Professional Organizations

International Contrast Ultrasound Society

Following the FDA’s decision to impose boxed warnings on both approved ultrasound contrast agents, many cardiologists, radiologists, and other ultrasound professionals around the world came together to advocate for patient interests.

International Society of Endovascular Specialists

The International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISEVS) is dedicated to enhancing global research, education and clinical expertise in the treatment of one of the world’s number one killers – vascular disease.

Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN)

The Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN) is a national, not-for-profit organization. Foundational to the organization are the pillars of health promotion and advocacy, professional education, research, and excellent membership services.

European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals (CCNAP)

The CCNAP’s main objective is to support nurses and allied health professionals throughout Europe to deliver the best possible care to patients with cardiovascular disease and their families.

Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals.

Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN)

The Society for Vascular Nursing was founded in 1982, with the initial meeting in June at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss establishing a society that would officially recognize vascular nursing as a specialty.

The Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses

The Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses is the only international organization dedicated to expanding nursing knowledge and expertise in the care of children and young adults with heart disease.

American Society of Echocardiography

The American Society of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation, and service to their members and the public.

Society for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography.

Society of Pediatric Echocardiography

SOPE is an independent organization whose mission is to maintain and promote excellence in the echocardiographic examination of every fetus, infant, child, and adolescent as well as the adult with congenital heart disease.

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