American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine is dedicated to teaching physicians who have a scientific and clinical interest in exploring the aesthetic medical facet of their practice. AAAM teaches the art, science, techniques and procedures of aesthetic medicine to licensed physicians, regardless of specialty. We provide education and hands-on training, and disseminate leading edge information gathered from advances in North America and around the world to our members.
The AAAM is the exclusive USA member of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine, (UIME) comprised of 29 member societies and 30,000 members. Your participation in the AAAM provides you with additional benefits and expertise from this global perspective. Our courses are the only such courses recognized in the USA, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East by the UIME. Our worldwide faculty are experts in their respective fields.
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a US federally registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of over 26,000 members including:physicians, health practitioners, scientists, governmental officials, and members of the general public, representing over 110 nations.
The A4M is 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. The A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breaking technologies, and anti-aging issues.
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
The AACS serves the public and the professional community as a resource for all aspects of this medical and surgical field.
American Academy of Dermatology
AAD is one of the largest and most influential dermatologic associations in the world and is committed to advancing the treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The AAFPRS is one of the world’s largest specialty associations, and represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The AAAOM is a national membership organization of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM. The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic physicians. AANP aims to increase awareness of and expand access to naturopathic physicians, help its members build successful medical practices, and expand the body of naturopathic medicine research.
AANP’s physician members are graduates of naturopathic medical schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. CNME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree.
AANP’s members also include naturopathic medicine students and other health care professionals and corporate members who collectively strive to advance the profession of naturopathic medicine nationwide. AANP has43 official State Affiliates across the country.
American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States advocating for more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic students. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. On behalf of its members, ACA lobbies for pro-chiropractic legislation and equitable insurance policies, promotes a positive public image of chiropractic, supports research, provides professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
American Massage Therapy Association
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools.
AMTA provides our members with the strongest benefits in the profession. We promote massage to the public, the health care community and other important groups. We work for fair licensing of massage in all states, and actively support research. Your voice is heard in AMTA as we are governed by massage therapists. And, we provide a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With over 2,600 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The ASPS is one of the largest plastic surgery specialty organizations in the world.
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a national membership association that provides comprehensive liability insurance and practice support for massage/bodywork practitioners and students. Founded in 1987, ABMP is now the largest massage therapy membership organization in the country with more than 80,000 members.
Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery
The purpose and mission of the Foundation of Facial Aesthetic Surgery (a Non-Profit, Multi-Specialty Foundation) is to foster a sense of cooperation between the medical specialties that are primarily involved in the science, practice and teaching of facial aesthetic surgery and medicine; to hold symposiums that include leading educators, instructing in full interactive teaching programs with a particular emphasis on facial rejuvenation. The Foundation's goal is to continue creating and funding future educational ventures that will benefit today’s medical practitioners and students, in order to better serve the public at large. For additional information on the Foundation's history, university level compliance with CME programs, philosophy, or use of funds, please see the "About" page.
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) is a voluntary association of physicians which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, member benefits and work towards certification in Aesthetic Medicine.
The IAPAM offers several aesthetic medicine training program, including: Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop, Botox / Dermal Filler training, and Advanced Dermal Filler training.
National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.
NCEA is protecting your right to practice by...
- Providing professional excellence through the NCEA Certified credential
- Approving continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation
- Advocating to strengthen your voice and position with state regulatory boards
National Aesthetic Spa Network
NASN began in Florida in 2004 as the Florida Aesthetic Network by Janet McCormick and Denise R. Fuller. They wanted to create a forum for neutral education in a relaxed environment and provide supportive interaction among professionals in the spa industry. Through their vision and leadership NASN offers educational events throughout the United States and scholarship programs.
The National Aesthetic Spa Network is a volunteer network of licensed skincare and spa professionals who organize regional educational events.
The NASN community consists of spa professionals such as day spa owners, salon managers, licensed estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, students and vendors coming together to learn, grow, and network to make life long industry connections.
Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. Probeauty is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons/spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA.
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists is an Association Member of the coalition and supports the national skin care certification credential. SDSS membership voted to encourage its members to attain the NCEA Certified credential to better meet the esthetician job tasks of the esthetician and support professional mobility.
Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals membership represents professionals in the industry who are dedicated to promoting the ideals and standards of the SPCP, offering cosmetic tattooing that is conducted in accordance with safety standards specific to the permanent cosmetic process, and those who stay abreast of and participate in industry activities.
Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
In 1994, a group of renowned plastic surgeons recognized the need to provide an educational forum for the emerging specialty of plastic surgical skin care. The SPSSCS was created from this vision and now serves as the professional organization to promote and educate plastic surgical skin care professionals worldwide.
The SPSSCS has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in education. It is uniquely positioned by its affiliation with
plastic surgery. Its endorsement by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and its official recognition as a "related organization” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) further confirm our standing and commitment to excellence in plastic surgical skin care.
Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal
The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. (SCMHR) is an international non-profit organization with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and beyond. SCMHR supports all methods of hair removal and is dedicated to the research of new technology that will keep its members at the pinnacle of their profession, offering safe, effective hair removal to their clients.
The Spa Association
The Spa Association is your one-stop organization for information, industry resources, education, and community connections in the spa industry. No other organization unites medical spas, day spas, resorts, hotel spas, and wellness centers. SPAA is the premier association for spa owners and business-to-business providers. Resources and Tools for Spa, Salon, and Resort Management.
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Las Vegas under the leadership and coordination of its founder, S. Randolph Waldman, MD. Vegas Cosmetic Surgery was initiated to foster a spirit of cooperation and understanding between the four "core” specialties that are primarily involved in the science, practice and teaching of aesthetic surgery and medicine. This Symposium is proud to host the leading educators and teachers in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery. We are extremely proud that Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology was not only the first truly multi-specialty forum in the aesthetic field, but by listening to our faculty and attendees VCS is now the largest event of its kind in North America.