FPM turns 25!

28 April 2023

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM). Find out what we're doing to celebrate.

FPM has been a crucial force in the development of the field of pain medicine in Australia, New Zealand, and overseas. The faculty’s internationally-recognised curriculum has provided practitioners from different specialties with comprehensive training in pain medicine, and ensured that patients receive the treatment and care they deserve. The inaugural board conducted its first meeting by teleconference on 23 November 1998. 

To acknowledge the many achievements over the years and honour of the hard work and dedication of the entire fellowship, we're planning a range of celebratory initiatives throughout 2023, including:

  • A special 25th anniversary FFPMANZCA logo lockup for fellows to use on email signatures and zoom backgrounds, available on the website in the fellows' toolkit.
  • A specially themed Spring Meeting and celebratory dinner in Adelaide.
  • Memorabilia for purchase.
  • A Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History online exhibition.

Do you have a story you would like to share on Pins and Needles – the blog of the Geoffrey Kaye Museum? You might like to reminisce on what (or who) made you choose pain medicine as a career. How your local area has benefited from the specialty. Where you hope to see the faculty in another 25 years. Or any other weird and wonderful story which encapsulates being a pain medicine physician. It could be sad, life-changing, hilarious or any other combination of emotions. We also welcome your accompanying photos (jpeg format). You can send these to fpm@anzca.edu.au.

The museum details the formation and development of the FPM in the online exhibtion 'Pain and Progress'. 

Please keep an eye out for opportunities to join in as we celebrate 25 years of leading the world in pain medicine education, advocacy, training and research.

Last updated 13:47 22.05.2023