If you have an interest in joining one of these groups please contact admin@anzts.com.au 





The ANZTS Conference Committee continues as the key group to organise, co-ordinate and develop the annual conference.

  • Ensure multidisciplinary representation in conferences to meet the needs of our diverse membership.
  • ANZTS Conference Committee to ensure the following three years’ conference dates/locations/Chair of Organising and Scientific Committee are presented to the BOD for approval in advance and communication to membership.
  • The budgeting of the conference should ensure that the financial risk of each annual conference is minimised and any unforeseen financial risks are communicated to the BOD at the earliest instance.

2024 Grant Christy

Finance & Governance

The Finance & Governance Committee’s role is to identify and develop structures and principles, which determine the responsibilities of the ANZTS board necessary to ensure optimal functioning and organisational transparency. These include policies, practices and decisions to ensure these align with the interest of all stakeholders. Additionally, this group is responsible to ensure financial reviews, planning and budget management is undertaken in line with organisational obligations.

2024 Mel Webb

Membership / Communications / Collaboration

  • Recruitment, Retention & representation
    • Identify key value add to current, future and lapsed members across our diverse membership and jurisdictions (inc regional and remote).
    • Optimise pathways for membership sign up/renewal.
    • Optimise and improve membership representation in ANZTS activities and Committees.
    • Recognition of specialist skill sets within Trauma eg Fellowships.

Identify benefits to encourage increased joint membership with like minded societies, eg ANZAST

  • Strengthen relationships with other organisations, eg: Trauma Association of Canada, Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australasian College of Road Safety, regarding future collaborations and developments, eg: shared statements, guidelines and policies, etc.
    • MOUs may be appropriate but involve significant time (3/12+ months) investment, so would need to be confident of potential returns.

Unique opportunity for ANZTS to develop leadership roles due to our multidisciplinary makeup.

2024 Michael Handy

Best Practice Committee


  • Research,
  • Education,
  • Registry,
  • Survivorship,
  • Publications

Environmental scan of the trauma education space to identify current and future membership needs and preferences and opportunities.

ANZTS positions itself as a curator of content and information distribution.

Potential solutions may include: on demand access to conference material + “meet the expert”, short training courses subject to resources, webinars, podcasts etc.

ANZTS may lead in championing the development of resources (e.g. curricula) to assist gaps of need within a trauma system.

Michael Noonan / Helen Jowett 

Special Interest Groups, previously established or new groups are encouraged, to utilise the ANZTS Trauma Forum for communications and collaborations. Proposals from these groups can be reported to the BOD as required.