About FPM

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is a faculty of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and is the professional organisation for specialist pain medicine physicians (Fellows) and specialist pain medicine physicians in training (trainees). The Faculty is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of specialist pain medicine physicians and for the standards of clinical practice for pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 1998, the Faculty is the first multidisciplinary medical academy in the world to be devoted to education and training in pain medicine
 

The Faculty of Pain Medicine arose out of collaboration between five participating bodies:
 

Although part of ANZCA, the Faculty's fellowship and representation remains multidisciplinary at all levels. The history of the Faculty's development began in the early 1990s.
 

The Faculty is administered by a board and committees.  Its headquarters and staff are at ANZCA House in Melbourne, with regional committees in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
 

The Faculty has established a number of awards, prizes and lectures.
 

 

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