Australia Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.

The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.


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. The College’s purpose is to be the unifying force for surgery in Australia and New Zealand, with FRACS standing for excellence in surgical care.


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.


The Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand, which now has 266 members, represents specialist colorectal surgeons in these 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.

Australia & New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society

The Society adopted as its Constitution the Model Rules for Associations published by the Department of Fair Trading in NSW and the members agreed that their principal objectives would be to promote the practice of head and neck oncology, to educate medical colleagues and the public about our specialty, to foster research and to seek optimal treatment outcomes for our patients.

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

Founded in 1970, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Inc (ASPS) is the peak body for Specialist Plastic Surgeons (both reconstructive and cosmetic). Our main role is to protect the integrity of plastic surgery as a specialty.

Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons

Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons is the Australian organisation of endocrine surgeons whose role is the advancement of surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas, carcinoid and other endocrine tumours. It is one of a number of regional associations, with the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) acting as an umbrella group for endocrine surgeons worldwide.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites Australians aged over 50 to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Around one in 23 Australians will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.

Australian Association of Practice Managers

AAPM is Australia’s only peak association for Practice Managers. AAPM has the experience, knowledge and resources to aid your professional growth.

The goal is that Managers will benefit through the professional recognition, continuing education, networking, personal development, assistance and advice offered by AAPM membership.

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