ASPS issues media updates from time to time on topical issues relating to patient safety and plastic surgery care. Journalists can also download the Media Resource Kit which contains frequently asked questions and common myths and facts.
Royal Australasian Collegewww.surgeons.org/com.au
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), formed in 1927, is a non-profit organisation training surgeons and maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand. The College’s purpose is to be the unifying force for surgery in Australia and New Zealand, with FRACS standing for excellence in surgical care.
American Society of Plastic Surgeonswww.plasticsurgery.org
The American Society of Plastic surgeons is the largest plastic surgery specialty organisation in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society is composed of more than 7,000 physician members and represents more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is proud to be a sister organisation to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Better Health Channelwww.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing. Information on the Better Health Channel is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) State Government.
ASPS collaborates with a range of preferred industry partners. These include:
Interplast Australia & New Zealand sends teams of volunteer reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region to provide free medical treatment and training.
International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA)
The International Collaboration of Breast Device Registry Activities (ICOBRATM) was developed to establish an internationally agreed and comparable minimum data set, made up of standardised and epidemiologically sound data that reflect global best practice. Contributing countries and organisations consist of national plastic and reconstructive surgery societies, national health services and national health regulatory agencies. At the heart of the ICOBRATM concept is the core ethic and commitment to improving patient outcomes.