A profile

The Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science, Inc. (FAMS) is a non-profit educational Foundation established in 1983. Its mission is to advance medicine and science worldwide via the exchange of knowledge and information. FAMS accomplishes this mission by sponsoring conferences, holding educational seminars and publishing medical and scientific journals.

Some of FAMS activities include:

The publication of scientific journals

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, A Journal for Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, is a peer-reviewed monthly publication containing articles on scientific findings and clinical practice. Specific clinical subjects such as cardiac surgery, interventional techniques, pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and rehabilitation are discussed. CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY is distributed to more than 33,000 physicians in the United States.

Analysis of patient education materials

FAMS is concerned that existing educational materials on cardiovascular disease and patient care are designed primarily for patients/caregivers who are highly literate and speak English fluently. Cardiovascular disease, however, is more common among the poor and illiterate. Therefore, the effectiveness of these materials needs improvement. The Foundation is analyzing the readability of cardiovascular reading materials in order to develop literacy guidelines for use in the preparation of new materials for patients of all education levels and ethnic backgrounds.

The future

Leading members of the medical profession have asked for courses in the application of scanning microscopy technology to various categories of clinical practice, such as oncology, heart disease, organ transplant, neurology, surgery, and other disease entities. To provide this bridge between the microscopies and the treatment of human disease, FAMS will sponsor accredited continuing medical education courses.

An invitation to join

We invite you to become a Foundation member. Membership offers the opportunity to share information with prominent scientists, medical professionals, and researchers. As a member you are invited to submit research and editorial manuscripts for publication in the Foundation's widely-read professional journal CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, and to participate in educational seminars and at the annual SCANNING conference.

The membership levels and benefits of each are detailed below. If you have any questions about the work of FAMS or membership in the Foundation, contact FAMS:

Foundation for Advance in Medicine and Science, Inc.
P.O. Box 832
Mahwah, NJ 07430-0832, USA
Phone 201-818-1010
Fax 201-818-0086
E-mail: clinicalcardiology@fams.org

Board of Directors

Alan Boyde, Ph.D., London
Tony Bourgholtzer, Mahwah
A.J. Camm, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.C., London
Ronán M. Conroy, Dublin
C. Richard Conti, M.D., Gainesville
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Houston
J. Willis Hurst, M.D., Atlanta
David G. Howitt, Ph.D., Davis
David C. Joy, Ph.D., Knoxville
William P. Wergin, Ph.D., Beltsville

Please download the Membership Application Form, Section on Medicine (PDF)