A brief ANZCA timeline

 

 

1950

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons agrees to found a faculty of anaesthetists.

1951

Interim board of Faculty of Anaesthetists, RACS, convenes.

April 1952

First draft by-laws and standing orders approved by interim board.

August 1952

Acting board convenes: Douglas Renton appointed Acting Dean, Harry Daly appointed Acting Vice-Dean; first general meeting of the faculty attended by 48 foundation Fellows and members.

1953

Visit by Dr Bernard Johnson, Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

May 1953

First election to the board. Appointments of Douglas Renton as Dean and Harry Daly as Vice-Dean unanimously reaffirmed.

August 1953

First General Scientific Meeting of RACS attended by Fellows and members of the Faculty of Anaesthetists.

1954

Annual subscription introduced at a cost of seven guineas.

1955

Robert Orton appointed Dean.

1956

Museum and library gifted to the faculty.

May 1956

First final examination held in Melbourne for seven candidates.

March 1957

First primary examination held in Melbourne for five candidates.

September 1957

Primary examinations held in Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin.

September 1958

Renton Prize for primary examination awarded for the first time, to Vera Gallagher.

1959

Lennard Travers appointed Dean.

May 1959

Final examination held in Sydney for the first time.

August 1959

Inaugural General Meeting of Fellows and members of the Faculty at the College General Scientific Meeting.

1960

Fellowship numbers stand at 170.

1961

James McCulloch appointed Dean.

May 1961

Cecil Gray prize for final examination awarded for the first time, to John O’Leary.

1962

Academic Chair in Anaesthesia established at Sydney University, the first in Australia.

1962

Education Committee formed.

1963

Gilbert Brown Prize for the best contribution to the GSM session devoted to recent local studies and developments awarded for first time, to Bruce Warren Gunner.

1964

Leonard Shea appointed Dean.

1966

Mary Burnell appointed Dean.

1967

Faculty primary examination held in Singapore for the first time.

1967

Ralph Clark appointed Dean.

1968

Noel Cass appointed Dean.

1969

Faculty primary examination held in Hong Kong for the first time.

1969

R H Orton Award for Meritorious Services to Anaesthesia in Australia made for first time. Harry Daly, Margaret McClelland and George Anson were the recipients.

1970

Kevin McCaul appointed Dean.

1970

Fellowship numbers stand at 515.

1970

Training review: two years of general medical training to precede vocational training in anaesthesia.

1970

Supervisor of training appointed in each hospital having training posts.

1971

Manual on training published.

1971

Final examination held in Singapore. Examinations held in Malaysia and Singapore until 1985.

1972

Teresa O’Rourke-Brophy appointed Dean.

1972

Lennard Travers Memorial Professorship awarded for the first time, to Gordon (Don) Harrison.

1973

Inaugural Ellis Gillespie Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor B R Simpson at the GSM, Singapore.

1973

First research grant from the Faculty of Anaesthetists RACS Research Fund awarded to TCK (Kester) Brown.

1974

Brian Dwyer appointed Dean.

1975

Section of Intensive Care established within the Faculty, Arthur (Barry) Baker appointed chair.

1976

William Watt appointed Dean.

1977

Silver jubilee of Faculty. Faculty appoints its own treasurer and formally separated its accounts, budget and reserves from the College.

1978

Maurice Sando appointed Dean.

1978

Honorary Fellowship conferred upon Geoffrey Kaye.

1979

First final examination in intensive care.

1979

The Faculty of Anaesthetists RACS Medal awarded for the first time. Leonard Shea and Peter Penn are the recipients.

1979

First policy document published giving standards of practice: Recommended Minimum Facilities for Safe Anaesthetic Practice in Non-Teaching Hospitals.

1980

Fellowship stands at 1150.

1980

Douglas Joseph appointed Dean.

1981

RACS Bulletin commences publication in March, with a Faculty of Anaesthetists segment that includes the Dean’s newsletter.

1981

Intensive Care Manual published by Teik Oh.

1982

William Crosby appointed Dean.

1982

Harry Daly Research Fellowship awarded for first time. Malcolm Fisher is the recipient.

1984

Ross Holland appointed Dean.

1986

Robin Smallwood appointed Dean.

1986

Joan Sheales appointed faculty administrative officer following retirement of Nancy O’Donnell after 13 years of service.

1987

Dean of Faculty becomes a member of the newly founded Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

1987

Arthur (Barry) Baker appointed Dean.

1988

Faculty participation in RACS Younger Fellows Conference

1989

Academic Chairs Establishment Grant inaugurated: first grant made to Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

1990

Fellowship stands at 1955.

1990

Faculty Bulletin commences publication.

1990

Peter Livingstone appointed Dean.

1990

Faculty special interest groups inaugurated.

1991

Douglas Joseph Bequest and professorship established.

June 1991

ANZCA is incorporated.

February 1992

ANZCA is founded on February 7 with 2090 Fellows. Peter Livingstone appointed President ANZCA (until June). Joan Sheales appointed College registrar.

1992 The inaugural General Scientific Meeting of ANZCA held in conjunction with RACS in Canberra.
1992 Rural Anaesthesia Special Interest Group and Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group established.

June 1992

Michael Hodgson appointed President ANZCA.

1993

Michael Davies appointed President ANZCA.

1993 ANZCA Foundation established.

1993

Ulimaroa, 630 St Kilda Road, purchased.

1993

New Zealand office opens in Elliott House, Wellington.

1993

Faculty of Intensive Care is founded. Geoffrey Clarke appointed Dean.

1993

College Armorial Bearings granted.

1993 Medical Education Special Interest Group and Research Special Interest Group established.
1993 Final General Scientific Meeting held in conjunction with RACS in Adelaide.

1994

College relocates to St Kilda Road in February 1994, following official opening of Ulimaroa by Governor General on February 19.

1994 ANZCA's first independent annual scientific meeting held in Launceston.
1994 College mace presented to ANZCA as a gift from RACS.

1995

Neville Davis appointed President, ANZCA.

1995

One Grand Chain Volume 1 published.

1995 Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) introduced.

1996

Garry Phillips appointed President, ANZCA.

1997

Alan Duncan appointed Dean, Faculty of Intensive Care.

1997

Dean’s and Vice-Dean’s gowns first worn at Christchurch Annual Scientific Meeting.

1997 Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group established.

1998

Richard Walsh appointed President, ANZCA.

1998 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Special Interest Group established.
1998 First mortality report, Anaesthetic mortality in Australia 1991-1993, published.

1999

Felicity Hawker appointed Dean, Faculty of Intensive Care.

1999

Faculty of Pain Medicine is founded. Michael Cousins appointed Dean.

November 1999

First pain medicine examination.

1999 Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group established.

2000

Fellowship of ANZCA stands at 3400.

2000

Teik Oh appointed President, ANZCA.

2000 Critical Care in Ultrasound (renamed Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Unusual and Transport Environments in 2005) Special Interest Group and Simulation and Skills Training Special Interest Group established (Simulation SIG merges with Medical Education SIG in 2013, thence known as Medical Education SIG).
2000 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises course introduced.

2001

ANZCA House opened.

2001

ANZCA’s Education Development Unit formed.

2001 History of Anaesthesia Special Interest Group established.

2002

Richard Willis appointed President, ANZCA.

May 2002

Leigh Atkinson appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.

2002

The Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is founded in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Felicity Hawker appointed Dean.

October 2002

Neil Matthews appointed Dean, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2003 Online journals available to Fellows and trainees.
2003 Anaesthetists in Management Special Interest Group established.
2004 Curriculum 2004 commenced.

2004

Michael Cousins appointed President, ANZCA.

2004

Jack Havill appointed Dean, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2004

Milton Cohen appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.

2004

One Grand Chain volume 2 published.

2004 Clinical Teacher Course piloted.
2004 ANZCA Trainee Committee established.
2004 ANZCA website created.

2005

Fellowship numbers exceed 4000.

2005

Research Funding exceeds $650,000.

2005 ANZCA Trials Group formed.
2005 FPM recognised as a specialty in Australia.

November 2005

Mike Richards appointed CEO, ANZCA.

2006

Walter Thompson appointed President, ANZCA.

2006

Roger Goucke appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.

2006

Richard Lee appointed Dean, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2006 New Fellow first elected to Council.
2006 Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group established.

April 2007

ANZCA Foundation launched.

August 2007

Death of Margaret Smith, Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

2007 New Zealand office moves to EMC House.
2007 ANZCA Code of Professional Conduct introduced.
2007 Airway Management Special Interest Group and Trauma Special Interest Group established.

2008

Leona Wilson appointed President, ANZCA.

2008

Penelope Briscoe appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.

2008

Vernon Van Heerden appointed Dean, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2008

The Dr Ray Hader Trainee Award for Compassion established. Inaugural award made to Amanda Young.

2008 Continuing Professional Development Program introduced.
2008 Review of the curriculum commenced.
2008 First ANZCA E-Newsletter distributed.
2009 Continuing Professional Development Program becomes mandatory.

February 2009

ANZCA ACT office opens.

February 2009

Interim board of the College of Intensive Care Medicine meets for the first time, operating in parallel with the Board of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2009 ANZCA begins producing podcasts.

December 2009

Farewell dinner at ANZCA House for the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

2010

Fellowship of ANZCA exceeds 4900.

January 2010

The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand commences operations as an independent entity. Vernon Van Heerden appointed President.

2010

Kate Leslie appointed President, ANZCA.

2010

David Jones appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.

2010 Online in-training assessments start.
2010 Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (3rd ed) published.
2010 Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group established.
2010 National Pain Summit held in Canberra.
2010 Overseas Aid Committee established.
2011 Online Clinical Teacher Course piloted.
September 2011 Linda Sorrell appointed CEO, ANZCA.
2011 Indigenous Health Committee established.
2012 Lindy Roberts appointed President, ANZCA.
2012 Brendan Moore appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.
2012 FPM accredited as a scope of practice in New Zealand.
2012 Number of Fellows - 5300, number of trainees - 2000.
2013 Roll out of the 2013 revised curriculum including the online training portfolio system.
2013 National Anaesthesia Day relaunched.
2013 2013-2017 ANZCA Strategic Plan rolled out.
2014 Genevieve Goulding appointed President, ANZCA.
2014 Edward (Ted) Shipton appointed Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine.
2014 Revised continuing professional development (CPD) program launched with online CPD portfolio system.
2014 Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History redeveloped and relocated to Ulimaroa building, Melbourne.
2015 Revised FPM curriculum rolled out.
2015 ANZCA Educators Program (formerly Foundation Teacher Course) launched.
2015 John Ilott appointed CEO, ANZCA.
2016 David A Scott appointed President, ANZCA.
2016 Christopher Hayes appointed Dean, FPM.
2016 Introduction of Library Guides.
2016 Foundation renamed to ANZCA Research Foundation.

 

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