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.

Sustainability in our offices

From 2015 – 2020  the college has saved approximately seven hundred and twenty reams of paper by moving subscriptions, council elections, Research Foundation appeals and Christmas cards online. That is roughly equivalent to one acre of forest, something we are very proud of.

  

Our offices take part in recycling programs for e-waste, printer cartridges, paper and cardboard, comingled recycling, batteries and soft plastic. ANZCA House produces its own compost from kitchen waste to nourish its iconic cottage garden. Over the past five years almost all of the Halogen down lights and fluorescent tube lighting in ANZCA House have been replaced with more energy-efficient LED light fittings.
 
The college invests $A5000 annually in a government approved carbon emissions offset scheme which offsets approximately 25 per cent of emissions resulting from ANZCA-related airline travel. This supports the Australian Native Reforestation ‘Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Project’ and the New Zealand Afforestation Project.
 
COVID-19 has led to the advent of Zoom conferencing. Replacing travel with video conferencing has had a positive impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions as well as substantially reducing costs.  
 
We continue to assess ways to minimise our environmental footprint and are open to new initiatives as they become available.

Sustainability at ANZCA events

As part of the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed registration brochures, handbooks and pocket programs from Annual Scientific Meetings (ASM). The volume of paper to produce brochures and handbooks for one ASM equates to approximately eight hundred and eighty reams of paper, which is in excess of fifty trees and well in excess of an acre of forest.
 
The college no longer saw this as tenable and now opts for online brochures and handbooks, provides access to the ASM virtually and promotes use of the ASM app. Additionally, single use signage has been eliminated and events have moved towards digital signage.
 
Since 2016 some of the items eliminated from events are satchels, plastic name badges and bottled water. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.
 


The college upholds a commitment to only host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. Where possible organic waste is converted to fertiliser and green electricity. At the 2018 ASM in Sydney, unused food was sent to Australia’s leading food rescue organisation OZ Harvest, to be distributed to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
 
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.
 

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

2021 ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

26 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 | Waitangi

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 Virtual Symposium

30 April 2021 | Online

Our theme for the day is “Pain medicine – the mysterious art”.

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2021 Northern Territory ACE Conference

5 June 2021 | Darwin, NT

The theme of this year's biennial meeting is "Clever clever in the never never: Improving...

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2021 Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG webinar

9 February 2021 | Webinar

The theme of our first webinar is “Obstetric anaesthesia you won't learn from a text book"

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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 ACE Annual Scientific Meeting

27 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 | Hobart, Tasmania

Join us for the Tasmanian combined Annual Scientific Meeting.

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2021 Tasmanian Trainee Day

26 February 2021 | Hadley's Orient Hotel

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Trainee Day at Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart.

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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 Annual Scientific Meeting

27 April 2021 - 4 May 2021 | Online

Register now for our first ever virtual ASM.

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ANZCA Educators Program (Cairns)

7 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Double Tree By Hilton Cairns

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ANZCA Educators Program (Christchurch)

11 August 2021 - 13 August 2021 | Christchurch

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ANZCA Educators Program (Hobart)

29 July 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Hobart

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ANZCA Educators Program (Melbourne)

16 June 2021 - 18 June 2021 | ANZCA Head Office

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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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Final exam refresher course (Auckland)

14 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 | Auckland

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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NZ Northern Rotation)

4 February 2021 | Auckland, NZ

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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NZ Southern Rotation)

12 February 2021 | Christchurch

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NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop

27 November 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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NSW ACE Spring Meeting

20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021 | Leura, Blue Mountains

Save the date for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting

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NSW ACE Winter Meeting

19 June 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Winter Meeting to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney

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NSW final exam refresher course

6 December 2021 - 10 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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NSW primary exam refresher course

5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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NSW primary exam refresher course

29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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QLD Introduction to Anaesthesia

6 February 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland ACE meeting

24 July 2021 | Brisbane, QLD

Save the date for the Queensland ACE meeting to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition...

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Queensland final exam refresher course

16 February 2021 - 19 February 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, four day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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Queensland final exam refresher course

19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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Queensland final practice viva

29 March 2021 - 12 May 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland final practice viva

1 September 2021 - 9 September 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland final viva tips and techniques

25 March 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland primary exam refresher course

31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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Queensland primary lecture program, series 1

20 February 2021 - 19 June 2021 | Brisbane, Queensland

Interactive long course held over five Saturdays covering core topics of the primary examination.

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Queensland primary lecture program, series 2

17 July 2021 - 13 November 2021 | Brisbane, Queensland

Interactive long course held over five Saturdays covering core topics of the primary examination.

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Queensland primary practice viva

30 March 2021 - 21 April 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland primary practice viva

2 September 2021 - 8 September 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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SA ACE meeting "Novel fascia blocks - PENG & iPACK"

25 March 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Save the date for the SA ACE meeting "Novel fascia blocks of the lower limb"

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SA Burnell-Jose ACE Conference

4 September 2021 | Mount Lofty House

Join us in the stunning Adelaide Hills for the 2021 SA Burnell-Jose Conference.

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SA primary exam refresher course

8 February 2021 - 12 February 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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WA ACE Autumn Scientific Meeting

27 March 2021 | Perth, WA

Save the date for the WA ACE Autumn Scientific Meeting to be held at the University Club, UWA on...

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WA ACE Country Conference meeting

22 October 2021 - 24 October 2021 | Perth, WA

Save the date for the WA ACE Country Conference meeting to be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker...

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FPM Professional Affairs Executive Comm...

The Professional Affairs Executive Committee (PAEC) oversees professional standards, scientific m...

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FPM Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee reports to the Professional Affairs Executive Committee and ...

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FPM Queensland Regional Committee

The faculty's Queensland Regional Committee is responsible for training, supervision and continui...

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FPM Research and Innovation Committee

Reporting to the Professional Affairs Executive Committee, the Research and Innovation Committee ...

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FPM SA/NT Regional Committee

The faculty's South Australian and Northern Territory (SA/NT) Regional Committee is responsible f...

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FPM Scientific Meetings Committee

Reporting to the Professional Affairs Executive Committee, the Scientific Meetings Committee is r...

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FPM trainee learning portfolio

All FPM trainees should maintain an ongoing learning portfolio of assessments and training record...

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FPM trainee toolkit

We've developed a range of courses and resources to support your pain medicine training.

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FPM Training and Assessment Executive C...

The Training and Assessment Executive Committee (TAEC) oversees training, assessment and accredit...

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FPM Training Unit Accreditation Committee

Reporting to the Training and Assessment Executive Committee, the Training Unit Accreditation Com...

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FPM Victoria Regional Committee

The faculty's Victoria Regional Committee is responsible for training, supervision and continuing...

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FPM Western Australia Regional Committee

The faculty's Western Australia Regional Committee is responsible for training, supervision and c...

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Frequently asked questions

We've collated answers to frequently asked questions from CPD participants. These include the ess...

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Fund a Fellow

ANZCA supports the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists’ Global Fellowship Program...

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Garry David Phillips Prize

Awarded for outstanding achievement in anaesthesia within the Masters of Medicine program at the ...

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Gender Equity Sub-committee

The college strongly endorses gender equity because of its ethical, social, and economic benefits...

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Gilbert Brown Prize

Awarded to the fellow judged to make the best contribution to the free research paper session nam...

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Global Development Committee

The Global Development Committee oversees ANZCA's overseas aid initiatives and reports to the Pro...

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19 Dec 2019

Global health

We're committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in ...

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29 Apr 2020

Global Year About Back Pain

The Global Year About Back Pain is a year-long initiative led by the International Association fo...

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Governance and guidance

Meet the agencies, groups, and individuals involved in steering the development of a perioperativ...

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Growing the Indigenous workforce

The Indigenous health workforce in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is integral to ensuring tha...

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Health Equity Projects Fund

A competitive grants application process for projects that support the aims and activities of our...

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History and Heritage Grant

This annual grant program provides up to $A5000 to fellows and trainees involved in the research ...

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History and Heritage Grant

This annual grant program provides up to $A5000 to fellows and trainees involved in the research ...

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History of anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is one of the greatest discoveries of modern medicine. In fact, many of today’s opera...

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History of the college

The college was founded in February 1992 after operating as a Faculty of Anaesthetists within the...

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Honorary ANZCA fellowship

From time-to-time, the ANZCA Council may confer honorary fellowship of the college on distinguish...

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03 Sep 2020

Hood ventilator wins top COVID-19 resea...

The innovative ventilated hood for patients in isolation developed by Melbourne anaesthetist Dr F...

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Inclusion and diversity

Find out what we're doing to advocate for - and improve - inclusion and diversity in all areas of...

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19 Dec 2019

Indigenous health

Find out what we're doing to address the inequities in health outcomes between Indigenous and non...

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Indigenous Health Committee

The Indigenous Health Committee (IHC) is responsible for the college's portfolios in Indigenous h...

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Indigenous Health Committee

The Indigenous Health Committee (IHC) is responsible for the college's portfolios in Indigenous h...

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12 Aug 2020

Ineffective rocuronium batch

PHARMAC and Medsafe in New Zealand have been advised about a potential lack of efficacy of a batc...

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International Liaison Committee

The International Liaison Committee (ILC) reports to the ANZCA Council on our international relat...

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Introduction to anaesthesia course

We strongly encourage all new trainees to attend this free, one-day orientation course. It covers...

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Introduction to anaesthesia course

We strongly encourage all new trainees to attend this free, one-day orientation course. It covers...

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Is a career in pain medicine right for me?

Pain medicine is a dynamic and rewarding career choice for specialists looking for a new challeng...

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Join the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

You don't need to be a FANZCA or FFPMANZCA to join our world-class online CPD program. If you're...

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Join the pain medicine training program

Our pioneering pain medicine training program is a two-year post-specialist qualification that le...

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Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesth...

The JCCA comprises representatives appointed by the councils of the Australian and New Zealand Co...

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Leadership and Management SIG

The Leadership and Management SIG aims to promote science and education by the exchange of ideas ...

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16 Dec 2020

Lifeboxes to the western Pacific

Find out how we've helped to improve health outcomes in the western Pacific region this year.

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01 Jul 2020

Māori anaesthetists’ first meeting

We held the inaugural meeting of the Māori Anaesthetists Network via Zoom.

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Member satisfaction surveys

We regularly invite our fellows and trainees to provide formal feedback on a range of college act...

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Merit list for the FPM fellowship exam

Candidates who achieve a mark in the top 10 per cent in the FPM fellowship exam are eligible for ...

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Michael J Cousins Lecture

In recognition of the significant contributions of Professor Michael J Cousins FANZCA, FFPMANZCA ...

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17 Aug 2020

Monthly media digest: August 2020

A digest of college news coverage from August 2020

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14 Dec 2020

Monthly media digest: December 2020

A digest of college news coverage from December 2020

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16 Jun 2020

Monthly media digest: July 2020

A digest of college news coverage from July 2020

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17 Nov 2020

Monthly media digest: November 2020

A digest of college news coverage from November 2020

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17 Sep 2020

Monthly media digest: September 2020

A digest of college news coverage from September 2020

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Named ANZCA research awards

Each year a number of honorary named awards are made at the discretion of the ANZCA Research Comm...

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05 May 2020

New ANZCA leadership

Please join us in welcoming our new ANZCA President, Dr Vanessa Beavis; Vice-President, Dr Chris ...

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06 Aug 2020

New cultural safety portal

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has recently launched a Cultural Safety for Health Profession...

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13 Aug 2020

New Medical Board guidelines for practi...

New guidelines on blood-borne viruses came into effect on 6 July 2020 that require declarations t...

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17 Jul 2020

New name for committee

ANZCA’s Overseas Aid Committee has been renamed the Global Development Committee.

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17 Jun 2020

New patient information video about opi...

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has partnered with NPS MedicineWise to produce a new animated video ...

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19 Apr 2020

New prof doc available

We're seeking feedback from fellows on new guidelines on the role of the anaesthetist in commissi...

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29 Jul 2020

New research support toolkit

We've made it easier for emerging and established researchers to access our comprehensive suite o...

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06 Oct 2020

New WFSA President

Congratulations to Christchurch anaesthetist Dr Wayne Morriss, who has been elected to President ...

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Novice investigator grants

We're helping to secure the future of research in anaesthesia, pain, and perioperative medicine b...

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NSW ACE CME Committee

NSW Anaesthetic Continuing Education (ACE) CME Committee

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Oral histories

Our oral history project captures the memories of people, places and events as told by important ...

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05 Mar 2020

Other ANZCA initiatives

Managed by the ANZCA Global Development Committee, we have a number of other initiatives to help ...

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02 Jan 2020

Our approach to research

Learn more about our research, strategy and objectives.

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Our clinical trials

More than 130 sites around worldwide are participating in our trials, bringing together leaders i...

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07 Oct 2020

Our fellows and trainees

Statistics on ANZCA and FPM fellows and trainees

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19 Dec 2019

Our history and heritage

Explore the history of our college and the history of anaesthesia and pain medicine in Australia ...

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Our museum

The Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History was founded in 1935. It showcases over 170 years ...

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19 Dec 2019

Our people and structure

Everything you need to know about our governance and organisational structure, including short bi...

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Our senior management

Our specialist staff in Melbourne, Wellington, and regional offices around Australia provide the ...

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Our strategic relations

We play an active role in in the global health community. Discover some of the ways we're working...

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Pain management health practitioner edu...

Information and updates about the faculty's project to develop a pain management education strate...

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Pain medicine clinical skills courses

Our basic and advanced clinical skills courses are designed to support pain medicine trainees.

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Pain medicine clinical skills courses

Our basic and advanced clinical skills courses are designed to support pain medicine trainees.

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19 Dec 2019

Pain medicine training program

The pain medicine training program comprises a minimum of two years clinical experience directly ...

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Pain medicine training sites

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 (forme...

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

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Primary exam preparation courses (forme...

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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20 Nov 2020

Professor Kate Leslie new Australian Me...

A former ANZCA President, Professor Kate Leslie, AO FAHMS has been elected President of the Austr...

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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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13 Oct 2020

Regional trainee committee elections

Trainees have until 23 October to make nominations for the Australian regional trainee committee ...

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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 ACE CME Committee

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

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SA/NT Regional Education Subcommittee

SA/NT Regional Education Subcommittee discuss trainee matters.

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11 Aug 2020

SA/NT Trainee Committee newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the South Australian and Northern Territory (SA/NT) Traine...

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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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06 Oct 2020

Searching for the gold in garbage

Queensland anaesthetist Associate Professor Kerstin Wyssusek is recognised as an inspirational le...

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10 Dec 2020

Seeking SIMG interviewers and assessors

Are you a fellow with an interest in assessing or interviewing specialist international medical g...

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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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18 Dec 2020

SIMG assessment process

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

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19 Oct 2020

SIMGs and COVID-19

ANZCA is committed to supporting current and prospective SIMGs during the COVID-19 restrictions. ...

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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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26 Nov 2020

SQUEEZE study underway

Trainee-led international research into postoperative vasopressor infusion use.

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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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02 Sep 2020

Statement from AHPRA and the National B...

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has been notified about the conduct ...

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22 Oct 2020

Steuart Henderson Award

Nominations for the 2021 ANZCA Steuart Henderson Awards are now open.

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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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Trainee Bursary Evaluation Subcommittee

The TBESC reports to the ANZCA Council via the Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC) on...

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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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13 Oct 2020

Updates to CPD emergency response stand...

Important information on flexibility with hands-on objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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02 Dec 2020

Volunteer lecturers needed: Qld

Are you a Queensland fellow with an interest in education?

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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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08 Dec 2020

Whakaari/White Island eruption: One yea...

Three local anaesthetists reflect on their experiences of treating the victims of New Zealand's d...

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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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Working with the media

ANZCA has an experienced communications team that proactively engages with the media to highlight...

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Last updated 16:18 17.12.2020