Innovation

The Foundation provides an environment that cultivates innovation for the advancement of medical knowledge in the Specialty of Plastic Surgery. As with all of the Foundation’s programs, innovative projects are targeted and sustainable with the vision of increasing quality health outcomes in all areas of Plastic Surgery.

The Foundation seeks partnerships with individuals and organisations that share its values and mission to support excellence, safety and integrity in plastic surgery. Potential partners of the Foundation include government, health regulators, industry, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations, and industry.

 

Registry Science

Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR)

In partnership with Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (Melbourne), the Foundation has developed a world’s best practice breast device registry. This clinical quality registry was developed in accordance with the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare national operating principles. The ABDR is a Commonwealth Government funded initiative that is now operational nationally.

The ABDR tracks the outcomes and quality of all breast device surgery performed across Australia and is  the first registry of its type internationally to have the collaboration of breast surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and plastic & reconstructive surgeons in contributing data. Read more about ABDR. 

The ABDR has become the model registry for several other collaborating countries that are members of the International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA). Read more about the Foundation's development of ICOBRA.

Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ)

BRANZ, an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association, is a clinical quality registry developed in accordance with the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare national operating principles. Burns injuries are associated with a high personal and financial cost. BRANZ aims to address the need for a reliable evidence base for burns management practice. Since 2013 the Foundation has provided BRANZ with an annual grant to support its operation and improve outcomes for patients. Read more about BRANZ. 

 

Partner with Us

There is an opportunity for industry and other organisations to work with the Foundation on innovative projects. If you are interested in partnering with the Foundation, please contact us.