American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a large organization devoted to the many aspects of clinical endocrinology. Members include adult, pediatric, reproductive and surgical endocrinologists who devote a significant portion of their research and practice to the field of endocrinology. Updated frequently, the AACE website is a large site which provides information for both clinicians and patients, including a referral database which patients can search by location or area of specialty.
American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is the largest scientific and educational association of surgeons which was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. This site includes information for Fellows as well as information for patients on choosing a surgeon.
American Medical Association
Founded over 150 years ago, AMA's agenda remains rooted focused on their commitment to standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves. Their extensive website provides information for physicians and patients, including discussion opportunities ethics, policy and advocacy issues. The site also includes a medical society directory, searchable databases of CME courses, residency programs, and a doctor finder with 650,000 doctors in their database.
American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (AMEN)
The American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support group (AMENsupport.org) was established as a key initiative of The Hageman Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of providing education and support regarding Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN Type I and Type II) Pancreatogenic Diabetes, and The Whipple Procedure. Their mission also strives to increase public awareness of MEN-related medical issues through seminars and speaking engagements. Their website provides patients, their families and health care professionals the most factual, up-to-date information about MEN, which includes physicians' published articles and patients' MEN testimonials.
The American Society for Head and Neck Surgery
The American Society for Head and Neck Surgery was organized with the goal to facilitate and advance knowledge relevant to surgical treatment of diseases of the head and neck, including reconstruction and rehabilitation; promote advancement of the highest professional and ethical standards as they pertain to the practice of major head and neck surgery; and to honor those who have made major contributions in the field of head and neck surgery, or have aided in its advancement.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology website, ASCO OnLine, is 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 members, such as virtual meetings with other members. You can also view the full text of the ASCO's peer reviewed journal, Journal of Clinical Oncology.
American Thyroid Association
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading organization focused on thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disorders through excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, education, and public health. Founded in 1923 as the American Goiter Association, the ATA is a nonprofit professional medical society comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding of thyroid physiology and pathophysiology, improving diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and promoting the education of physicians, patients, and the public about thyroid disorders. The ATA grants over $250,000 to thyroid Research annually to young investigators. Go to www.thyroid.org for information about the ATA. The ATA values scientific inquiry, clinical excellence, public service,education, collaboration, and collegiality.
Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Lead by IAES members, the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons was established to help train knowledgeable specialist endocrine surgeons in both Asian and Western countries alike, in 1988, following the founding of similar regional and domestic associations of endocrine surgeons in countries such as U.S.A., Canada, England, Germany and Scandinavian nations. There site contains information on upcoming meetings.
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1920 by a group of leading surgeons of the day. The guiding spirit and inspiration behind the concept was Berkeley Moynihan, later Lord Moynihan of Leeds, who had been struck by the lack of cohesion among surgeons as early as 1909. He wrote that "surgeons in one town knew little or nothing of surgeons elsewhere. A surgeon from Manchester had never visited an operation theatre in Leeds, nor had ever been asked in consultation. As a consequence it was not infrequent to have to listen to disparagement of one surgeon by another; and jealousies, openly expressed, were too often heard." The founding objectives of the Association, therefore, were twofold - the advancement of the science and art of surgery and the promotion of friendship amongst surgeons.
Australian Endocrine Surgeons
Australian Endocrine Surgeons (AES) is a society of specialist surgeons that aims to achieve the highest standards in the practice of endocrine surgery.
Brazilian Society of Surgical Endocrinology
On September 5, 2010, during a meeting held at Centro de Eventos da Expogramado (Gramado / RS), amid the 29th Brazilian Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the constitution of the Brazilian Society of Surgical Endocrinology was formalized, with the presence of professionals of many regions of Brazil. During the meeting an exhibition was held about the history of Surgical Endocrinology and / or Endocrine Surgery ever since the foundation of AAES, in 1979, in San Francisco, California (USA). The motivation and the need to create this specialty in Brazil with full integration with clinical endocrinologists (represented by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabology) were also addressed.
British Assoc of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS)
The BAETS is the representative body of British Surgeons who have a specialist interest in surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal).
The BAETS is recognized by the Department of Health, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) and the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO).
The BAETS advises the Surgical Accreditation Committee (SAC) of the Intercollegiate Board on the Curriculum for Training in Endocrine Surgery.
The Association has an annual meeting, enjoys close affiliation with other National and International Endocrine and Endocrine Surgery Associations and warmly welcomes new members with an interest in endocrine/thyroid surgery.
The Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. The Endocrine Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology.
Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation
Diagnosis and treatment of Graves' disease can cause stress, confusion, and even fear of what the future holds for you and your family. The Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation's mission is to provide patient services, public education, professional education, and to fund research. Patient programs include a toll-free hotline that provides individual counseling, physician referral, and a bulletin board where anyone can ask questions about the disease. The Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation offers support groups that provide educational, psychological and emotional assistance to Graves' patients and family members.
The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)
Lead by AAES members, the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons was established to work for endocrine surgery world wide, and to provide a forum for exchange of views of those who are involved in expanding the frontiers of endocrine surgery. Their site is directed toward physicians with information on membership, upcoming meetings and their newsletter.
Young Endocrine Surgeons Facebook Page
This page is open to young endocrine surgeons, within their first five years of practice. It is a forum to discuss difficult cases, share varied approach to endocrine disease, and seek advice on building a successful practice. To join, please make a request to the group administrator -- include your name, prior fellowship training,current position, and number of years in practice.