About Us


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 21 colleges, societies and associations in Australia and New Zealand. The objective of the publications is to reduce the medico-legal 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 surgical, medical, dental and research organisations include the following:

Surgical & Medical

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • General Surgeons Australia (Australian Society of Specialist General Surgeons)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • 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
  • Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgical Society
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • 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 published that provide further opportunities for surgeons to explain diagnoses, surgical procedures, surgical anatomy 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 fees payable to Mi-tec's client colleges, societies and associations
  • Liaising with the college, society or association on edition changes, as required.

All intellectual property and copyrights are retained and owned by Mi-tec.

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 surgical, 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.