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.
The Research and Evaluation, incorporating ASERNIP-S (Australia
Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures -
Surgical) provides quality and timely assessments of new and
emerging surgical technologies and techniques.
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.
The Morbidity Audits department manages clinical audits for
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.
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.
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.
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
Professor Guy Maddern - ASERNIP-S Surgical Director
Associate Professor Wendy Babidge - Director, Research, Audit
and Academic Surgery Division
Meryl Altree - Senior Project Manager, Specialist Training
Program and Simulation Research
Katherine Economides - Manager, Morbidity Audit Projects
Felicity England - Projects Contracts Manager