Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
ANZICS leads the world in intensive care research through its Clinical Trials Group and patient databases, including the Adult Patient Database, the Paediatric Intensive Care Registry and Critical Care Resources. The Society is devoted to all aspects of intensive care medical practice through ongoing professional education, the provision of leadership in medical settings, clinical research and analysis of critical care resources.
Australian Society of Antimicrobials
Since becoming an Incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists, pharmacists, veterinarians, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and industry representatives from pharmaceutical and diagnostic/research biomedical companies.
The Australiasian Society for Infectious Diseases
The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) is an independent organisation, founded in Melbourne in 1976 by an eminent group of physicians, pathologists and scientists. The aim of the society is to advance postgraduate education in infectious diseases in Australasia and internationally; to promote research in all aspects of infectious diseases and to advocate for sound and evidence-based public health policy in matters related to infectious diseases. Membership encompasses Infectious Diseases Physicians, Clinical Microbiologists, Scientists, Infection Control Practitioners, Public Health Physicians, Sexual Health Physicians, Veterinarians and others eminent in the field of infectious diseases.
The Australian Society for Microbiology
The main objective of the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) is to advance the science of microbiology in Australia. The society does this through the production and promotion of reading material, lectures, seminars, symposia and demonstrations on topics relevant to microbiology, as well as establishing and maintaining suitable standards for the practice of microbiology as a profession. The ASM also promotes the awareness of microbiology and its role in everyday life, and actively liaises with governments and other professional bodies at both State and Federal levels in support of its members and the profession.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is a diverse and energetic organisation responsible for training, educating and representing over 13,500 physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.
The RACP is responsible for the training and assessment of doctors who have completed their medical degree and an internship at a hospital, and wish to practise as physicians or paediatricians by undergoing further training through the RACP in order to specialise in a certain area of medicine. The RACP oversees their training, including positions in hospitals, and written and clinical examinations as well as providing a program of continuing professional development for Fellows of the RACP.
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
The RCPA is the leading organisation representing pathologists in Australasia. Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare. For those who are not already familiar with this area of medicine, pathology is about the study of the causes of disease and pathologists are the specialist medical doctors involved in the diagnosis and monitoring almost of all acute and chronic illnesses.
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Founded in 1971, and with 700 members worldwide, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy. At the forefront of the antimicrobial chemotherapy field, the Society meets its aims by setting standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas, supporting microbiologists in their practice, and the promotion and provision of channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development.
The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
EUCAST is a standing committee jointly organised by ESCMID, ECDC and European national breakpoint committees. EUCAST deals with breakpoints and technical aspects of phenotypic in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing and functions as the breakpoint committee of EMA and ECDC. The Steering committee is the decision making body. It is supported by a General Committee with representatives from European and other countries, FESCI and ISC. The Steering Committee also consults on EUCAST proposals with experts within the fields of infectious diseases and microbiology, pharmaceutical companies and susceptibility testing device manufacturers.