FAQs about the anaesthesia training program

This page provides help with the most common questions about our anaesthesia training program.


Questions about the training portfolio system (TPS)

How does my core unit get updated?

If you have completed all the training requirements of your core unit you will need to complete a core unit review (CUR) with your supervisor of training (SOT). Once your SOT has submitted the CUR in the training portfolio system (TPS), you will need to respond. The TPS will then automatically update you to the next core unit.

How do I record study/exam leave in the TPS?

Any time spent not in training should be recorded as leave. This includes annual leave, bereavement leave, sick leave, parental leave, study leave, examination leave and industrial action.

I've exceeded the leave allowance for my core unit. Can I still record this as leave?

You should still record this time as “leave” in the training portfolio system and have this confirmed by your supervisor of training. Any excess leave will not accrue towards the approved vocational training time. If you take more than 12 continuous weeks of leave, you will need to apply for interrupted training.
 

How should I record public holidays?

Public holidays are not counted as leave. When a public holiday falls on a day when you would normally be working, it counts as a clinical day, whether or not you were actually required to work that day. 

How should I record attending a course?

Time spent completing mandatory courses (for example, the Advanced Life Support course) should be recorded as clinical anaesthesia time in the traiing portfolio system. Time taken to attend non-mandatory courses, such as exam preparation courses should be recorded as leave.

Who confirms scholar role activities for trainees?

Supervisors of training or departmental scholar role tutors can access and approve all scholar role activities ion the training portfolio system, except the audit activity which will need to be assessed and approved by the departmental scholar role tutor.

FANZCA nominees can help to do assessments and evaluations of scholar role activities for trainees and automatically get continuing professional development points for evaluating scholar role activities.

Why does a specialised study unit not appear as completed?

After you have completed all volume of practice and workplace-based assessments for a specialised study unit (SSU), you must complete an SSU review with your SSU supervisor.

Once the SSU review has been confirmed by your supervisor of training, the SSU will show as completed on your dashboard.

Training requirements

Can I get an exemption from a course?

Trainees must complete an Advanced Life Support (ALS) course, or equivalent course, in every core unit, including provisional fellowship training.

Exemptions and equivalent courses are listed below:

 

To be exempt from

You will need to complete

Advanced life support (ALS)

Instructor at advanced life support (ALS)

Advanced life support instructor course

Advanced life support instructor re-accreditation
course

ALS and "can't intubate, can't oxygenate" CICO (if relevant for the core unit the Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises  (EMAC) course is completed in)

EMAC

Paediatric life support

Advanced paediatric life support (APLS).

Instructor at APLS.

Advanced paediatric life support (APLS) instructor course.

Trauma team member for the inital assessment and resuscitation of a multi-trauma case. Note: EMST course required if volume of practice is not
met.

Early Managment of Severe Trauma (EMST) course

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Primary Trauma Care

Emergency Trauma Management Course (ETM)

 

Definitive Surgical Trauma Course (DSTC)

Definitive Anaesthetic Trauma Care Course
(DATC)

What if I don't have an approved provisional fellowship training position after completing the advanced training CUR?

After your advanced training core unit review has been submitted, you will enter provisional fellowship training pending. You will still be able to enter time, courses, scholar role meetings, cases and procedures and WBAs, however they will not accrue towards your provisional fellowship training requirements.

I'm completing a placement in a PICU. Can this training count towards the intensive care specialised study unit?

Paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) training accredited at a College of Intensive Care Medicine training site may count towards your ANZCA training as other clinical time. Prospective approval from the director of professional affairs assessor is required. However it does not meet the requirements of the intensive care specialised unit.

I have approval to undertake an option B, however I now intend to complete option A. Is it possible to change?

If you want to change your scholar role requirements from option B to option A, you need to complete all pending scholar role activities including the local audit assessed by departmental scholar role tutor.

Training sites

I'm in "extended training". How long can I remain at my current training site?

The duration of extended training mirrors the duration of accredited anaesthesia training, up to a maximum of 104 weeks. The allowable duration for extended training for training sites is:

Approved duration

Allowable duration for extended training

26 weeks

26 weeks

52 weeks

52 weeks

104 weeks

104 weeks

156 weeks

104 weeks

Where can I complete the intensive care medicine specialised study unit?

This must be completed in a unit accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) for:

  • General training.
  • Limited general training.

Please visit the CICM website for more information on their accredited sites. 

Exams

I'm sitting the primary exam, can you tell me what to expect in the written exam?

The multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are answered in a GPAS sheet.

  • Other than your candidate number, do not write any other personal information on the answer sheet.
  • Record your answers in pencil only (pencils provided).
  • Do not cross out mistakes, carefully and neatly erase any mistakes (erasers provided).
  • Candidates wishing to make notes or perform calculations may do so on the question paper during writing time only. No writing, scribbling or marking is permitted during reading time.
  • The MCQ question paper is to be returned and is not allowed outside the exam room.
 

  The short-answer question (SAQ) is written in 15 books, which make a set.

  • Each question must be answered in a separate book as per the marking of the question number on the book.
  • Ensure that your candidate number is written on the front of each book on the top right hand corner.
  • Writing should be in the lined section of the book only. Do not write in the margins, the darkened out areas or the unlined pages.
  • Do not leave a blank page once you start writing, if you do, run a line through the page to indicate the answer continues.
  • All writing in blue or black pen only.

Training fees

How do I pay my fees?

Payment can be made online via the ANZCA Portal. Once payment has been successful, you will be sent a receipt via email.

Applicants and trainees in Australia may pay via BPAY®. You can obtain ANZCA’s BPAY biller code and your reference number by clicking the link above. If you pay via BPAY, please submit your ongoing acknowledgement of the training agreement via email.

What happens if I don't pay my fees?

The consequences of non-payment of fees are detailed in the table below:
 

Key dates for Australia and New Zealand

Consequences of non-payment of fees

January 31 (fee due)

Trainee will be put into interrupted training until fee is paid.

February 28

Access to the training portfolio system will be disabled.

March 31

Trainee will be withdrawn from the training program.

I am in part-time training, can i have a reduced training fee?

If you will be in part-time training for a continuous period of at least 52 weeks you need to apply for *part-time training*. Following approval, your annual training fee invoice will be amended based on the percentage of full-time equivalent (FTE) rounded to the nearest tenth plus an administration fee. If you will be in part-time training for less than 52 weeks continuously you will need to pay the full annual training fee.

I am in interrupted training, do I get a reduction on my training fees?

If you will be in interrupted training for a continuous period of at least 13 weeks, you may be eligible for a reduced annual training fee. Please apply prospectively for * interrupted training if you know which period you will be interrupting your training. Once your application is approved, your invoice will be amended to reflect a pro-rata annual training fee and pro-rata registration maintenance fee based on the months you will be spending in training.

If you plan to interrupt your training during the year but do not yet know the dates, you should pay the full annual training fee. Once your period of interrupted training has been approved, you will receive a refund for the difference.

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Dr Ray Hader Award for Pastoral Care

Named after Dr Ray Hader, a Victorian ANZCA trainee who died of an accidental drug overdose in 19...

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Education Development and Evaluation Co...

The Education Development and Evaluation Committee (EDEC) reports to the Education Executive Mana...

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Education Executive Management Committee

The Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC) oversees, guides and reports on ANZCA educati...

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Education Officers Network

The ANZCA Education Officers are responsible for overall co-ordination and operation of the vocat...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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Elections

Information on ANZCA Council, FPM Board, and regional and national committee elections, including...

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07 Aug 2020

Elective procedures post COVID-19.

Joint college guidance on delays to elective surgery post recovery from SARS- COV 2 infection.

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EMAC course

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) is a simulation-based course focused on managin...

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Emerging Investigators Subcommittee

The Emerging Investigators Subcommittee reports to and advises the Research Committee on issues r...

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Emerging Leaders Conference

Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills? Do you see yourself as a future leade...

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12 Feb 2020

End of life essentials

End of life essentials

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Environmental sustainability

The healthcare sector is highly interconnected with activities that emit pollution to air, water ...

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05 Jun 2020

Environmental Sustainability Audit Tool...

In conjunction with World Environment Day, we are excited to launch our newly created Environment...

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17 Aug 2020

Environmental Sustainability Libguide

The new Environmental Sustainability Libguide is now available.

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Environmental Sustainability Working Group

The Environmental Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) reports its activities and initiatives to t...

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Essential Pain Management program

Unrelieved pain is a major global healthcare problem and its importance is often unrecognised. Ad...

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12 Feb 2020

ETA

ETA

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12 Feb 2020

ETAfellows

ETAfellows

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10 Jul 2020

Exams update for Victoria

Advice about the August primary and final written anaesthesia exams in Victoria.

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Faculty of Pain Medicine Board

The FPM Board oversees the activities of the faculty in accordance with the FPM by-laws and the A...

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Faculty of Pain Medicine Prize

The undergraduate prize in pain medicine is awarded to the best medical student in pain medicine ...

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31 Aug 2020

FANZCA and FFPMANZCA logos

Log in with your College ID to access print and electronic versions of the logos for use on your ...

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05 Jun 2020

Faulty co-axial (Bain) circuits and hyp...

Defects in co-axial (Bain) circuits have been known to occur and to cause patients to develop sev...

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11 Sep 2020

Feedback on virtual mock vivas

Share your experiences of virtual primary and final mock viva exams.

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03 Jun 2020

Fellows on the frontline: France

ANZCA fellow FANZCA Dr Kasia Tanguy reports from the COVID-19 frontline in France where she has b...

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Fellows' photo library

Log in with your college ID to access dozens of print quality images you can use for professional...

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24 Dec 2019

Fellows' toolkit

We've produced a range of resources to support your professional practice, including a member-onl...

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13 May 2019

Fentanyl supply shortage

Due to a shortage of various Australian registered FENTANYL (as citrate) 100 microgram/2 mL solut...

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Final exam preparation courses

We strongly encourage all trainees preparing for the ANZCA final exam to take advantage of the re...

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Final exam preparation courses

We strongly encourage all trainees preparing for the ANZCA final exam to take advantage of the re...

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Final Examination Subcommittee

The Final Examination Subcommittee reports to the Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC)...

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Finance, Audit and Risk Management Comm...

The Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee assists the council in discharging its duties wi...

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FPM Best Free Paper Award

Awarded for original work judged to be the best contribution to the FPM free papers session at th...

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13 May 2020

FPM by-laws

The by-laws govern the conduct and management of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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13 May 2020

FPM by-laws

The by-laws govern the conduct and management of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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13 May 2020

FPM by-laws

The by-laws govern the conduct and management of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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FPM committees

The FPM committees support the board in achieving its objectives.

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FPM Dean's Prize

The FPM Dean's Prize recognises the FPM fellow or trainee judged to have presented the most origi...

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FPM Examination Committee

Reporting to the Training and Assessment Executive Committee, the Examination Committee oversees ...

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FPM Executive Committee

The Executive Committee assists the faculty's dean and general manager in dealing with matters th...

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30 Jul 2020

FPM fellowship exam

Applications for the 2020 FPM fellowship exam are now open.

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FPM Learning and Development Committee

Reporting to the Training and Assessment Executive Committee, the Learning and Development Commit...

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FPM mentoring program

Our mentoring program aims to support pain medicine trainees and fellows during their training an...

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FPM national and regional committees

The board is supported by the FPM New Zealand National Committee and regional committees in five ...

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FPM New South Wales Regional Committee

The faculty's New South Wales Regional Committee is responsible for training, supervision and con...

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FPM New Zealand National Committee

The faculty's New Zealand National Committee is responsible for training, supervision and continu...

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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 Scientific Meetings Committee

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

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FPM South Australian and Northern Terri...

The faculty's South Australia Regional Committee is responsible for training, supervision and con...

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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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19 May 2020

FPM Trainee Profile

FPM Trainee Profile

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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 fees and flexible training...

Find information about flexible training options and fees for the FPM training program.

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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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12 Feb 2020

FPMpodasts

FPMpodasts

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12 Feb 2020

FPMSoT

FPMSoT

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12 Feb 2020

FPMtrainees

FPMtrainees

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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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12 Feb 2020

Fundamentals of Feedback

Fundamentals of Feedback

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12 Feb 2020

Fundamentals of Mentoring

Fundamentals of Mentoring

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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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28 Nov 2019

Gentamicin Injection USP 40 mg/mL (80mg...

Gentamicin Injection USP 40 mg/mL (80mg/2mL) – Alternative product filling shortage may cause air...

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Get involved in the college community

Find out how we can help you connect and collaborate with colleagues; build your professional net...

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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 For The Prevention of Pain

The Global Year Against Pain is a year-long initiative led by the International Association for t...

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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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28 Mar 2018

High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) and Fire ...

Fire in the operating room is a rare but potentially devastating event.

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21 Feb 2020

History and Heritage Expert Reference P...

The History and Heritage Reference Panel reports to the CEO and sits within the ANZCA committee f...

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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 Anaesthesia SIG

As its name suggests, the History of Anaesthesia Special Interest Group is primarily concerned wi...

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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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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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24 Dec 2019

Information for new fellows

Whether you're starting out as a specialist, or being admitted to fellowship for a second time, h...

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12 Feb 2020

intercultural competency

intercultural competency

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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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12 Feb 2020

International medical symposia

International medical symposia

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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 our team

We're building a diverse and vibrant workforce and we want to attract the best people! Find out w...

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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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01 Mar 2020

Joint statement on diabetes treatment

ANZCA has published a joint statement with diabetes groups in Australia and NZ on periprocedural ...

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09 Oct 2019

Juno Metaraminol Syringes

A Victorian public hospital has withdrawn JUNO Metaraminol 2.5mg/5mL syringes as a result of safe...

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15 May 2020

Latest PPE statement available

Our revised ANZCA statement on PPE was released in May.

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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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15 Jul 2020

Library orientation guide

The ANZCA Library offers a wide variety of resources. Below are some recommendations for users ba...

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Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces

This toolkit is a resource to support anaesthesia departments and individual anaesthetists to ope...

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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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01 Jan 2020

Media digest: 2019

A digest of college news coverage from 2019

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Medical Education SIG

The Medical Education Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed in 1999 by ANZCA fellows who wanted...

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Member Advantage rewards scheme

You and your family can enjoy exclusive discounts on a range of lifestyle, leisure and financial ...

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24 Dec 2019

Member benefits

Your membership gives you access to a wide range of resources, opportunities, and services specia...

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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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01 Apr 2020

Monthly media digest: April 2020

A digest of college news coverage from April 2020.

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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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01 Mar 2020

Monthly media digest: February 2020

A digest of college news coverage from February 2020

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01 Feb 2020

Monthly media digest: January 2020

A digest of college news coverage from January 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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01 Jun 2020

Monthly media digest: June 2020

A digest of college news coverage from June 2020

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01 Mar 2020

Monthly media digest: March 2020

A digest of college news coverage from March 2020.

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01 May 2020

Monthly media digest: May 2020

A digest of college news coverage from May 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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15 Sep 2020

National Anaesthesia Day 2020

Join our “Anaesthetists: Always Ready” video campaign and find out what we've got planned for 16 ...

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04 Jun 2020

National and regional committees

Elected regional and national committees in each state of Australia and in New Zealand support th...

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Neuroanaesthesia SIG

The Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) exists to foster interest in matters relating t...

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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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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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01 Jul 2020

NZ anaesthetist describes Thai cave rescue

Auckland’s Professor Simon Mitchell discussed the Thai cave rescue on Radio NZ’s Nights program.

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Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG

The Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA...

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17 Jun 2020

Opioids and chronic pain

Opioids are a class of medicines taken to help reduce pain. They work on the central nervous syst...

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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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04 Jun 2020

Other ANZCA committees and sub-committees

Committees of the ANZCA council are assisted in achieving objectives by several subcommittees.

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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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19 Dec 2019

Our culture

Find out why we're a recognised world leader in training, education, research, and setting clinic...

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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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Pain medicine exams

Find dates and locations of long-case assessments and FPM fellowship exams, as well as informatio...

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18 Mar 2020

Pain medicine image library

Our pain medicine photo library shows various aspects of pain medicine practice including consult...

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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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Pain relief and having a baby

Labour is among the most painful human experiences.

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12 Feb 2020

Part Zero Course

Part Zero Course

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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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12 Feb 2020

Perioperative Anaphylaxis Response

Perioperative Anaphylaxis Response

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19 Dec 2019

Perioperative medicine

We're developing a formal perioperative medicine qualification as part of a major ANZCA-led multi...

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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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19 Feb 2020

PICS report

Reports on eligible PICs expenditure by training site during the reporting period

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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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05 Aug 2020

Prefilled Carbetocin syringes

We have been advised of a batch of prefilled Carbetocin syringes that were prone to coring of the...

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Preparing for your operation

Having surgery under anaesthesia can be a bit daunting. Especially if it’s your first time. But t...

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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

Primary Exam

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16 Sep 2020

Primary exam 2020.2 written results

The following candidates have met the criteria for invitation to the primary viva exam.

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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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09 Oct 2019

Probreathe Air cushion mask size 4. WL-...

The college has been informed of an issue with the Probreathe Air cushion mask failing to seal. C...

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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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31 May 2019

Product Safety Alert- Adrenaline-Link 1...

Reports of blocked syringe bores have been received by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)...

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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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Progressing to provisional fellowship

In order to progress to provisional fellowship training, you will need to complete the requiremen...

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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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02 Jun 2020

PS51 in pilot

We have now approved guidelines that allow ampoule splitting in certain circumstances.

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17 Dec 2018

QLD Health patient safety notice: Marca...

Queensland Health has recently developed a patient safety notice on Marcain Spinal 0.5% Heavy (bu...

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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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24 Feb 2020

Recall: Palexia SR 100 mg Tapentadol su...

The College has been informed that there is a batch of sustained release oral Tapentadol (Palexia...

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Recognising excellence

Our awards, prizes and medals recognise achievements in areas such as the advancement and promoti...

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Regional Anaesthesia SIG

The major objective of the Regional Anaesthesia SIG is the promotion of science and education thr...

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04 Jun 2020

Regional mortality committees

Expert committees who work with jurisdictional health authorities and health services. They analy...

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04 Jun 2020

Regional mortality committees

Expert committees who work with jurisdictional health authorities and health services. They analy...

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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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Reporting of Anaesthetic Mortality in WA

Reporting of Anaesthetic Mortality in WA

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Reporting of Anaesthetic Mortality in WA

Reporting of Anaesthetic Mortality in WA

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Request a literature search form

Literature searching involves capturing the key literature for a particular topic. ANZCA Library ...

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27 Dec 2019

Request an article

ANZCA fellows, trainees and staff can use this service to request material not held in our collec...

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Research Committee

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

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02 Jan 2020

Research grants

Many of the recent advances in anaesthesia, pain medicine and perioperative patient care have inv...

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12 Feb 2020

Risk Communication

Risk Communication

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25 Aug 2020

Risk of strap tear in BYD N95 respirators

There have been reports of small tears when pulling/adjusting headband straps through staple poin...

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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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18 Mar 2020

RSL report

Please ensure expenses being claimed confirm to those outlined in the ANZCA STP RSL Funding Guide...

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Rural Special Interest Group

The Rural Special Interest Group (SIG) is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian...

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26 Feb 2020

Rusch® GreenLite™ Disposable Metal Lary...

The college has been made aware recall of notices issued by both the TGA and MedSafe for some bat...

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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 and NT Regional Education Subcommittee

SA and NT Regional Education Subcommittee discuss trainee matters

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06 Mar 2019

Safety alert: Fluid warming systems

A recent study published in the journal Anaesthesia suggested the use of certain types of fluid w...

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24 Dec 2019

Safety alerts

We notify members of important safety, quality, and supply issues affecting the medicines and med...

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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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12 Feb 2020

scholar-role

scholar-role

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27 Aug 2020

Senior Editor in Pain Medicine

We are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Senior Editor for the journal of Ameri...

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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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SIMG clinical practice assessment period

The clinical practice assessment (CPA) period is the period of clinical practice an SIMG must com...

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SIMG preliminary assessment requirements

During the preliminary SIMG process assessment we will take the following details into considerat...

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SIMG workplace-based assessments

You may be required to successfully complete an SIMG workplace-based assessment (WBA).

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South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality C...

South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality Committee (SAAMC)

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19 Dec 2019

Special interest groups

Whether your interest is airway management, CTVP, or obstetric anaesthesia, there's an anaesthesi...

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12 Nov 2019

Specialist international medical graduates

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine have sev...

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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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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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Steuart Henderson Award

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

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18 Mar 2020

STP initial trainee details

Use this form for information regarding proposed trainee’s for upcoming reporting period.

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STP progress report

Use this form for training site reporting on trainee FTE, eligibility and salary contribution spe...

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17 Jul 2020

Strategic plan

Our strategic plan guides our college-wide business activity. Its suite of fresh initiatives supp...

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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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12 Feb 2020

supervisor orientation

supervisor orientation

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Supervisors of training toolkit

We've collated a range of online resources to support our supervisors of training (SOTs) with the...

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28 Nov 2019

Supply shortage of ranitidine-containin...

Contamination with N-nitrosodimethylamine and removal from the Australian market

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Support our work

Your support can help deliver life-saving research and education in anaesthesia and pain medicine.

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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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02 Jan 2020

Survey research

All of our surveys have undergone stringent peer review to ensure they're rigorously designed and...

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Taking a career break and returning to ...

If you're planning to return to anaesthesia practice after a career break of 12 months or more, w...

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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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08 Jul 2020

Terms and conditions

By accessing this website you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not w...

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Terms and conditions of event registration

The following terms and conditions apply to anyone registering for one of our events, workshops, ...

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19 Dec 2018

TGA safety advisory on intensive care v...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released a safety advisory relating to the post-ma...

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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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23 Jan 2019

Thiopental injection disruption to supply

The New South Wales Government has issued a Safety Notice regarding the global shortage of thiope...

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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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12 Feb 2020

trainee orientation

trainee orientation

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07 May 2020

Trainee Wellbeing Project Group

ANZCA is committed to supporting trainees and fellows through a number of initiatives and activit...

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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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24 Dec 2019

Training site accreditation

We accredit hundreds of hospitals and private practices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and ...

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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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Trauma SIG

The Trauma SIG exists to co-ordinate resources, provide education and deliver updates to anaesthe...

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17 Mar 2020

Types of anaesthesia

There are several types of anaesthesia that may be used individually or in combination, depending...

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Ulimaroa

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

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16 Apr 2020

Urgent safety alert - N95 face masks

Important advice about “standard”, non-fluid resistant N95 face masks being distributed for use i...

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12 Feb 2020

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11 Jun 2020

WBA leads

We've appointed workplace-based assessment (WBA) leads across Australia and New Zealand to provid...

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04 Jul 2020

Welcome to your new website

Your guide to what’s new; where to find things; and how to help us make your experience even better.

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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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What is anaesthesia?

​There are several types of anaesthesia that may be used individually or in combination, dependin...

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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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11 Jun 2020

Workplace-based assessments

Workplace-based assessments (WBAs) have been an integral part of our ANZCA Training Program since...

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