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The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship.  

Fred Hutch's Innovators Network

Networking events in Seattle

Geared to those under 45 and contributing $1,000 per year, IN is the next generation of Seattle leaders in FHCRC's mission to eliminate cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering.

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Institute for Systems Biology

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ISB is a world-class research institution based on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle. The best way to get involved with ISB (apart from working there) is by becoming a donor or sponsor.

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Life Sciences Washington (formerly WBBA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Membership in LSW is business association of companies with an interested in biotechnology, biomedicine and life sciences. Regular networking events provide high level networking opportunities.

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PATH

Networking events primarily in Seattle

PATH is a major player in breaking the cycle of poor health in developing countries. The PATH Associates program provides a way to support the group and meet others committed to its mission.

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Pet Partners

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Bellevue's Pet Partners trains volunteer animals and their handlers to help people facing medical challenges. The nationwide program also includes opportunities to get involved in Seattle region.

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Swedish Hospital's Summit Club

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Summit Club is Swedish Hospital's giving circle. Members support the hospital through financial contributions and voluntarism. Regular events provide members with opportunities to know each other.

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Washington Global Health Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WGHA is an alliance of major local players in the field of Global Health. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking opportunities with several events open to non-members each year.

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WIB (Women in Bio) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WIB is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences in and around Seattle.

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WINGS - The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WINGS is a membership group for angel investors seeking to connect with local, medical tech entrepreneurs in need of early-stage funding.

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Alzheimer's Association - Western and Central Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

The Alzheimer's Association supports those affected by alzheimer's and works to eliminate the disease. Networking takes place through frequent special events, committees and volunteering.

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American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists - Northwest Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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American Academy of Pediatrics - Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington State

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American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Mountain to Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Puget Sound Chapter of AACN represents, promotes, and provides guidance for the practice and growth of critical care nursing. Regularly organized events provide networking and educational opportunities for members and others with an interest in the fi

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American Association of Neuroscience Nurses - NW Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (WA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

ACSCAN is a national advocacy group with campaigns and operations in Washington state.

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American College of Physicians - Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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American College of Sports Medicine - Northwest Region

Networking events in various cities throughout the PNW

This is the Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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American Counseling Association - Western Region

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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American Diabetes Association - Seattle Region

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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American Heart Association of Puget Sound

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region

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American Liver Foundation - Pacific Northwest Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

ALA works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through education, research and advocacy. The best way to get involved here is by volunteering, donating or sponsoring.

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American Massage Therapy Association - Washington State Chapter

Networking events troughout Puget Sound Region

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American Red Cross of Washington State

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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Art with Heart

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Art with Heart's national program provides tools and books especially designed to help kids with mental health issues. Most of AWH's local events are geared towards its volunteers and donors.

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Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) of Washington

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Bloodworks NW (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Cambia Grove

Networking events in Seattle

Cambia Grove is a health care work space for innovators, community organizers and entrepreneurs leading the way for new solutions related to health care. Space available for networking events.

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Children's Hospital Foundation & Guilds Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Children's Hospital provides high-quality, accessible health care for children and adolescents. The hospital's foundation and guilds organize educational, social and fundraising events.

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Collaborative on Health and the Environment - Washington (CHE-WA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

CHE-WA brings together healthcare providers, members of health-affected groups, environmental health experts, justice advocates and other concerned citizens committed to addressing environmental health issues linked to chronic health concerns in Washingto

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - NW Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Washington Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

EFNW is the primary funder, source of information and advocacy organization in the NW for people touched by epilepsy. Networking opportunities for donors, supporters and volunteers year-round.

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Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

FOSEP promotes dialogue among scientists, the public, and policy makers about the role of science in society. The group's organizers from the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center organize regular events to discuss topics like stem cells, genetica

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Foundation for Health Care Quality

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Guilds & Volunteer Committees

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

FHCRC Guilds and Event Committees support Fred Hutchinson by raising funds for cancer research or by providing services for patients and their families.

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Fred Hutchinson President's Circle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

President's Circle members are a group of distinguished donors who support FHCRC's mission. Membership benefits include excellent educational and networking opportunities at special events.

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Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

GSDHS represents dental hygienists through professional networking events, volunteering, continuing education and programs that give back to the local Seattle community, such as Free Sealant Day.

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Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) - Washington & Alaska Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) - Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

The Washington State chapter of HIMSS is where local IT professionals in the healthcare sector meet to advance learning and facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst its members.

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Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW)

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Hope Heart Institute

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Hope on the Slopes - SKi & Ride for a Cure

Networking events in Seattle and local ski resorts

This annual event benefiting the American Cancer Society unites local skiers and volunteers every year.

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Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This Seattle nonprofit develops drugs to treat infectious diseases of global importance with the support of large donors and partners from the corporate and research worlds.

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Interim CDA (Community Development Association)

Networking events in Seattle

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International Community Health Services

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ICHS, the largest Asian and Pacific Islander community health center in Washington State, provides networking and learning opportunities for patients, volunteers and donors.

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KAHPA (Korean American Health Professional Association)

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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King County Medical Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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King County Nurses Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The KCNA is a professional organization of registered nurses, promoting healthy communities since 1903 through education, advocacy, and outreach. Organized events, committees and seminars provide members with regular opportunities to network and build las

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - WA chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Washington/Alaska Chapter of LLS hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including the popular Light The Night Walk, Big Climb and others.

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Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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LifeCenter Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Networking events primarily in Woodinville

LBTRC helps children and adults with disabilities to improve their bodies, minds and spirits through therapy involving horsed. Over 300 volunteers donate their time to this cause.

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

LCSNW provides basic services offering hope, justice and health to over 100,000 people and families in needs in the PNW. Meet other supporters through volunteering, donating or attending an event.

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Medic One Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

The Medic One Foundation provides networking and volunteer opportunities to anyone who supports their mission of training and preparing local Medic One personnel to be the best in the country.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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Midwives of Washington (Washington Chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington state

Washington Midwives is a professional association for midwives to meet and to benefit from the events, contacts and services provided by the national organization.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Greater Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

nSCI works to accelerate scientific discovery and time-to-market by promoting more open, effective approaches to research scientists' communications with key audiences, stakeholders and each other.

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NeighborCare Health Centers

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This group's health and dental clinics provide much needed quality health care to underserved and culturally diverse communities throughout the Puget Sound region.

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Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NAPS has over 350 members, mainly , psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses committed to the advancement of psychoanalytics.

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Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

NWABR organizes events for the local biomedical research community to network and learn. The group addresses current ethical issues related to animal research and personalized medicine.

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Northwest Hope & Healing

Networking events in Seattle and the Puget Sound region

NW Hope & Healing supports local women battling cancer with financial support and caring things like hand-crafted baskets. Best way to network with this group is donate, sponsor or volunteer.

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Northwest Kidney Centers

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NWKC is the largest provider of dialysis services in the PNW and largest home hemodialysis program in the US. Networking opportunities exist for qualified health professionals and community leaders who serve on one of NKC's Regional Councils. Members of t

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Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Northwest Renal Network

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

NWRN works to promote optimal dialysis and transplant care for kidney patients. It is an information resource for patients who are eligible to serve as representatives.

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Obliteride

Networking events in Seattle

Obliteride is a first-class annual community celebration of bikers raising money for Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Get involved by biking, volunteering or sponsoring.

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Overlake Medical Center's Circle of Excellence

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

People and companies who support Overlake Medical Center's mission through its auxiliaries, foundation and giving societies enjoy regular opportunities to network.

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Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Founded by Dr. William B. Hutchinson, PNDRI conducts pioneering research into the prevention and cure of diabetes.

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Pacific Northwest Neuropsychological Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Pacific Northwest Psychoanalytic Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network- Puget Sound Affiliate

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

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Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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PROVAIL

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Locally based PROVAIL has been recognized nationally for its work in meeting the needs of people and families with a wide variety of diabilities, even the most severe, in the greater Seattle region.

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Puget Sound Health Alliance

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Respiratory Care Society of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle BioMed

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle BioMed is a global leader in addressing infectious disease. To follow and get involved with Seattle Biomed, you can make a donation, attend an event or sign up for email alerts.

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Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SCCA, a collaboration between the Hutch, Children's Hospital and UW Medicine, allows patients better access to current treatments and supports health professionals with research, mentoring and continuing education. Good networking opportunities exist for

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Seattle Children's Hospital Circle of Care

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Children's Hospital Circle of Care is for people committed to ensuring accessible health care to critically ill children and their families. Members can participate in high level networking events.

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Seattle Counselors Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SCA enables counselors to share information about counseling techniques and developments. SCA invites exchange among diverse individuals and disciplines, embraces creative tension, supports the self-reflection that underlies ethical practice, and welcomes

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Seattle Food Committee

Networking events in Seattle

The Seattle Food Committee is a coalition of food banks around the city. SFC website has list of local food banks, information for people in need and volunteer opportunities.

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Somali Community Services of Seattle

Networking events in and around Seattle

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Puget Sound

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Sustainable Path Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SPF has its roots in the Seattle bioscience community; it promotes sustainability and health in our region through collaborative approaches informed by scientific understanding and systems thinking.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Networking events in Seattle and globally

BMGF is a venerable institution. The group's website contains little information about local networking events, but the Visitor's Center is open to the public and worth a visit.

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The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

DIFFA Seattle organizes one big event a year, usually in the Fall, for supporters of its cause and local groups receiving one of its grants.

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IHME is a world-leading independent global health research center at the UW. Regular seminars provide opportunities to learn and get involved with this organization's groundbreaking work.

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UW Medicine

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Virginia Mason Medical Center and Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WAMFT is a networking and professional organization for family therapists, counselors, teachers and students in Washington state.

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Washington Association of Diabetes Educators

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WANP is a volunteer professional association promoting naturopathy in the state of Washington and providing its member physicians with local opportunities to collaborate and network with each other.

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Washington Center for Nursing

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

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Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Washington Health Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WHF is a coalition of leading healthcare providers in support of making Washington a healthier state. High level networking opportunities exist for coalition members.

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Washington Patient Safety Coalition

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WPSR engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world with the support of its members and donors.

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Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA)

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHCEF)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association (WSHHRA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WSHHRA provides HR professionals from local healthcare employers to meet and advance their careers as well as the goals of their respective organizations through information exchange and networking.

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Washington State Medical Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Nurses Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Pharmacy Association

Networking events in Olympia, Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Psychological Association

Networking events in Seattle and Chapters throughout Washington

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Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WSSHE serves and promotes the healthcare engineering profession by providing members with opportunities to learn about industry trends, to network with peers and to build relationships with suppliers of health care services and products. WSSHE has 3 local

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Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (WSSHA)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WSSHA enables attorneys in the healthcare field to network with each other and to participate in seminars for CLE credits. WSSHA provides its members with a forum to exchange information on the latest legal and legislative developments affecting the field

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WithinReach Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WithinReach serves as the foremost catalyst for improvements in maternal, child and family health. Supporters have the opportunity to network at WR's annual luncheon and through giving activities.

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