ICOBRA

International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA)


Background
The concept for the International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA) originated from the PIP Crisis which gained significant international attention at the beginning of 2011. Fuelled by misinformation and a lack of reliable data, the situation quickly escalated to a global public scare. The lesson learned from the PIP Crisis is the need for a high capture rate of epidemiologically sound data on a national level that is internationally comparable. To this end, ICOBRA was formed to facilitate international collaboration on an agreed minimum dataset based on international best practice.

Current Membership

Current members of ICOBRA include: 

American Plastic Surgery Foundation
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa
Austrian Society for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dutch Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons
Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
National Health Service, UK
New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons

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If you are interest in finding out more about ICOBRA or would like assistance in setting up your own national breast device registry, please contact us.