The Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery was established in 2018 as a joint initiative between the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. The journal is published by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons with support from the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons.
The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (AFPS) is a not-for-profit charity promoting excellence, safety and leadership in plastic and reconstructive surgery nationally and globally. With a focus on clinical excellence and the best possible care for patients, AFPS's mission is to tackle community-wide health issues such as wound-management in remote Australian communities, poor body image and better outcomes for breast implant patients. Find out more about AFPS's work here.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the peak body in Australia for specialist plastic surgeons. ASPS main role is to protect the integrity of plastic surgery as a specialty. Their mission is to provide the highest quality plastic surgery care to all Australians by administering the Australian Medical Council (AMC) accredited surgical education and training (SET) program for all specialist plastic surgeons, producing scientific conferences and courses, upholding ethical and professional standards and promoting public education about reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Find out more about ASPS's work here.
The New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons is a non-profit, professional association devoted to the maintenance of excellent ethical and professional standards within the field of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. NZAPS provides a strong voice for plastic surgeons in discussions with the government and medical bodies while overseeing the training of plastic and reconstructive surgeons in New Zealand. NZAPS is committed to patient’s safety and welfare, the training of future specialists and fostering the growth and spread of knowledge in the discipline. Find out more about NZAPS work here.