SCAN is a proud partner with the following organizations:
The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.
Their objectives are to:
- Promote the effective treatment and care of patients with eating disorders and assciated disorders
- Develop and advance iniatives for the prevention of earing disorders
- Disseminate knowledge regarding eating disorders to members of the Academu, other professionals and the general public
- Stimulate and support research in the field
- Advocate for the field on behalf of patients, the public and eating disorder professionals
- Assist in the development of guidelines for training, practice, and professional conduct within the field
- identify and reward outstanding achievement and service in the field
The mission of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is to enhance the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. Many SCAN members belong to the Nutrition Interest Group of the National Lipid Association. www.lipid.org
Two goals of the NLA are:
- Multidisciplinary Approach: The NLA will strive to provide professional activities that serve the members of the NLA. All related health professionals will be able to join, train, and be represented to the scope of their practice.
- Cooperation: The NLA will be supportive of other organizations with common purposes and values and will seek active collaborations with such organizations.
The NLA offers a professional development pathway with training opportunities ranging from basic to advanced educational programs. Certification programs for Registered Dietitians and other allied health professionals to validate their competency in clinical lipidology are available through the Accreditation Council of Clinical Lipidology. (www.lipidspecialist.org)
The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and an examination in the field of Clinical Lipidology for the growing number of health care professionals, including non-physicians, primary care and paraprofessionals who are involved in lipid management.
The mission of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) is to engage, educate and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. SCAN is pleased to have three of its members selected to the PCFSN Science Board: Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD, Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD and Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN. SCAN is a longtime supporter of the PCFSN including a 50th Anniversary Partner of the Get America Moving! 2006 program. By engaging in this partnership, SCAN joins the PCFSN in promoting health, physical activity, fitness, and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports and the consumption of a nutritious diet. www.fitness.gov
The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific resaerch to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. ASCM is an association of professionals who share the committment to explore the role of medicine and exercise in creating a healthier society. founded in 1954, ACSM remains committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries and the promotion of physical activity
Members are classified into three categories:
- MEDICINE: Members typically hold an M.D. or Ph.D. They practice medicine in hospital sports medicine clinics and medical schools or on the sidelines.
- BASIC and APPLIED SCIENCES: Includes exercise physiologists, exercise program directors and biochemists. Members work in colleges and universities or in institutions such as NASA, the United States Military and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, amoung many others.
- EDUCATION and ALLIED HEALTH: Physical health teachers, nurses, athletic trainers and physical therapists fit this category, typically in higher education or a clinical setting.