Audits and Surgical Research

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Audits and Surgical Research overview

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons takes a leadership role in surgical research. Research and audit activities, as well as the Logbooks application, are conducted through the Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division of the College.

ASERNIP-S

The Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S) provides quality and timely assessments of new and emerging surgical technologies and techniques.

Audits of Surgical Mortality

The Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) provides central oversight for each of the Australian state-based and New Zealand audits of mortality.

Morbidity Audits

The Morbidity Audits department manages a number of clinical audits for surgeons.

Simulated Surgical Skills Program

The Simulated Surgical Skills Program (SSSP) is a research program charged with the development, implementation and assessment of a new laparoscopic surgical skills training curriculum.

Scholarship Program

Research is also undertaken through the scholarship program, under the umbrella of the Foundation for Surgery, which offers more than $1 million annually to the most academic and able surgical Trainees and Fellows, funding research that leads to better patient outcomes and care.

Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool

The College has developed a Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT), a secure online portal that facilitates logbook data entry and audit for Trainees and Fellows undertaking sub-specialisation. Fellows also have access to MALT as supervisors of Trainees.

Contact

Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999

Email: asernips@surgeons.org

Staff

Professor Guy Maddern - ASERNIP-S Surgical Director
asernips@surgeons.org

Associate Professor Wendy Babidge - Director, Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division
wendy.babidge@surgeons.org

Meryl Altree - Senior Project Manager, Specialist Training Program and Simulation Research
meryl.altree@surgeons.org

Katherine Economides - Manager, Morbidity Audit Projects
katherine.economides@surgeons.org

Felicity England - Projects Contracts Manager
felicity.england@surgeons.org