FPM New Zealand National Committee

ANZCA's Faculty of Pain Medicine has a New Zealand National Committee (FPM NZNC) to handle matters in New Zealand on its behalf, particularly those relating to the registration of pain medicine specialists with the Medical Council of New Zealand, which recognised pain medicine as a vocational scope of practice in New Zealand in 2013. 

The committee's terms of reference are available here.


2017-2019 FPM New Zealand National Committee members





Dr Tipu Aamir  Auckland Chair
Dr Duncan Wood Auckland Deputy Chair
Dr Kieran Davis  Auckland Ex-officio, FPM Board member
Dr Paul Vroegop Auckland Elected member
Professor Ted Shipton  Burwood Elected member
Dr Chris Rumball Christchurch Elected member
Dr Yvonne Murray New Plymouth New Fellow representative
Dr Karen Joseph  Christchurch  Appointed member

2020 meetings


  • Wednesday March 18 – Waitangi  POSTPONED, new date TBA

  • Monday 21 July (teleconference) 

  • Monday 19 October (teleconference)


Annual general meeting 2020

The 2020 AGM for New Zealand fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 19 March at the Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands  POSTPONED, new date TBA

FPM NZNC Annual Report 2019




To contact the FPM NZNC, email fpm@anzca.org.nz

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