The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) is turning 25 and is celebrating its silver anniversary at the Spring Meeting 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia with an exciting and stimulating program. Befitting the occasion, we will celebrate this special achievement with the anniversary dinner held at the Penfolds Winery, a South Australian Icon with a more than 175 year-long tradition.
When it was founded, FPM set out with a big agenda; bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of medical specialties and allied health practitioners to provide comprehensive training in pain medicine and ensure that patients receive the treatment and care they deserve. Not without controversy, from an initial idea to a vibrant faculty of over 400 fellows FPM has been a crucial force in the advancement of the field of pain medicine in Australia, New Zealand, and overseas.
It has been, and continues to be, a training body. It has set standards and defined terminology for the specialty, while providing a public voice on social issues relating to pain and its treatment. We will take the opportunity to look back at what we've achieved; celebrate the milestones; and look forward to what we want to become over the next 25 years, exploring the ways FPM remains relevant and pivotal in bringing together the best pain physicians; developing and advancing the field of pain medicine; and continuing to be an energising force in the field.
Come and join us in Adelaide for our silver anniversary! Registrations will be open by the end of June!
Dr Irina Hollington and Dr Sharon Keripin
Co-convenors, 2023 FPM Spring Meeting
Location and venue
The 2023 FPM Spring meeting will be held at Pullman Adelaide,16 Hindmarsh Square, 5000 Adelaide.
The program will be available soon, stay tuned!
We look forward to announcing some exciting keynote and local speakers.
We would like to thank the our fellow speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at our meetings.
We will have some great workshops on offer and available to book soon.
There will be plenty of social activities during the meeting if you wish to attend.
Welcome reception, Friday evening
The welcome reception will be held at Pullman Adelaide on level 15. Drink in panoramic views of the Adelaide Hills and beyond and enjoy a welcome drink with your colleagues after the first day's sessions. This function is included in your registration, however, please indicate your attendance at the time of registering.
Meeting dinner, Saturday evening
The Saturday evening dinner will take place at Penfolds Magill Estate. Pre-dinner drinks will take place at the cellar doors with picturesque views of the historic Penfolds vineyard and Adelaide city. Then a short walk down into the tunnels for an ultimate food and wine dining experience. Spaces are limited so book in early. The cost to attend the dinner is $220 per person. Please make sure you indicate your attendance at the time of registering.
Cost and registration
Registrations will be open by the end of June. Keep an eye out for the ANZCA Events e-newsletter for further information.
Registration will include welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas. Tickets to the dinner and additional guest tickets for social functions can be purchased for your guests. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
- Full registration earlybird - $880
- Full registration - $990
- Trainees/Allied Health/Retired earlybird - $660
- Trainees/Allied Health/Retired - $770
- All workshops - $55 each
- Welcome reception (additional tickets) - $100
- Meeting dinner adult - $220
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for a special group rate at the Pullman Adelaide. Details on how to book will be available shortly.
We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings, including the FPM Spring Meeting seriously. We will continue to monitor and engage with the South Australian Government to deliver COVID-safe event for everyone. Please visit the South Australian government website for the latest updates.
We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.
ANZCA will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.
If you are travelling from overseas, please visit the Australian government website. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date on restrictions and requirements.
Code of conduct
ANZCA is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.
The FPM Spring Meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.
The FPM Spring Meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.
Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the FPM Spring Meeting.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an events person or the meeting convenor.
Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.
As part of the ANZCA's commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for our meetings.
At the meeting, we will utilise digital signage where possible. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.
Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.
ANZCA upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given 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.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Transitioning to the new 2023 CPD program
We recognise your continuing professional development (CPD) has needed to pivot in the past few years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Your resilience, innovation and dedication to professional development was clearly demonstrated with your ability to upskill to support your patients and yourselves. This innovation extends to the FPM Spring Meeting.
Updated 2023 CPD program
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have changed their registration and recertification requirements. So that you continue to meet the updated requirements, the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will adapt from the start of 2023. Full details are available on our dedicated CPD page.
Fellows and CPD participants that have transitioned to the new annual CPD program will note CPD values as ‘2023 CPD’ in the below program. This identifies the CPD category/sub-category, activity and hours, in line with the updated program.
For example, 2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – 1.5 hours.
Transitioning from the 2014 CPD program
Given our unique triennial structure, the transition to the new annual CPD program has been staggered, with 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 trienniums in 2023 still under the 2014 CPD program in 2023.
Fellows and CPD participants are still in a triennium (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) will note CPD values as ‘2014 CPD’. This identifies the CPD category, activity and credits.
For example, 2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.
Attendance in CPD portfolio by October 2023
Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto populated to their CPD portfolio in October 2023.
ANZCA and FPM CPD participants with full registration will receive 12 hours/credits under the Knowledge and skills – learning sessions for the FPM Spring Meeting program.
Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program?
If you’re not participating in our CPD program, please check with your respective college/provider regarding your CPD classifications. Post-event, you may request an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD evidence from the ANZCA events team.
Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #painSM23.
If you would like to be involved in the FPM Spring Meeting, the HCI prospectus is available here.
For further information, please contact us.