Environmental sustainability

We've established an Environment Sustainability Working Group to promote sustainability and ensure we stay committed to minimising the health impact of climate change.​

ANZCA statement on climate change

ANZCA is committed to minimising the health impact of climate change and promoting environmental sustainability, and has taken measures to reduce its environmental impact. In January 2020, ANZCA released a statement on climate change. 

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See the full statement here. More information about ANZCA’s position on environmental sustainability can be found in its professional document PS64: Statement on Environmental Sustainability in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Practice.

The Environmental Sustainability Audit Tool

The Environmental Sustainability Audit Tool has been developed by the ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Working Group and was launched on World Environment Day, 5 June 2020. The tool has been created to assist departments and practitioners to develop and maintain practices that promote environmental sustainability in line with ANZCA’s professional document PS64: Statement on Environmental Sustainability in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Practice.
 
While there are many actions that may be undertaken to improve sustainable practice broadly within the health sector, this audit tool is designed to help identify interventions that could reasonably be considered at an individual or departmental level.
 
The audit tool groups activities to improve environmental sustainability under the following headings: reduce, reuse, recycle, and leadership. 

In this video, ANZCA councillor Dr Scott Ma and Wollongong-based trainee anaesthetist Dr Jess Hegedus explain how the audit tool was developed and how to use it.

Environmental Sustainability Libguide

Visit our Environmental Sustainability Libguide to explore an extensive range of journal articles, books, links and other resources on environmental sustainability in healthcare.

What is the college doing to be sustainable?

We're committed to proactive and positive action that reduces our environmental footprint and aligns with the expectations and achievements of its fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates.
 
This environmental sustainability work is ongoing and the college works with building facility companies, contractors, suppliers, venues, travel agents and the healthcare industry across Australia and New Zealand to constantly look for improvements.
 
We are preparing a table of college activities and initiatives with impact evaluation and cost savings that will be available on the website.  Keep an eye out for this. The table will include information on:

 
  • Reduction in printed materials including but not restricted to online subscription process, online council and committee elections and no registration booklets or meeting satchels for the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Increased recycling within ANZCA House and at all college events. 
  • Carbon offset for travel and the use of the Zoom online meeting platform for committee and business meetings to reduce travel and air miles.  

 
We are proud to support the Environmental Sustainability Working Group and their inspiring agenda.

Recognition for ANZCA's carbon offsets

ANZCA is recognised by Carbon Neutral, Australia's largest biodiverse reforestation offset developer, for offsetting 421 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2018.

The Carbon Neutral certificate for 2018 is here and more information on Carbon Neutral can be found here.

Environmental Sustainability Working Group

Environmental Sustainability Working Group In October 2019 the Environmental Sustainability Working Group was established to promote sustainability by evaluating the current practices within ANZCA and to gather information about sustainability activities in anaesthesia departments throughout...

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Upcoming events

2020 ANZCA NZNC Leadership Hui

18 November 2020 - 20 November 2020 | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Join us for the ANZCA New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) Hui on leadership, cultural safety...

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

Join us for the 2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG...

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2021 FPM Symposium

30 April 2021 | Melbourne, Vic

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2021 Rural Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community at...

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

Join us at the 2021 Scan and Ski Workshop "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral...

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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ANZCA Educators Program (Auckland)

10 September 2020 - 11 September 2020 | Auckland

This is a one and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Brisbane)

15 September 2020 - 18 September 2020 | Brisbane

This is a three and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates,...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Perth)

18 November 2020 - 19 November 2020 | Perth

This is a two-day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates, provisional...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Wairarapa)

8 October 2020 - 11 October 2020 | Wairarapa

This is a three and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates,...

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CTN Strategic Research Workshop

5 August 2021 - 8 August 2021 | Brisbane

Join us for the 2021 ANZCA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Strategic Research Workshop

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Fellowship viva: techniques and tips

3 September 2020 | Via Zoom

A free virtual evening course for Qld trainees preparing for their final vivas.

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Introduction to Anaesthesia NSW

14 November 2020 | Sydney, NSW

This free one day course is aimed at new trainees about to commence anaesthetic training.

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NSW final exam refresher course

7 December 2020 - 11 December 2020 | Sydney, NSW

This full-time, week-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could...

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Queensland ACE September evening webinar

2 September 2020 | Webinar

Dr Geoffrey Playford and Dr Francesca Rawlins discuss “COVID epidemiology and preparedness Q&A”

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Queensland final practice viva

10 September 2020 - 1 October 2020 | Brisbane, Queensland

Four free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final exam

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Queensland primary practice viva

26 August 2020 - 30 September 2020 | Brisbane, Queensland

A series of four free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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Queensland primary viva weekend course

3 October 2020 - 4 October 2020 | Brisbane, Queensland

A choice of two one-day courses of continuous viva practice sessions to help you prepare for the...

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Victoria primary exam refresher course

16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020 | Melbourne, Vic

This full-time, ten day long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that...

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Find FPM-accredited training sites, as well as information on supervisors of training, unit direc...

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18 Jun 2020

Patient resources

We've collated a range of resources for pain patients and their families.

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Perioperative medicine literature review

Reviewing recent peer-reviewed and grey literature will help us to identify the most effective pe...

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Perioperative Medicine SIG

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims which include, to improve ...

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Perioperative Medicine Steering Committee

The Perioperative Medicine Steering Committee (POMSC) reports to the ANZCA Council on the develop...

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Perioperative medicine survey

Summary of the results from our 2018 survey of fellows, trainees and specialist international med...

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22 Jul 2020

Practice assessment pathway

FPM fellows who practise pain medicine procedures can apply to have their practice endorsed witho...

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16 Jul 2020

President's COVID-19 update

Dr Vanessa Beavis discusses exams and the growing number of COVID-19 cases on the east coast of A...

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Primary exam preparation courses

We offer a range of activities around Australia and New Zealand specially designed to help traine...

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Primary exam preparation courses

We offer a range of activities around Australia and New Zealand specially designed to help traine...

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Primary Examination Subcommittee

The Primary Examination Subcommittee reports to the Education Executive Management Committee (EEM...

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22 Jul 2020

Procedures Endorsement Program

In early 2021 we will be launching a pilot procedural pain medicine skills training and endorseme...

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Professional Affairs Executive Committee

The Professional Affairs Executive Committee (PAEC) reports to ANZCA Council on issues relevant o...

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Professional documents

Our professional documents, statements and guidelines are crucial for promoting the safety and qu...

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06 Jul 2020

Professor Milton Cohen awarded Robert O...

Professor Milton Cohen has been awarded ANZCA's most prestigious award, the Robert Orton Medal.

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Professorships

We offer two prestigious anaesthesia professorships. Explore the eligibility criteria, applicatio...

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Project and simulation/education grants

Each year, we fund a wide range of projects in the field of basic scientific research, clinical i...

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Providing patients with culturally comp...

Explore some of the measures we're taking to create a culturally safe environment for Indigenous ...

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Provisional Fellowship Program Subcommi...

The Provisional Fellowship Program Subcommittee reports to the Training Accreditation Committee (...

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05 Jun 2020

Queen's Birthday honours

Four fellows - Professor Lorimer Moseley, AO, former president Dr Richard Walsh, AM, Dr David Fah...

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Queensland ACE CME Committee

Queensland Australian Continuing Education (ACE) CME Committee

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17 Jun 2020

Queensland fellow honoured with awards

ANZCA fellow Associate Professor Kerstin Wyssusek, Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and ...

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Renton Prize

Awarded to the ANZCA trainee who has reached the highest marks in the ANZCA primary examination.

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Research Committee

The ANZCA Research Committee assesses research applications for projects related to anaesthesia, ...

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Robert Orton Medal

The Robert Orton Medal is made at the discretion of the ANZCA Council, the sole criterion being d...

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SA and NT ANZCA/ASA Combined CME Committee

SA and NT ACE CME Committee organise anaesthetic educational opportunities which can be included ...

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SA and NT Regional Education Subcommittee

SA and NT Regional Education Subcommittee discuss trainee matters

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Safety and Quality Committee

The Safety and Quality Committee works with fellows and ANZCA Council to support safe clinical pr...

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Scholar Role Subcommittee

The Scholar Role Subcommittee reports to the Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC) and ...

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Short-term training pathway

Applicants who wish to enter a short-term specialist anaesthetic training or pain training (STT) ...

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SIMG assessment process

Our SIMG assessment process evaluates the ability of a specialist to practise as an unsupervised ...

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South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality C...

South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality Committee (SAAMC)

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24 Dec 2019

Specialist international medical graduates

If you trained as an anaesthetist (anaesthesiologist) or specialist pain medicine physician overs...

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Specialist International Medical Gradua...

The SIMG Committee reports to the Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC) and hence the A...

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20 Dec 2019

Specialist Training Program

This Australian government initiative aims to extend vocational training for specialist registrar...

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15 May 2020

Standards of practice

We're responsible for setting the standards of clinical practice for anaesthesia and pain medicin...

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Steuart Henderson Award

Awarded to a fellow who has demonstrated excellence and provided outstanding contribution, schola...

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22 Jul 2020

Supervised clinical experience pathway

This pathway is open to FPM fellows and trainees in the PD stage who elect to expand their practi...

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Supporting a sustainable workforce

Find out how we're working with national and state governments to ensure every patient has access...

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11 Aug 2020

Tasmanian Regional Committee newsletter

Welcome to the mid-year newsletter of the Tasmanian Regional Committee (TRC) for ANZCA for 2020.

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28 Jul 2020

The "new normal" webinar

Catch ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis in the latest COVID-19 webinar hosted by Australia's Depu...

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The Barbara Walker Prize

The Barbara Walker Prize for Excellence in the Pain Medicine Examination recognises the candidate...

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Trainee Academic Prize

Awarded to the ANZCA trainee (or fellow, within one year of fellowship) who is judged to have mad...

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Training Accreditation Committee (ANZCA)

The Training Accreditation Committee (TAC) implements council policy in relation to the accredita...

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Training as an anaesthetist

Your guide to training as a specialist anaesthetist in Australia or New Zealand, including the cr...

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Transitioning to retirement

Find out what you need to do once you've made the decision to retire from clinical practice; the ...

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Ulimaroa

Ulimaroa is a heritage listed, 19th Century Italianate mansion, now incorporated into our Melbour...

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Wellbeing SIG

The aim of the Wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG) is to promote the personal and psychologica...

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18 Jun 2020

What do specialist pain medicine physic...

As pain medicine is a multi-disciplinary specialty, specialist pain medicine physicians come from...

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What does an anaesthetist do?

Anaesthetists are specialist doctors with unique clinical knowledge and skills. They have a major...

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18 Jun 2020

What is pain and how do we manage it?

There are three commonly recognised types of pain.

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What is perioperative medicine?

Perioperative medicine emphasises the importance of an integrated, planned, and personalised appr...

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Where do we fit in?

Anaesthetists all over the world are driving the development of perioperative medicine as both a ...

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Why, when, and how are we developing a ...

Everything you need to know about the proposed perioperative medicine qualification, including th...

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Working and teaching overseas

There are some incredible opportunities to work and teach overseas as an anaesthetist or pain spe...

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Last updated 13:45 11.08.2020