Mission / Activities
The purpose of the CSSANZ Foundation is to promote research programs within the specialty of colorectal surgery in Australia and New Zealand to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families. This Foundation aims to promote, support and develop projects and to raise the profile of colorectal surgery as a specialty so as to engender financial support in order to facilitate essential and innovative research.
The CSSANZ Foundation is managed by a Board, chosen by the membership of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand on the recommendation of the CSSANZ Council. The CSSANZ Foundation Research Committee reports to the CSSANZ Foundation Board and is responsible for the collation and analysis of submitted projects, making its recommendations to the CSSANZ Foundation Board for financial support.
The CSSANZ Foundation is an incorporated company and has been accorded Research Industry status. It has a unitary Shareholder (to ensure the affairs and funds of the Foundation remain under the control of that shareholder). The shareholder is the (membership of the) Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. Donations to the CSSANZ Foundation are tax deductible. Brochure available here