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.

The 2022 ELC is going virtual

The ANZCA Council and FPM Board met in February and after considering all possibilities and potential permutations, we have reluctantly decided that the 2022 Perth ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), FPM Symposium and Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) will proceed as virtual events.

This is deeply disappointing for us all, particularly at this stage of the pandemic, but we believe adapting the three meetings to a virtual format is in the best interests of the safety of the public, fellows, specialist international medical graduates, trainees and college staff. You can read more here.

We have prepared some frequently asked questions (FAQs) for invited delegates to address any queries you may have. We also invited some of our 2021 ELC delegates to share their experiences attending the first virtual ELC. Read about their experiences here

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 invited from fellows in all training regions. Applications have now closed for the 2022 ELC.

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 for the 2023 ELC will open late 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Virtual event portal

We have prepared a list of FAQs for delegates regarding the Virtual event portal to assist with any queries you may have. These are available online.

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 2021.


The college and faculty are investing in their future leaders by covering the costs of this conference. 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 is available here.

All times are AWST and correct at the time of publication.

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


  • Location

    Virtual meeting .

Last updated 12:39 6.12.2023