2021 FPM Virtual Symposium
Unprecedented. Uncertain. The new normal. 2020 has been a challenging year where we have been locked-down, home-schooled, zoomed, cancelled, rescheduled, quarantined, swabbed, then swabbed again. We have had threats to our physical lives and economic livelihood. We’ve championed our governments in good times and protested in the streets, discovered a new sense of community and marginalised others. The Australian Football League even had to leave Victoria. No one can say that 2020 hasn't changed them.
We’ve seen a rapid embrace of technology to allow us to connect with our patients and with each other. We have had cultural shifts occur in leaps and bounds, that previously would have taken a generation. With the world ever changing, so is our journey to deliver this symposium. We are looking forward to seeing you on a variety of platforms during the 2021 FPM Symposium and ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The symposium will be held virtually on Friday 30 April, prior to the ANZCA ASM.
Our theme for the day is “Pain medicine – the mysterious art”. We will celebrate the evolving art which is pain medicine and the nexus between overlapping specialities. We will aim to showcase different concepts in pain and what we can learn from other specialties who approach their patients in a similar, holistic manner.
We will hear from two FPM international speakers: Professor Matthew Smuck and Professor Eva Kosek. In addition, the conference will include sessions updating the latest developments from the last two years in acute, chronic and interventional pain.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible; but it’s important to stop, take a breath, listen and appreciate the art and beauty that surrounds us.
Dr Noam Winter
2021 FPM Symposium Scientific Convenor
Location and venue
The symposium will be a virtual meeting, held on Friday 30 April from 8.30am to 5pm AEST.
Our theme for the day is “Pain medicine – the mysterious art”. We will celebrate the evolving art which is pain medicine and nexus between overlapping specialities. We will aim to showcase new concepts in pain, evolving technologies and what we can learn from other specialties who approach their patients in a similar, holistic manner.
FPMWO1: Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD) workshop
Facilitated by Dr Stephanie Oak
This 90-minute workshop, a new ANZCA/FPM CPD Emergency Response Activity, will focus on assessment and management of acute behavioural disturbance, including interventions to de-escalate aggression and the safe care of patients who require sedation. Pre-reading materials and further instructions about managing the experiential component in a virtual environment will be emailed to participants up to four weeks before the workshop. The workshop is recognised by the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for “Emergency response – Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD)”.
Cost and registration
Registrations open Friday 15 January at 9am AEDT. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
Full registration: $A250
Trainee/other medical/retired: $A150
The registration fee includes access to the pre-recorded sessions and live panel discussions on Friday 30 April, 2021. You will also have access to the website for 12 months after the virtual meeting.
This event can be claimed by ANZCA and FPM CPD Program participants within the knowledge and skills category. Please visit the website for more information.
Members will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio in June 2021.
Note: Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Online, Virtual platform