ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

In order to ensure every patient in Australia and New Zealand receives cutting edge care, all specialist anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians are required to​ participate in a continuing professional development (CPD) program.

Access to our world-leading online CPD program is free for fellows, and available to other registered medical practitioners for an annual fee.​

Our CPD program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), and authorised by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). It operates on a three-year cycle, with triennial and annual minimum requirements.

Participants record, monitor and provide evidence of their completed CPD activities conveniently through the online CPD portfolio, under the categories of practice evaluation, knowledge and skills and emergency responses. We also provide a wide range of e-learning resources, courses, events, podcasts, webinars, and workshops to help CPD participants meet their requirements.

My CPD Portfolio  e-Learning hub  Library guide

COVID-19 - Information for CPD participants

Information on COVID-19 and the ANZCA and FPM CPD program, including updates, listed resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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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 a registered medical practitioner, you can sign up as a non-fellow.

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CPD program requirements

Find descriptions for each CPD activity, various participant and practice types, and participation in alternative CPD programs along with mandatory and special consideration policies.

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CPD emergency response category

Important information for anyone providing or participating in emergency response activities, courses, and workshops including how to apply for recognition of suitability.

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Frequently asked questions

We've collated answers to frequently asked questions from CPD participants. These include the essentials for your CPD portfolio, recognised emergency response courses/workshops, information for retiring fellows, what to do if your selected for annual verification and much more.

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Related events and courses

Our events and courses are a great way of meeting your CPD requirements.

ANZCA Educators Program - Online PETL

3 December 2020 | Zoom

This two-hour online AEP event will cover a single module of planning effective teaching and...

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2021 ANZCA ASM

30 April 2021 - 4 May 2021 | Melbourne

Join us for the 2021 ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Melbourne to see how we -and our...

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2021 ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

26 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

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

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2021 Emerging Leaders Conference

10 September 2021 - 12 September 2021 | Mitchelton

The college is invested in developing the leadership capabilities of our future leaders. The...

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2021 FPM Symposium

30 April 2021 | Melbourne, Vic

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2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

12 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Gold Coast, Qld

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sofitel Gold Coast...

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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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Acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) webinar

10 December 2020 | Webinar

Acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) webinar. SOLD OUT.

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Aotearoa New Zealand Anaesthesia ASM

3 November 2021 - 6 November 2021 | Christchurch

The theme for the meeting is Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet.

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Art and Mindfulness workshop

10 December 2020 | Webinar

Webinar to be held on Thursday 10 December 2020 from 5-6.30pm AEDT.

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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 preparation course (NZ)

12 February 2021 - 14 February 2021 | Wellington Hospital

This two and a half day course is focussed on the medical and anaesthetic viva components of the...

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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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NT ACE Conference

5 June 2021 | Darwin, NT

Join us in Darwin for the ACE Conference, which will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre.

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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 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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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 Introduction to Anaesthesia

16 January 2021 | ANZCA SA Regional Office

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

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SA primary exam refresher course

8 February 2021 - 12 February 2021 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

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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Last updated 10:38 21.08.2020