American College of Cardiology
Dramatic changes in the health care environment, particularly changes in technology, health care legislation, the geopolitical environment, professional education, increased accountability to payers and patients, pressures in practice, as well as continuing advances in cardiovascular science, continue to alter the needs of College members and the resources at the College’s disposal to meet those needs. The ACC Strategic Framework and ACC Strategy Map should position the College to remain a vibrant professional organization and to continue its mission to advocate for quality cardiovascular care.
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines—and to influence health care policy.
Society of Hospital Medicine
SHM is the largest organization in the nation representing hospitalists and the practice of hospital medicine. It is our mission to promote the highest quality care for hospitalized patients, as well as provide opportunities and support to hospitalists. We are committed to enhancing the practice of hospital medicine by promoting education, research and advocacy. SHM’s membership is comprised of approximately 10,000 hospitalists with more than an estimated 30,000 in the hospitalist profession.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.
The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.
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