BTAA is the only national brain tumour patient and caregiver organisation in Australia. BTAA is a not for profit organisation established in 2008 by a group of brain tumour patients and current and former care givers. BTAA is concerned about all brain tumours (neoplasms) of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the meninges, brain and spine.
Whilst welcoming the advice and input of health care professionals, BTAA seeks to represent the brain tumour community from the viewpoint of the patient, family and caregiver.
BTAA coordinates and liaises between organisations, groups and service providers with an interest in central nervous system (including brain) malignant and non-malignant tumours including tumour care and support.
BTAA works closely with the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA), including in its promotion of the annual International Brain Tumour Awareness Week and the annual Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours ( see theibta.org )
BTAA is operated by a committee of volunteers with a subscriber data base of over 1,800 persons – persons with a brain tumour, their family and carers and health professionals and academics with a particular interest in brain tumours.
- BTAA is incorporated in the ACT, AO 4837.
- BTAA ABN 97 733 801 179.
- BTAA is a licensed charity with the required licences. (Our entry on the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission is 'here'.)
- BTAA is a voting member of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia.
- BTAA is part of the Australian Cancer Consumer Network.
- BTAA is a supporter of Rare Cancers Australia and Cancer Voices Australia.
- BTAA is represented at COGNO and the NSWOG Neuro-oncology events.
- BTAA provides trained consumer input on research proposals. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a trained consumer viewpoint)
- This website has originally funded by an independent grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).