About Mi-tec Medical Publishing

Publishers for medical and dental colleges, societies and associations in Australia and New Zealand

Mi-tec Medical Publishing produces high-quality and extensively peer-reviewed patient education publications for 24 colleges, societies and associations in Australia and New Zealand. The objective of the publications is to reduce the medicolegal risk of “failure to inform” by assisting the informed-consent process and helping to establish a process of communication between doctors and their patients. The medical, dental and research organisations include the following:


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Anaesthetists
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgery
  • Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia
  • Obesity Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Spine society of Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery


  • Australian Dental Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
More than 200 titles have been published, most of which describe surgical or dental procedures that require plain-English explanations of the benefits, risks and limitations of the surgery. The text and full-colour anatomical illustrations are comprehensively reviewed by surgical, medical and dental experts from our associated organisations. More recently, normal-anatomy leaflets have been produced that provide further opportunities for surgeons to explain diagnoses, surgical procedures and prognoses to their patients.


Complete publishing infrastructure

Mi-tec manages each project from conception to completion and provides the following publishing services:

  • Writing of all drafts, which are prepared by our team of doctors, nurses and scientists
  • Liaising with surgical, medical and dental experts (chosen by each college, society or association) who review the manuscripts, medical illustrations and page proofs
  • Design and layout
  • Editorial and financial project management
  • Marketing and advertising, and preparing mailouts of finished publications to Members of the organisations
  • Taking of doctors’ orders and all fulfilment of orders, with orders filled and freighted at least twice weekly or urgently if required
  • Invoicing and reconciling of accounts
  • Maintenance of stock and inventory
  • Calculation of royalties to our client colleges, societies and associations
  • Liaising with the college, society or association on edition changes, as required.

All administration, editorial, stock and despatch functions are undertaken at our Camberwell offices in Melbourne.


Objectives of Mi-tec Medical Publishing

Mi-tec was founded in 1991 by Dr Calvin Miller and Ms Susan Fetherston to produce medical communications for the medical, dental and pharmaceutical professions.

Over the years, Mi-tec writers and staff have written, edited, researched and designed a wide variety of publications including peer-reviewed medical journals, hospital and research institution reports, pharmaceutical information, patient newsletters, healthcare magazines and patient education pamphlets. Informative, high-quality publications are valued and important for creating positive and lasting impressions. When your college, association, society or company requires the highest standards of medical writing and publishing, Mi-tec Medical Publishing will work with you to meet your communications and publishing needs.

Mi-tec provides companies, medical colleges and professional associations with a complete publishing service of the highest quality.