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 About Us- Our Mission 
The American TOS Association is the nation's leading non profit 501(c)(3) grass roots organization fully dedicated to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and other upper extremity neurovascular disorders. We understand the perils of living with TOS and we understand the frustration TOS brings to both the patient and the physician. Through global education, communication and research, the American TOS Association continues to bring upper extremity neurovascular disorders to the forefront of modern medicine.
Our distinguished Board of Directors was strategically developed to include many medical specialties and geographical locations thoughout the world. This was to ensure we maintained a broad spectrum of opinions, experience and most importantly, to facilitate much needed international communication.
The American TOS Association is a registered 501(c)(3)not-for-profit charitable organization organized under the laws governing the State of Florida and the United States Internal Revenue Service. We were fully incorporated on Feb 12, 2007 and we have been certified by Dun and Bradstreet (CCR) as a central government contractor under the following organizational types:
  • Not for Profit Organization
  • Service Provider
  • Research and Development
  • Educational Institution
  • Contracts & Grants

 NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) 

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Educational Support Services
  • Grantmaking and Giving Services
  • Social Advocacy Organizations
  • Administration of Educational Programs

United States SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) system as the following:

  • Communication Services-NEC
  • Health and Allied Services-NEC
  • Schools & Educational Services-NEC
  • Public Order and Safety, NEC.

State of Florida Non-Profit document  N07000001562

Our mission:
1) To bring Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) to the forefront of modern medicine through public awareness and patient advocacy
2) To provide patients, family and physicians with a large one-stop TOS informational database
3) To provide a network of communication between TOS patients internationally
4) To provide a network of communication between TOS physicians internationally
5) To provide additional non-medical resources to TOS patients
6) To provide fellowships to physicians with an active and documented interest in treating TOS patients
7) To provide fellowships to Physical and Occupational Therapists for the purpose of understanding TOS
Our Keeping Ethical Program
As a nonprofit organization that receives financial resources from the contributing public, the American TOS Association has a fuduciary and ethical responsibility to ensure the proper stewardship of these resources. It is the policy of the American TOS Association to fully comply with the intent and spirit of all applicable regulations governing non profit corporations. 

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