Plastic Surgery is a broad specialty that encapsulates a comprehensive and diverse set of subspecialty disciplines. ASPS maintains positive working relationships with all subspecialty groups.

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)

Our relationship with ASAPS is important especially given our shared membership. Good communication is pivotal to ensure continuity of this relationship. NZAPS, ASPS and ASAPS recently concluded a formal consultation period which resulted in a Letter of Intent signed by all parties and ratified by all three Councils. Download a copy of the Letter of Intent (June 2012).

Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHSS)

RACS approved a PFET certification in hand surgery. AoA and ASPS co-sponsored the application. The new Hand PFET is entirely administered by the AHSS. Download a copy of the final AHSS submission. An MoU between the three groups (AoA, ASPS and AHSS) is not yet final.

Australian New Zealand Cranio Maxillo Facial Society (ANZCMFS)

To support training in maxillofacial surgery, the Board of PRS and ANZCMFS have agreed for ASPS to provide administrative support for trainees undertaking this course. Trainees in this program are required to comply with reporting standards including submission of logbooks and performance assessments. Download information for trainees (January 2012).

ANZCMFS participated in the Plastic Surgery Congress 2013.

Australian New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA)

ANZBA participated in the Plastic Surgery Congress 2013.

Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Limited (the Foundation) is collaborating with the Breast Surgeons ANZ to deliver scientific content as part of the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress 2012.

Chris Pyke, President of Breast Surgeons ANZ, was a member of the Chief Medical Officer’s Advisory Group on PIP and as a result, the Society will be represented on the governance committee for the Breast Device Registry (BDR).