The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) was founded in 1981 and now represents a global community of over 6,000 surgeons who can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide. Our mission is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. SAGES is honored to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely Campaign.
About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 68,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical
specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
About the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1,200 pediatric infectious diseases experts. Its members are leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, including clinical care, advocacy, academics, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research, regulatory issues and guideline development, PIDS members are the core professionals advocating for the improved health of children with infectious diseases both nationally and around the world, participating in critical public health and medical professional advisory committees that determine the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, immunization practices in children, and the education of pediatricians. For more information, visit http://www.pids.org.
The American Society of Dermatopathology (AAD) is honored to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely Campaign. The society is committed to improving the quality of lives by continually advancing the theory and practice of dermatopathology. The society was founded in 1962 and serves as the hub of knowledge in the practice of dermatopathology and has a membership of over 1400 individuals. With the increase in new technologies and diagnostic tests available along with the call by health care agencies and patients for safer, more efficient and cost-conscious care, ASDP’s participation in the campaign allows for a more meaningful dialogue between dermatopathologists, pathologists, dermatologists and patients.
The American Epilepsy Society mission centers on sharing knowledge, fostering continuous learning, discovering and applying innovations, acting through partnerships, and supporting current and future generations of those focused on achieving our vision of eradicating epilepsy and its consequences. Education, research, clinical excellence, public education, and awareness—these initiatives all align in the service of this vision.
The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) was founded in 2001 by health care providers, nurses and physicians who saw the need for a new way of thinking about transfusion as a therapy. SABM included thought leaders who promulgated the concept of patient blood management as the new standard of care. The SABM mission is broad, its foundation based on appropriate evidence-based transfusion guidelines, the management of anemia, optimization of coagulation and minimization of bleeding, and utilization of interdisciplinary blood conservation strategies. The goal is improved patient outcomes.
Today, SABM is recognized as a key educational resource for patient blood management. SABM is grounded in scientific validation and evidence-based practices, and focused on promoting the patients’ best interest through effective and optimal patient blood management.
Given our mission and message, SABM is truly honored and proud to partner with the Choosing Wisely campaign.
About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 68,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.
About the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) is a professional society composed of pediatric nephrologists whose goal is to promote optimal care for children with kidney disease and to disseminate advances in the clinical practice and basic science of pediatric nephrology. ASPN currently has over 600 members, making it the primary representative of the Pediatric Nephrology community in North America.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of 213,000 occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services, improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members. AOTA educates the public and advances the profession by providing resources, setting standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care.
For more information about AOTA, visit www.aota.org.
The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) is the premier organization of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals whose mission is to advance apheresis medicine for patients, donors, and practitioners through education, evidence-based practice, research, and advocacy. ASFA creates guidelines for the appropriate use of apheresis techniques, provides education for apheresis practitioners, and promotes research in apheresis medicine, as well as provides information for patients regarding apheresis procedures. For more information about ASFA, please visit www.apheresis.org.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The Section on Orthopaedics was founded over 40 years ago for the primary purpose of improving the musculoskeletal health of children through mentorship, education, research, advocacy, and service. The Section includes over 150 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians who often collaborate with members of international societies such as the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1,400 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas.
About the American Society for Blood and Marrow
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) is an international professional membership association of physicians, investigators and other healthcare professionals involved in blood and marrow transplantation and novel cellular therapies. The ASBMT represents the interests of transplant clinicians and investigators and the patients they serve in eight broad areas: research, representation, clinical standards, regulation, communications, accreditation, reimbursement, and recruiting and training clinical personnel.
About Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant
The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) is a member-led, national, multidisciplinary organization providing leadership and promoting excellence in patient care, research and education in the field of blood and marrow transplantation in Canada.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons is the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, and is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research and the development of advanced surgical techniques.
Founded in 1995, the Society now has more than 3,000 members throughout the United States and in 52 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.breastsurgeons.org.
Established in 1971, AAGL was the first organization of its kind dedicated to gynecologic endoscopic surgery. Still today, AAGL remains the largest international, professional society in minimally invasive gynecology. With over 7,000 members, AAGL is recognized worldwide for leading the field through education, communication and research. AAGL works with some of the world’s finest gynecologic surgeons to promote quality health care for women by advancing minimally invasive gynecologic practices through clinical practice, research, innovation and dialogue.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
For more information, visit www.aap.org.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health and function. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. On behalf of its members, ACA educates the public about the benefits of chiropractic services, supports research, and provides professional and educational opportunities for chiropractors, with the goal of advancing high-quality patient care. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and evidence-informed patient care, and is proud to partner with the Choosing Wisely® campaign.
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the largest and most influential organization supporting podiatrists. As a 501(c)6 organization, APMA represents its nearly 13,000 members as the voice to legislators, regulators, and other decision makers. In addition, APMA is a primary source for education, leadership development, and collaboration for today’s podiatrist. Together with its 53 component organizations, APMA is leading the charge in advocating for the role of podiatrists and the health of their patients.
To learn more about APMA, visit www.apma.org.