Last Updated: 2008, November 30

Scholarly Societies Project

Chronology of Scholarly Societies in the Project:
1950 - 1959

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV)
Asociación Venezolana para el Avance de la Ciencia (AsoVAC) = Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science
Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica (ABMS) = Brazilian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
[The Society was founded on 1950, July 21 as the Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos (Brazilian Society for Soil Mechanics). In 1996 it took the name Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica.]
Australian Association of Neurologists (AAN)
Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände (ABDA) = National Union of German Pharmacists Associations
Canadian Numismatic Association (CNA) = Association Canadienne de Numismatique (ACN)
Dansk Geoteknisk Forening (DGF) = Danish Geotechnical Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik (DGGT) = German Society for Geotechnical Engineering
[The Society was founded in 1950 as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erd- und Grundbau (DGEG).]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie (DGfK) = German Society for Cartography
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC) = German Society for Neurosurgery
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropathologie und Neuroanatomie (DGNN) = German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy
[The Society was founded in 1950 as the Vereinigung Deutscher Neuropathologen. In 1956 it became the Vereinigung Deutscher Neuropathologen und Neuroanatomen. In 1975 it became the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropathologie und Neuroanatomie. In 1990 the members of the Gesellschaft für Neuropathologie of the former East Germany were absorbed by the DGNN.]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil) = German Society for Philosophy
[This Society was founded in 1950 as the Allgemeine Gesellschaft für Philosophie in Deutschland (AGPD). In 2002 it became the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie.]
Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) = Société d'Entomologie du Canada (SEC)
European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Histochemical Society (HS)
Institute of Biology (IoB)
Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) = Institiúid Ceimice na hÉireann
[The Institute was founded in 1950. "It can trace its origins back to 1922, the foundation of the State, when it was called the Chemical Association of Ireland."]
International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) = Association Internationale pour l'Histoire des Religions (AIHR)
International Association of Universities (IAU) = Association internationale des Universités (AIU)
International Communication Association (ICA)
International Economic Association (IEA)
情報科学技術協会 = Jōhō Kagaku Gijutsu Kyōkai = Information Science and Technology Association (INFOSTA)
[Its predecessor, the UDC Association, was founded in 1950.]
Nederlandse Kring voor Wetenschap der Politiek (NKWP) = Dutch Political Science Association
[The Asssociation was founded in 1950 as the Nederlandse Kring voor Wetenschap der Politiek (literally the Dutch Circle for the Science of Politics).]
Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften (NRWAdW) = North-Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Sciences and Humanities
[The Academy was founded in 1950 as the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. In 1970 it became the Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften. And it 1993 it became the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften.]
North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)
Österreichische Ärztekammer (ÖÄK) = Austrian Medical Association
Political Studies Association (PSA)
Sociedad Mexicana de Psicología (SMP) = Mexican Psychological Society
Sociedade Botânica do Brasil (SBB) = Botanical Society of Brazil
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC = SPC) ["SSPC was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council...."]
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF)
[The Society was founded in 1950 as the Society for the Study of Fertility (SSF). In July 2001, it was renamed the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF).]
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Σύνδεσμος Πολιτικών Μηχανικών και Αρχιτεκτόνων Κύπρου (ΣΠΜΑΚ) = Sundesmos Politikōn Mēhanikōn kai Arhitektonōn Kuprou = Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association
Svenska Geotekniska Föreningen (SGF) = Swedish Geotechnical Society
Svenska Matematikersamfundet (SMS) = Swedish Mathematical Society (SMS)
Syntec Conseil en Management = Syntec Management Council
[The Syntec Conseil en Management is section of the Fédération Syntec, which had been created in 1979 as the successor to the Chambre Syndicale des Bureaux d'Etudes Techniques de France, which had been created in 1950.]
World Psychiatric Association (WPA) ["The WPA started in 1950 as an International Society for the Organization of World Psychiatric Congresses."]
香港牙醫學會 = Xiāng Gǎng Yáyī Xuéhuì = Hong Kong Dental Association (HKDA)
[The Association was founded in 1950 as the Hong Kong Dental Society. In 1973 it became the Hong Kong Dental Association (HKDA).]

Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali (AISF) = Italian Academy of Forest Sciences
[The Academy was founded on 1951, June 21.]
Akademiǰa Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (ANUBiH) = Академија Наука и Умјетности Босне и Херцеговине = Academy of Science and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
[The Society was founded in 1951 through the merger of the American Society of Tropical Medicine (founded in 1903) and the National Malaria Society (founded in 1940).]
American Studies Association (ASA)
Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM) = Association of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico
Associação Médica Brasileira (AMB) = Brazilian Medical Association
Associazione Geofisica Italiana (AGI) = Italian Geophysical Association
British Sociological Association (BSA)
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) = Association Canadienne des Géographes (ACG)
Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) = Association Canadienne des Professeurs de Droit (ACPD)
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) = Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université (ACPPU)
Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) = Institut Canadien de Science et Technologie Alimentaires (ICSTA)
Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE)
Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) = Association des Psychiatres du Canada (APC)
Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) = Société Canadienne de Science Animale (SCSA)
[The Society was evidently founded in 1951 through a merger of the Western Canadian Society of Animal Production (founded in 1925) and the Eastern Society of Animal Production (founded in 1926). Its name was evidently the Canadian Society of Animal Production from 1951 to 1971; in 1971 it took the name Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS).]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie (DGAI) = German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Deutsche Numismatische Gesellschaft (DNG) = German Numismatic Society
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) = German Association for Political Science
Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Inginieurs (FEANI) = European Federation of National Engineering Associations = Europäischer Verband nationaler Ingenieurverinigungen
International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM)
The Federation was founded in 1951 as the Joint Commission for Electron Microscopy of ICSU. Around 1955 it became independent, and evidently took the name International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy at that time. In 2003, it became the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy.
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) = Union Internationale pour l'Étude des Insectes Sociaux (UIÉIS)
高分子学会 = Kōbunshi Gakkai = Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ)
대한토목학회 = Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE)
Nepal Medical Association (NMA)
Neurological Society of India (NSI)
New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES)
대한약학회 = Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK)
Polskie Towarzystwo Lekarskie (PTL) = Polish Medical Association
Slovensko Kemijsko Društvo (SKD) = Slovenian Chemical Society
Sociedad Argentina de Gerontología y Geriatría (SAGG) = Argentine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos (SEEC) = Spanish Society for Classical Studies
Società Italiana di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare (SIB) = Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Suomen Geoteknillinen Yhdistys (SGY) = Finlands Geotekniska Föreningen = Finnish Geotechnical Society
World Allergy Organization - IAACI (WAO)
[The Organization was founded in 1951 as the International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAACI). In October, 2000, it became the World Allergy Organization - IAACI (WAO).]
中国机械工程学会 = Zhōngguó Jīxiè Gōngchéng Xuéhuì = Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES)

Académie d'Alsace (AA) = Academy of Alsace
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
British Agricultural History Society (BAHS)
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
British Phycological Society (BPS)
Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) = Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM)
Clay Minerals Society (CMS) ["The Clay Minerals Society began as the Clay Minerals Committee of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council in 1952.... By 1962, the Clay Minerals Committee had become strong enough to stand on its own, and The Clay Minerals Society was incorporated."]
Geological Society of Australia (GSA)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) [A merger in 1995 of Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), founded in 1952, and The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS), founded in 1953.]
Institution of Surveyors, Australia (ISA)
International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) = Conseil International pour l'Information scientifique et technique (CIIST)
International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
[The Federation was founded in 1952 as the International Association of Clinical Biochemists. In 1955 it became the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. Around 1999, it assumed the name International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.]
International Organisation of Palaeobotany
International Social Science Council (ISSC) = Conseil International des Sciences Sociales (CISS) = Consejo Internacional de Ciencias Sociales = Internationaler Rat für Sozialwissenschaften
한국물리학회 = Korean Physical Society (KPS)
Medical Association of Malta (MAM)
Meteorološko Društvo Srbije = Serbian Meteorological Society
[The Society was founded in 1952 as a Meteorološki Klub at the University of Belgrad. In 1955 it became the Meteorološko Društvo Srbije.]
Nederlandse Vereniging van Neurochirurgen (NVvN) = Dutch Association of Neurosurgeons
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Microscopie (NVvM) = Dutch Society of Microscopy
[The society was founded in 1952 (name not known). In 1958 it took the name Nederlandse Vereniging voor Electronenmicroscopie (NVEM). In 1995 it took the name Nederlandse Vereniging voor Microscopie (NVvM).]
日本アレルギー学会 = Nihon Arerugii Gakkai = Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA)
日本材料学会 = Nihon Zairyō Gakkai = Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS)
[The Society was founded in 1952 as the Japan Society for Testing and Materials (or Nihon Zairyō Shiken Kyōkai). In 1963, the Society changed its name to the Society of Materials Science, Japan (or Nihon Zairyō Gakkai).]
Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (PII) = Institution of Engineers, Indonesia (IEI)
Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS)
[The Society began as the Southern Division of the Malayan Pharmaceutical Association, which was founded in 1952. In 1967, the Southern Division of the Malayan Pharmaceutical Association was renamed the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS).]
Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS)
Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) = Polish Academy of Sciences
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Sahitya Akademi (SA) = National Academy of Letters (India)
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Vakuum-Physik und -Technik (SGV) = Société Suisse pour la Science et la Technique du Vide (SSSTV) = Swiss Society for Vacuum Science and Technology
Slovenská Akadémia Vied (SAV) = Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Society for Computer Simulation (SCS)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Svenska Förbundet för Kvalitet (SFK) = Swedish Association for Quality
[The Association was founded in 1952 as the Kontrollingenjörernas Förening (KIF). In 1966, it became the Sveriges Kvalitetstekniska Förening (SKTF). In 1985, it took the name Svenska Förbundet för Kvalitet (SFK).]
Unión Mexicana de Asociaciones de Ingenieros (UMAI) = Mexican Union of Engineering Associations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM)
American Vacuum Society (AVS)
Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique (ANRT) = National Association of Technical Research
[The Association was formed in 1953 from the Comité Français de Liaison des Centres et Instituts de Recherche Technique, which had been created in 1951.]
Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB)
Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH)
جمعية تاريخ و آثار البحرين = Bahrain Historical and Archeological Society (BHAS)
Berufsverband Österreichischer Psychologinnen und Psychologen (BÖP) = Professional Association of Austrian Psychologists
Československá Akademie Věd = Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
[In 1952, the Královská Česká Společnost Nauk (Royal Czech Scientific Society, founded in 1770), the České Akademie Věd a Umeni (Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts, founded in 1890), and all other existing leading Czech learned societies were dissolved. They were replaced in 1953 by the Československá Akademie Věd (1953-1992), which was replaced in 1992 by the Akademie Věd České Republiky (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) and the Slovenská Akadémia Vied (Slovak Academy of Sciences).]
  • ceased
Consejo General de Colegios de Economistas de España (CGCEE) = General Council of Colleges of Economists of Spain
[The Council appears to have originated in 1953 as a Sección de Económicas y Comerciales in the Colegio de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencias Políticas, Económicas y Comerciales. In 1959, the Colegio split into two parts, one of which was called Colegio de Economistas. Over time, a number of regional Colleges appeared. Around 1998 the General Council was set up as an umbrella organization for the various Colleges.]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin (DGAI) = German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine
European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) = Fédération Européenne du Génie Chimique (FEGC) = Europäische Föderation für Chemie-Ingenieur-Wesen (EFCIW)
Hrvatsko Društvo Medicinskih Biokemičara (HDMB) = Croatian Society of Medical Biochemists
[The HDMB was founded in 1953 as part of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society. After 1988 it became independent.]
Hrvatsko Psihološko Društvo (HPD) = Croatian Psychological Society
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
[The official founding date of the IEST is given as 1953. From 1998 to the present it has been known as the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST). From 1959 to 1997, it was known as the Institute of Environmental Sciences. The situation from 1953 to 1959 is less clear. It is possible that the Institute of Environmental Sciences was formed in about 1959 through the merger of the Institute of Environmental Engineers (in existence as early as 1955 or before) and the Society of Environmental Engineers (U.S.).]
Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)
International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (ICB) = Conseil International du Bâtiment pour la Recherche, l'Étude et la Documentation (CIB)
International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) = Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Fertilité (FISF) = Federación Internacional de las Sociedades de Fertilidad (FISF)
International Society for Music Education (ISME)
האגוד הישראלי למתמטיקה = Israel Mathematical Union (IMU)
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
Nederlandse Vereniging van Orthodontisten (DMO) = Dutch Union of Orthodontists
Norske Dataforening (DND) = Den Norske Dataforening (DND) = Norwegian Computer Society
North American Benthological Society (NABS)
Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS)
สมาคมจิตแพทย์แห่งประเทศไทย = Psychiatric Association of Thailand (PAT)
Radiation Research Society (RRS)
Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
[The College was founded in 1953 as the Faculty of Radiologists. In 1975, it became the Royal College of Radiologists.]
Società Orticola Italiana (SOI) = Italian Horticultural Society
Suomen Automaatioseura ry (SAS) = Finlands Automationssällskap rf = Finnish Society of Automation (FSA)
Tietotekniikan Liitto ry (TTL) = Finnish Information Processing Association (FIPA)
Türk Tabipleri Birliği (TTB) = Turkish Medical Association
中国土木工程学会 = Zhōngguó Tǔmù Gōngchéng Xuéhuì = China Civil Engineering Society (CCES)

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM)
American Astronautical Society (AAS)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) [The Society was founded in 1954 as: New York City Medical Society on Alcoholism. From 1967 to 1973 it was called: American Medical Society on Alcoholism. From 1973 to 1983 it was &qot;affiliated with the National Council on Alcoholism, where it served in a medical advisory capacity...." In 1983 it briefly resumed the name American Medical Society on Alcoholism, when the American Academy of Addictionology and a few other groups merged with it. And from 1983 to 1989 it was called: American Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies. In 1989 it became: American Society of Addiction Medicine.]
American Society on Aging (ASG)
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Asociación de Psicología de Puerto Rico (APPR) = Asociación de Psicólogos de Puerto Rico (APPR) = Association of Psychologists of Puerto Rico
Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BInstNDT)
Bundestierärztekammer (BTK) = National Veterinary Chamber
[The association was founded in 1954 as the Deutsche Tierärzteschaft. In 1994 it took its current name.]
Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater (BDU) = Association of German Management Consultants
Business History Conference (BHC)
[Although meetings began in 1954, the organization was not formally constituted until 1970.]
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) = Institut Aéronautique et Spatial du Canada (IASC)
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) = Société Canadienne de Fertilité et d'Andrologie (SCFA)
[The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) was formed in 1983 through the merger of the Canadian Fertility Society and the Canadian Andrology Society. The Canadian Fertility Society had been founded in 1954 as the Canadian Society for the Study of Fertility and became the Canadian Fertility Society in 1972.]
Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) = Société Canadienne d'Agronomie (SCA)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) = Collège des Médecins de Famille du Canada (CMFC)
Combustion Institute (CI)
Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten (DVV) = German Association against Virus Diseases
[The Association was founded in 1954, evidently with the name Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Kinderlähmung. In 1972, its name was evidently broadened to Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Kinderlähmung und anderer Viruskrankheiten. And in 1977 it took the name Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten (DVV).]
Elektrik Mühendisleri Odası (EMO) = Chambers of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Geological Society of New Zealand (GSNZ)
Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (GGW)
[The Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (GGW) was founded in 1954 as the Geologische Gesellschaft in der DDR. In 1990 it became the Gesellschaft für Geologische Wissenschaften, and in 1992 it became the Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (GGW). In 2004 it merged with the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft (DGG), founded in 1848, to form the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (website).]
  • Ceased through a merger in 2004.
Institute of Industrial Engineers Australia (IIEA)
["The Institute of Industrial Engineers has its beginnings in the Australian Methods Engineers Association which was founded in 1954 and was incorporated under its present name in 1961. In 1996 the Institute became a Society of the Institute of Engineers, Australia."]
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
International Society for the System Sciences (ISSS) ["Formerly the International Society for General Systems Research...."]
International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
החברה הגיאולוגית הישראלית = Israel Geological Society (IGS)
نقابة الأطباء الأردنية = Jordan Medical Association (JMA)
Maden Mühendisleri Odası (MMO) = Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey
Mammal Society (MS)
대한민국학술원 = National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea (NAS)
New Jersey Academy of Science (NJAS)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Österreichische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (ÖOG) = Austrian Ophthalmological Society
Παγκύπριος Φαρμακευτικός Σύλλογος (ΠΦΣ) = Pankuprios Farmakeuticos Sullogos = Cyprus Pharmaceutical Association
Polskie Towarzystwo Kardiologiczne (PTK) = Polish Cardiac Society
Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Sociedad Española de Ortodoncia (SEDO) = Spanish Society of Orthodontics
Sociedad Venezolana de Cardiología (SVC) = Venezuelan Society of Cardiology
Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia (SBP) = Brazilian Society of Pathology
Société Belge d'Orthodontie (SOBOR) = Belgische Vereniging voor Orthodontie (BEVOR) = Belgian Society of Orthodontics
Society for Theriogenology (SFT)
Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)
Surgical Research Society (SRS)
Svensk Förening för Radiofysik (SFfR) = Swedish Society of Radiation Physics (SSRP)
Türk Mühendis ve Mimar Odaları Birliği (TMMOB) = Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (UCTEA)
Verband Deutscher Biologen und Biowissenschaftlicher Fachgesellschaften (VDBiol) = Federation of German Biologists and Bioscience Societies

American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE)
Asociación Paleontológica Argentina (APA) = Argentine Paleontological Association
Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (ABA) = Brazilian Association of Anthropology
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
Associazione Italiana per la Qualità (AICQ) = Associazione Italiana Cultura Qualità (AICQ) = Italian Association for Quality
Australian Society of Soil Science (ASSSI)
বাংলা একােডমী = Bangla Ekademi = Bangla Academy = Bengali Academy
  • No website found as of 2003-06-19.
Broadcast Education Association (BEA) ["It was initially established as the Association for Professional Broadcast Education. The current name was adopted in 1973."]
Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) = Société Canadienne de la Science du Sol (SCSS)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
الجمعية المصرية للأمراض العصبية والنفسية = Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery (ESNPN)
European Federation of Corrosion (EFC)
Geochemical Society (GS)
Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
[The Association began in 1955 as the Thoracic Surgery Section of the Association of Surgeons of India. In 1982, it became the Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of India (ATCVSI). In 1991, the ATCVSI was dissolved and reconstituted as the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS).]
International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) = Académie Internationale de Médécine Aéronautique et Spatiale (AIMAS)
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) [Founded in 1955 as: International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists; took its present name in 1990, but retained the acronym IAALD.]
International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)
International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) = Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale = Organización Internacional de Metrología Legal
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) = Association Minéralogique du Canada (AMC)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi (NTVA) = Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences
Persatuan Ahli-Ahli Sains Malaysia = Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA)
Sociedad Colombiana de Física (SCF) = Colombian Society of Physics
Sociedad Colombiana de Matemáticas (SCM) = Colombian Society of Mathematics
Sociedad Venezolana de la Ciencia del Suelo (SVCS) = Venezuelan Society of Soil Science
Sociedade Brasileira de Genética (SBG) = Brazilian Society of Genetics
Société Française de Physiologie Végétale (SFPV) = French Society of Plant Physiology
Sveriges Psykologförbund = Swedish Psychological Association
William Morris Society (WMS)
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)

Académie Nationale de Chirurgie Dentaire (ANCD) = National Academy of Dental Surgery
American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
Asociación Colombiana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (ACODAL) = Colombian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
[The Association was founded in 1956 as the Asociación Colombiana de Acueductos y Alcantarillados. In 1980, it became the National Section of the Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AIDIS), and changed its name to Asociación Colombiana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (ACODAL).]
Asociación Colombiana de Sociedades Científicas (ACSC) = Colombian Association of Scientific Societies
Associação Brasileira de Ensino Odontológico (ABENO) = Brazilian Association for Odontological Education
[The Association was founded in 1956 as the Associação Brasileira de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Odontológico (ABEEO). In 1958 it took its present name.]
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI)
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Per L'Automazione (ANIPLA) = Italian National Association for Automation
[The Association was founded on 1956, February 20.]
Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
Belgische Vereniging voor Microscopie (BVM) = Société Belge de Microscopie (SBM) = Belgian Society for Microscopy [Founded in 1956 as Belgische Vereniging voor Elektronenmicroscopie (Société Belge de Microscopie Electronique = Belgian Society for Electron Microscopy) and reformed in 1994 under its current names.]
British Society for Immunology (BSI)
Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) = Société Canadienne de Science Horticole (SCSH)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP)
[The Association was founded in 1956 as the Western European Association for Aviation Psychology (WEAAP). In 1994 it became the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP).]
European Organization for Quality (EOQ)
Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Ginecología y Obstetricia (FASGO) = Argentine Federation of Societies of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Health Physics Society (HPS)
International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)
International Reading Association (IRA)
[The International Reading Association was founded in 1956 when the International Council for the Improvement of Reading Instruction (ICIRI) and the National Association for Remedial Teaching (NART) merged to form one organization.]
International Society of Biometeorology (ISB)
International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) = Union Internationale d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences (UIHPS)
  • Website not found as of 2003-10-03.
Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) = Indonesian Institute of Sciences [LIPI was founded in 1967, and took over the work of Majelis Imu Pengetahuan Indonesia (MIPI) = Council for Sciences of Indonesia, which had been founded in 1956.]
Lute Society (LS)
Management Consultancies Association (MCA)
Nederlandse Corrosie Centrum (NCC) = Netherlands Corrosion Centre
New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS)
Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Forening (NSF) = Norwegian Political Science Association
North American Catalysis Society (NACS)
Philippine Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (PSOHNS)
[The Society was founded in 1956 as the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology (PSOB). In 1981 it became the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.]
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
Schweizerische Vereinigung für Bryologie und Lichenologie (SVBL) = Association Suisse de Bryologie et Lichénologie (ASBL) = Associazione Svizzera di Briologia e Lichenologia = Associaziun Svizra per la Scienza da Mistgel e Lichen = Swiss Association of Bryology and Lichenology (BRYOLICH)
Sociedade Brasileira de Citopatologia (SBC) = Brazilian Society of Cytopathology
Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia (SBM) = Brazilian Society of Microbiology
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
Society for Social Medicine (SSM)
Svensk Förening för Medicinsk Teknik och Fysik (MFT) = Swedish Society for Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
[The Society was founded in 1956 as the Svensk Förening för Medicinsk Fysik och Teknik (Swedish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering).]
Türk Eczacıları Birliği (TEB) = Turkish Pharmacists' Association
World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA)
香港建築師學會 = Xiāng Gǎng Jiànzhùshī Xuéhuì = Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
[The Institute was founded in 1956 as the Hong Kong Society of Architects. In 1972 it became the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.]
中国电子学会 = Zhōngguó Diànzǐ Xuéhuì = Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE)
中国金属学会 = Zhōngguó Jīnshǔ Xuéhuì = Chinese Society for Metals (CSM)

Abrasive Engineering Society (AES)
Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS)
African Studies Association (ASA)
American Automatic Control Council (AACC)
American Carbon Society (ACS)
American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ASVO)
Asociación Argentina de Economía Política (AAEP) = Argentine Association of Political Economy
Asociación Boliviana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (ABIS) = Bolivian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
[The Association was founded on 1957, August 16 as the Asociación Boliviana de Ingeniería Sanitaria.]
Asociación Colombiana de Ingenieros (ACIEM) = Colombian Association of Engineers
Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)
Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) ["At the 1997 Annual Meeting, the Association of Midwestern College Biology Teachers (AMCBT) became the Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE)."]
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Biophysical Society (BS)
British Computer Society (BCS)
Canadian Federation of Biological Societies (CFBS) = Fédération Canadienne des Sociétés de Biologie (FCSB)
Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences (CSNS) = Société Canadienne des Sciences de la Nutrition (SCSN)
Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology (CSBMCB) = Société Canadienne de Biochimie et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (SCBBMC) [Founded in 1957 as: Canadian Biochemical Society (CBS). In 1992, it became: Canadian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In 1995, it merged with the Canadian Society of Cellular and Molecular Biology to form the Canadian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB).]
Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP) = International College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA)
Council of Science Editors (CSE)
[The Council was founded in 1957 as the Council of Biology Editors (CBE). On January 1, 2000, it became the Council of Science Editors (CSE).]
Federación Mexicana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ciencias Ambientales (FEMISCA) = Mexican Federation of Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences
[The Federation was founded in 1957 as the Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (SMISA). It appears to have taken its present name in 1998.]
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
[The Society was founded in 1957 as the Human Factors Society of America. Later, the name was changed to the Human Factors Society to reflect its international influence and membership. In 1992, the name was changed to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).]
ICSU Panel on World Data Centers (ICSU-PWDC) [Founded in 1957 by the ICSU Special Committee for the IGY (CSAGI). In 1960 responsiblity for the WDCs was assumed by the Commité International de Géophysique (CIG). Upon termination of the CIG in 1967, ICSU created the ICSU Panel on World Data Centres.]
Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) [Founded in 1957 as: Institute of Printed Circuits.]
International Academy of Cytology (IAC) = Académie Internationale de Cytologie (AIC) = Internationale Akademie für Zytologie (IAZ) = 国際細胞学会 = Academia Internacional de Citología (AIC) = Международная Академия Цитологии (МАЦ)
International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)
International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
نقابة صيادلة الاردن = Jordan Pharmaceutical Association (JPA)
(The) Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
日本オペレーションス・リサーチ学会 = Nihon Opereeshiyonsu Risaachi Gakkai = Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ)
Palaeontological Association (PA)
Parapsychological Association (PA)
制御情報学会 = Seigyo Jōhō Gakkai = Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (ISCIE)
[Founded in 1957 as the Japan Association of Automatic Control Engineers. It took its current name in June, 1988.]
Sociedad Mexicana de Mecánica de Suelos (SMMS) = Mexican Society of Soil Mechanics
Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia (SBN) = Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
[It began in 1957 as the Society for Mining Engineers.]
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Society of Indexers (SI)
Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC)
Suomen Kartografinen Seura (SKS) = Cartographic Society of Finland
中国力学学会 = Zhōngguó Lìxué Xuéhuì = Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM)
中国农业科学院 = Zhōngguó Nóngyè Kēxué Yuàn = Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
한국동물학회 = Zoological Society of Korea (ZSK)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica (AIDIC) = Italian Association of Chemical Engineering
Australian Mammal Society (AMS)
Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS)
[Formerly called: Australian Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPP).]
British Society for Music Therapy (BSMT)
[The BSMT was founded in 1958 as the Society for Music Therapy and Remedial Music.]
Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) = Association Canadienne de l'Informatique (ACI)
Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) = Société canadienne de recherche opérationelle (SCRO)
Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) = Association Canadienne de Philosophie (ACP)
Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE) = Société Canadienne de Génie Rural (SCGR)
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists (CSEB) = Société Canadienne des Biologistes de l'Environnement (SCBE)
[The Society was founded in 1958 as Canadian Society of Wildlife and Fishery Biologists (CSWFB). In 1974 it became the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists.]
Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) = Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale (SCPV)
Česká Společnost pro Výzkum a Využití Jílů = Czech National Clay Group
Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile (CI) = College of Engineers of Chile
College Music Society (CMS)
Dansk Dataforening (DDF) = Danish Data Association
Dansk Sociologforening (DSF) = Danish Sociological Association
Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)
Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) = Conseil International pour L'Education Physique et la Science du Sport (CIEPSS) [Founded in 1958 as: International Council of Sport and Physical Education. The word "Science" was added to the name in 1982.]
International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO)
International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)
International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA) = Union Internationale pour la Science, la Technique, et les Applications du Vide = Internationale Union für Vakuum-Forschung, -Technik, und -Anwendung
[The Union has its origin in the International Organization for Vacuum Science and Technology (IOVST), which was founded in 1958. In 1962, the the IOVST was dissolved and the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA) was formed in its place.]
نقابة المهندسين الاردنيين = Jordan Engineers Association (JEA)
[The Association was founded in 1958 as the Jordan Engineers Society. It took its current name in 1972.]
New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS)
[The Society was founded in 1958, perhaps with the name New Zealand National Committee of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. In 1972, the Society became the New Zealand Geomechanics Society. In 1996, the Society became the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.]
Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (ÖGC) = Austrian Society for Surgery
[The Society was founded on 12 June, 1958, as the Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie und Unfallheilkunde. On 15 June, 1968, it became the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (ÖGC).]
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Sociedade Brasileira de Meteorologia (SBMET) = Brazilian Society of Meteorology
[The Society was founded on 1958, December 29.]
Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) = European Union of Medical Specialists
香港圖書館協會 = Xiāng Gǎng Túshūguǎn Xiéhuì = Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA)
中国科学技术协会 = Zhōngguó Kēxué Jìshù Xiéhuì = China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

Academi Gymreig = Welsh Academy
Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC) = Mexican Academy of Sciences
American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN)
American Translators Association (ATA)
Asociación Argentina de Geofísicos y Geodestas (AAGG) = Argentine Association of Geophysicists and Geodesists
Asociación Argentina de Neurocirugía (AANC) = Argentine Association of Neurosurgery
Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC) = Conseil canadien du bois (CCB)
Colegio de Psicólogos de Chile (CPC) = College of Psychologists of Chile
[The College was founded in 1959 as the Asociación de Psicólogos de Chile.]
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria (GTAV)
Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia (Himpsi) = Indonesian Psychological Association
[The Association was founded in 1959 as the Ikatan Sarjana Psikologi (ISPsi) (Indonesian Psychologist Association). In 1998 it took its current name.]
Institute of Corrosion (ICorr)
Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)
Instituto Méxicano de Ingenieros Químicos (IMIQ) = Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers
International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)
International Association of Paper Historians (IPH) = Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Papier Historiker = Association Internationale des Historiens du Papier
[The Association was founded on 1959, September 19.]
International Cartographic Association (ICA) = Association Cartographique Internationale (ACI)
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)
International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC)
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
International Studies Association (ISA)
International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR)
האקדמיה הישראלית הלאומית למדעים = Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH)
הסתדרות הפסיכולוגים בישראל = Israel Psychological Association
대한기생충학회 = Korean Society for Parasitology (KSP)
Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
한국미생물학회 = Microbiological Society of Korea (MSK)
North American Mycological Association (NAMA)
Persatuan Perubatan Malaysia (PPM) = Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
Psychonomic Society (PS)
Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
Sociedad Panameña de Psiquiatría = Panamanian Society of Psychiatry
[The Society was founded in 1959 as the Asociación Psiquiatrica del Istmo. In 1967 it became the Sociedad Panameña de Psiquiatría.]
Society for Cinema Studies (SCS)
Society for Economic Botany (SEB)
Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE)
Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) = Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts
[The Society was founded 29 January 1959 as the Association of Professional Well Log Analysts. On 16 March 1959, the name was changed to the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). At some point (probably after 1997) they also began to use the name Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).]
Svenska Meteorologiska Sällskapet (SMS) = Swedish Meteorological Society
Svenska Operationsanalysföreningen (SOAF) = Swedish Operations Analysis Association
Türk Gastroenteroloji Derneği (TGD) = Turkish Gastroenterological Society
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