AWMF is a network of Scientific Medical Societies in Germany.

Founded 1962, the AWMF ("Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V." or Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany) combines now 175 scientific member societies and 4 associated societies from alle medical specialties.

AWMF advises the government of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as the governments of the German federal countries ("Bundesländer") in all topics of scientific medicine and medical research and classification.
AWMF acts by direct order of the member societies or the delegates. If AWMF takes up a problem in its own initiative, it seeks agreement with the member societies.
AWMF is carried by the Conference of Delegates, the board and the president. For specific tasks, commissions are constituted from the delegates and - if deemed useful - from specialists out of the member societies.
In this way AWMF retains its independence along with the other associations like Federal Medical Council (Bundesärztekammer, BÄK), German Medical Faculty Association (Medizinischer Fakultätentag, MFT), the Union of Specialists Professional Associations (Gemeinschaft Fachärztlicher Berufsverbände, GFB) and the institutions for the promotion of science as an important pillar in the framework of all medical organisations.
AWMF aimes at a productive collaboration with the above mentioned institutions and the respective political committees in the common interest of an effective and future-oriented development in the medical sciences and practice.

AWMF is the national member for Germany in the "Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences CIOMS" at WHO/Geneva.

Working groups "Doctors & Lawyers" (Ärzte und Juristen) and "Hygiene in Hospital and Practice" (Krankenhaus- und Praxishygiene) are closely connected with AWMF.