Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR)

Registry Custodian:Professor Susannah Ahern
Head, Registry Science and Research
Clinical Leads:

Urology Craft Group Representatives:

  • Professor Helen O’Connell (Urologist)
  • Dr Jessica Yin (Urologist)

Urogynaecology Craft Group Representatives:

  • Dr Jenny King (Urogynaecology Subspecialist)
  • Associate Professor Emmanuel Karantanis (Urogynaecology Subspecialist)

General Gynaecology Craft Group Representatives:

  • Dr Elizabeth Gallagher (Generalist)
  • Dr John Short (Generalist)

Colorectal Surgery Craft Group Representative:

  • Dr James Keck (Colorectal Surgeon)
Registry Contact:Joanne Dean, APFPR Project Manager
Email: apfpr@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9903 0101
Purpose / Aims: The Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR) is a clinician-led national clinical quality registry. It is currently under development and will measure and report on surgical and patient reported outcomes related to procedures involving stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

The APFPR will be rolled out in a modular format, with modules for SUI and POP involving mesh/prostheses being developed and piloted over the next 2 years, from mid-2020. These modules will particularly focus on device safety, complications, revisions and explantations.
Population Captured: All patients undergoing relevant pelvic floor procedures for SUI or POP at contributing hospitals in Australia.
Outcomes Collected: The APFPR will collect outcomes relating to SUI/POP diagnosis, comorbidities, surgery, and complications including revision and mesh removal details. Additional data items will be collected for risk adjustment.
Year Established: 2019
Jurisdictions Participating: Registry is in development and has not commenced data collection.
Funding Source: Commonwealth Government – as represented by Department of Health
Website:apfpr.org.au