Reference Links

Australian Access to Breast Reconstruction Collaborative Group
The Australian Access to Breast Reconstruction Collaborative Group (AABRCG), formed in 2020, is an initiative of BreastSurgANZ and ASPS. Its membership comprises two senior members from both peak representative surgical bodies, the director of policy and advocacy at the Breast Cancer Network Australia and a senior cancer health policy researcher.

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
The goal of the ANZSCMFS is to furnish leadership and foster advances in craniomaxillofacial surgery, oversee training in maxillofacial surgery, provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge about the practice of craniomaxillofacial surgery and to stimulate research, investigation and teaching in the methods of treating congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities.

The Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical (ASERNIP-S) page of the RACS website provides site users with detailed information regarding their work.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons strives to ensure the highest standard of safe and comprehensive surgical care to the community through excellence in surgical education, training, professional development and support.

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ASAPS as the core specialty body representing Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia works closely with its subspecialty organisations. The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is one of these organisations and its role is to provide continuing professional education and training in cosmetic procedures for plastic surgeons.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest plastic surgery specialty organisation in the world. The Society’s mission is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is a professional organisation of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialise in cosmetic plastic surgery. ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Visit the website for more information on research opportunities, news and fellowships.

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
The Association has the objective of relieving sickness and protecting and preserving public health by the promotion and development of plastic surgery. It works to advance education in all aspects of plastic surgery.

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS)
The Association was established for the advancement of education in, and the practice of, aesthetic plastic surgery for public benefit.

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons shares new technologies and implements new techniques as they are discovered in Canada and the world.

Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgeons
The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is a professional organisation in Canada dedicated to improved cosmetic surgery outcomes through education, research, and the maintenance of high surgical standards of clinical practice.

European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)
EURAPS has the aim of promoting the excellence of plastic surgery in Europe, furnishing an annual forum for a selection of the best scientific works presented at National Societies, stimulating research and investigation at European level, as well coordinating various forms of teaching.

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Their website has information on common aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, educational courses, e-course and a comprehensive international guideline for plastic surgery procedures.

Interplast Australia & New Zealand
Interplast is an association between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Rotary District 9800. Interplast Australia & New Zealand is a charity that sends teams of volunteer plastic & reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region to provide free treatment and medical training

Operation Smile Australia
Operation Smile Australia is part of a global alliance of Operation Smile Foundations and Resource Chapters dedicated to providing free treatment to children and young adults suffering from childhood facial deformities in developing countries. Operation Smile Australia is a registered not-for-profit organisation registered under the Charities Act.

Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel website was founded in 1999 by the Victorian Department of Human Services as a consumer health information website for the Victorian community. The site’s aim has always been to provide free health and medical information in an easy to understand format and language. It has over 1,770 facts sheets and provides quality assured health and medical information.

New Zealand Society of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)
The NZAPS is the professional association for almost all plastic surgeons in New Zealand.

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