2022 Emerging Leaders Conference

The college is invested in developing the leadership capabilities of our future leaders. The Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) brings together new fellows from a diverse range of backgrounds, and offers three days of dynamic content presented by anaesthesia and pain medicine leaders.

Are you an emerging leader in anaesthesia or pain medicine? Do you want to enhance your leadership within your workplace? Are you within five years* of fellowship? Then the 2022 ELC is for you!

The 2022 ELC will be held at the stunning Swan Valley in Western Australia prior to the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth on Tuesday 26 April to Thursday 28 April 2022. The theme is “Reflect Evolve Achieve”. Leaders require a broad range of skills to be truly effective. The sessions planned are designed to enhance these skills and challenge thoughts about leadership. Applications are now open! Applications are invited from fellows in all training regions.

What we're looking for in successful applicants

Special emphasis is placed on fostering current and future leaders in anaesthesia and pain medicine, to encourage new fellow engagement, and to strengthen relationships between new fellows from different regions. The college is committed to equal opportunity and encourages applications from a broad diversity of new fellows. This includes, gender, race, ethnicity and geography.

Am I eligible to apply?

We are inviting all fellows within the first five years* of fellowship and who are attending the ASM, to apply to represent their regional or national committee of ANZCA or FPM at the ELC. Fellows must have received their fellowship prior to the applications closing date. Applicants must attend the ASM for a minimum of two days if selected to attend the ELC. The successful applicants must register to attend the ASM by close of "early-bird", and if this has not taken place, the ASM and Events Planning Committee will review the applicant’s eligibility and may withdraw the application allowing another representative from their region to attend.

Fellows who were in their last year of eligibility to apply to attend in 2021 are invited to apply to attend the 2022 ELC. Fellows who were invited to attend the 2021 ELC but couldn’t make it can apply for special consideration.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply, please submit your completed application form along with your curriculum vitae to the conference organiser by email. Applications close on Friday 29 October 2021.

Selection criteria

Criteria for selection is the following:

  1. Applicants must be within five years* of receiving ANZCA or FPM fellowship.
  2. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ANZCA or FPM affairs.
  3. Demonstration of education and teaching in anaesthesia or pain medicine, for example, supervisory roles.
  4. Interest in leadership roles in anaesthesia or pain medicine.
* Taking into account career disruption.
The college understands career disruption may be for a variety of reasons, such as parental leave, illness, or time taken to care for a dependent. In support of our member’s ongoing learning, education and participation in this conference, time taken for any of these reasons is not included in the five-year requirement.

Should you wish to discuss your application or circumstances please contact the conference organiser by email or phone +61 3 9510 6299.

Requirements for attendance

  1. Commitment to attend the entire ELC.
  2. Commitment to attend a minimum of two days at the ASM at the completion of the ELC (registering prior to close of early bird).
  3. Participation in at least one ANZCA or FPM activity, event, committee, working group or initiative.
  4. Attendance at a regional/national committee meeting or board meeting after the conference to provide a post event report of attending the ELC.
Please note the selection criteria is subject to change each year.

Selection process

ANZCA’s regional and national committees and the Faculty of Pain Medicine will select the attendees. Successful applicants will be notified in early December.


The college and faculty are investing in their future leaders by covering the costs of this conference including registration, accommodation, return transfers from Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to the ELC. The applicant is responsible for the cost of travel to and from the ELC, and the ASM registration fee and associated costs.

This conference is limited to fellows to ensure full engagement in the interactive sessions and team building activities. We welcome and encourage parents with newborns and their support person. Unfortunately, family members including small children, are not otherwise permitted to attend due to the immersive nature of the conference.

Please contact conference organiser for further information and to discuss individual circumstances.


A copy of the conference program will be available soon.


Sandalford Estate is a unique venue situated in the stunning Swan Valley. It offers the perfect backdrop for generating vibrant and progressive ideas for our college future paths.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #ELC22PER

Contact us

For further information please contact us by email or phone +61 3 9510 6299.


  • Date

    26 April - 28 April

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location

    Sandalford Estate, WA

Last updated 16:22 12.10.2021