American Society for Artificial Organs (ASAIO)
Mission Statement: To advance the research, development and medical application of bionic technologies.
Consisting of over 1,400 members, the ASAIO, is comprised of specialists from 40 different countries with over 30 different professional degrees. Members represent the areas of Nephrology, Biomaterials and Cardiopulmonary devices as well as numerous other specialized interests.
ASAIO takes pride in its presentation of an Annual Conference, which draws over 1,000 attendees with a broad range of primary interests. This Conference provides a forum for over 400 speakers from more than a dozen countries. This Annual Conference is truly unique in that it provides a forum for individual researchers to present not only to fellow investigators, but also to members of industry and to government representatives who will be involved in regulatory affairs as the projects are developed into the production of clinical devices. This Conference provides continuing education for accreditation for CME, CCP, and CEU.
Through the generous support of dedicated individuals and foundations, such as the Whitaker Foundation and numerous industrial members, ASAIO has been able to award grants for many young investigators to allow them to have the financial means to attend the Annual Conference. These include ASAIO Fellowship Awards, Biomedical Engineering Student Fellowship Awards as well as the ASAIO Willem J. Kolff Young Investigator Award, the ASAIO Medforte Innovation Award and the ASAIO Y. Nose International Travel Award.
Membership Applications are welcome from individuals who have an interest in Artificial Organs. Membership entitles you to bimonthly ASAIO Journal Issues, reduced Annual Conference Registration Fee, and CME Accreditation for Annual Conference Participation. Membership also gives you the opportunity to submit Abstracts for publication, be considered to present at the Annual Conference and publish in the Annual Conference Issue of the Journal. You may fill out a membership application on the society's website: www.asaio.com