By partnering with organizations who share our passion for results and collaboration, we expand our reach in the global community, deepen stakeholder investment, and leverage our donors’ contributions to advance our mission. Partnerships include but are not limited to fundraising, in kind contributions, awareness, strategic input, and advancing critical research.
The Academy is an advocacy organization committed to advancing research in medical imaging to promote the health and well-being of patients. By engaging a community of developing and experienced imaging scientists, novel technology experts, patients, and their advocates, we promote shared learning and communication on both current research and future initiatives. We also inform the public and policy makers about how imaging and image-guided therapies translate into disease prevention, earlier and more accurate diagnoses, and improved quality of health care.
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached over 400 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products, and digital health technologies.
The American Brain Coalition is a nonprofit organization comprised of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public education and advocacy.
The Blood Profiling Atlas in Cancer (BloodPAC) Consortium aims to accelerate the development, validation, and accessibility of liquid biopsy assays to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer. To do so, we lead a collaborative infrastructure that enables sharing of information between stakeholders in public, industry, academia, and regulatory agencies.
Founded in 2012, the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is the first public-private partnership created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science throughout the total product life cycle. MDIC’s mission is to promote public health through science and technology and to enhance trust and confidence among stakeholders. MDIC works in the pre-competitive space to facilitate the development of methods, tools, and approaches that enhance understanding and improve evaluation of product safety, quality, and effectiveness. Its initiatives aim to improve product safety and patient access to cutting-edge medical technology while reducing cost and time to market.
The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) is a national trade association based in Washington, DC that provides educational and advocacy assistance to innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies. Since 1992, MDMA has been a leading voice for medical technology innovation, playing a proactive role in helping to shape policies that impact the MedTech ecosystem. MDMA’s mission is to ensure that patients have timely access to the latest advancements of safe and effective medical technologies that improve health outcomes.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators, and product developers. We represent companies whose sales make up more than 90 percent of the global market for advanced imaging technologies. MITA is the Secretariat of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM). Our mission is to reduce regulatory barriers, establish standards, and advocate for the medical imaging industry.
Virginia Bio promotes innovation and growth through strengthened networks; advocacy; capital investment; talent attraction, development, and retention; and advancing the next generation of leaders within the biosciences ecosystem.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other health care providers. Established in the early 1950’s, the AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound’s (ISTU) principal mission is to foster the diffusion of knowledge concerning the scientific and clinical aspect of therapeutic ultrasound. We promote international development and collaboration in the general field of therapeutic ultrasound including research, development, commercialization, clinical application, education, and standardization for the benefit of patients across the world.
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists, and clinical associates, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiologic technologists, and paramedical professionals. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. The society’s core purpose and mission is to work with its members to deliver patient-centered care through image-guided therapy.
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting advances in neuro-oncology through research and education. Since 1995, SNO has become a dynamic force in neuro-oncology, providing a rich environment for its diverse worldwide membership and energizing the next generation of neuro-oncology scientists and clinicians through educational and cultural forums.
Medical Research/Disease Specific Foundations
The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS by empowering Canadians affected by ALS with access to information and through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. We are a registered charity that receives no core government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, the only national dedicated source of funding for ALS research across Canada, we foster collaboration, build capacity within Canada’s ALS research community and fund peer-reviewed research grants focused on translating scientific discoveries into treatments for ALS.
The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation’s mission is to accelerate growth through strategic partnerships. The BIRD Foundation promotes and facilitates collaboration between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technological fields for the mutually beneficial purpose of developing and commercializing promising innovations for the global market. Providing conditional grants of up to 50% of a joint project budget, the BIRD Foundation assists companies by identifying potential strategic partners in either Israel or the U.S. and facilitating introductions. In almost 40 years since its inception, BIRD has funded over 900 projects worth $10 billion in direct and indirect investment.
The mission of Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the underserved.
The Cancer Research Institute is motivated by a very simple but important scientific fact: the human body has the ability to defend itself from cancer. The mission is straightforward – Save more lives with cancer immunotherapy. Our founding scientists believed that the key to long-term survival lay in learning how to manipulate the immune system to strengthen its defenses against cancer. We set out more than 60 years ago not only to prove this could be done, but also to do something with this knowledge that would truly help cancer patients. This work is now beginning to pay off: immunotherapies are transforming cancer treatment and bringing us closer to cures for all cancers.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation passionately pursues and takes pride in our mission to “Drive Research, Expand Knowledge, and Advance Care for the NF Community”. This passion and pride are our strength. Those living with neurofibromatosis and their families are our inspiration and help guide everything we do. We seek to always stay aware of and be empathetic to their many challenges. Most importantly, we always remember we do what we do for them.
The Epilepsy Foundation and affiliates provide information and referral assistance; maintain individual and family support services; serve as advocates for the rights of those with epilepsy; and offer community-based education to employers, emergency first responders, school nurses, and other allied health professionals.
Hope for Heroes aims to enable a sense of personal accomplishment, empowerment, and unity for our nation’s disabled Heroes through exciting, fun activities and overall appreciation of the great outdoors.
The mission of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is to provide global educational information, services and support to children and adults challenged by essential tremor (ET), to their families and health care providers, as well as to promote and fund ET research.
The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas. We are the largest private funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed more than $79 million in funding to advance our understanding of this pisease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson’s disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research, the Foundation manages an aggressively funded research agenda. The Foundation works to ensure the patient voice is at the center of our efforts with one urgent goal in mind: Accelerating breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.
Pancreatic Cancer Canada is a vibrant, progressive organization taking on the world’s toughest cancer with the ultimate goal to save more lives. We are committed to raising the survival rate through major investments in research and increased awareness of the disease among the general public and healthcare professionals, while ensuring patients and their families have access to the specialized care and support they need at every stage.
We, at Pancreatic Cancer UK, want to transform the future for everyone with pancreatic cancer by funding world-leading research. Our vision is that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well.
Our mission at Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) is to accelerate the development of breakthrough immune therapies to turn all cancers into curable diseases. We bring top researchers together, provide them resources to pursue and push their best ideas forward, and eliminate the barriers in their way.
Established in 1970 by the physicians of Ontario, PSI Foundation is a physician-centered non-profit foundation with the mission to improve the health of Ontarians. Once a prepaid medical plan used by thousands prior to the introduction of the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), we have evolved into a foundation that provides up to $5 million annually to support medical research. Today, thanks to strong financial management, PSI has granted over $130 million to nurture and foster significant advancements for physicians, patients, and medical research.