The Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) is a leading post-graduate training academy for allied health professionals who want to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders.Our mission is to offer the strongest foundation for health professionals to learn this critical therapy and bring its benefits to those who need it.Our goal is to have every student successful at developing a clinically and professionally rewarding practice.
The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain will continue to be the organization promoting advancement of knowledge in Craniofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine by providing a common ground for clinical practice and research to professionals for the benefit of the public.The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is committed to the relief of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders and dental sleep related disorders and supporting the advancement of education, research and dissemination of knowledge and skills in these areas.
To advance the dentist’s role in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing through professional education, practice standards, collaborative care, clinical research, public relations and health policy.To lead and promote dentistry’s role in collaboration with our physician colleagues in reducing the burden of snoring and sleep apnea.
The AAO-HNS is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS), and its foundation, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. (AAO-HNSF), are two separate and independent organizations, each incorporated in the District of Columbia.
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research. The AASM has a combined membership of 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals.
The American Association for Medical Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics (AAMCC) provides an organizational framework for medical scientists, laboratory scientists, and other healthcare professionals including but not exclusively academic and practicing physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, and veterinarians interested in the medical application of chronobiology and chronotherapeutics.The primary purpose of the AAMCC is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new findings, methods, and applications in medical chronobiology and chronotherapeutics, and for teaching, education and continuing education of the medical application of chronobiology in conjunction and collaboration with other organizations active in chronobiology and related fields of biology and medicine.
The Association will further the cooperation between scientists and health professionals and health care related industries in the development of a meaningful, effective and cost-effective practice of clinical chronobiology and chronotherapeutics.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advances the science and practice of respiratory care, and serves as an advocate for patients and their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.
The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) is an inclusive organization for health care practitioners and health care consumers to share information and work together for the wellness of individuals, families and society. Practitioners will share knowledge and cutting edge information and work together to offer a team approach to patients. Health care consumers will benefit from having a database of practitioners focused on wellness, prevention and early intervention. Together practitioners and consumers will carry the message to improve health and wellness of our children, youth and adults.In order to achieve this lofty goal and be an inclusive organization, members of the AAPMD understand that their practice parameters are part of a global picture of health. Everyone’s opinion can be freely expressed.
For 35 years the AAST has been advancing, preserving, and promoting the sleep technology profession. As a national health care membership association of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and wakefulness in all people, AAST promotes and advances the sleep technology profession through continued development of educational, technical, and clinical excellence in sleep services.Today the AAST and the profession of sleep technology are stronger than ever, and the future is bright as sleep technologists increasingly receive formal recognition as the professionals who assist in the evaluation and follow-up care of patients with sleep disorders. With a committed board of directors, a growing and involved membership, and a strong financial standing, the AAST is positioned to continue its successful efforts to promote and advance the sleep technology profession in the years ahead.
The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificates are recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of competence for sleep medicine physicians, PhDs, behavioral sleep medicine specialists and sleep technologists.A primary goal of the ABSM is to make its certification examinations relevant for all stakeholders. The ABSM Board of Directors strive to improve training, establish the requirements for certification and set the standards for its examinations.Certification by the ABSM has one objective — to promote excellence in medical care for patients with sleep disorders. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care. ABSM certification is an added measure of expertise that provides a standard of excellence by which the public and members of government and regulatory bodies can identify skill, experience and competence.
The American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. With more than 19,000 members representing 100+ countries around the world, our mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. This includes connecting health-care professionals to the latest clinical research and a wide array of evidence-based guidelines through the CHEST Journal, while also serving as a total education resource for clinicians through year-round meetings, books, mobile apps, and live courses in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The first medical association with a clinical simulation program accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the American College of Chest Physicians also provides hands-on training through innovative simulation education. The CHEST Foundation, our philanthropic arm, provides members with grants, patient education tools, and other resources to help their patients live and breathe easier.
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. Since its founding in 1905, ASA’s achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.
Founded in 1905 as the American Sanatorium Association to prevent, control, and treat tuberculosis; renamed the American Trudeau Society in 1938 and the American Thoracic Society in 1960. Originally the medical section of the American Lung Association, the Society became independently incorporated in 2000 as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is an independent, non-profit certification board that seeks to cultivate the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists and technicians by providing a strong code of professional conduct and a highly regarded, validated program of competency based testing.
The European Respiratory Society (ERS; www.ersnet.org) is an international organisation that brings together physicians, healthcare professionals, scientists and other experts working in respiratory medicine. We are one of the leading medical organisations in the respiratory field, with a growing membership representing over 140 countries worldwide.
The European Sleep and Research Society is an international scientific non-profit organization and promotes all aspects of sleep research and sleep medicine. These include the publication of the Journal of Sleep Research (JSR), the organization of scientific meetings, and the promotion of training and education, the dissemination of information, and the establishment of fellowships and awards.
The Indian Sleep Disorders Association was founded in the year 1995 as a registered society. It is a body of professional practitioners of Sleep Medicine. A group of eight founder members from different states of India floated the idea of starting the Society at a National Level.The basic aim of the society has been to generate and disseminate the updated knowledge about various sleep disorders both amongst medical professionals and public at large. It helps in providing the medical fraternity interested in the field of sleep medicine, a common platform to discuss and put forward their views.
The first scientific meeting in India on Sleep research and Sleep medicine was organized by Dr V Mohan Kumar in New Delhi during September 1992. During this international conference the Indian Society for Sleep Research was founded.
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The International Pediatric Sleep Association operates exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and more specifically: To promote basic and applied research in all areas of sleep in infants, children and adolescents; To promote teaching programmes on pediatric sleep, and the coordination of these programmes among the different member and societies; To hold scientific meetings; To provide information to the public about perspectives and applications of pediatric sleep research; To increase the knowledge of pediatric sleep problems and their consequences; To provide a forum for the exchange of information pertaining to pediatric sleep research; and To establish and maintain standards of reporting and classifying data in the field of pediatric sleep research
The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is organization for scientific investigators who educate and research sleep and sleep disorders. The SRS serves its members and the field of sleep research through training and education, and by providing forums for the collaboration and the exchange of ideas. The SRS facilitates its goals through an annual SLEEP meeting, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), where cutting-edge research is presented. The meeting includes the SRS Trainee Symposia Series, a program specifically aimed at young researchers entering the field of sleep. Additionally, the SRS advocates on behalf of its members to increase federally-funded sleep research through grass-roots lobbying and communications efforts. The SRS also hosts educational courses on varying sleep-related topics, co-publishes the journal SLEEP, produces educational products for high school through doctoral level students and provides volunteer opportunities for regular and student members.
The mission of SASM is to advance standards of care for clinical problems shared by Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine, including peri-operative management of sleep disordered breathing, and to promote interdisciplinary communication, education and research in matters common to anesthesia and sleep.
The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing the scientific approach to studying the behavioral, psychological, and physiological dimensions of sleep and sleep disorders and the application of this knowledge to the betterment of individuals and societies worldwide. The mission of the SBSM is to set standards and promote excellence in Behavioral Sleep Medicine healthcare, education and research.
World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF) have collaborated to found the World Sleep Society representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies. WSF and WASM will merge into one organization serving individual and society members. World Sleep Society will continue to operate programs of both the WSF and WASM in the areas of education, awareness, and member services.