ANZCA Research Foundation

Saving lives, improving life

Many of the healthcare advances crucial to the safety and well-being of patients in acute and critical care have come from pioneering medical research by ANZCA fellows.

Despite this, research funding in Australia and New Zealand in the areas of anaesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care is among the lowest of all medical specialties.

The ANZCA Research Foundation's mission is: "To support medical research and education that saves lives, helps people to optimise their health, and works to make life as pain-free as possible".

Its vision is: "To be a leader in funding high-quality research and education in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine".

The foundation pursues its mission by raising funds to:

  • Increase the safety and comfort of patients undergoing anaesthesia and sedation.                     
  • Improve outcomes for critically ill patients following surgery or trauma.
  • Improve the treatment of acute pain, cancer pain and persistent non-cancer pain.


To make an online donation click here or download our donation form here.


Foundation Committee

The ANZCA Research Foundation is governed by a committee. Membership of the committee is available here


Research Committee

The ANZCA Research Committee assesses research applications from fellows in anaesthesia, perioperative, and pain medicine. It is dedicated to maintaining high standards and quality in supported research, ensuring a focus on questions of importance for better outcomes for patients, and improving medical and scientific understanding. Membership of the committee is available here.

Application forms and guidelines can be found here.


Contact us

For further information, or to discuss sponsorship options, please contact:

Rob Packer

General Manager, The ANZCA Research Foundation

Phone + 61 3 8517 5306

Mobile: +61 409 481 295



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