The ASMH is happy to list as references organizations that may have formal affiliations, common members, shared programming, grants support — as well as others which have similar interests, common goals or may be helpful to members.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry is an online community of people dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s before another generation is lost. Spearheaded by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Registry is a key component of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API), an international collaborative formed to launch a new era of Alzheimer’s prevention research by evaluating the most promising therapies and doing so as quickly as possible. The Registry provides members with the latest news in Alzheimer’s, scientific advances and overall brain health. With a goal of enrolling 250,000 people in the United States by 2015, the Registry also supports participation in a variety of community-based Alzheimer’s prevention studies and gives members the opportunity to have a direct impact on the future of Alzheimer’s.
American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP is one of the largest medical organizations and represents more than 110,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students. The AAFP and its affiliate organizations work closely together to advance the specialty of family medicine.
American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 43,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. Comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, the College bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. Above all, the ACC’s commitment to its members and their patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ASRM is a recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine. The Society is multidisciplinary, with members including obstetrician/gynecologists, urologists, reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, mental health professionals, internists, nurses, practice administrators, laboratory technicians, pediatricians, research scientists, and veterinarians.
American Society of Andrology
The American Society of Andrology (ASA) is a unique partnership of scientists and clinicians. Founded in 1975, the Society has over 775 members from all over the world whose specialty fields include male reproduction, endocrinology, urology, anatomy, gynecology/obstetrics, biochemistry, animal science, molecular & cell biology, and reproductive technologies. The Society, which fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of male reproduction, exists to promote scientific interchange and knowledge of the male reproductive system.
American Urological Association
Founded in 1902, the American Urological Association (AUA) is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy.
Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine
APSSM has longest history among the regional affiliated society of ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine) and has become more strong and well-organized during last two decades. APSSM goals are: To act in promoting the standards of clinical care and improving the quality of life of patients suffering from erectile dysfunction in Asia-Pacific countries; to ensure that society activities are not of a political nature and that no profit is made by the society; to promote international drive to improve the patients with erectile dysfunction in the world; to promote the fellowship of its memberships; to serve as information resources and communication base between member countries; and to encourage scientific research to benefit the public in member countries.
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
The mission of ARHP is education. ARHP translates good science into practice by producing accredited, evidence-based programs for health care professionals across a broad range of topics. ARHP members are passionate about science and demand rigorous standards for peer-reviewed data in educational programs and integrity in patient care.
The Endocrine Society
Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology amongst the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government.
European Society for Sexual Medicine
The European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, academic and scientific organization dedicated to male and female sexual health and dysfunction. The main purposes of the ESSM are to promote research and exchange of knowledge about the clinical entity of sexual dysfunction throughout Europe, and to establish and support the highest standards of ethics in clinical practice, education, and research in the field of sexual dysfunction.
European Association of Urology
The EAU represents the leading authority within Europe on urological practice, research and education. Over 16,000 medical professionals have joined its ranks and help to create forward-looking solutions for continuous improvement, professional growth and knowledge sharing. The EAU delivers training, stimulates research and broadcasts information. The EAU’s scientific publications encourage discussion and its expert recommendations guide urologists in their every-day practice.
The Foundation for Male Studies
The Foundation for Male Studies actively funds, advocates and creates programs on male studies in universities and colleges across the nation.
International Society for Sexual Medicine
The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM, formerly known as ISIR/ISSIR) was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge for the clinical entity “impotence” throughout the international scientific community. The principal orientation of ISSM was initially towards basic science of erection, defects in the erectile mechanism, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. The orientation is now towards the whole field of human sexuality.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies works to inform and illuminate the nation’s major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination, with the goal of improving the socioeconomic status of African Americans and other people of color, expanding their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas, and promoting communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation’s pluralistic society.
Men’s Health Initiative, Inc.
Men’s Health Initiative, Inc. (MHI) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors among our fathers, sons, brothers, and other loved ones while advancing the academic and scientific fields of men’s health. MHI improves the lives of boys, men, and their loved ones through four primary approaches as represented by the four branches of the MHI logo: Conducting original research in the field of male health, developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based health education and behavioral intervention programs, offering health education consultation services to organizations or individuals aimed at developing, evaluating, and improving programs, and informing and encouraging males to adopt healthy behaviors and disseminating our findings to the public health academy. MHI provides the aforementioned services to encourage more informed decision making among males about their health and wellness and to continue as one of the prominent men’s health research groups in the nation.
Men’s Health Network
Men’s Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine
Founded in 2010, MESSM is a nonprofit organization whose aims are to (1) encourage the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality; (2) to develop scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function; and (3) to promote the publication of medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the nation’s medical research agency-making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
National Lipid Association
The National Lipid Association (NLA) is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary medical society focused on enhancing the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. The NLA represents more than 3,500 members in the United States and provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare professionals to advance professional development and attain certification in clinical lipidology.
The Partnership for Male Youth
The Partnership for Male Youth has emerged from the health related work of The Boys Initiative, a young nonprofit organization. In late 2012 the Initiative began researching the state of health care for adolescent and young adult (AYA) males, with an eye toward developing solutions to improve their health. After an extensive literature search and discussions with over 100 individuals from a range of medical disciplines, and under the guidance of a multidisciplinary medical advisory board, the Initiative developed a groundbreaking resource for health care providers, which it released in January 2014: the Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males. With the release of the Toolkit The Boys Initiative also launched The Partnership for Male Youth. The Partnership is a collaborative effort to disseminate and improve upon the Toolkit while developing provider, patient and parent education initiatives designed to enhance provider and parent knowledge and skills while engaging AYA males in their own health care. As of April 1, 2014 the Partnership was composed of 17 major health related organizations, including the ASMH.
Sexual Medicine Society of North America
Established in 1994 as an independent organization of health care professionals concerned with the science of human sexual function and dysfunction, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc. (SMS) strives to: promote, encourage, and support the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction, and provide a forum for the free exchange and discussion of new ideas, thoughts, and concepts in this field. The SMS seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for sexual medicine research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics, and politics to health care professionals interested in sexual medicine and related matters.
Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
The Society for the Study of Male Reproduction’s (SSMR) purpose is to encourage the study, to elevate the practice, and to improve the quality of care of the subfertile male. The goals of the SSMR are to identify existing and emerging issues in the field and to provide accurate and credible information to the profession through the development of standards, guidelines, publications, conference reports, proposed policies and continuing medical education conferences.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
The Society was founded in 1967 to respond to the needs of family medicine educators. From a small beginning of 105 founding members, STFM has grown to a membership of nearly 5,000 teachers of family medicine. These teachers include medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and all involved in family medicine education. The administrative offices are housed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
The FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA’s organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.
ASMH Organization Spotlight
The Partnership for Male Youth
Promoting health for adolescent and young adult males
The Partnership for Male Youth has been created to address the unmet health care needs of adolescent and young adult males. It has emerged from the health related work of The Boys Initiative, a young nonprofit organization, but it is an independent collaboration among stakeholders in AYA male health.
In late 2012 the Initiative began researching the state of health care for AYA males, with an eye toward developing solutions to improve their health. After an extensive literature search and discussions with over 100 individuals from a range of medical disciplines, the Initiative set about to develop a clinical resource for health care providers, which it released in January 2014: the Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males.