Applications are sought from general surgeons in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand who are interested in hernia surgery to join the executive committee of the newly formed ANZ Hernia Society. 

We are seeking general surgeons who wish to nominate to be part of the society’s leadership. You will have the opportunity to help shape the strategy and direction of hernia surgery in Australasia.

ANZ Hernia will play an important role in maintaining standards with its oversight and governance functions. As an independent, bi-national craft group, it will facilitate communication with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), government, industry, and consumer groups. 

The group will give hernia surgery a greater voice and a focus to lobby for more equitable reimbursement to reflect the time and effort involved in complex procedures. By engaging with government and consumers, ANZ Hernia will endeavour to restore consumer confidence in mesh mediated hernia repair.

The ANZ Hernia working group has, among other things:

  • established strong connections with the American Core health collaborative, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Safety Commission  and AWR  community. 
  • co-hosted the Adelaide Hernia meeting in 2019, along with the very successful ANZAWR 2020 and ANZAWR 2021 virtual meetings held in conjunction with the AWR Surgeons from India. A third meeting, ANZAWR III, focussing on mitigating the risks in hernia surgery, is planned for late November. 
  • commenced a journal club, been involved in several recent publications in Hernia and the ANZ Journal of Surgery, initiated research projects and is looking to develop dedicated training posts in hernia surgery.  

Please send an email expressing your interest to join the ANZ Hernia Society. Indicate if you would like to be a member and/or nominate to join the society’s leadership group. Or simply log on to