2020 FPM Symposium Webinar

Join us for the 2020 Symposium Webinar on Wednesday 21 October 2020 from 7-8pm AEDT.

Please note, if you are a non-fellow of the college, you will need to fill out the downloadable PDF registration form here and return to ANZCA Events team. Otherwise, all fellows please register online with your College ID.

The Australian Government has been implementing a suite of changes in relation to opioid regulation since the beginning of the year. On 1 June, a number of changes to the PBS came into effect. As leaders in this space, Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians need to be aware of these changes and inform and influence current policy and future directions of opioid regulation in Australia.

This webinar aims to update Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians on the current PBS changes and will represent an opportunity to have online Q+A session with senior leaders within the Faculty and PBS. Using an innovative format, doctors will have access to pre-recorded lectures by Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, A/Prof Michael Vagg and senior PBS representative, Ms Sophia Palmer, Acting Director of PBS Restrictions and Implementation Section. This will then be followed by an interactive Q+A panel session to further discuss these changes and the impact that these are having on patients and colleagues.

Subscribers will have access to a recording of this live stream and also the presentations to watch on demand for up to 12 months post the webinar.

We hope these discussions will form the basis of a further session at the FPM Symposium on 30 April 2021, where we can further explore the impact of these changes which have occurred during the most tumultuous period in recent history. 

Invited speakers

We are pleased to welcome the following speakers to the 2020 FPM Symposium Webinar.

We would like to thank the FFPMANZCA speakers who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the FPM webinars.

Cost and registration

Registration is now open. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 

  • Full registration: $A55
  • Trainee/allied health: $A44



Included in your registration fee:

  • Access to pre-recorded presentations approximately one week out
  • Ability to send through questions prior to the live Q&A stream
  • Access to a live stream of the Q&A
  • Access to a recording of this live stream and also the presentations to watch on demand for up to 12 months post the webinar.


If you have a College ID, you can register online. If not, please use the registration form.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

Please note, in order to receive your CPD points, you are required to register for the 2020 FPM Symposium webinar.

If you are not participating in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program, please check with your respective colleges regarding CPD.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #VirtualFPM20

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    21 October

  • Time

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location

    Webinar, Via Zoom

Last updated 14:31 17.10.2020