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Avant is an organisation focused on quality, safety and promoting the professionalism of doctors. We seek to align ourselves with organisations that share our goals and interests and have partnered with those listed below. Like us, they are committed to education, training, research and advocating for better healthcare and better patient outcomes.
Avant and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have been partners since 2008. Working together, Avant and ASPS aim to educate plastic surgeons on common risk areas to ultimately improve practice and provide better patient outcomes. In close collaboration, Avant and ASPS develop risk education materials for trainees and specialists on specific risk areas including advertising and social media.
ASPS is the peak body for specialist plastic surgeons (both reconstructive and cosmetic). Their main role is to protect the integrity of plastic surgery as a speciality and their mission is to provide the highest quality care to all Australians
Avant formed a partnership with the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) in 2010. Avant supports USANZ in achieving its vision: working for the urologist community to ensure best access to the quality urological care its members can provide.
Over the life of the partnership, Avant and USANZ have worked closely together to educate urologists and urology trainees on common risk areas such as consent for new procedures.
Founded in 1937, USANZ is the peak professional body for urological surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. USANZ administers the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in Urology through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and organises continuing professional development activities for its members.
In 2013, Avant partnered with the professional society representing cardiac and thoracic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand (ANZSCTS) and have since worked with the society to educate their doctors on areas of risk, such as employment disputes; bullying and harassment, ethical practice and clinical care standards.
The society aims to achieve a number of objectives on behalf of the profession including to:
Avant recognises how vital practice managers are to a modern practice – to make sure it runs efficiently, handles the daily rigours of primary care, complies with all regulations, and stays protected from medico-legal risks, such as privacy breaches or malpractice claims.
As such, Avant has been in partnership with The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) since 2013. We created a Practice Managers Resource Centre to help AAPM members protect, improve and grow their practice. In 2014, we established the Avant AAPM Scholarship Program, which awards five practice managers sponsorships to further their education and training at the University of New England Partnerships (UNEP).
In 2016 we collaborated together to create a Discussion Paper: ‘The practice manager: A change agent for healthcare practices’. This discussion paper has been developed in partnership by Avant and AAPM with an aim to stimulate discussion and action on the role of the practice manager in the transformation of healthcare practice in Australia.
Avant and AAPM continue to work together to promote the value to every practice, of having a skilled Practice Manager.
Avant and the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) signed a formal partnership in 2016 with a purpose of overall supporting members to deliver best practice and reduce controllable risk, improving the overall standard of practice.
Since its inception in 1990, AGES has built on its mission to promote the safest and highest standards of clinical and minimally-invasive surgical care for women through its three tenants of education, surgical training and clinical research.
Avant and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) have enjoyed a long-term association, recently strengthened by a formal partnership to further enhance and promote research, advocacy and leadership among ophthalmologists. Avant sees great synergies between our corporate objectives and RANZCO’s commitment to education, training, research, advocacy and standards.
The medical college responsible for the training and professional development of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand, RANZCO is similarly focused on quality, safety and professionalism of doctors.
Avant has partnered with Onthewards, a free open access medical education website designed for prevocational doctors. Onthewards was set up to address the gap in formal education specifically designed for, and aimed at, intern doctors. What started as podcasts for junior doctors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grew into a website available to everyone after doctors in other hospitals expressed their interest. Avant and Onthewards have committed to working more closely together to develop risk management content tailored for junior doctors.