FPM Best Free Paper Award

Awarded for original work judged to be the best contribution to the FPM free papers session at the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting. 

The prize takes the form of a certificate and a grant for educational or research purposes and is awarded at the FPM annual general meeting.

Dr Megan Allen was awarded the 2021 Best Free paper for 'Opioid stewardship assessment a multicentre study of post discharge opioid use and handling in surgical patients'.

Eligibility criteria

The session is open to all delegates attending the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, of which the FPM Symposium is a satellite meeting. 

Past recipients

Year

Name

Paper title

Region

2022

Associate Professor Meredith Craigie

Improving the quality and consistency of Australian health professionals' knowledge and skills in contemporary pain care

SA

2021

Dr Megan Allen

Opioid stewardship assessment a multicentre study of post discharge opioid use and handling in surgical patients

Vic

2019

Dr Sau Ching Stanley Wong

The effect of total intravenous anaesthesia with propofol on postoperative pain after third molar surgery

Hong Kong 

2018

Dr Daniel Chiang

The prevalance and risk factors associated with persistent pain after breast cancer treatment

New Zealand 

2017

Dr Paul Wrigley

New evidence for preserved somatosensory pathways in people with complete spinal cord injury: a fMRI study

NSW

2016

Associate Professor Phillip Peyton

Reduction of chronic post-surgical pain with ketamine (ROCKet) pilot trial

Vic

2015

Dr Luke Arthur 

60,000+ years and 12 papers: a systematic review of pain assessment, experience
and management in aboriginal Australian peoples.

2014

Dr Sumitra Bakshi

ReSOnS trial - REctus Sheath block for postoperative analgesia in gynaeco-Onco Surgical patients – a double blinded randomized controlled trial

2013 

Associate Professor David Champion

Genetic influences and associations of common idiopathic/functional pain syndromes of childhood: Evidence from twin family case-control studies.

2012

Dr Sarika Kumar 

Total and free ropivacaine drug levels during continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia after abdominal surgery: A pilot study.

2011

Dr Allyson Browne

Screening for acute factors that predict pain post trauma: A pilot study.

Other college awards and prizes

Our awards, prizes and medals recognise the achievements of ANZCA and FPM trainees and fellows in areas such as the advancement and promotion of specialist medicine; exam performance; clinical research; education; and pastoral care.

ANZCA Medal

Awarded at the discretion of the ANZCA Council, the ANZCA Medal recognises major contributions to...

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10 Dec 2021

FPM Prize

We’re pleased to announce that the annual FPM Prize has been awarded to two recipients.

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Last updated 10:24 17.05.2022