Society of Critical Care Medicine

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that ensure excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy. Its mission is to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Dermatology

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 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 Dermatology is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children and adolescents with cutaneous disorders. The Section is charged with stimulating research in pediatric dermatology, teaching and disseminating knowledge of pediatric dermatology through Academy channels and to the medical profession at large.

For more information, visit www.aap.org.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine – SHM, AAP, APA

Society of Hospital Medicine
Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 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 AAP Section on Hospital Medicine’s mission is to optimize the delivery of health care to children in hospital settings. The Section serves as the home for physicians and other providers with a special interest and commitment to general inpatient pediatric care.

American Pediatric Association
The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) is dedicated to nurturing the academic success and career development of child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship to enhance
the health and well-being of all children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 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 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
The AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery includes over 800 pediatric cardiologists and their mission is to advance the treatment and education of pediatric cardiology diseases through advocacy, education and collaboration.

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American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

The mission of the Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine (SOPPSM) is to improve the health and quality of care of children and young adults with acute or chronic respiratory and sleep disorders. This is accomplished through education, policy development and implementation, collaboration with general pediatricians and other health care professionals, encouragement of relevant research, and serving as an advocate and unified voice on behalf of our patients as well as the profession of pediatric
pulmonology and sleep medicine.

For more information, visit www.aap.org.

The American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of 30,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and its 9,000 clinical laboratory professional, student, and educator members in more than 50 state and regional constituent societies work to advance the expertise of clinical laboratory professionals who, as integral members of interprofessional healthcare teams, deliver quality, consumer-focused, outcomes-oriented clinical laboratory services through all phases of the testing process to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat disease. The Society promotes high standards of practice by holding the profession accountable to a Code of Ethics, through dissemination of knowledge at educational programs and through publications; maintains a supportive community to advocate on behalf of current and future laboratory professionals; and provides laboratory professionals a voice to legislators and regulators through collective, grassroots efforts.

American Society of Hematology-American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists, serving more than 17,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world who are dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders affecting the blood.

For more than 50 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training and advocacy in hematology. By providing a forum for clinicians and scientists to share the latest discoveries in the field, ASH is helping to improve care and possibly lead to cures for diseases that affect millions of people, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, anemias and various bleeding and clotting disorders.

For more information, visit www.hematology.org.

The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) is the professional medical society of pediatric hematology/oncology subspecialists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the optimal care of children, adolescents and young adults with blood disorders and cancer. Founded in 1981, ASPHO serves over 2000 members including physicians, researchers, advanced practice providers, and fellows in training by sponsoring educational and professional development programs, promoting discovery, advocating on behalf of its patient base and members, advancing professional practice and supporting partnerships to further its goals.

For more information, visit www.aspho.org.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Surgery

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 AAP Section on Surgery was founded in 1948 for the primary purpose of providing state-of-the-art techniques and education for pediatric surgeons. The Section includes over 600 pediatric surgeons and collaborates with organizations such as the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Advisory Council on Pediatric Surgery of the American College of Surgeons, the United Network for Organ Sharing, and the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgery.

For more information, visit www.aap.org.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Rheumatology

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 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.

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

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.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

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.

American Society of Dermatopathology

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.

American Epilepsy Society

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.

Society for the Advancement of Blood Management

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.