Emerging Leaders Conference

The college is invested in developing the leadership capabilities of our future leaders. The Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) brings together new fellows from a diverse range of backgrounds, and offers three days of dynamic content presented by anaesthesia and pain medicine leaders.  

2019 Emerging Leaders Conference

This year's ELC will be held at the stunning The Club Saujana in Kuala Lumpur directly before our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Kuala Lumpur. The theme is “Leaders without borders”. Leaders require a broad range of skills to be truly effective, and the sessions planned are designed to enhance these skills, challenge thoughts about leadership.

Applications have now closed to the 2019 ELC.


Future ELCs

Do I qualify to apply?

We are inviting all fellows within the first five* years of their fellowship and who are attending the ASM, to apply to represent their regional or national committee of ANZCA or FPM at the ELC. 

It is a requirement that applicants must also attend the ASM if selected to attend the ELC. The successful applicants must register to attend the ASM by close of "early-bird". Should the successful applicants not register by close of "early-bird" for the ASM, the ASM and Events Planning Committee will review the applicant’s eligibility and may withdraw the application allowing another representative from their region to attend.

What we're looking for in successful applicants

Special emphasis is placed on fostering current and future leaders in anaesthesia and pain medicine, to encourage new fellow engagement, and to strengthen relationships between new fellows from different regions.

The college is committed to equal opportunity and encourages applications from a broad diversity of new fellows. This includes, gender, race, ethnicity and geography. To learn more about the Gender Equity Working Group, please visit the new gender equity page.


How do I apply?

If you want to apply, please send a covering letter addressing the selection criteria below, along with your curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, to the conference secretariat Kate Galloway. Applications open in August each year.


Selection criteria

Criteria for selection is the following:

  • Applicants must be within *five years of receiving ANZCA or FPM fellowship.

  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ANZCA or FPM affairs.

  • Demonstration of education and teaching in anaesthesia.

  • Participation in ANZCA or FPM supervisory roles.

  • Involvement in leadership roles in anaesthesia.

  • Interest in involvement in ANZCA or FPM affairs.

  • Commitment to attend the entire ELC.

  • Commitment to attend the ASM at the completion of the ELC.

  • Willingness to attend a regional/national committee meeting after the conference to provide a report.

* Taking into account career disruption.

The college understands career disruption may be for a variety of reasons, such as parental leave, illness, or time taken to care for a dependent. In support of our member’s ongoing learning, education and participation in this conference, time taken for any of these reasons is not included in the *five year requirement. Should you wish to discuss your application or circumstances please contact the conference secretariat.

Please note the selection criteria is subject to change each year.


Selection process

ANZCA’s regional and national committees and the Faculty of Pain Medicine will select the attendees. Successful applicants will be notified in early December.


The college and faculty will cover the costs of this conference including registration, accommodation, transfer from Kuala Lumpur city to the ELC and return on the Sunday to the Convention Centre. The applicant is responsible for the cost of flights traveling to and from the ELC, ASM registration and associated costs.

This conference is limited to fellows to ensure full engagement in the interactive sessions and team building activities. Unfortunately family members are not permitted to attend. Breastfeeding mothers are able to bring their baby and a support person to the ELC, however due to the immersive nature of the conference it is not possible for toddlers and small children to attend.

Please contact Kate Galloway for further information and to discuss individual circumstances.



The ELC was advertised in the September issue of the ANZCA Bulletin. New fellows are encouraged to apply to represent their region or country at the conference. An electronic invitation is also sent to all eligible new fellows and information is sent to the chair of each regional and national committee requesting they promote the conference, and to heads of department, highlighting the value of the conference to their promising young anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists.



Here is what some of the delegates at the 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference had to say about their experience. Here is what the convenor from the 2018 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference had to say.

More information

Should you have any queries, please contact the conference secretariat:

Kate Galloway
Phone: +61 3 9510 6299
Email: events@anzca.edu.au


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