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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

    1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite205
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    Telephone: (904) 353-7878
    Home Page: www.ace.com
    Christopher Seymour, M.B.A., Executive Director

Purpose:
A professional medical organization of physicians with special education, training, and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology.  Provides information and education to endocrine patients so that they can have access to the best endocrine care possible.  Does not include medical advice and diagnosis.

Publications:
"The First Messenger" (bimonthly newsletter)
Endocrine Practice (bimonthly professional clinical journal)
Clinical Guidelines for various endocrine conditions, and a comprehensive membership directory that supplies addresses, phone numbers, specializations, clinical interests, and board certificationsof members.

American Foundation of Thyroid Patients
   
    18534 N. Lyford
    Katy, TX 77449
    Telephone: (281) 855-6608
    E-mail: thyroid@flash.net
    Home Page: www.thyroidfoundation.org
    Kelly Hale, President

Purpose:
A national, non-profit organization for the awareness, education, and support of thyroid patients,their family members, healthcare providers, and interested parties. Support/Interest groups forming around America, low-cost public thyroid disease screenings, educational information/seminars, thyroid physician referrals.

Publications:
Quarterly education newsletter/latestfindings in thyroid disease, self-help information.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

    10801 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, Maryland 20852
    Telephone:888-321-ASHA
    Fax: 1-877-541-5035
    Home page: http://www.asha.org/default.htm

Purpose:
The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology,speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    1200 19th Street NW., Suite300
    Washington, DC 20036
    Telephone: (202) 857-1161
    Fax: (202) 223-4579
    Home page: http://www.asbmr.org/
    Julia A. Janko, Executive Director

Purpose:
A professional organizationof physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and other doctors interested inresearch and bone and mineral diseases.  Supports clinical and basic research studies and encourages and mentors young scientists in the field of bone and mineral metabolism.  There is no patient referral system except to osteoporosis or Paget's disease organizations.

Publications:
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research(monthly); membership roster (biennially); newsletter (quarterly).

American Society of Human Genetics

    9650 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Telephone: (301) 571-1825
    Home Page: www.faseb.org/genetics
    Elaine Strass, Executive Director

Purpose:
A professional society of physicians, researchers, genetic counselors, and others interested inhuman genetics.  Strives to inform health professionals, legislators, health policy makers, and the general public about all aspects of human genetics.

Publications:
American Journal of Human Genetics(monthly)
Membership Directory (biennially)
Supplement to Journal (annually)
Guide to Human Genetics Training Programs in North America.

American Thyroid Association

    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th Street, Room 311
    Bronx, NY 10467
    Telephone: (718) 882-6047
    Fax: (718) 882-6085
    Home Page: www.thyroid.org
    Diane Miller, Administrator

Purpose:
A professional organization of physicians and scientists dedicated to scientific research on the thyroid. The association refers the public to member physicians in their geographic area on request.

Publications:
Newsletter (quarterly); information pamphlets.