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Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
www.accme.org
515 North State Street
Suite 7340
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-464-2500
Fax: 312-464-2586

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Practice Guidelines (AHCPR)
www.ahcpr.gov
2101 E. Jefferson Street, #501
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-594-1364 x159
Fax: 301-594-2283

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
www.aafp.org
8880 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-333-9700
Fax: 816-822-0580
E-mail: FP@aafp.org

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
www.aan.com
1080 Montreal Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Phone: 612-695-1940
Fax: 612-695-2791
E-mail: aan@aan.com

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
www.acog.org
P.O. Box 96920
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20090-6920
Phone: 202-638-5577
Fax: 202-484-5107
ACOG is a membership organization of physicians dedicated to improving women's health care by providing primary as well as specialized care.

American College of Radiology (ACR)
www.acr.org
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Phone: 703-648-8900 or 800-ACR-LINE
Fax: 703-648-9176
E-mail: info@acr.org

American Medical Association Specialty Service Societies (AMA SSS)
www.ama-assn.org
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-464-4082
Fax: 312-464-5845

American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR)
www.aocr.org
119 East Second Street
Milan, MO 63556-1331
Phone: 660-265-4011
Fax: 660-265-3494
E-mail: aocr@nemr.net

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
www.ardms.org
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852-1402
Phone: 301-738-8401 or 800-541-9754
Fax: 301-738-0312/0313
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®), incorporated in June 1975, is an independent, nonprofit organization that administers examinations and awards credentials in the areas of musculoskeletal sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography, vascular technology and physician vascular interpretation.

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
www.arrs.org
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109
Phone: 703-729-3353 or 800-438-2777
Fax: 703-729-4839
E-mail: info@arrs.org
Purpose: The American Roentgen Ray Society is dedicated to the goal of educating radiologists and to the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences. Continuing medical education is the foremost goal of the society through an annual scientific and educational meeting, publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology and other educational materials, and funding and support of scholarship and awards programs.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
www.arrt.org
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
Phone: 651-687-0048

American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN)
www.asdin.org
134 Fairmont Street, Suite B
Clinton, MS 39056
Phone: 601-924-2220
Fax: 601-924-0720
E-mail: info@asdin.org
The American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology was founded in 2000 to promote the proper application of new and existing procedures in the practice of nephrology with the goal of improving the care of nephrology patients.

These procedures include, but are not limited to insertion of tunneled hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheters, endovascular procedures, and diagnostic sonography. Activities of the Society include the establishment of practice standards, certification of physicians in specific procedures, accreditation of training programs in specific procedures, development of training tools and techniques, sponsoring symposia and training courses, and the dissemination of information through periodic meetings and through print and other media. The Society is working closely with other societies and with nephrology training programs to achieve its goals. All physicians (nephrologists, radiologists, surgeons, and others), fellows, nurses, and technologists involved with the care of nephrology patients are invited to join and become active in the Society.

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
www.asecho.org
1500 Sunday Dr Ste 102
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-787-5181
Fax: 919-787-4916
Purpose: The ASE is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound, with an emphasis on quality and professionalism. As such, the ASE acknowledges and promotes the importance of maintaining the highest standards in all activities related to the performance of cardiovascular ultrasound, the provision of patient care and other aspects of professional life.

American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN)
5841 Cedar Lake Road
Suite 204
St. Louis Park, MN 5541
Attn. Laurie Anderson
Phone: 612-545-6291
Fax: 612-545-6073

American Society of Ophthalmologic Ultrasound (ASOU)
www.asou.us
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
www.asrt.org
15000 Central Ave, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Phone: 505-298-4500
Fax: 505-298-5063

American Urological Association (AUA)
www.auanet.org
www.urologyhealth.org
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 410-689-3700, 1-866-RING AUA (1-866-746-4282)
Fax: 410-689-3800
E-mail: uau@auanet.org

Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
www.asum.com.au
2/181 High Street, Willoughby NSW 2068
Sydney, Australia
Phone: + 61 2 99587655
Fax: + 61 2 99588002
E-mail: asum@asum.com.au

Australian Sonographers Association (ASA)
www.a-s-a.com.au
PO Box 709
Moorabbin VIC 3189
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9585 2996
Fax: +61 3 9585 2331
E-mail: enquiries@a-s-a.com.au
Mission: To represent sonographers and raise the profile of the ultrasound profession. To provide continuing education for sonographers; to promote best practice; to advocate members interest; to provide a forum for communication; to provide member service and products.

British Medical Ultrasound Society
www.bmus.org
36 Portland Place
London W1N 3DG
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7636 3714
Fax: 020 7323 2175
E-mail: secretariat@bmus.org

Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS)
www.csdms.com
PO Box 1220
Kemptville, ON
K0G 1J0
Canada
Phone: 888-273-6746
Fax: 888-743-2952
E-mail: csdms@sympatico.ca

Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH/FDA)
www.fda.gov
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-1544

Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
www.cci-online.org
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 800-326-0268 or 919-861-4539
Fax: 919-787-4916

ClinicalTrials.gov
clinicaltrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a comprehensive database of clinical trials in the US.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
www.caahep.org
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Email: mail@caahep.org
In collaboration with the Joint Review Committees on Accreditation in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS), CAAHEP reviews and accredits sonography education programs across the United States and Canada.

European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
www.esge.com
c/o Dr. T.Rösch
II. Medical Clinic
Technical University of Munich
Ismaningerstr. 22
81675 Munich
Germany
Phone: +49-89-41402263
Fax:+49-89-41404872

European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB)
www.efsumb.org
General Secretary: Mrs. Gianna Stanford
Carpenters Court
4a Lewes Road
Bromley
Kent
BR1 2RN
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8402 8973
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8402 9344
E-mail: efsumb@efsumb.org

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
www.ansi.org
c/o American National Standards Institute, Inc
11 West 42nd Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-642-4900
Fax: 212-398-0023
E-mail: info@ansi.org

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
www.icavl.org
8830 Stanford Boulevard
Suite 306
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-872-0100, 800-838-2110
Fax: 410-872-0030
E-mail: icavl@interramp.com
The commission accredits facilities that perform comprehensive testing for vascular disease using noninvasive modalities. ICAVL is supported by eleven medical organizations, including AIUM.

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
www.isuog.org
ISUOG Secretariat
122 Freston Road
London W10 6TR, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7471 9955
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7471 9959
E-mail: info@isuog.org
ISUOG is a UK based charitable organisation which exists to encourage the effective exchange of research ideas and to promote education on Ultrasound in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ISUOG's official journal 'Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology' plays a vital role in achieving these aims and is currently distributed to ISUOG members in over 70 different countries.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO)
www.jcaho.org
1 Renaissance Blvd
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 630-916-5600
Fax: 630-792-5005
The Joint Commissions "Agenda for Change" is a set of major initiatives intended to support health care organizations in improving quality of care through the establishment of effective monitoring and evaluation processes.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
www.jrcdms.org
2025 Woodlane Drive
St. Paul, MN 55125
Phone: 651-731-1582
Fax: 651-731-0410
E-mail: jrcdms@jcahpo.org
The JRCDMS evaluates and recommends for accreditation educational programs in the field of medical ultrasonography; participants are physicians and medical ultrasonographers.

Latin American Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (FLAUS)
www.flaus.org.py
Federacion Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Ultrasonido
Laboratorio de Ecografia Vascular
Instituto Medico La Floresta. Piso 3
Urb. La Floresta
Caracas, 1060 Venezuela
E-mail: leandrofer@telcel.net.ve

MEDLINEplus
www.medlineplus.gov
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD 20894
MEDLINEplus offers extensive information on over 450 Health Topics, as well as, encyclopedia, dictionaries, drug information, clinical trial information, directories, current health news, and numerous other resources from the NIH and other reliable government and national resources.

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
www.ncrp.com
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814-3095
Phone: 301-657-2652
E-mail: ncrp@ncrp.com
The NCRP is a nonprofit corporation chartered by Congress to: 1.Collect, analyze, develop, and disseminate in the public interest information and recommendations about (a) protection against radiation and (b) radiation meaurements, quantities, and units, particularly those concerned with radiation protection; 2.Provide a means by which organizations concerned with the scientific and related aspects of radiation protection and of radiation quantities, units and measurements may cooperate for effective utilization of their combined resources, and to stimulate the work of such organizations; 3.Develop basic concepts about radiation quantities, units, and measurements, about the application of these concepts, and about radiation protection; 4.Cooperate with the International Commission on Radiological Protection, the International Commission and Radiation Units and Measurements, and other national and international organizations, government and private, concerned with radiation quantities, units and measurements, and with radiation protection.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
www.nema.org
1300 North 17th Street
Suite 1847
Rosslyn, VA 22209
Phone: 703-841-3200
Fax: 703-841-3300
Purpose: To maintain and improve quality and reliability of products; to insure safety standards in manufacture and use of products; and to organize and act upon members' interests in productivity, competition from overseas suppliers, energy conservation, and efficiency, marketing opportunities, economic matters, and product liability. Develops product standards covering such matters as nomenclature, ratings, performance, testing, and dimensions; participates in developing National Electrical Code and National Electrical Safety Codes, and advocated their acceptance by state and local authorities; conducts regulatory and legislative analysis on issues of concern to electrical manufacturers. Sponsors energy information program, geographical projects, advisory services, statistical and management services, and Electrification Council.

The National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov
The world's largest biomedical library providing access to MEDLINE, other databases & Internet services, historical materials, research programs, training, special exhibits, and grants.

PubMed/MEDLINE
pubmed.gov
PubMed/MEDLINE provides free access to MEDLINE and other resources. Over 300 million searches are conducted on PubMed each year. It is the health professional's premier online information tool.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
www.rsna.org
820 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-571-2670
The purpose of the Radiological Society of North America is to promote and develop the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research. The Society seeks to provide radiologists and allied health scientists with educational programs and materials of the highest quality, and to constantly improve the content and value of these educational activities. The Society seeks to promote research in all aspects of Radiology and related sciences, including basic clinical reserch in the promotion of quality health care. The Society seeks to foster closer fellowship among all radiologists and greater cooperation among radiologists and members of other branches of medicine and allied healthcare professionals. The Society's success in achieving its goals in education and research is due to the high level of professionalism of its members and other colleagues who generously share their scientific knowledge and administrative abilities.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
www.ranzcr.edu.au
Level 9, 51 Druitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Phone: 61-2-264-3555
Fax: 61-2-264-7799
E-mail: ranzcr@ranzcr.edu.au
Purpose: To promote, encourage and provide for the advancement of the study and the practice of the sciences known as diagnostic radiology and diagnostic medical imaging, therapeutic radiology and oncology and allied sciences and for the carrying out of research and experimental work in connection with these sciences.

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)
13 Elm Street
Manchester, MA 01944
Phone: 978-526-8330
Fax: 978-526-4018
Professional society of board certified surgeons interested in promoting the study of and research in the circulatory system.

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
www.sdms.org
2745 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 350
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 214-473-8057
Fax: 214-473-8563
Purpose: To promote, advance and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical ultrasound and, as a consequence, contribute to the enhancement and practice of diagnostic medical sonography.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-863-2476
Fax: 202-554-1132
E-mail: info@smfm.org

Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE)
c/o A. Ludomirsky, MD
University of Michigan Med Ctr, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Div. of Pediatric Cardiology, Rm F1310, MCHC, Box 0204
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 313-764-3718
Fax: 313-936-9470
E-mail: aludomir@umich.edu

Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
www.pedrad.org
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 342
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-965-0566
Fax: 713-960-0488
E-mail: spr@meetingmanagers.com

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU)
www.sru.org
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109
Phone: 703-858-9210 or 800-438-2777
Fax: 703-729-4839
E-mail: info@sru.org

Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME)
www.susme.org
E-mail: info@susme.org
Purpose: The mission of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME) is to promote the use of ultrasound in medical education through development of educational experiences, research on outcomes, and distribution of results.

Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
www.svunet.org
4601 Presidents Drive
Suite 260
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 301-459-7550
Fax: 301-459-5651
E-mail: info@svunet.org
Purpose: To establish an information clearinghouse providing reference and assistance in matters relating to non-invasive vascular technology (a highly technical and specialized method of monitoring the blood flow in arms and legs in order to better diagnose disease and blood clots); to facilitate cooperation among non-invasive vascular facilities and other health professions; to provide continuing education for individuals in the field.

Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA)
www.ultrasonics.org
PO Box 2307
Dayton, OH 45401-2307
Phone: 937-586-3725
Fax: 937-586-3699

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB)
www.wfumb.org
WFUMB is a Federation of Affiliated Organizations consisting of Regional Federations and National Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. The Regional Federations cover National Societies of Ultrasound in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Separate National Societies cover North America, Australasia and Mediterranean/African countries. Individual members of the National Societies are medical practitioners, scientists, engineers and ultrasonographers. The total number of individual members is presently more than 40,000. WFUMB is a NGO-member in official relation with WHO.
View the latest WFUMB newsletter, ECHOES


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