The four core values of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) include: Fellowship, Innovation, Integrity, and Science. The AVLS exists to advance venous and lymphatic care. Their vision is to be an indispensable resource for education, knowledge exchange, and practice management, as well as a powerful advocate for excellence in vein care; and a leader in basic and clinical research in vein care.
The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) was established in 2007 to improve the standards of medical practitioners and increase the quality of care given to patients with venous and lymphatic disorders. The ABVLM has established standards and qualifications for certification for physicians who have specialized in the practice of diagnosing and treating venous and lymphatic disease.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) began as the Clinical Congresses of Surgeons of North America in 1910. Since its inception, the ACS has been the recognized leader in surgical education and research, patient welfare, hospital standardization, ethics, and collaboration with other medical associations. That solid heritage continues to this day.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) was established in 1933 to oversee the certification of physician specialists in the United States. The ABMS assists its Member Boards with educational and professional standards to evaluate and certify physician specialists.
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) was founded in 1937 to certify surgeons who had met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons who meet the stringent standards of the ABS are known as Diplomats. These individuals have completed at least five years of intense residency training following graduation from medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the rigorous ABS examination process.
In 1853, the Texas Medical Association was organized by 35 physicians in Austin to advance the status and standards of medical practice in Texas. Since its founding, the TMA has been the leading advocate for professional integrity and autonomy of the medical profession.
Founded in 1977, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, (formerly the Society of Vascular Technology) is the only professional organization completely dedicated to the advancement of noninvasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease.
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is the primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, as well as those in hospital, academic medical centers, and physician office settings.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography was founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation.
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 diagnostic medical sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography, vascular interpretation and vascular technology.”
WASM is an international organization comprised of healthcare professionals primarily active in the field of sleep medicine. The goal of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) is to advance knowledge about sleep and sleep disorders among health care personnel and among the public worldwide. WASM was founded to improve sleep health worldwide and to encourage prevention and treatment of sleep disorders.