The mission of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing is to provide quality neonatal education and programs at a reasonable cost to all newborn health care professionals. The Academy achieves this mission through professional, peer-reviewed publications, educational conferences, and offering books and other materials to newborn health care professionals.
ACTE - Association for Career and Technical Education
The American Medical Directors Association is the professional association of medical directors and physicians practicing in the long term care continuum dedicated to excellence in patient care by providing education, advocacy, information, and professional development.
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) is the association of professional nurses and associates who identify ambulatory care practice as essential to the continuum of high quality, cost-effective health care. If you are an RN, LPN, LVN providing ambulatory care, or other professional in the ambulatory care environment, we encourage you to join AAACN - the only specialty nursing association that focuses on excellence in ambulatory care.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. ("A4M") is a not-for-profit medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on anti-aging issues. A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunctions which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human life span can be increased, and the quality of one's life improved as one grows chronologically older.
A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human life span. Anti-aging medicine is based on the scientific principles of responsible medical care consistent with those of other healthcare specialties. Although A4M seeks to disseminate information on many types of medical treatments, it does not promote or endorse any specific treatment nor does it sell or endorse any commercial product.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
The AAFP's vision is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.
The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.
The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.
AAM is the only organization representing the entire scope of museums and professionals and nonpaid staff who work for and with museums. We currently represent more than 15,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, 3,000 institutions, and 300 corporate members. Individual members span the range of museum occupations, including directors, curators, registrars, educators, exhibit designers, public relations officers, development officers, security managers, trustees and volunteers.
Every type of museum is represented including art, history, science, military and maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers.
The American Animal Hospital Association was founded by seven leaders of the veterinary profession in 1933. From its inception, AAHA focused on promoting high-quality standards for the rapidly evolving sector of small animal private practice through accreditation and other initiatives.
The American College of Phlebology (formerly the North American Society of Phlebology) was founded in 1985. It has grown to be the largest phlebology society in the United States, with over 1380 members. 40 countries outside of the United States are represented, with members' specialty backgrounds including dermatology, surgery, plastic surgery, gynecology, interventional radiology, family practice, ultrasound technology, and nursing, as well as phlebology. The ACP is a member of the International Union of Phlebology. The mission of the ACP is to improve the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders.
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) has a growing membership of about 12,000 nephrology professionals. ANNA operates under a constitution and bylaws and serves its members through a national structure, four regions, and over 100 local chapters. Registered nurses and other healthcare professionals with varying experience and expertise in such areas as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, and renal and extra-renal transplantation comprise its membership.
The purpose of ANIA (formerly ANIA-CARING) is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research and professional activities. The Corporation is organized to operate as a professional organization within the meaning of Section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
"The American Public Works Association promotes professional excellence, understanding of, and competency
and credibility in public works.
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 67 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 26,000 and a reputation for quality services and products.
A.S.P.E.N. is a professional organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. Its nearly 6,000 members are physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, scientists and other allied health professionals.
The American Society of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to our members and the public.
The mission of the American Society of International Law is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.
ACRP is the primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and those in hospital, academic medical centers and physician office settings. ACRP is a global association comprised of more than 20,000 individuals in over 60 countries dedicated to clinical research and development. Our mission is to provide global leadership to promote integrity and excellence for the clinical research profession. ACRP is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in Windsor, U.K.
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
ACA International (ACA), formerly the American Collectors Association, was created in 1939 to bring together third-party collection professionals to advance the credit and collection industry.
Today, ACA ties together the entire credit and collection cycle, which is critical to the world's economy. ACA's membership includes collection professionals, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendors in more than 55 countries. ACA members return billions of dollars to the economy each year, ensuring that the use of credit remains available to consumers.
ACA members work to achieve common goals and encourage the continued growth and professionalism of their businesses. The association is the voice of the credit and collection industry and serves as a resource for its members, the media, policy makers and consumers
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
We were founded in 1993 by Ian Dunbar DVM, Ph.D. as a forum for trainers to associate with one another and to discuss topics of mutual interest. We have since become a member-driven organization producing educational conferences in locations throughout the United States. Our annual conference has grown from 250 participants a few years ago to 1500 participants.
Our membership has grown at a similar rate to over 5000 members worldwide. Our organization is a voice for pet dog trainers. We offer a unique opportunity for professional networking and sharing of ideas through our conferences, membership directory, newsletter and seminars.
We refer, but do not endorse, members listed in our membership directory to clients who call or visit our webpage on a daily basis looking for a trainer in their area.
The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques.
The APDT and its activities are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which is made up of nine elected members from around the world. Its membership dues, educational conferences and sponsorships from industry-related businesses finance the organization.
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
APCO International is the world's largest organization dedicated to public safety communications. We have been around since 1935 - far longer than any other public safety communications association (visit APCOHistory.org for more on APCO's 70+ year history). More than 15,000 members rely on APCO for their professional needs - from examining standards and issues to providing education, products and services.
With more than 70 years behind us, APCO has a rich and interesting history worth exploring. View past bulletins from as far back as 1935, read meeting minutes and explore original charters. It’s these decades of experience that make APCO the most formidable and well-operated association of its kind. Our governing documents, executive leaders and senior members are a testament to the public safety community’s dedication and expertise.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) is a member driven association of communications professionals that provides leadership; influences public safety communications decisions of government and industry; promotes professional development; and, fosters the development and use of technology for the benefit of the public.
Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)
Founded in 1910, ASBO International has over 5,000 school business management professionals as members. With an average budget oversight of $141 million annually, ASBO International members are the finance decision makers in school districts around the world.
ASBO members are employed in K-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. They manage the business side of school district operations, including the areas of budgeting, purchasing, and financial management; facility operations and maintenance; human resources; technology; transportation and security; food service; health care; and much more.
The mission of CAG is active advocacy for gifted children and gifted education. That happens through our professional development and parent education opportunities and through our legislative efforts.
The mission of the California Dental Association is to support its members in their practices and service to the public through innovation in education, advocacy and related programs.
The California Dental Association is the recognized leader for excellence in member services and advocacy promoting oral health and the profession of dentistry.
CRT 2007 is an international multi-modular symposium that covers a variety of evidence-based medical disciplines in the field of cardiovascular medicine and intervention. A renowned faculty of international experts will discuss mechanistic issues, clinical controversies, and current experiences both in animal models and in clinical patient treatment settings. The varied format of CRT will provide the attendee with a unique, well-rounded experience, encompassing a complete understanding of all factors that make up the field of interventional vascular therapy and vascular medicine. CRT 2007 will include special sessions for cardiology fellows, nurses, and technologists, as well as premier evening symposia, abstract poster sessions, and industry supported breakfast sessions.
22nd Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing. The conference is produced by Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Advances in Skin & Wound Care.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is "The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Professionals" and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the construction financial professional.
Established in 1981, CFMA's General Members represent all types of contractors - including generals and subs - as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include the accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal, and banking specialists who serve the construction industry. CFMA chapters in major cities from Maine to Hawaii offer local workshops, seminars, and programs that complement the extensive member services provided by CFMA Headquarters in Princeton, NJ. CFMA currently has more than 7,000 members in 88 chapters throughout the U.S.
For almost twenty years, Coverings has been the most predominant event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in the Western Hemisphere. Year after year, visitors from every facet of the tile and stone industry find Coverings to be the most important event to see thousands of new products, new suppliers from around the globe and new information presented for the very first time to help them grow their business. If it's new in tile and stone, it's at Coverings.
The 2nd Annual Day Spa Expo & Business Forum, dedicated specifically to Day Spas and designed to serve Owners, Operators, Directors, and Managers was once again a tremendous success, and a vitally important and rewarding venue offering an incredible contribution to the Spa Industry as a whole.
The Florida Dental Association is a statewide, professional membership organization representing Florida-licensed dentists. FDA members are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people of all ages. The FDA was established in 1884 to ensure that patients received the highest quality of care from dental professionals. With a statewide membership of over 7,000 Florida-licensed dentists, the FDA represents about 75 percent of all licensed dentists in Florida.
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
GEST Meeting 2007 will offer high level, highly focused lecture on technical aspects, evidence review, embolization material, arterial, venous and organ-based interventions, morbidity and mortality cases (Best Saves and Disasters), success strategies, next generation trends, etc.
The Star of the South Council and the Greater Houston Dental Society would like to invite you to our 36th annual meeting. The theme of this year's meeting, "Looking beyond the Horizon", will set the stage to prepare all of us for the future in dentistry.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue HPBExpo is North America's largest indoor/outdoor living show with over 450 exhibitors who display and demonstrate hearth products, pools & spas, casual furniture, barbecues, and accessory products. Each year the show attracts over 12,000 attendees including specialty retailers, installing distributors, HVAC contractors, and LP and hardware dealers.
Addressing all facets of the roofing industry, the International Roofing Expo is the industry's #1 tradeshow. Featuring 500 exhibiting companies filling 1,100 booths with the latest innovative styles, trends and cutting-edge technologies, the Expo attracts 9,000 industry professionals from every segment of the roofing market. Formerly the NRCA Annual Tradeshow, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in February 2004.
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Over the past 17 years, ISET has evolved to become the international medical community's premier endovascular therapy meeting. ISET is the forum for the presentation of new technology and innovation in the ever-changing field of endovascular medicine.
In its first dozens years of existence, e-retailing has been variously perceived as a novelty, a stock craze, a burst balloon and for the last few years as a solid and growing retailing channel-one of several in the modern retailer's multi-channel offerings. Yet, viewing online retailing as just another retailing channel totally misses its enormous potential and the huge impact it is having on the retailing environment worldwide.
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby. Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
Breast milk is the superior infant food, for the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth. Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need. Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy. Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible. From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.
The OR Manager publication, launched in 1985, reaches 3,200 subscribers across the country and internationally. OR Manager, Inc, also publishes OR Reports, an electronic publication comprising abstracts of scientific literature relating to the OR environment.
Managing Today's OR Suite, offers two conferences. The Managing Today's OR Suite conference, held in the fall, attracts some 800 OR directors and others involved in the management of the OR. The OR Business Management conference, held in the spring, attracts a broader audience of personnel involved in the financial management of the OR.
Manufactures' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry
NACE International, The Corrosion Society, serves nearly 30,000 members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and also has offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Shanghai, China.
NACE International Autobody Congress and Exposition
NACE is the place thousands of serious collision repair professionals from around the world and key segments of the industry come. They come ready to network, gain valuable education and learn about the products, equipment and services that will make their businesses better. NACE is geared and specifically designed for:
The NAED is a non-profit standard-setting organization promoting safe and effective emergency dispatch services world-wide. Comprised of three allied Academies for medical, fire and police dispatching, the NAED supports first-responder related research, unified protocol application, legislation for emergency call center regulation, and strengthening the emergency dispatch community through education, certification, and accreditation.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. NAA is a federation of nearly 200 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 51,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.1 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits. Through a joint legislative alliance with the National Multi Housing Council, NAA protects and represents your interests with regard to legislative and regulatory issues at the federal government level. NAA monitors legislation and regulations in all 50 states and shares that information with your local and state affiliate staff. We continually provide education and training opportunities for both multi-site managers and on-site staff. NAAï¿½s education initiatives include six nationally-recognized designation programs. In addition, NAA offers the industryï¿½s premiere education conference and trade show, attracting thousands of multifamily housing professionals seeking education, networking and business opportunities. Our members represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry: owners, managers, developers, leasing consultants, maintenance technicians and suppliers. Our purpose is to support an industry that offers safe, affordable multifamily housing to the public, equitably compensates its workforce, and provides investors with a fair and reasonable rate of return.
NACS, the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, was founded August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. NACS is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,800 supplier company members. NACS member companies do business in nearly 40 countries around the world, with the majority of members based in the United States. The U.S. convenience store industry, with 140,655 stores across the U.S., posted $495.3 billion in total sales for 2005, with $344.2 billion in motor fuels sales.
Since 1961, NACS has been an advocate for the convenience retailing industry providing industry information, knowledge and connections to ensure the competitive viability of our members' businesses.
The diversity of NACS membership reflects the diversity of the convenience store and petroleum marketing industry and our commitment to developing a robust competitive environment for our members.
The NACS Mission
The mission of NACS is to represent the industry and to assist retail members in increasing their current and future effectiveness and profitability by:
* Providing knowledge, solutions and connections needed by the industry
* Improving the image of the industry
* Impacting government action beneficial to the industry through the active participation of its membership
* Anticipating and facilitating change which ensures the long-term viability of the industry
* Maintaining a financially independent association
* Fostering productive, efficient relationships with industry suppliers
The National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that exists to enhance the lives and careers of Orthopaedic Nurses. Formed in 1980, NAON was designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests. NAON Membership consists of more than 6,000 RNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses, and associate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare.
The purpose of the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners &
Advanced Practice Clinicians is to offer interactive tutorials, presentations,
and practical workshops that promote clinical excellence and
improve the quality of care that health care practitioners provide.
NENA's Mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability and implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system (9-1-1). In carrying out its mission, NENA promotes research, planning, training and education. The protection of human life, the preservation of property, and the maintenance of general community security are among NENA's objectives.
This library includes a comprehensive collection of various lectures from the National Professional Educational Institutes exceptional conferences, Nurse Manager's Update and Critical Care Update.The Nurse Manager's Update (NMU) archives are a powerful learning tool for all Health Care Professionals who will find the diversity of this program refreshing, useful and informative.
The Mission of the National Recreation and Park Association is "To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people."
NRPA's value include enhancing the human potential by providing facilities, services and programs that meet the emotional, social and physical needs of communities, articulating environmental values through ecologically responsible management and environmental education programs, promoting individual and community wellness that enhances the quality of life for all citizens, utilizing holistic approaches to promote cultural understanding, economic development, family public health and safety, by working in coalitions and partnerships with allied organizations, Facilitating and promoting the development of grassroots, self-help initiatives in communities across the country.
The Goals of the National Recreation and Park Association are to promote public awareness and support for recreation, park and leisure services as they relate to the constructive use of leisure and thereby to the social stability of a community and the physical and mental health of individuals. NRPA strives to promote public awareness of the environmental and natural resource management aspects of recreation and leisure services, to facilitate the development, maintenance, expansion and improvement of socially and environmentally relevant public policy that supports recreation, parks and leisure programs and services, to enhance the development of parks, recreation and tourism professionals and to provide services that contribute to the development of
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health was founded in 1980. NPWH's mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners. NPWH defines quality health care to be inclusive of an individual's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
NPWH recognizes and respects women as decision-makers for their health care. NPWH's mission includes protecting and promoting a woman's right to make her own choices regarding her health within the context of her personal, religious, cultural, and family beliefs.
NPWH represents nurse practitioners that provide care to women in the primary care setting as well as in women's health specialty practices.
NPWH is a trusted source of information on nurse practitioner education, practice, and women's health issues. NPWH works with a wide range of individuals and groups within nursing, medicine, the health care industry, and the women's health community.
As a nurse leader attending Nursing Management Congress2008, you'll be able to network with colleagues, have discussions with faculty and industry experts, and visit numerous exhibits that provide alternatives and strategies for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care delivery and nursing practice in your healthcare setting. In addition, you can accrue contact hours.
The mission of the Nursing Symposium Conference for Clinical Excellence, is to present a broad audience of nurses with current, practical, clinical, and professional information. Additionally, insights into the human side of nursing and information about non-clinical issues, such as legal and ethical controversies and leadership are presented.
OFA is the leading floriculture educational association in the United States. It is a non-profit, all-industry, educational organization. Industry segments served include: greenhouses, nurseries, retail and wholesale florists, garden centers, and interior plantscape. OFA is especially known for its outstanding publications and its OFA Short Course, U.S. floriculture's premier educational and trade show event.
A 20-member Board of Directors and more than 150 industry leaders serve on more than 17 committees that guide all the Association's activities. The office is currently staffed by 12 employees.
OFA's Mission Statement is to support and promote floriculture professionals through lifelong learning, career enhancement, and public awareness.
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit organization providing services to its members in the areas of continuing education, advocacy on public policy matters, and access to variety of professional resources. The OVMA represents over 2,400 veterinarians practicing in various fields and specialties. The organization has been serving its members and the public since 1884.
The OVMA is governed by a twenty-eight member Board of Trustees. The work of the Board and its volunteer committees is guided by a Strategic plan and the organization's By-Laws. An organization dedicated to the advancement of its members, animal health, and the important role animals play in our lives.
The OVMA's core purpose is to:
Foster life-long learning, stewardship, compassion
and community in veterinary medicine.
Oregon Dental Association is dedicated to advancing the dental profession and promoting the highest standard of oral health and oral healthcare.
Established in 1893, ODA is a voluntary membership organization for Oregon dentists. We provide continuing education, advocacy and other services for dentists and public information to promote good dental health. More than 71 percent of Oregon's dentists belong to ODA. ODA is comprised of 16 local dental societies throughout Oregon that provide continuing education and service programs in their local communities.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®
Our Equitable Development Updates, a monthly e-newsletter, highlights new research, upcoming events, advocacy campaigns, policy strategies, and promising practices from communities across the country.
PMA was founded October 24, 1949, in New York City. PMA's tradition of providing members with networking and educational opportunities began the same year with an event that would eventually be known as Fresh Summit.
First known as the Produce Prepackaging Association, PMA was formed to help the produce industry seize opportunities that arose from new packaging materials developed in connection with World War II and to take advantage of emerging self-service produce departments.
The association's two key purposes in the 1960s were to work for consumer acceptance of produce packaging and serve as a packaging information resource for members.
Uniting The Channels Of Distribution
In the 1970s PMA began to establish its reputation as a marketplace-oriented association. With its new name — Produce Marketing Association — PMA focused on bringing together all levels of the distribution channel in vertically integrated operation divisions: Retail, Foodservice, and Floral (which in late 2001 transitioned to become PMA's first Industry Common Interest Group).
Driving Increased Consumption
The 1980s, a strong growth period for PMA, saw PMA further refining its marketing strategies to facilitate the increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. PMA developed training manuals, seminars, posters, and tours to boost the industry's knowledge of produce handling and enhance sales. New events such as the PMA Foodservice Conference were also introduced.
An Eye on the Future
The 1990 Futures Study helped PMA's leadership usher in a new decade of growth. Increased focus on increasing consumption led to PMA's creation of the Produce for Better Health Foundation in 1991. This independent foundation was created to work with the National Cancer Institute in a partnership designed to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption.
The Technology Revolution
The '90s also saw PMA taking advantage of new communications technologies to connect to members worldwide. PMA developed a Web site (www.pma.com) to provide 24-hour access to information, and created a virtual trade show. The Produce Electronic Identification Board, managed by PMA, emerged as an essential technology standardization forum for the industry.
PMA enhanced the resources devoted to international growth in the mid-1990s as the trend toward globalization increased. An International Advisory Council was created to allow members involved in international trade to help guide the association. New events and products, including today's highly successful Leadership Symposium were also introduced.
Looking to the Future
In the 21st century PMA continues its focus to build and enhance a strong global produce and floral supply chain by expanding the services offered to members in the areas of government and public affairs, food safety and security, improving the application of technology, and increasing training and networking resources for industry professionals.
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has more than 28,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into 112 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections, along with Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has 255 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease non-surgically. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.
Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated nonsurgically by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1909 in the state of New York and is now the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide. A historical information section outlines the history of the association and summarizes information about past presidents, conferences and other association information.
SLA's vision, mission and core value statements were revised and adopted in October 2003. Special librarians are information resource experts who collect, analyze, evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making in corporate, academic, and government settings.
StonExpo brings you face to face with leading industry suppliers delivering products and solutions to help you grow and improve your business. Only StonExpo has everything you need to survive and thrive in today's changing economic times and competitive landscape.
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StonExpo EAST is the ONLY east coast event dedicated exclusively to stone, offering stone industry professionals everything needed for business success. More than 200 exhibiting companies with natural stone, machinery and stone-related products.
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Surfaces 2007 has an extensive educational program right at your fingertips providing you information to help you enhance your knowledge, professional skills and build business opportunities! The online Surfaces conference library is a tremendous resource offering you the tools and training you need to succeed.
The National Home Infusion Association is a trade association that represents and advances the interests of organizations and individuals that provide infusion and specialized pharmacy products and services to the entire spectrum of home-based patients.
The society is an international organization dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration.
The mission of US Lacrosse is to ensure a unified and responsive organization that develops and promotes the sport by providing services to its members and programs to inspire participation, while preserving the integrity of the game. We envision a future which offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy, and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,600 healthcare professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence.
UMKC - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing
UCAOA represents the many urgent care centers that provide appropriate and timely alternatives to the more costly and inconvenient hospital emergency departments. True emergencies require hospital emergency services, but urgent care centers meet the need for convenient access for minor injuries and illnesses.
VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists with a unique and exciting format to learn the most current information about what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease.
The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) has been the voice of dentistry in Washington since its inception in 1887. With 3,800 members strong (over 80 percent of practicing dental professionals in the state), the Association exists to promote oral health of the highest quality. Members of the WSDA belong to a tripartite system that also includes the American Dental Association and local component societies.
Organized dentistry in the state maintains a powerful presence in the Legislature, sets ethical standards for the profession, develops and supports services for those lacking oral health care, and demands lifelong learning to perpetuate professional excellence.
Now in its 12th year, the Wild West Veterinary Conference is hosted by the Arizona, Nevada and Oregon Veterinary Medical Associations. Since its inception, the WWVC has been organized by veterinary professionals with a commitment to furthering the industry through quality education and training.
This annual winter conference, the largest dental conference in New England and the fifth largest in the United States, provides the finest education and the greatest selection of courses in dentistry for the entire dental team. Innovative technology, products, and services are introduced on the exhibit floor. YDC completes the experience with special events where dentists can interact with peers and entertain the whole family.