2022 FPM Spring Meeting

On behalf of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Organising Committee of the 2022 Spring Meeting, we would like you to join us to this exciting three-day event. Our meeting “Better Together” will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, Queensland, Australia from 14-16 October.

This dynamic three-day event will bring together specialists from pain medicine, anaesthesia,  rehabilitation, palliative care, psychiatry, general practice and allied health. We have a fantastic line up of workshops, speakers and sessions to bring you this year with topics on looking after yourself, frontiers in neuromodulation, pelvic pain, new programs, transitions and medicinal cannabinoids.

We look forward to welcoming you to Noosa.

Dr Joann Rotherham, Dr Jayne Berryman, Dr Michelle O'Brien, Dr Nick Aitcheson, Dr Joe Kulver, Dr Gunjeet Minhas, Dr Khal AlSaee, Dr Mahboubah Adinehzadeh and Dr Ilam Kaliaperumal.


The 2022 FPM Spring meeting gratefully acknowledges the healthcare industry who are generously supporting this meeting. We would like to thank our major sponsors:

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Location and venue

The meeting will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, 33A Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
Tel: +61 7 5455 2200


We have a fantastic line up of sessions and speakers.  You can view the meeting program here.

Invited speakers

We have a fantastic line up of speakers, please visit the program to view sessions and presentation titles.

Social program

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 Peppers Noosa in the chic, open-plan View Restaurant. Drink in panoramic views of Noosa and beyond and enjoy a welcome drink with your colleagues after the first day's sessions.

Meeting dinner, Saturday evening
The meeting dinner will be held at the award winning Noosa Boathouse which is uniquely located on the stunning Noosa River and boasting spectacular water views and amazing sunsets. 

Please indicate your attendance when registering. Both these functions are included in your meeting registration.

Registration details

Full registration - $1089
Trainees/Allied Health/Retired - $836

All workshops -  $55
Welcome reception (additional tickets) - $77
Meeting dinner adult - $165
Meeting dinner child (under 12) - $55

You can register online with your college ID. Non-members can now also register online. Once you have registered you will be provided with a college ID number and prompted for a password. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings.

We also have a registration form available if needed.

  • Registration will include the welcome reception, meeting dinner, lunches and tea breaks.
  • Workshops tickets can be purchased when completing your registration.
  • Additional tickets for social functions can also be purchased for your guests.

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.


The meeting will include the following workshops:

  • Acute severe behaviour disturbance 
  • The empathy dilemma: Balancing self-care and care for others
  • Whole Hearted Medicine
  • Residing in Gratitude
  • Mentoring

You will be able to select these at the time of registering. Please note, all workshops will be held onsite at Peppers Noosa.


Unfortunately accommodation at the meeting venue, Peppers Noosa Resort and Spa, is now SOLD OUT. Please click here to search for other styles of accommodation in Noosa.

We strongly recommend you book your accommodation early in Noosa as it is a popular time of the year.

COVID-19 information

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 Queensland Government to deliver COVID-safe event for everyone. Please visit the Queensland 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.

Sustainability at our meetings

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 the special interest groups meetings.
The meeting will utilise digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. 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)

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.

ANZCA and FPM CPD Program approval
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories.

Knowledge and skills activities
Lectures for one credit per hour. Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.

If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #painSM22


If you would like to be involved in the FPM Spring meeting, you can download the meeting prospectus or contact the meeting organiser for further information.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    14 October - 16 October

  • Time


  • Location

    Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads

Last updated 09:24 12.09.2022