How to become involved in the registry
If you are a patient who would like to become involved in the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR), you may speak to your surgeon and enquire as to whether or not they are contributing to the registry. If your surgeon is contributing, you will automatically be included.
Your surgeon will discuss the ABDR with you prior to surgery and provide you with a copy of the ABDR Patient Leaflet. After surgery you will receive a more detailed Patient Explanatory Statement in the post. If you would like to receive a copy of this statement prior to deciding to participate in the registry or would like to receive this by email, please contact the ABDR Coordinator on (03) 9903 0205
Already involved in a registry?
From 6 May 2015, the BIR ceased to register new patients. However, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) continues to maintain the Breast Implant Registry (BIR) legacy data and to administer patient access to the unique data stored on the Registry. If you have questions about your participation in the BIR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Greg Eliovson on (02) 9437 9205 or visit this link: http://www.plasticsurgery.org.au/protecting-patient-safety/new-australian-breast-device-registry-abdr/
The pilot Breast Device Registry remains operational, under administration and management of Monash University, but will eventually be superseded by the ABDR. If you have questions about your participation in the pilot BDR, please contact the ABDR Coordinator on (03) 9903 0205
If you would like to opt-out of the pilot BDR, please call our free call number 1800 998 722.