American Society for Apheresis (ASFA)
"ASFA is an organization of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals whose mission is to lead the field of apheresis through patient and donor care, research, education, and advocacy."
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
"AACR was founded in 1907 by a group of eleven physicians and scientists interested in research, “to further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer.” Today, AACR accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication, and advocacy."
American Society for Neural Therapy & Repair (ASNTR)
"The ASNTR is a society composed of basic and clinical neuroscientists who utilize state-of-the-art technologies to better understand the way the nervous system functions and establish new procedures for its repair in response to neurodegenerative disease or trauma . In this regard, member scientists employ stem/neural progenitor cell transplantation, gene therapy, and trophic factor approaches for translational development."
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
"AABB is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies."
American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
"The purpose of AAI shall be to advance knowledge of immunology and related disciplines, to foster interchange of ideas and information among investigators in the various disciplines and to promote an understanding of the field of immunology."
American Association of Tissue Banks
"The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a scientific, not-for-profit, peer group organization founded in 1976 to facilitate the provision of transplantable cells and tissues of uniform high quality in quantities sufficient to meet national needs."
American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT)
"The ASGT is a professional non-profit medical and scientific organization dedicated to the understanding, development and application of gene and related cell and nucleic acid therapies and the promotion of professional and public education in the field. ASGT is the largest medical professional organization representing researchers and scientists dedicated to discovering new gene therapies."
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO)
The core purpose of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs is "to advance the research, development, and medical application of bionic technologies."
American Society for Blood and Marrow (ASBMT)
"The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation is a national professional association that promotes advancement of the field of blood and bone marrow transplantation. ASBMT members are both in clinical practice and in research."
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
"The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer."
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
"The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology."
BC Transplant Society
"The BC Transplant Society leads and coordinates all activities related to organ donation and transplantation throughout B.C., ensuring high standards of quality and efficient management."
British Society for Gene Therapy (BSGT)
"The aim of the British Society for Gene Therapy is to accelerate scientific progress and promote ethical and efficient transfer of gene- and cell-based technologies from the laboratory into the clinic."
British Association for Tissue Banking
The mission of the British Association for Tissue Banking is "to promote good practice in tissue banking by providing a forum for exchange of views among specialists, making available practice guidance, encouraging research and reflecting the Association’s views to external bodies, as appropriate."
Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant (CBMTG)
"The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) is a national, voluntary, and multi-disciplinary organization providing leadership and promoting excellence in patient care, research and education in the field of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT)."
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
"The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer."
Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
"The Canadian Federation of Biological Societies is a research consortium representing Canadian Biological and Biomedical professional associations."
Canadian Hematology Society
"The Canadian Hematology Society represents all physicians and scientists with an interest in the discipline in Canada. At present there are a total of 332 members, 28 emeritus and 42 resident members."
Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation
"The Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation's mission is to promote clinical and basic research in the field of human health throughout Canada, to lobby for adequate research funding at the federal, regional and local levels, and to support Canadian researchers in their endeavours and at all stages of their careers."
Cell Transplant Society
"The Cell Transplant Society exists to promote research and collaboration in cellular transplantation. The research interests of members include pancreatic islets, bone marrow, endothelial, epidermal, myoblast, neural and stem cells."
European Hematology Association (EHA)
"The European Hematology Association (EHA) is a scientific society aiming to support the development of both basic and clinical research and education, and to promote pan-European communication in the field of hematology."
European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGT)
"The primary objectives of the European Society of Gene Therapy (ESGT) are to promote basic and clinical research in gene therapy, to promote education and the exchange of information and technology related to gene transfer and therapy and to serve as a professional adviser to the community and to the regulatory bodies in Europe."
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
"Founded in 1996, FACT establishes standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice. FACT is a non-profit organization developed by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of hematopoietic cell therapy."
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
"The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) is a voluntary organization of basic and clinical scientists collaborating in an effort to address important issues in blood and marrow transplantation."
International Liposome Society (ILS)
"The International Liposome Society (ILS) promotes the science and technology related to the assembly of lipids and amphiphilic molecules into particulate or vesicular structures (liposomes, niosomes, emulsions, micelles, etc.) and the variety of medical and non-medical applications they have found."
The Transplantation Society
"The Transplantation Society will provide the focus for global leadership in transplantation: development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education, and guidance on the ethical practice"
International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy of Cancer (ISCGT)
"The main focus of the Society is to foster camaraderie and scientific collaboration between scientists and clinicians around the world in cell and gene therapies of cancer."
International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)
"ISCT serves as a global forum and voice for clinicians, scientists, regulatory and laboratory personnel, and other parties engaged or interested in basic research and development, translational studies, and the clinical application of all cellular based therapies."
International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTC)
"Recent advances in immunology and biology have opened up new horizons in the field of cancer therapy, with an upsurge in the integration of new biologic agents into clinical practice. The goals of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer for 2004 are directed towards the rapid dissemination of information in these areas to expedite the safe transfer of both basic and applied research to the clinical setting."
International Society of Differentiation (ISD)
"The purpose of the International Society of Differentiation, Inc. (ISD), is to encourage and develop research and communication in the fields of cell and developmental biology, molecular biology and oncology through meetings and publications."
International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH)
"From its beginnings in the 1950's as a group of scientists who sought to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of pre-clinical data in experimental hematology, the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) has been dedicated to the promotion of the cutting-edge science."
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSR)
"The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application."
International Society of Hematology (ISH)
"The objectives of the Society are to promote international discussions and diffusion of information and ideas relating to hematology; to provide a forum for such discussion and to encourage international collaboration in investigation of hematological problems; to encourage standardization of hematological methods and nomenclature; to represent the interests of hematology shall include scientific principles, clinical and laboratory aspects of diagnosis and management of blood diseases and any other topics relating to the biology and pathology of blood forming tissues."
Israeli Society of Gene Therapy
"The Israeli Society of Gene Therapy was established on May 2002 as a medical research society which promotes studies in the field of gene therapy."
Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT)
"The purpose of JSGT shall be to facilitate interdisciplinary gene therapy research through close co-operation between investigators conducting experimental studies and investigators engaged in clinical studies."
NETCORD Virtual Office
"The "NetCord Virtual Office" is an online search system for unrelated cord blood of the 14 leading cord blood banks worldwide."
Stem Cell Network
"The mission of the Stem Cell Network is to be a catalyst realizing the full potential of stem cell research for Canadians."
Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR)
"SSSCR is an international network dedicated to advancing scientific research for cures. The network spans over 15 countries, 100 institutions, and 35 U.S. states. The network includes students, professionals, and patient advocates. They are a special project of the Genetics Policy Institute and a member of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research."
Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS)
"To accomplish its mission, the Society brings together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication."