Medical and Patient Associations

The Graves' Disease Foundation
(GDF) is the only health agency dedicated to finding the cause and cure of Graves' disease & thyroid-related diseases. GDF was founded in 1990 as a 501-C3, non-profit charitable organization. The Foundation has helped thousands of patients better understand the symptoms and treatment programs for Graves' disease. The Foundation provides patient services, public education, professional education, and research. Its patient programs include a toll-free hotline: 877.643.3123 that provides individual counseling, a website: http://www.NGDF.org, and bulletin board where anyone can ask questions about thyroid disease. The Graves' Disease Foundation offers support groups that provide educational, psychological and emotional assistance to patients and family members for individuals afflicted with Graves' disease and other thyroid-related illnesses. It is the leading source of help and hope for Graves’ disease!

International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk
Who is the ICCR? International and multidisciplinary, the ICCR was founded in December 2005 as a direct response to soaring rates of abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic risk. It brings together board members with such diverse research backgrounds as cardiology, lipids, nutrition, lifestyle, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, and basic science.
The ICR is an academic organization affiliated with Université Laval in Canada, with executive and management offices located at the Centre de recherche del’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec. Its goal? To stimulate and promote scientific research and education on abdominal
obesity and type 2 diabetes, and on the evaluation and management of patients at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

ASEPA - American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants
ASEPA is the official constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) representing PAs in the specialty of Endocrinology. The organization was founded by three Endocrine PAs in 1999. In 2000, ASEPA was awarded formal recognition as a specialty chapter of the AAPA and gained non-profit organization status. We are dedicated to the education, advancement, and placement of PAs in the field of Endocrinology. This will further provide enhanced accessibility to quality care with the current and future projected nationwide shortages of board certified Endocrinologists. Additionally, ASEPA will continue to establish alliances with endocrine-related organizations to strengthen the PA / Endocrinologist team.

American Academy of Professional Coders
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) provides certified credentials to medical coders in physician offices, hospital outpatient facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and in payer organizations. All members of AAPC agree to a Code of Ethics that ensures high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical behavior. The three certifications (CPC(tm), CPC-H(tm), and CPC-P(tm)) are the gold standard certification for medical coding.

American Medical Association
Plenty of interactive opportunities, a special members-only section, extensive press-releases and journal excerpts make this an excellent site.

American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons is dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of endocrine surgery and maintenance of high standards in the practice of endocrine surgery.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Is an all-volunteer, non-profit service organization advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. We are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors and their families. We offer an award-winning web site, Internet discussion groups, person-to-person support, local support groups, a newsletter, and annual conferences.

The Endocrine Society
A very appealing endocrine information site. Pleasing to the eye, fairly new but promising a lot of content in the near future including TES's outstanding publications.

The European Federation of Endocrine Societies
Is a non-profit organization established to promote endocrinology in Europe. Its major objectives are to promote communication between all who are interested in endocrinology and to advance research and education in endocrinology.

Women in Endocrinology
A fast site with a few small, tasteful graphics and heavy on the the information. Not much clinical content here yet; but it appears to be well under way. This organization is dedicated to helping women pursue multi-level careers in endocrinology.

Nursing Resources on the Internet
Choosing any career can be a a life changing decision. Understanding the skills and education needed is an essential element in researching a career. A career in nursing is more than wearing blue smocks and taking temperatures. There are several specialized fields to choose from, each with their own set of requirements. Depending on your state you may need more or less education to get into your chosen field of nursing. For more on nursing careers proceed to the resource sections for more detailed information.

American Thyroid Association
The American Thyroid Association ventures onto the web! An excellent resource for information on thyroid conditions with many brochures and a membership directory is in the works. Other points of interest include the newsletter and journal published by ATA as well as CPT codes for thyroid specialists.

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association has a first rate site including an index of new content that saves new visitors having to hunt the whole site for the latest information. Features include the Diabetes Advocate the advocacy newsletter of the ADA, a test for potential Diabetes patients, a Diabetes information center, and a comprehensive directory of ADA offices organized by state.

The MAGIC Foundation
Established in 1989 by five families of children with growth disorders. MAGIC began as a vision of these families that became a reality. MAGIC has grown with our children from a kitchen table; to a spare bedroom; to the leading organization of growth disorders in this country!! From twenty initial members to well over 6,000 currently in the MAGIC network, we continue to expand our services and support. MAGIC covers over 100 different types of growth disorders, ten specific divisions, and educational/supportive services worldwide.

The Paget Foundation
Paget's disease of bone, Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Fibrous Dysplasia, Osteoporosis (not Osteoporosis), Breast Cancer Metastatic to Bone, Prostate Cancer Metastatic to Bone.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
PCOSupport would like to welcome you to the PCOSupport web site. Getting information you need when you first are diagnosed with or suspect you have PCOS is critical. PCOSupport has put together a collection of brochures that you can print out and take to your doctor.

Thyroid Federation International

The Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism
APDEM's members are the directors of the training programs that prepare fellows, residents, and medical students for clinical and research careers in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional medical/scientific society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.

Health Link USA
Free links to 1,000's of health sites, 100's of health topics, featuring treatment, diagnosis, prevention, risk factors, support groups, email lists, personal stories, etc. Updated regularly.

Sociedad Mexicana de Nutrición y Endocrinología
The Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology was established in 1960. The Society has over 600 members and it is recognized by the National Registration of Technological and Scientific Institutions of the National Counsel of Science and Technology of Mexico.

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mission Statement: To provide the best possible care for patients with endocrine and metabolic diseases. These patients include those with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, gonads and adrenal glands as well as diseases of the pancreas and all forms of diabetes, osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.

SOCIETA' ITALIANA DI ENDOCRINOLOGIA
The official site of the Italian Endocrine Society

AACE
Guidelines

AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines are systematically developed, evidence-based documents that assist practitioners about appropriate health care decisions

AACE Position Statements

AACE's Position Statements meet rigorous criteria before being published and utilized and serve as one of the worlds' most trusted sources

AACE
Publications

AACE continually strives to bring to the world definitive protocols, guidelines and discoveries which further and enhance the greater medical health of the general public.

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