Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine

Family medicine (FM), formerly family practice (FP), is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages; the specialist is named a family physician or family doctor. In Europe the discipline is often referred to as general practice and a practitioner as a general practice doctor or GP; this name emphasizes the holistic nature of this specialty, as well as its roots in the family. Family practice is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body; family physicians are often primary care physicians. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. According to the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), the aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community.

Europe Societies/Associations

Medical associations of Europe‎ | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine | Australian Medical Association | Doctors Reform Society of Australia | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) | European Public Health Association | German Medical Association | Irish Medical Organisation | British Medical Association | European Society of Cardiology | European Association for the Study of Diabetes | European Health Forum Gastein | Federation of European Cancer Societies | Society for Social Medicine | European Forum of Medical Associations | European Society for Medical Oncology | Federation of European Cancer Societies | European Society for Emergency Medicine | European Federation of Internal Medicine | Health and Safety Regulations in Germany|  Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations | Medical Society of London

American Societies/Associations

National Association for Public Health Policy | Women's Health Protective Association | American Council on Science and Health‎ | American Association for the History of Medicine | American Association of Public Health Physicians | American Board of Emergency Medicine | American Board of Preventive Medicine | American Medical Association | American Society of Preventive Oncology | Association of American Medical Colleges | American Public Health Association | Association of Public Health Laboratories | American Society for Clinical Pathology | American Society for Reproductive Medicine | California Medical Association | American Telemedicine Association |  American College of Sports Medicine | American College of Medical Informatics | Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education | Maryland Public Health Association

Asia Pacific Societies/Associations

Japanese Academic Societies | The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences | The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine | Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine | South Asian Public Health Association | Indian Association of Preventive Medicine | Work Safe, New Zealand | Asian Association of Healthcare

Global Universities and Institutions

King's College London | The University of Edinburgh | The University of Nottingham | University of Birmingham | The University of Manchester | University of Cambridge | University of Dundee | University of Salford, Manchester | Columbia University | University of Pharma | University of Mississippi | University of Kentucky College of Public Health | Cardiff University | University of Sheffield Berkley Emory University | Tulane University | University of South Wales | University of Oklahoma | University of Portoc | Boston University | University of California, Berkeley | University of Michigan | University of Minnesota | Loma Linda University School of Medicine | Baylor College of Medicine | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine | University of Washington | University of South Florida | University of Nebraska Medical Center | Oregon Health and Science University | University of Michigan | Yale University | University of Oxford | Imperial College London  | University of Toronto | Uppsala University | University of Lisbon | University of St Andrews