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  Society of General Internal Medicine
This interest group is open to all comers: from those who are part-time and want to share their strategies, to those whose careers are less fulfilling, to those who are seeking guidance in moving to a part time career.
Interest group faculty have a wide range of interests including domestic violence prevention, policy, and management; educational programs for violence recognition and intervention; gay and lesbian interpersonal violence; victims of torture and political violence; and the long term health consequences of exposure to violence during childhood and adolescence.
The goals of this interest group are to provide a forum for participants to share their experiences, research, ideas and educational resources, including evaluation approaches and instruments; foster networking and collaborative efforts to promote effective education and assessment of professionalism; and to collaboratively develop an operational model of professionalism that can be utilized by educators.
www.sgim.org /interestgroup.cfm   (7482 words)

 Interest group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group, or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected.
Interest groups are political organizations established to influence governmental action in a specific area of policy.
In the case of groups set up to promote specifically non-human causes, they can become extremely large: the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the largest advocacy group in Europe with nearly one million members—more than the number of members in all three UK national political parties together.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Interest_group   (1114 words)

 ATLA Interest Group Handbook of FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Interest groups are a gathering of ATLA members who share a particular professional interest and wish to further that interest communally.
Interest groups serve in a variety of ways to promote professional development and excellence of service by their members in their particular specialization or area of interest.
Interest groups are responsible for planning a program for the 90 minute time slot allotted to them at the annual conference, which usually includes time for a short business meeting.
www.atla.com /Member/divisions_committees/interest_groups/interest_groups_faqs.html   (3052 words)

 Journalism Studies Interest Group
The first task for the Interest Group is, therefore, to create a platform with journalism study as the foundation from which scholars employing different kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches can engage in a dialogue.
The overall purpose of the Interest Group is to promote journalism theory and research as well as professional education in journalism.
The group invites a wide array of theoretical, epistemological, and methodological approaches, all united around an interest in journalism and a desire to enhance existing understandings of how journalism works across temporal and geographic contexts.
www.icahdq.org /divisions/JournalismStudies/jsigweb4/index.html   (241 words)

 ATLA Judaica Interest Group Bylaws
The name of this group shall be the Judaica Interest Group (hereafter referred to simply as "the Group") of the American Theological Library Association (hereafter referred to simply as "the Association").
To establish a means for the exchange of information among the members of the Group from the Group to the broader membership of ATLA, and from ATLA to the Group.
Membership in the Group shall be open to any institutional or individual member of the American Theological Library Association interested in the Group and its objectives.
www.atla.com /member/divisions_committees/interest_groups/judaica_bylaws.html   (674 words)

 W3C Quality Assurance Interest Group
The QA Interest Group is the main body of the Quality Assurance activity at W3C, with a rather broad focus ranging from helping create better W3C technologies to education and outreach about proper use of the Web, as well as tools development.
The two main mailing-lists for the Interest group are www-qa@w3.org, the main discussion list for the Interest Group, and public-evangelist@w3.org, the discussion and coordination mailing-list for Web Standards education, outreach and advocacy.
These documents are usually authored by the W3C QA staff after discussion within the mailing-lists of the QA Interest Group, but direct contribution of new material is welcome, as explained in the Guidelines for the contribution of articles for the QA Interest Group.
www.w3.org /QA/IG   (632 words)

 ACM: Special Interest Groups Guide
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education provides a forum for educators to discuss the problems concerned with the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation fosters research in performance analysis techniques as well as the advanced and innovative use of known methods and tools, seeking a balance between theoretical, methodological, and practical issues.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data is an association for students and professionals interested in research, development, and deployment of solutions to large-scale data management problems.
www.acm.org /sigs/guide98.html   (2468 words)

 W3C Semantic Web: Resource Description Framework (RDF) Interest Group
The group was established in August 1999 as an open forum for W3C Members and non-Members to discuss issues relating to W3C's Resource Description Framework.
Interest Group charter for more details of the role and scope of the interest group.
IRC chats are not considered a formal mechanism for RDF Interest Group communications and discussion; it may be useful to circulate summaries of IRC discussion to the archived RDF IG mailing lists.
www.w3.org /RDF/Interest   (1018 words)

 CQ Press: Book: Interest Group Politics, 6th Edition , Book, Books, Allan J. Cigler, Burdett A. Loomis
With almost all new contributions, this edition gives particular emphasis to how interest group politics have changed in recent years, covering such topics as how environmental groups are using the Internet to organize, corporate lobbyists as political actors, and interest groups and gridlock.
"Interest Group Politics is one of those rare volumes of collected essays from which established scholars benefit as much as their students.
His research and writing focus on parties and interest groups, particularly on the relationship between the two mediating institutions.
www.cqpress.com /product/Interest-Group-Politics-6th-edition.html   (478 words)

 Interest Group Descriptions
If members have an interest in a topic or constituency not included in the commission structure, a potential interest group may be formed.
When sufficient interest and commitment is generated, the potential interest group may apply for official interest group status.
Members are encouraged to select up to four (4) specific commissions and/or interest groups for which they will have voting privileges, receive targeted updates and announcements, and are eligible for involvement in committees and leadership opportunities.
www.nacada.ksu.edu /InterestGroups/index.htm   (151 words)

 Bioethics Interest Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Bioethics Interest Group provides a forum for medical students to discuss ethical issues in clinical medical practice and biomedical research.
Discuss ethical issues: this is the goal at the core of this interest group.
Get involved in the backbone of the interest group, where discussions are conducted between AMSA members and others interested in bioethics.
www.amsa.org /bio   (496 words)

 CQ Press: Book: The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington, 2nd Edition, ...
With Congress more partisan than ever, the White House eager to mobilize group support, the appropriations process in flux, and important interest group litigation in the courts, this volume confirms that navigating the complex world of inside-the-beltway politics is especially tricky.
The authors lead the reader through the web of relations between groups and the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as the electoral connections and efforts to shape public opinion that are increasingly important tools of policy influence.
The result is a renewed appreciation of the role of interest groups in a democratic society and the means by which they foster representation and promote civic participation.”
www.cqpress.com /product/Interest-Group-Connection-3.html   (1037 words)

 Eating Disorders
The Special Interest Group was inaugurated at the Annual meeting of the College, in Torquay, July 6th 1995, with Professor Gerald Russell as its first Chair.
The Intercollegiate Group on Nutrition (ICGN) was established in December 1996 with a primary aim of improving the competence in human nutrition of doctors and other health professionals.
The Group held two courses in 1999, one in Glasgow on May 24th-28th, and the second in Southampton on September 13th-17th, both well attended by trainees and consultants.
www.rcpsych.ac.uk /college/specialinterestgroups/eatingdisorders.aspx   (926 words)

 ASPET - Marine Pharmacology and Toxicology Interest Group
The purpose of this paper is to present a structured review of the antitumor and cytotoxic properties of 97 marine natural products, many of them novel compounds that belong to diverse structural classes, including polyketides, terpenes, steroids, and peptides.
Antitumor pharmacological studies were conducted with 30 structurally characterized marine natural products in a number of experimental and clinical models which further defined their mechanisms of action.
This current article, a sequel to the authors’ 1998, 1999 and 2000 marine pharmacology reviews, classifies 102 marine chemicals derived from a diverse group of marine animals, algae, fungi and bacteria, on the basis of peer-reviewed preclinical pharmacology.
www.aspet.org /public/interest_groups/marine_pharmacology/default.html   (463 words)

 QA Interest Group Charter (QA IG)
As an Interest Group, the QA IG has no mandatory deliverables in the form of software, W3C Interest Group Notes, or Recommendations, but it is expected that a number of W3C Interest Group Notes will be published.
Patrick Curran of Sun Microsystems is the QA Interest Group co-Chair with Karl Dubost.
W3C reminds Interest Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
www.w3.org /QA/IG/charter   (776 words)

 Interest Group - First-Generation College Student Advising
This interest group was organized in April 2001 to identify and address issues pertaining to first-generation (first gens) college students.
If you are interested in joining our list serve to engage in discussions concerning first-generation college students, click on "E-mail List" (in the left-hand column) for instructions on subscribing.
We would like to have a representative for this interest group involved in each regional conference.
www.nacada.ksu.edu /InterestGroups/C31/index.htm   (241 words)

 APA Trauma Interest Group Home Page
The Trauma Interest Group is an organization that is in the process of creating a Division of Trauma Psychology in the American Psychological Association.
We currently consist of a group of psychologists and psychology graduate students with diverse interests in research, treatment, education, and public policy related to the psychological effects of traumatic stress.
If you've got a book, workshop, or other activities of interest to TIG folks, please let your web maven know so she can add this information to the page.
www.geocities.com /traumainterestgroup   (561 words)

 Fort Worth Interest Group
Please join our interest group to learn of events and to help charter the Fort Worth Chapter.
Our interest group are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join.
Fort Worth Interest Group are prospective members whose goal is to charter a chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in the Fort Worth Metropolitian Area.
ftworthinterestgroup.tripod.com   (110 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Representative Jackson - Interest Group Ratings
Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups are biased.
In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns.
Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared.
www.vote-smart.org /issue_rating_category.php?can_id=MTX47229   (500 words)

 Radiology Special Interest Group
The Internet2 Radiology Special Interest Group (SIG) will draw together the academic, clinical and industrial communities that manage the development and implementation of medical imaging advances in the health sciences.
In the first year, the Working Group will strive to forge a working relationship with ACRIN (American College of Radiology Imaging Network), a National Cancer Institute funded consortium of academic radiology departments that develops and executes multi-institutional research protocols based on medical imaging.
Coordinate with existing and newly formed Internet2 Working Groups and SIGs focused on medical specialties which rely heavily on medical imaging, especially the Orthopaedic Surgery Working Group and the Cardiovascular SIG, to ensure unified efforts.
health.internet2.edu /WorkingGroups/Radiology.html   (355 words)

 SAAweb - Interest Groups
The goal of the Geoarchaeology Interest Group is to advance the science of geoarchaeology, ensure continued professional development of members within the group, and assist in educating future geoarchaeologists.
The geoarchaeology interest group will help students determine exactly what graduate and undergraduate courses are available in various universities that lead to some training in geoarchaeology.
We will explore the possibility of developing symposia, theme sessions, and/or short courses to be held to increased membership and activity within the Geoarchaeology Interest Group and the SAA.
www.saa.org /aboutSAA/interestGroups/geoArch/index.html   (250 words)

 www-rdf-interest@w3.org Mail Archives
Discussion archive for the RDF Interest Group (1999-2004)
The RDF Interest Group was part of the Resource Description Framework work item within the W3C Semantic Web Activity.
Since 2004 it has been continued as W3C's Semantic Web Interest Group, and now uses semantic-web@w3.org (see archives) as it's home list.
lists.w3.org /Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest   (179 words)

 SIGS: DNA Repair Interest Group
The DNA Repair Interest Group is concerned with all forms of DNA damage and repair.
The members of the DNA Repair Interest Group perform research in areas including DNA repair enzymology and fine structure, mutagenesis, gene and cell cycle regulation, protein structure, and human disease.
The DNA Repair Interest Group is open to all interested scientists at NIH or at other institutions.
tango01.cit.nih.gov /sig/home.taf?_function=main&SIGInfo_SIGID=32   (966 words)

 Women in Psychiatry
It is important to emphasise that the group is open to both men and women as there are a significant number of male psychiatrists who provide care to women using mental health services.
The group has run career development days for women psychiatrists, and regularly holds sessions at College meetings on services for women users of mental health services and career related issues.
The group has monitored the situation of women in clinical and academic psychiatry and drawns attention both within the College and externally, to perceived inequality.
www.rcpsych.ac.uk /college/specialinterestgroups/womeninpsychiatry.aspx   (483 words)

 Bluetooth Special Interest Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is the body that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers.
The Corporate Groups are simply the Board of Directors and the professional staff of the SIG.
They are also able to review specifications before their publication and have voting rights in the working groups and committees as well as being able to make keynote speeches at industry conferences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bluetooth_Special_Interest_Group   (1084 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Senator Kerry - Interest Group Ratings
2004 Senator Kerry supported the interests of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 100 percent in 2004.
Summer 06 Senator Kerry supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 17 percent in Summer 06.
2003 Senator Kerry supported the interests of the Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel -1 percent in 2003.
www.vote-smart.org /issue_rating_category.php?can_id=S0421103   (9307 words)

 DCMI Localization and Internationalization Working Group
This group is a forum for individuals and organizations from international communities to share information and knowledge gained from experiences in their local or domain-specific applications of Dublin Core with global community, and to exchange ideas on adapting Dublin Core to the local or domain-specific applications.
This Interest Group is formerly DC-Multiple Languages Interest Group.
A typical example is adoption of DC to local resources in a local language, which may include definition of elements and qualifiers to express language or culture specific information.
dublincore.org /groups/languages   (524 words)

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