The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) within Australia and New Zealand. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have received extensive education and training, qualifying them to treat all diseases, defects, injuries and developmental anomalies of the mouth, teeth, jaws, neck and face. OMS is also recognised by both the Australian Medical Council and the Medical Council of New Zealand and is also recognised by the Australian Dental Council and the Dental Council of New Zealand.
The Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons was formed in May 1979 to represent Paediatric Surgeons training and practising in Australia and New Zealand and in overseas postings. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has a specific training program in paediatric surgery, including a Fellowship examination in paediatric surgery.
ANZMOSS (formerly OSSANZ) started in 1980 with a meeting in South Australia of health professionals from New Zealand and Australia interested in the surgical treatment of severe obesity and has continued to meet since to discuss developments in this type of surgery. ANZMOSS welcomes as members any Health Professional working in the field of surgical treatment of obesity including physicians, dietitians and nurses.
ANZSCTS is the professional organisation that represents Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons in Australia & New Zealand. Encourage basic and clinical research in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, publish a scientific Journal of Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, provide a forum for the presentation of scientific and clinical subjects in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, and facilitate and regulate the training of Cardiac and Thoracic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Hand Surgery Society promotes the pursuit of excellence in hand surgery by, conducting scientific meetings, promoting fellowship, liasing with national and international surgical bodies and undertaking hand surgery teaching. The Australian Hand Surgery Society has 140+ members trained in all aspects of surgery of the hand and upper limb, and specialising solely in this particular area of surgery.
The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is a not-for-profit organisation that is the peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery in Australia. AOA has more than 1800 members, consisting of most orthopaedic consultants and trainees (registrars) in Australian hospitals and spanning all orthopaedic subspecialties. AOA provides high-quality specialist education, training and continuing professional development for Australian orthopaedic surgeons, actively supporting scientific research and orthopaedic humanitarian initiatives in Australia and overseas.
The Australian Society Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) objectives are to promote and maintain the highest standard of orthopaedic patient care and professional conduct by orthopaedic surgeons. The ASOS is an association of practising orthopaedic surgeons across all specialties. ASOS is completely independent and funded by member subscriptions. ASOS does not accept money from governments or health funds.
ASOHNS is the representative organisation for Ear Nose and Throat Head and Neck Surgeons in Australia, and dates from 1950. ASOHNS members are Specialist Surgeons who investigate and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat and neck. Members’ interests are represented exclusively on a number of statutory, regulatory and affiliated bodies on matters concerning the specialty – ranging from scope of practice to fair reimbursement policies – and related sciences for the public’s welfare.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Inc (ASPS) is the oldest and largest peak body for Specialist Plastic Surgeons (both reconstructive and cosmetic), representing 93% of Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia. They administer the AMC accredited Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program for all Specialist Plastic Surgeons, produce scientific conferences and courses, uphold ethical and professional standards, and promote public education about reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ) is the peak professional body representing breast surgeons treating patients with early and locally advanced breast cancer. BreastSurgANZ is committed to setting post-Fellowship education and training standards for the surgical management of breast disease and to ensuring ongoing improvements in patient care through quality audit, research and the development of evidence-based practice.
CSSANZ is a not for profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC). Represents over 300 members, specialist colorectal surgeons in two countries. Members have undertaken advanced training in colorectal surgery, and are dedicated to ongoing professional development to maintain their expertise in the diagnosis and management of intestinal and anorectal problems, actively involved in research and teaching and all are committed to maintaining the highest standards in their practice.
General Surgeons Australia (GSA) was founded in 1999 and its Constitution was ratified in June 2000. In 2021, GSA had a membership of over 1,700, comprising consultant Specialist General Surgeons, Junior Doctors, General Surgery Trainees, and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs), practicing mainly in Australia. GSA has a close working relationship with the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS), and is an official Designated Society of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). GSA maintains close links with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and is committed to promoting both high quality training and the continuing medical education of our Members.
The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) is a professional not for profit organisation. Membership to the NSA is voluntary and currently includes approximately 95% of neurosurgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The objects of the NSA are the study and advancement of the art and science of neurosurgery and research into the cause, prevention and cure of disease in human beings in the field of neurosurgery.
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. RACS promotes, teaches and assesses standards across nine surgical specialties in Australia and New Zealand: Cardiothoracic surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck surgery, Paediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Urology and Vascular surgery.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. This includes maintaining a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system, a Vocational Training Program (VTP), organising scientific congresses and meetings, and much more.
The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) is the peak membership organisation for urological surgeons and other health professionals working in the field of Urology. The Society works to support our Members by providing a range of benefits, services and programs that aim to increase the understanding of urological conditions and their treatment while improving the experience and outcomes for patients and strengthening the relationships between the organisations and individuals working in Urology.