Organization of physicians, health professionals and scientists advancing rheumatology through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (404) 633-3777

American College of Sports Medicine

Advances and combines scientific research and its practical application in the field of sports and exercise medicine.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (317) 637-9200

American Gastroenterological Association

Oldest medical-specialty society in the United States enrolling physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (301) 654-2055

American Geriatrics Society

Premier professional organization of those dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 308-1414

American Podiatric Medical Association

National organization providing information for patients as well as foot care professionals.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (301) 581-9200

American Psychological Association

Society for professionals in mental health disciplines.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (202) 336-5500

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Organization representing more than 27,000 oncology practitioners across all oncology disciplines and subspecialties who work together to improve cancer care and prevention.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (571) 483-1300

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

National society for the advancement of plastic surgery and the well-being of patients, providing Web resources for medical practitioners as well as patients.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (847) 228-9900

American Thoracic Society

Society of physicians and researchers dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

National Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 315-8600

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Serves 50 million Americans with asthma and allergic diseases; provides access to the latest information on asthma and allergies for the medical community.

National Contact Information:
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA


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