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Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is the official organization representing the professional interests of Physician Assistants in Michigan and is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Michigan Allergy & Asthma Society

The purpose of the Michigan Allergy & Asthma Society is the advancement of research, and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to allergic diseases. Any licensed physician in good standing whose major interest is Allergy and Immunology is eligible for election to membership in the Society. Active membership is for those diplomats of the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics with subspecialty training in Allergy and Immunology, or a diplomat of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, a conjoint Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

MAAS conducts meets four general meetings a year (which offer 2 hours of category 1 CME credit) and provides two courses in conjunction with the Michigan State Medical Society at their Annual Scientific Meeting held in the fall of each year. MAAS works closely with the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter & Camp Michi-Mac, a camp for those children with special asthma needs.

For additional information please contact our MAAS Executive, Tammy Guastella at (517) 324-2505 or tguastella@msms.org.

Michigan Association of Medical Examiners (MAME)

The mission of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners is to foster the highest professional standards in the performance of the duties of the county medical examiners of Michigan. To this end, the Association produces educational materials and holds scientific meetings, provides a forum for the discussion of professional and managerial issues, and provides information concerning the medical examiners to county and state administrators and legislators and to the general public.

To learn more about the MAME or request a membership application, please contact Shannon Sage, Executive Director, at 517-324-2529 or mame@michiganme.org.

Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

The Michigan Chapter of American College of Surgeons founded in 1953, is an educational and scientific organization established to raise standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The Michigan Chapter of American College of Surgeons is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. To that end the Michigan Chapter encourages excellence by hosting the Annual Resident Surgeons’ Competition in conjunction with its Annual Scientific Conference.

Michigan Dermatological Society

The Michigan Dermatological Society, Inc. (MDS) was founded in 1921 for the purposes of furthering the advancement of dermatology in all its branches in Michigan and vicinity and to serve the members through clinical and scientific meetings. MDS also supports the role of dermatologists as primary care physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, serves as an advisory body to health care organizations and promotes quality dermatologic care.

Michigan Radiological Society

The Michigan Radiological Society (MRS) is a State Chapter of the American College of Radiology. Its purposes include advancement of the science of radiology and improving radiologic services to the public by means of the study of the socio-economic aspects of the practice of radiology; encouraging improved educational facilities for radiologists; establishing and maintaining high medical and ethical standards in the practice of radiology; and promoting good fellowship among its members.

Michigan Rheumatism Society

The functions, aims and goals of the Michigan Rheumatism Society shall be:

Represent the physicians and health professionals practicing Rheumatology in the State of Michigan , and will fulfill the role of the professional Society for rheumatologists in Michigan Commit to furthering the goals of the Michigan Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. This Society aims to provide education for practicing rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals, practicing physicians in other specialties, rheumatology patients and communities in the State of Michigan.

For more information, please contact Shannon Sage at (517) 324-2529 or at ssage@msms.org.

Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons is a 501 (c) 6 organization comprised of Eye MDs. It is the mission of the MOS to encourage and promote high quality medical care for our patients; to enhance the image of the practice of ophthalmology; to promote professional growth of Michigan ophthalmologists through continuing education; and to provide leadership that ensures continuing high standards of medical care in Michigan.

Michigan Society of Medical Assistants

The mission of the Michigan Society of Medical Assistants is to enable medical assisting professionals to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients; protect the medical assistants right to practice; promote effective, efficient health care deliver through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs).

To learn more about the MSMA or request a membership application, please contact Gina Gibson, Executive Director, at 517-336-5709 or ggibson@msms.org.

Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons

The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Inc. (MSTCVS) was founded in 1965. The mission of the society is to promote the highest standards of practice among Michigan’s thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, to ensure that patients receive the highest quality care, and to bring their members together annually to foster a cohesive group and single voice in order to face the changing socio-economic issues of the times. The MSTCVS annual meeting brings its mission to fruition by scheduling the finest of Surgeon speakers, emphasizing a Quality Assurance Initiative, presenting innovative products and services, and cultivating future thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons by sponsoring an annual Resident Surgeon Competition.

For more information, please contact Angie Kemppainen at (517) 336-7586 or at akemppainen@msms.org.

Other Michigan Specialty Societies

Mental Health Association in Michigan

The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is a voluntary membership citizens' organization representing a broad base of people working together as an advocate for the mentally ill. Affiliated with the a National Mental Health Association, MHAM incorporated as a nonprofit entity under Michigan statutes in 1936 and holds 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit status under the Federal Department of Internal Revenue. The membership meets annually and elects a Board of Directors, which in turn elect its officers and executive committee. The Association maintains a strictly bipartisan posture in its social action and public policy efforts.

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

The mission of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians is to promote excellence in health care and the betterment of the health of the American people.

Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

The mission of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP) is to identify, develop and manage opportunities to improve the health and welfare of children and the practice of pediatric medicine.

Michigan Chapter, American College of Cardiology

This site will provide our membership with current information related to activities of the ACC/MI and to the practice and politics of cardiology in Michigan. Look here for meeting and event information and for links to related organizations.

Michigan College of Emergency Physicians

The Michigan College of Emergency Physicians exists for the purpose of supporting quality emergency medical care and promoting the interests and values of emergency physicians.

Michigan Orthopaedic Society

Michigan Orthopaedic Society, established in 1960, is dedicated to enhancing the provision of high quality musculoskeletal care through high quality education for it's membership and advocating for our patients best interest.

Michigan Psychiatric Society

The Michigan Psychiatric Society is a state medical specialty society, founded in 1908, whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. MPS is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI), and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society (MPS) are part of 6 affiliated organizations located at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In addition to the MPI and MPS, there are The Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation (MPF), The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought ( APT ), The Candidates' Organization, and The Students' Organization.

Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists

MSA is a 950 member association of Anesthesiologists in the State of Michigan. The MSA works toward raising the standards of Anesthesiology by fostering and encouraging research and scientific progress in the specialty, and to disseminate scientific information in regard to anesthesiology.

Michigan Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

The Michigan Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is organized for the purpose of disseminating to all physicians knowledge relating to diseases of the anus, rectum and colon.

Michigan Thoracic Society

The Michigan Thoracic Society (MTS) is committed to the highest professional and scientific standards and dedicated to the collection, interpretation and dissemination of scientific information concerning all aspects of pulmonary disease. The MTS is the medical advisory section of the American Lung Association of Michigan and is an affiliated chapter of the American Thoracic Society.