Overseas and Outreach Aid Committee

Facilitating support for our members engagement in Overseas and Australian aid missions.

The ANZAOMS Overseas Outreach & Aid Committee (OOAC) provides strategic direction and logistical assistance in the organisation of humanitarian surgical missions overseas or aid programs in indigenous Australia, by our members.

The objectives of the committee are to:

  • Share intellectual property in the organisation of missions.
  • Facilitate and coordinate Members who wish to be involved.
  • Manage a budget to provide financial assistance upon request.
  • Assist in obtaining third party sponsorship for equipment, support etc.
  • Liaising and coordinating with other overseas programmes (e.g. RACS, RACDS), government bodies (e.g. AusAID) or Indigenous Aid and Development programs in Australia (e.g. Australian government).

ANZAOMS Members wishing to undertake Overseas or Australian aid work. All forms may be submitted to the ANZAOMS Executive Officer at eo@anzaoms.org

Dr Scott Armstrong & local trainee Dr Sandeth Phan operating under supervision in Phnom Pen

Oral and Maxillofacial Training in Cambodia

For several years a number of ANZAOMS members have conducted an outreach program in Cambodia.

Team Members of the 2017 Odonto Maxillo Facial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Voluntary Surgery Mission to the Odonto Maxillo Facial Hospital, Vietnam

This visit, which took place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June 2017, was the thirteenth annual voluntary surgical team mission that I have led to the Odonto Maxillo Facial Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

What is ANZAOMS?

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS).

Our focus is on the advancement, advocacy for, and continuing education of OMS, through engagement with all levels of government, regulators, key public and private stakeholders and the general public.

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ANZAOMS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ continuing connection to land, place, waters and community. We pay our respects to their cultures, country and elders past present and emerging.

ANZAOMS recognises the unique role of Māori as Tangata Whenua and embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi recognising Māori as tino rangitiratanga of Aotearoa/New Zealand while embracing the three guiding principles of the Treaty – Partnership Participation and Protection. We will endeavour to implement bicultural policies and practices that incorporate and value Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.