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We are grateful for our sponsors’ commitment to global health and contribution to our mission. Joining with these institutions, we work to improve health care in the developing world by equipping local providers with the information and skills they need to best care for their patients. These associations provide invaluable access to their audience of health care experts, while HVO provides them with essential overseas connections and the opportunity for their members to participate directly in their specialty’s global health community.

American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of over 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States. The Academy is committed to excellence in patient care, medical and public education, research, professionalism and member service and support.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Representing more than 825 schools of nursing nationwide, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education, assists schools in implementing those standards, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 53,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty, and practicing CRNAs. Nearly 90 percent of the nation’s nurse anesthetists are members of AANA. Visit www.aana.com to learn more.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

The AAOMS, the professional organization representing more than 8,800 oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents in the United States, supports its members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and must submit to periodic office examinations, ensuring the public that all office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 57,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization. Learn more at www.acog.org.

American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists and internal medicine subspecialists – physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 126,000 includes US and non-US internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, fellows-in-training, and affiliate members.

American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA)’s mission is to ensure all member dentists have what they need, when they need it and even before it is needed to succeed. They exist to power the profession of dentistry and to assist their 163,000+ members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. They have been driving dentistry forward for 160 years. For more information, visit www.ada.org.

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

The mission of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) is to advance the care of hand and upper extremity disorders by supporting exceptional educational opportunities and the highest quality research. Funds raised through the Foundation go toward funding grants for clinical and basic science research studies, international outreach projects, traveling scholarships that enable surgeons from developing countries to visit hand centers in the United States, patient education, educational conferences, and more.

American Physical Therapy Association

APTA is a national organization, representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice. Interested parties can visit the APTA website to find a physical therapist in their area, as well as moveforwardpt.org for physical therapy news and information.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. More than 25,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines (medical, radiation, and surgical oncology) and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs, oncology nurses, and other practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology.

As the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, ASCO is committed to advancing the education of oncologists and other oncology professionals, to advocating for policies that provide access to high quality cancer care, and to supporting the clinical trials system and the need for increased clinical and translational research.

American Society of Hematology

The mission of the global strategy of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding of hematology globally through international collaboration, foster the worldwide exchange of knowledge and resources, and enhance clinical care through education and training.

British Society for Haematology

The British Society for Haematology has been bringing hematology professionals together since 1960 to transform the care provided to patients. With over 1,700 members worldwide, BSH is the largest UK hematology organization and the only society to cover all aspects of the specialty.

Updated January 2022