In 1998, ANZCA Council approved the establishment of a Faculty of Pain Medicine. The first face-to-face board meeting was held in 1999, and the first fellowship exam held later that year.

In 2018, the faculty celebrated 20 years since their establishment and launched an online exhibition, Pain & Progress: the formation and development of the Faculty of Pain Medicine

A list and the biographies of past deans of the faculty can be viewed in the Lives of the Fellows online exhibition.

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