2023 FPM Symposium

Missed the meeting? You can still sign up as a virtual delegate. The recordings from the scientific sessions are now available and registration is open until 30 June. All registered delegates will have access to watch any of the onDemand content until 30 June 2024.

We are pleased to announce that we will be back in person for the 2023 FPM Symposium.

The symposium was held in Sydney on Friday 5 May 2023 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour. 

This year’s theme is ‘Moving forward’. We’re looking at societal connection at patient-health care interface, collaboration across disciplines, exploring advancement in contemporary techniques and communicating all these, moving forward. 

We’re so fortunate and excited to welcome our two renowned international speakers, Professor Curtis Nickel, Professor of Urology from Queens University, Ontario, Canada, and Professor Amanda C de C Williams, Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom. Together they’ll explore the difficult area of chronic, urological pain syndromes and offer perspectives spanning from psychological to the medical and neurobiological domains.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney. 

Associate Professor Kok Eng Khor
2023 FPM ASM Scientific Convenor

Dr Candice Wallman
2023 FPM ASM Deputy Scientific Convenor


The FPM Symposium convenors gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for their support:

Major sponsor

Coffee cart sponsor and exhibitor



Invited speakers


We have a fantastic line up of sessions and speakers. Please click here to view the meeting program.


Registration is now open. Click here to register.

As a virtual delegate what do I get access to?
We understand that not everyone can attend the meeting in-person. All sessions will be recorded and will be available on the FPM Symposium virtual event platform from 16 May 2023. You will be able to purchase a registration until 30 June 2023 and the content will be available to watch onDemand for up to 12 months post the meeting. There will not be a live stream of the sessions.

2023 FPM Symposium Prices

Early-bird closes 3 March 2023

Standard 4 March 2023 onwards

On day 6 May 2023 onwards

FPM Symposium full in person registration




FPM Symposium trainee*, retired fellow and other medical practitioner in person registration**




FPM Symposium Cocktail Reception



FPM Symposium ASBD Workshop



FPM Symposium full virtual registration




FPM Symposium trainee*, retired fellow and other medical practitioner virtual registration**




All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
* A verification letter from your institution/hospital is required to qualify for the trainee rate. Final confirmation will be subject to ANZCA and FPM approval.
**Other medical practitioners, for example nurses, technicians, research assistants with a specific interest in anaesthesia and/or pain medicine, who wish to attend the FPM Symposium will be considered with documented support from their research group/department.


The meeting will be held at Sydney’s environmentally sensitive International Convention Centre (ICC). The ICC Sydney features superb facilities, beautiful contemporary design, and spectacular views of Darling Harbour with the cityscape beyond. The symposium will be held on Level 4, meeting rooms C4.4 and C4.5.


The prospectus for sponsorship opportunities is now available. Please reach out to events@anzca.edu.au if you have any questions at all.

Social function

A cocktail reception will take place on the evening of Friday 5 May, from 7pm at Blue Eye Dragon which boasts delicious, authentic Taiwanese food. Return bus transfers to ICC will be available. This is a great chance to catch up with colleagues and friends from near and far. 


FPM01: Management of acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) 

Facilitated by Dr Stephanie Oak

Time: 7-8.30am

Cost: $A55

This 90-minute workshop, an 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. The workshop is recognised by the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for “Emergency response – Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD)”.


Transitioning to the new 2023 CPD program
We recognise your continuing professional development (CPD) has needed to pivot in the past few years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Your resilience, innovation and dedication to professional development was clearly demonstrated with your ability to upskill to support your patients and yourselves. This innovation extends to the in-person and virtual offerings at the FPM Symposium.
Updated 2023 CPD program
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have changed their registration and recertification requirements. So that you continue to meet the updated requirements, the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will adapt from the start of 2023. Full details are available on our dedicated CPD page

Fellows and CPD participants that have transitioned to the new annual CPD program will note CPD values as ‘2023 CPD’ in the below program. This identifies the CPD category/sub-category, activity and hours, in line with the updated program.

For example, 2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – 1.5 hours.

Transitioning from the 2014 CPD program 
Given our unique triennial structure, the transition to the new annual CPD program has been staggered, with 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 trienniums in 2023 still under the 2014 CPD program in 2023.

Fellows and CPD participants are still in a triennium (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) will note CPD values as ‘2014 CPD’. This identifies the CPD category, activity and credits.

For example, 2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.

Attendance in CPD portfolio by June 2023 - In-person delegates
Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto populated to their CPD portfolio in June 2023.

ANZCA and FPM CPD participants with full registration will receive 6 hours/credits under the Knowledge and skills – learning sessions for the FPM Symposium. 

Additional sessions or workshops will indicate specific CPD values (for example emergency response activities):

2014 CPD: Emergency response– Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD)
2023 CPD: Emergency response– Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD)

Can I claim CPD for viewing content post-meeting - Virtual delegates
Post-meeting content viewing will need to be manually updated to your CPD portfolio. Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim time spent on online learning under the Knowledge and Skills – learning sessions at one credit per hour.

When recording completion in your CPD portfolio, suitable evidence could be a certificate of attendance/participation/completion, written confirmation of registration or screen shot of online resources.

Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program?
If you’re not participating in our CPD program, please check with your respective college/provider regarding your CPD classifications. Post-event, you may request an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD evidence from the ANZCA events team.

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Contact us

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  • Date

    5 May - 1 July

  • Time


  • Location

    ICC Sydney, Sydney

Last updated 12:30 26.05.2023