Business View Oceania l January 2023

19 20 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1 F ounded in 1970, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is Australia’s peak national body for specialist plastic surgeons working in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery spheres. Established to provide specialist plastic surgeons with an avenue to continue their education following their fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), ASPS has since evolved to support 93% of specialist surgeons in the industry through advocacy, public education, standards regulation, information and resource distribution, and professional development and networking opportunities. President Dan Kennedy begins with a note on ASPS members. “We represent about 500 members including specialist surgeons, students, and retirees. In addition to the standard member benefits, we involve our members in the understanding of our ever-changing political landscape, whether it be in response to Medicare, legislative, or government changes, Covid-19 restrictions, etc. And we are very supportive of our student and honorary members; we want our students to take part in the educational opportunities AT A GLANCE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS (ASPS) WHAT: Peak body representing Australian specialist reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons WHERE: ASPS is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales WEBSITE: AUSTRAL I AN SOC I ETY OF PLAST I C SURGEONS (ASPS) Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) SUPPORTING SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEONS