OUR CORE MEMBERS
Cochrane Australia (Lead Organisation)
Cochrane Australia supports Cochrane contributors around the country, including researchers, editors, authors and review groups. We also undertake research, consultancy, advocate for evidence-informed health policies and practices, and foster local engagement with the global Cochrane network. Cochrane Australia is based within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. It is dedicated to empowering health professionals to deliver high quality best practice care to stroke patients. The Stroke Foundation advocates for better systems, processes and resources to help health professionals deliver best practice stroke care. As the voice of stroke in Australia, the Stroke Foundation plays a vital role in supporting Australian researchers as they work towards the next innovation in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. The Stroke Foundation is recognised as one of the most experience developers of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approved guidelines and a global leader in stroke clinical management guidelines. The Stroke Foundation has been producing NHMRC approved guidelines since 2005.
The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is the peak national medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes. The ADS is a member-based organisation consisting of health professionals (endocrinologists, diabetes educators, primary care physicians and allied health professionals) as well as clinical and preclinical researchers. The ADS mission is to: prevent diabetes and its complications; provide excellence in education for health professionals; promote collaboration, research and education; work with other organisations committed to improved diabetes treatment and care; and advocate for health policies around diabetes and its prevention.
Diabetes Autsralia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Through leadership, prevention, management and research, Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. We work in partnership with diabetes health professionals and educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.
Kidney Health Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving health outcomes and quality of life for people living with kidney disease, their families and carers. Our mission is to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support. We are proud to offer extensive support to our existing community, but our biggest challenge is to reach the nearly two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage.
The Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network (ANZMUSC) is a newly established international, multidisciplinary collaborative clinical trials network composed of clinicians, consumer groups, consumer representatives, policy makers, professional associations and funders with an interest in investigator-initiated clinical trials focusing on musculoskeletal conditions.
The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, we’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Our sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease.
More than 620,000 Australians are living with heart disease and one Australian dies of heart disease every 28 minutes. Each year, approximately 57,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. The Heart Foundation funds life-saving heart research and works to improve heart disease prevention and care for all Australians.
The Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) is the premier professional body representing paediatric endocrinology in Australasia and is committed to high standards of clinical care, advocacy, education, stakeholder relationships and research in paediatric endocrinology.
The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) was formed in 1981 and is the leading Australian organisation for health care professionals providing diabetes education and care. The ADEA actively promotes evidenced-based best practice diabetes education to ensure optimal health and well being for all people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes. The ADEA considers diabetes education a specialty field of health care practice.