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  International Association of Schools of Social Work [IASSW]   

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Contact:
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International Association of Schools of Social Work
Addis Ababa University
PO Box 1176
Ethiopia

+251/11 1231084
+251/11 1239768 fax

abyetas (snail) aau.edu.et (If pasting, please replace "(snail)" with "@" for email address... no spaces)


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The non-profit International Association of Schools of Social Work [IASSW] is a worldwide association of institutions of social work education, organisations supporting social work education and social work educators. It was founded in 1928.

The IASSW promotes the development of social work education throughout the world, develops standards to enhance quality of social work education, encourages international exchange, provides forums for sharing social work research and scholarship, and promotes human rights and social development through policy and advocacy activities. IASSW holds consultative status with the United Nations [UN] and participates as a Non-Governmental Organization [NGO] in UN activities in Geneva, Vienna and New York. Through its work at the UN and with other international organizations, IASSW represents social work education at the international level.

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  International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities [IASSID]   

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Contact:
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Centre for Developmental Disability Studies
c/o Neil Ross, President
Association de Villepinte
28 Rue de L'Eglise
93420 Villepinte
France

+33/1/43 851206
+33/1/49 361154 fax

njross (snail) compuserve.com (When pasting, please replace "(snail)" with "@" for email address... no spaces)


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The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (mental retardation and related developmental disabilities) is an international, nongovernmental and interdisciplinary scientific organization to promote worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities. The association (originally named the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency) was founded in 1964. IASSID is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual disability.

The official publication of IASSID is Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities [JPPID].

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  International Association of Science and Technology for Development [IASTED]   

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International Association of Science and Technology for Development
#80, 4500 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T3B 0M6
Canada

403/288-1195
403/247-6851 fax

calgary (snail) iasted.org (When pasting, please replace "(snail)" with "@" for email address... no spaces)


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The International Association of Science and Technology for Development [IASTED] is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to promote economic development through science and technology.

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  International Association for the Study of Forced Migration [IASFM]   

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Wolfgang Bosswick, IASFM Secretary
European Forum for Migration Studies
University of Bamberg
Katharinenstrasse 1
D-96052 Bamberg
Gemany

+49/951/37041
+49/951/32888 fax

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The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration [IASFM], a professional association of academics and practitioners (lawyers, staff of humanitarian organisations), was established in January 1994 to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of forced migration (including refugees as well as internally and other displaced persons).

Association aims are:

  • Advance scholarly knowledge of forced migration;
  • Advance the understanding of appropriate and effective practice concerning forced migration;
  • Facilitate networking and better communication among those involved with refugee and other forced migrant issues;
  • Disseminate scholarly and practical information concerning forced migration.

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  International Association for the Study of Pain [IASP]   

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International Association for the Study of Pain
111 Queen Anne Avenue North
Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98109-4955

206/283-0311
206/283-9403 fax

iaspdesk (snail) iasp-pain.org (When pasting, please replace "(snail)" with "@" for email address... no spaces)


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The International Association for the Study of Pain [IASP], founded in 1973, is an international, multidisciplinary, non-profit professional association dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain. Membership in IASP is open to scientists, physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals actively engaged in pain research and to those who have special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Currently IASP has some 6900 individual members in 106 countries, 69 national chapters and 14 special interest groups.

The aims and objectives of IASP are:

  • To foster and encourage research of pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together basic scientists, physicians, and other health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have interest in pain research and management
  • To promote education and training in the field of pain
  • To promote and facilitate the dissemination of new information in the field of pain, including sponsorship of a journal, PAIN
  • To promote and sponsor a triennial World Congress of the Association and such other meetings as may be useful or desirable for the advancement of the purposes of IASP
  • To encourage formation of national associations for the study and treatment of pain
  • To encourage the adoption of a uniform classification, nomenclature, and definition regarding pain and pain syndromes
  • To encourage the development of a national and international data bank and to encourage the development of a uniform records system with respect to information relating to pain mechanisms, syndromes, and management
  • To inform the general public of results and implications of current research in the area
  • To advise international, national, and regional agencies of standards relating to the use of drugs, appliances, and other procedures in the therapy of pain
  • To engage in such other activities as may be incidental to or in furtherance of the aforementioned purposes

The official publication of IASP is Pain.

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  International Association for the Study of Dreams [IASD]   

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International Association for the Study of Dreams
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

866/373-2612
209/724-0889
209/724-0889 fax

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The International Association for the Study of Dreams [IASD] is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Its purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.

The official publication of IASD is Dreaming.

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  International Association for Suicide Prevention [IASP]   

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International Association for Suicide Prevention
Le Barade
F-32330 Gondrin
France

+33/562/29 19 47
+33/562/29 19 47 fax

iasp1960 (snail) aol.com (If pasting, please replace "(snail)" with "@" for email address... no spaces)


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The International Association for Suicide Prevention [IASP] was founded in 1960. A non-governmental non-profit organization, IASP members are volunteers and professionals from 50 countries.

The aims of the IASP are to:

  • Provide a common platform for all representatives of different professions and volunteers who are engaged in the field of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
  • Allow interchange of acquired experience in this area in various countries, especially through exchange of literature
  • Promote the establishment of national organisations for suicide prevention
  • Facilitate wider dissemination of the fundamentals of effective suicide prevention, not only to professional groups and volunteers, but also to the general public
  • Arrange for specialised training of selected persons in the area of suicide prevention, in selected training centres, where desired
  • Carry out programs of research, especially those which can be pursued through international joint co-operation

The official publication of IASP is Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Sucide Prevention.

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  International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders [IATSO]   

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Contact:
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IATSO
c/o Violence Research and Prevention Centre
Jörgerstraße 22/3
A-1170 Vienna
Austria

+43/1/957 82 02
+43/699/15 55 66 88 mobile
+43/1/957 82 04 fax

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The International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders [IATSO] was founded in 1998. IATSO is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of research of and treatment for sexual offenders throughout the world.

IATSO:

  • is committed to advocating for humane, dignified, compassionate, ethical and effective treatment of sex offenders
  • is committed to furthering the knowledge about the nature of sexual offenders and sexual offenses and the improvement of treatment methods
  • supports the development and improvement of effective sexual offender treatment
  • is committed to scientifically evaluating therapeutic methods and to periodically revising and disseminating the IATSO standards of care for the treatment of sexual offenders
  • is committed to scientifically evaluating studies of treatment effectiveness of sexual offenders
  • believes that sexual offender treatment and research is enhanced through international communication and exchange of ideas, research and treatment methods
  • believes that sex offender treatment should be widely promoted, available and accessible
  • believes that sex offender treatment will result in the reduction of the incidence of sex offenses
  • believes that punishment alone for sexual crimes is an inadequate deterrent for sexual crimes
  • believes that sex offender recidivism is reduced best by the treatment of the sex offender
  • believes that sexual offender treatment is a basic human right
  • believes that freedom from sexual aggression and sexual abuse is a basic human right

The official publication of IATSO is Sexual Offender Treatment.

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  International Association for Women's Mental Health [IAWMH]   

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Contact:
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International Association for Women's Mental Health
8213 Lakenheath Way
Potomac, MD 20854

301/983-6282
301/983-6288 fax

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Established in 2001 to improve the mental health of women throughout the world, the International Association for Women's Mental Health [IAWMH] is a not for profit, non-governmental network of national and international societies and sections.

Objectives:

  • Through international collaboration and networks, to promote research into:
    • The social, economic, ethical, legal, cultural, psychological and biological factors, which affect Women's Mental Health
    • Women's roles in marriage, family and society, and the effects on mental health
    • The causes, effects and elimination of domestic violence and abuse of women
    • The causes, treatment and prevention of mental diseases or disorders that are specific, more prevalent, more severe or have different risk factors or outcomes in women
    • Gender-specific effects of treatment.
    • Basic sciences pertinent to gender difference and female biology
  • Together with Societies and Sections, to act as international advocates for Women's Mental Health, for:
    • The elimination of conditions that are harmful to Women's Physical and Mental Health
    • Improved education and autonomy for women.
    • Better medical education and public information about Women's Mental Health
    • Increasing the number, status, education and resources of Women's Mental Health providers
    • The appropriate representation of women in research, education and organizations concerned with Women's Mental Health
    • Control by women of their personal fertility

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