Participating Organizations

The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices has professional affiliations with many local, national and international entities. Many current CSIMPP projects involve these professional affiliations. Our current working partnerships include the following ogranizations/institutions:

World Medical Association

The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behaviour and care by physicians, at all times. This was particularly important to physicians after the Second World War, and therefore the WMA has always been an independent confederation of free professional associations. Funding has been by the annual contributions of its members, which has now grown to approximately 80 National Medical Associations.

International Society of Microbial Resistance

ISMR is a new non-profit organization created specifically to place a laser-like focus on the global health challenge of microbial resistance. Our expectation is that you will find this a valuable source of information and education as the site is developed in the coming months. The mission of The International Society of Microbial Resistance is to create a multidisciplinary forum at the intersection of research, clinical practice, and professional and consumer education that will heighten awareness and bring attention to the global challenge of microbial resistance.

Boston University, School of Medicine

Increasing threats from natural and human made disasters and terrorist events are a reality in our modern world. Coordination and optimization of the current Health and Medical Emergency Services system is vital to meeting these challenges. Healthcare Emergency Management is a rapidly growing field. This critical area of homeland security is focused on providing resources and response to public health and medical care needs following natural or man-made disaster. This Master’s program offered by Boston University, is directed by Dr. Kevin ‘Kip’ Thomas.

Mason Center for Health Information Technology

The HIT Center brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts in health policy and informatics; computer and information science; practicing physicians on the forefront of evidence-based medicine and healthcare automation; and industry leaders with proven track records in technology transition and knowledge transfer.

Policy Studies Organization (PSO)

The PSO is a publisher of academic journals and book series, sponsor of conferences, and producer of programs. It seeks to disseminate scholarship and information to serve those making and evaluating policy. It was founded as an outgrowth of the American Political Science Association, for those in a variety of fields who were interested in how public policy and organizational policy were being studied and discussed. PSO publishes 12 Journals including the World Medical and Health Policy