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A - AAOGlossary Home
AACRAmerican Association for Cancer Research
AADAmerican Academy of Dermatology
see also JAAD
AAEAmerican Association of Endodontists
AAETSAmerican Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
AAFPAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
AAHKSAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
AAHSAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
see also ASSH
AAMCAssociation of American Medical Colleges
AAMTAmerican Association for Medical Transcriptionists
AANAmerican Academy of Neurology
AANAArthroscopy Association of North America
AANOSAmerican Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
AANSAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
AAOAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
AAOFASAmerican Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
AAOHNAmerican Association of Occupational Health Nurses
AAOMAmerican Academy of Oral Medicine
AAOOAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
AAOPAmerican Academy of Oral Pathology
AAOPAmerican Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
AAOPPAmerican Association of Osteopathic Postgraduate Physicians
AAOSAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
see also JAAOS
see also SOMOS
AAP - AAWBack to Top | Glossary Home
AAPAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
see also FAAP
AAPAmerican Academy of Pedodontics
AAPAmerican Academy of Periodontology
AAPAmerican Academy of Psychoanalysis
AAPAmerican Academy of Psychotherapists
AAPAmerican Association of Pathologists
see also AAPA
see also AAPB
AAPAssociation for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
AAPAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
AAPAssociation of American Physicians
see also AAPS
AAPAAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPAAmerican Association of Pathologist Assistants
see also AAP
AAPBAmerican Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists
AAPCCAmerican Association of Poison Control Centers
AAPHDAmerican Association of Public Health Dentists
AAPHPAmerican Association of Public Health Physicians
AAPM&RAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AAPMAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine
AAPMRAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AAPOSAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
AAPPAmerican Academy on Physician and Patient
AAPPOAmerican Association of Preferred Provider Organizations
AAPSAmerican Association of Plastic Surgeons
AAPSAssociation of American Physicians and Surgeons
see also AAP
AAPSMAmerican Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
AARCAmerican Association for Respiratory Care
AARDAAmerican Autoimune Related Diseases Association
AASDAmerican Academy of Stress Disorders
AASHAmerican Association for the Study of Headaches
AASPAmerican Association of Senior Physicians
AASTAmerican Association for the Surgery of Trauma
AATSAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
see also ATS
see also STS
AAWDAmerican Association of Women Dentists
AAWMAmerican Academy of Wound Management
ABBack to Top | Glossary Home
ABAAmerican Board of Anesthesiologists
see also ASA
ABATAmerican Board of Applied Toxicology
ABBAmerican Board of Bioanalysis
ABCAmerican Blood Commission
ABEAmerican Board of Endodontics
ABJSAssociation of Bone and Joint Surgeons
ABMSAmerican Board of Medical Specialties
ABOSAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
ABPAmerican Board of Pathology
ABPAmerican Board of Pediatrics
ABSAmerican Back Society
ABTAAmerican Brain Tumor Association
ACA - ACNBack to Top | Glossary Home
ACAAmerican Chiropractic Association
ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
see also FACC
ACCMEAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
ACCPAmerican College Of Chest Physicians
see also FACCP
ACDMAssociation for Clinical Data Management
ACFASAmerican College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
see also FACFAS
ACIPAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
see also NCCI
ACLAAmerican Clinical Laboratory Association
ACLDAssociation for Children with Learning Disabilities
ACLIAmerican Council on Life Insurance
ACLMAmerican College of Legal Medicine
ACLPSAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
ACMAAmerican Occupational Medical Association
see also ACOM
see also ACOEM
ACMCAssociation of Canadian Medical Colleges
ACMEAdvisory Council on Medical Education
ACMIAmerican College of Medical Informatics
ACMRAdvisory Committee on Medical Research
ACNAmerican College of Nutrition
ACNMAmerican College of Nuclear Medicine Nutrition
ACNMAmerican College of Nurse-Midwives
ACNPAmerican College of Nuclear Physicians
ACO - ACTBack to Top | Glossary Home
ACOEMAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
see also ACOM
see also ACMA
ACOEPAmerican College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
ACOGAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
see also FACOG
ACOHAAmerican College of Osteopathic Hospital Administrators
ACO-HNSAmerican Council of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
ACOIAmerican College of Osteopathic Internists
see also FACOI
ACOMAmerican College of Occupational Medicine
see also ACMA
see also ACOEM
ACOMSAmerican College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ACOOGAmerican College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOPAmerican College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
ACOSAmerican College of Osteopathic Surgeons
ACPAmerican College of Pathologists
see also CAP
ACPAmerican College of Pharmacists
ACPAmerican College of Physicians
see also FACP
ACPAmerican College of Prosthodontists
ACPAmerican College of Psychiatrists
ACPEAmerican College of Physician Executives
ACPMAmerican College of Preventive Medicine
ACPOCAssociation of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
ACRAmerican College of Radiology
ACRAmerican College of Rheumatology
ACRMAmerican Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine
ACRPIAssociation of Clinical Research for the Pharmaceutical Industry
ACSAmerican Cancer Society
ACSAmerican Chemical Society
ACSAmerican College of Surgeons
see also FACS
ACSAssociation of Clinical Scientists
ACSMAmerican College of Sports Medicine
ACTAAmerican Cardiology Technologists Association
AD - AKBack to Top | Glossary Home
ADAAmerican Dental Association
ADAAmerican Diabetes Association
ADASPAssociation of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
ADEAAmerican Dental Education Association
AFIPArmed Forces Institute of Pathology
AGIAcademy for Guided Imagery
AHAAmerican Heart Association
AHAAmerican Hospital Association
AHCAAmerican Health Care Association
AHCPRAgency for Health Care Policy and Research
AHFAmerican Health Foundation
AHFAmerican Hepatic Foundation
AHIMAAmerican Health Information Management Association
AHMCAssociation of Hospital Management Committees
AHPAAmerican Health Planning Association
AHRAssociation for Health Records
AHRAAmerican Hospital Radiology Administration
AHRFAmerican Hearing Research Foundation
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHSAcademy of Health Sciences
AHSAmerican Hearing Society
AHSAmerican Hospital Society
AHSAAmerican Health Security Act
AHSRAssociation for Health Services Research
AIBSAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences
AICAssociation des Infirmires Canadiennes
AIMBEAmerican Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
AIOSMAmerican Institute of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
AJAOAmerican Juvenile Arthritis Organization
AJCCAmerican Joint Committee on Cancer
AJKSAmerican Journal of Knee Surgery
AJNRAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
AJOAmerican Journal of Orthopaedics
AKSAmerican Knee Society
AM - APBack to Top | Glossary Home
AMAAmerican Medical Association
AMDAssociation for Macular Diseases
AMDFAmerican Macular Degeneration Foundation
AMIAAmerican Medical Informatics Association
AMSSMAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine
ANRFArthritis National Research Foundation
AOAAmerican Orthopaedic Association
AOAAmerican Osteopathic Association
AOACAssociation of Official Analytical Chemists
AOFASAmerican Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
AOPAAmerican Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
AORFAAmerican Orthopaedic Rugby Football Association
AORNAssociation of Perioperative Registered Nurses
AOSAcademic Orthopaedic Society
AOSAlaska Orthopaedic Society
AOSArizona Orthopaedic Society
AOSSMAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
APAAmerican Paralysis Association
APAAmerican Psychiatric Association
APIAssociation for Pathology Informatics
APMAAmerican Podiatric Medical Association
APTAAmerican Physical Therapy Association
AR - AUBack to Top | Glossary Home
ARPAmerican Registry of Pathology
ARRTAmerican Registry of Radiologic Technologists
see also ASRT
ASAAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
see also ABA
ASBAmerican Society of Biomechanics
ASCOAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
ASDPAmerican Society of Dermatopathology
ASESAmerican Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
ASHAmerican Society of Hematology
ASHNRAmerican Society of Head and Neck Radiology
ASIAAmerican Spinal Injury Association
see also AAOS
ASMAmerican Society for Microbiology
ASMIAmerican Sports Medicine Institute
ASNRAmerican Society of Neuroradiology
ASOPAAmerican Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants
ASPNRAmerican Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
ASPRSAmerican Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
ASRTAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologists
see also ARRT
ASSHAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
see also AAHS
ASSRAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
ASTAssociation of Surgical Technologists
ASTROAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
ATSAmerican Thoracic Society
ATSAmerican Trauma Society
AUAAmerican Urological Association
AUPHAAssociation of University Programs in Health Administration
BBack to Top | Glossary Home
BCBSABlue Cross and Blue Shield Association
BCHSBureau of Community Health Services
BCIABiomedical Clinical Instrumentation Association
BEMSBioelectromagnetics Society
BMESBiomedical Engineering Society
BTABlood Transfusion Association
BTCGBrain Tumor Cooperative Group
BuMedBureau of Medicine and Surgery
CBack to Top | Glossary Home
CAPCollege of American Pathologists
see also ACP
CAPMRCanadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
CCCSCanadian Committee on Cancer Staging
CCDCCanadian Communicable Disease Center
CCDNCentral Council for District Nursing
CCFMGCooperating Committee on Foreign Medical Graduates
CCFPCCertificant Memeber, College of Family Physicians of Canada
CCHACanadian Council on Hospital Accreditation
CCHECentral Council for Health Education
CCHFACanadian Council on Health Facilities Accreditation
CCHMSCentral Committee for Hospital Medical Services
CCMECoordinating Council on Medical Education
CCRGChildren's Cancer Research Group
CCSCanadian Cancer Society
CCSCCanadian Cardiovascular Society Classification
CDCCenters for Disease Control
CFPCCollege of Family Physicians of Canada
CLMAClinical Laboratory Management Association
CMACanadian Medical Association
CMBESCanadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society
COACalifornia Orthopaedic Association
COACanadian Orthopaedic Association
COGMECouncil on Graduate Medical Education
COMSSCouncil of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies
COOMRCenter for Orthopaedic Oncology and Musculoskeletal Research
CORCenter for Orthopaedic Research
CORFCarolina Orthopaedic Research Foundation
CORRClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Journal
COSCanadian Oncology Society
COSColorado Orthopaedic Society
COVDCollege of Optometrists in Vision Development
see also FCOVD
CPMACalifornia Podiatric Medical Association
CSACanadian Standards Association
CSCDCenter for Sickle Cell Disease
CSCRCentral Society for Clinical Research
CSDMSCanadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
CSOTCanadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists
CSRSCervical Spine Research Society
EBack to Top | Glossary Home
EAEndometriosis Association
EAAEpilepsy Association of America
EABEthics Advisory Board
EJHSElectronic Journal of Hand Surgery
see also JHS
EJOElectronic Journal of Orthopaedics
EJSElectronic Journal of Surgery and Specialistic Medicine
EOAEastern Orthopaedic Association
FBack to Top | Glossary Home
FAAPFellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
see also AAP
FACCFellow, American College of Cardiology
see also ACC
FACFASFellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
see also ACFAS
FACOGFellow, American College Of Obstetrics And Gynecology
see also ACOG
FACOIFellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
see also ACOI
FACPFellow, American College Of Physicians
see also ACP
FACSFellow, American College Of Surgeons
see also ACS
FAOPFlorida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists
FACCPFellow, American College Of Chest Physicians
see also ACCP
FCOVDFellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
see also COVD
FOREFoundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
FOSAFederation of Spine Associations
FPMAFlorida Podiatric Medical Association
FRCPCFellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
see also RCPSC
FRCPFellow, Royal College of Physicians
see also RCP
FSCAIFellow, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
see also SCAI
G - MBack to Top | Glossary Home
GOGGynecologic Oncology Group
see also SGO
HIDAHealth Industry Distributors Association
see also HIMA
HIMAHealth Industry Manufacturers Association
see also HIDA
HOSHawaii Orthopaedic Society
IBCInstitutional Biosafety Committee
IPAIndependent Practice Associations
IPSMInstitute for Preventative Sports Medicine
JAADJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
see also AAD
JAAOSJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
see also AAOS
JACSJournal of the American College of Surgeons
see also ACS
see also FACS
JAMAJournal of the American Medical Association
see also AMA
JAOAJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
see also AOA
JBJSJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery
JBMRJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
JCAHOJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JCOJournal of Clinical Oncology
JHSJournal of Hand Surgery
see also EJHS
JNMSJournal of Musculoskeletal System
JOSInternet Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
see also IJOS
see also JOSPT
see also EJO
JOSPTJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
see also JOS
see also EJO
JOTJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
JPOJournal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
JSOAJournal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
see also SOA
JSRJournal of Sport Rehabilitation
LRFALymphoma Research Foundation of America
MHAMental Health Association
MRCASCenter for Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
MSOAMissouri State Orthopaedic Association
MTSMusculoskeletal Tumor Society
MUSOCMusculoskeletal Ultrasound Society
NBack to Top | Glossary Home
NAACCRNorth American Association of Central Cancer Registries
NAAOPNational Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics
NABCONational Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
NAONNational Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
NAOTNational Association of Orthopaedic Technologists
NAPRANational Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
NASPEMNorth American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
NASSNorth American Spine Society
NATANational Athletic Trainers Association
NBSSCanadian National Breast Screening Study
NCBINational Center for Biotechnology Information
NCCINational Consultative Committee on Immunization
see also ACIP
NCCLSNational Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NCINational Cancer Institute
NCPPNational Collaborative Perinatal Project
NCRANational Cancer Registrars Association
NECCRNew England Children's Cancer Research Unit
NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine
NFRANational Fibromyalgia Research Association
NHSNational Health Service
NIANational Institute on Aging
NIAMSNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
NIDANational Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDRRNational Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIHNational Institute of Health
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
see also NIH
NIRVANANIR Vascular Advanced North American
NISMATNicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma
NKCANational Kidney Cancer Association
NLMNational Library of Medicine
see also NIH
NMDPNational Marrow Donor Program
NMSSNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
NNFFNational Neurofibromatosis Foundation
NOFNational Osteoporosis Foundation
NORDNational Organization for Rare Disorders
NSCIANational Spinal Cord Injury Association
NWOTANorthwest Orthopaedic Trainees Association
NYHANew York Heart Association
OBack to Top | Glossary Home
OARGOsteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group
OARSOsteoarthritis Research Society
OATAOhio Athletic Trainers Association
OIFOsteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
OLSNAOrthopaedic Laser Society of North America
OPOOrgan Procurement Organization
OPSROffice of Professional Standards Review
ORAOrthopaedic Rehabilitation Association
OREFOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
ORNLOak Ridge National Laboratory
ORSOrthopaedic Research Society
ORVOrthopaedic Research of Virginia
OSAOptical Society of America
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Adminstration
OSRDOffice of Scientific Research and Development
OSTOPOsteoporosis Society of British Columbia
OTAOffice of Technology Assessment
OTAOrthopaedic Trauma Association
P - RBack to Top | Glossary Home
PBOSRFPalm Beach Orthopaedic and Spinal Research Foundation
PEACPharmaceutical Education Advisory Committee
PFOLAPrescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association
POGPediatric Oncology Group
POSPiedmont Orthopaedic Society
POSNAPediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
PSEFPlastic Surgery Educational Foundation
RCPRoyal College of Physicians
RCPSCRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
see also FRCPSC
RESNARehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North American
RSHRoyal Society of Health
RSMRoyal Society of Medicine
RSNARadiological Society of North America
RSTIRadiological Service Training Institute
RSTMHRoyal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
RT(ARRT)Radiologic Technologist certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
see also ARRT
see also RT(N)(ARRT)
see also RT(R)(ARRT)
see also RT(T)(ARRT)
RT(N)(ARRT)Radiologic Technologist (Nuclear Medicine) certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
see also ARRT
see also RT(ARRT)
RT(R)(ARRT)Registered Technologist (Radiography) certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
see also ARRT
see also RT(ARRT)
RT(T)(ARRT)Radiologic Technologist (Radiation Therapy) certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
see also ARRT
see also RT(ARRT)
RTOGRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
S - ZBack to Top | Glossary Home
SCAISociety for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
see also FSCAI
SCOISouthern California Orthopaedic Institute
SGOSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
see also GOG
SHSociety for Hematopathology
SMASociety for Medical Anthropology
SOASouthern Orthopaedic Association
see also JSOA
SOMOSSociety of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
see also AAOS
SSMSouthern Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
STSSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
see also ATS
see also AATS
SWOGSouthwest Oncology Group
TACTrauma Association of Canada
TIGRThe Institute for Genomic Research
TOATexas Orthopaedic Association
UAEMUniversity Association for Emergency Medicine
UASAUnited Amputee Services Association
UPOJUniversity of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal
USPHSUnited States Public Health Service
VAVeterans Administration
WCIWashington Cancer Institute
WHOWorld Health Organization
WOAWestern Orthopaedic Association
WSCAWashington State Chiropractic Association

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