Structure and governance

 

Structure

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is a faculty of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.  The Faculty is administered by a board elected by the fellowship, and is supported by committees. The dean and vice-dean are elected by the board. 

To assist the FPM Board in achieving its objectives, the College engages professional and administrative staff located at ANZCA House, in the New Zealand national office, and in state and territory regional offices.
 

The Faculty is supported by regional committees in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria and by a national committee in New Zealand, which provide continuing medical education.

 

ANZCA Council has delegated certain powers and functions to the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the College as reflected in the Faculty's organisation chart.

 

Board

The board comprises 11 Fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, elected or nominated in accordance with the by-laws. At least four shall be Fellows of ANZCA, at least two shall be Fellows of a division or a faculty or a chapter of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, at least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, at least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and one will be a New Fellow board member. The remaining two Fellows can be any Fellows of the Faculty.
 


 

Back row: Dr Melissa Viney, Dr Kieran Davis, Professor Stephan Schug, Dr Patrick Farrell (Council Representative), Associate Professor Paul Gray,, Ms Helen Morris (General Manager).
Front row: Dr Harold Eeman, Associate Professor Raymond Garrick, Professor David A Scott (ANZCA President), Dr Chris Hayes (Dean), Dr Meredith Craigie (Vice-Dean), Dr Michael Vagg.
Absent: Dr Newman Harris, Associate Professor Andrew Zacest 

 


 

Faculty of Pain Medicine Board  

 


 

Dr Chris Hayes – Dean (NSW)


Chris Hayes is Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service which is based at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. He is a graduate of the University of Newcastle. He trained initially in anaesthesia before undertaking further studies in Pain Medicine.


Read Chris' full bio.
 


 

Dr Meredith Craigie – Vice-Dean (SA)


Meredith Craigie trained in medicine followed by anaesthesia and intensive care in Adelaide, further specialising in paediatric anaesthesia in the United Kingdom followed by a Masters of Pain Medicine from Sydney University.

She works in the Pain Management Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and in private practice at Pelvic Pain SA. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Flinders University.
 
Read Meredith’s full bio.


 

Dr Patrick Farrell – ANZCA Council Representative
Patrick Farrell is a senior staff specialist of anaesthesia of the Newcastle anaesthesia service based at John Hunter Hospital. He is a graduate of University of New South Wales.

He commenced his anaesthetic training at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK and completed his fellowship in Sydney in 1986. 

Read Patrick's full bio.‚Äč


 

Dr Kieran Davis – Board member (NZ)


Kieran Davis is a Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia Specialist at Auckland City Hospital. He is a graduate of Leeds University; he trained in anaesthesia in the North West of England before undertaking further studies in Pain Medicine in Auckland.

Kieran's clinical interests include Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, opioid avoidance and integrating the biological with the psychosocial approach to pain.
 
Read Kieran’s full bio.








 

Dr Harold Eeman – New Fellow Board member

Bio and photo coming soon.



 


 

Associate Professor Raymond Garrick – Board member (NSW)

Ray Garrick is a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Notre Dame Medical School (Sydney) and head of the clinical sub -school at St Vincent's and Mater Hospitals. He has a particular interest in the physiology of chronic pain, cancer pain and in the neurological complications of cancer/neuro-oncology.
 
Read Raymond’s full bio.


 

Associate Professor Paul Gray – Board member (Qld)


Paul is a specialist anaesthetist and pain medicine physician with an interest in vascular anaesthesia, burns pain management and interventional pain techniques.
 
He is the director of the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.  His PhD was conferred by the University of Queensland in 2012 on the title, “Phantom Skin Pain” - Neuropathic pain following burn injury: An examination of incidence and treatment.
 
For the Faculty, he is an examiner, reviewer for the Training Unit Assessment Committee and Supervisor of the Supervisors of Training.


 

Dr Newman Harris – Board member (NSW)


Newman Harris is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Pain Management and Research Institute of the University of Sydney, at the Royal North Shore Hospital. In addition to experience in rehabilitation medicine and procedural pain medicine, he completed psychiatry training (FRANZCP) during a fellowship at the Pain Management and Research Institute, and subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney. He was admitted as a Foundation Fellow of the FPM in 1999.
 
Read Newman’s full bio.


 

Professor Stephan Schug – Board member (WA)


Stephan Schug is currently Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology in the Medical School the University of Western Australia and Director of Pain Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. 

He studied medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he also obtained his MD by thesis in clinical pharmacology and subsequently specialised in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.
 
Read Stephan’s full bio. 


 

Dr Michael Vagg – Board member (Vic)

Dr Michael Vagg is a rehabilitation physician and a pain medicine physician. He graduated from Monash University in 1994 and spent several years as a uniformed Medical Officer in the RAAF before undertaking vocational training.
 
He is a director of Pain Matrix, a private comprehensive pain service in Geelong, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation and Pain Services at Epworth Geelong and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University Medical School.
 
Read Michael’s full bio


 

Dr Melissa Viney – Board member (Vic)


Melissa is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the University Of Melbourne 1986. Subsequently her junior post-graduate years were spent at the Repatriation General Hospital, Frankston Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women before undertaking anaesthesia training through the Northern Suburbs Anaesthetic Rotational Training Program in Melbourne followed by a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital and a further Fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at the Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane. Her post-graduate studies have included a Masters in Pain Management and a Diploma in Medical Education both, from the University of Sydney.
 
Read Melissa’s full bio. 


 

Associate Professor Andrew Zacest (SA)


Associate Professor Andrew Zacest graduated from the University of Adelaide and obtained dual neurosurgical (FRACS) and pain medicine fellowships (FFPMANZCA) in 2007. He was awarded a Masters of Surgery for his work examining neurogenic inflammation following traumatic brain injury. Post fellowship training was in the US specialising in Functional Neurosurgery including pain management, deep brain stimulation, peripheral nerve disorders, epilepsy and brain tumours.
 
Read Andrew’s full bio

 


In attendance

 

 

Title

Name

Chief Executive Officer, ANZCA

Mr John Ilott

Director of Professional Affairs

Professor Milton Cohen

General Manager, Faculty of Pain Medicine

Ms Helen Morris
Committees

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Board appoints committees to help achieve its objectives. There are nine major committees of the board and five Australian regional committees and a New Zealand National Committee. Committees are appointed biennially following the annual general meeting.
 

For further information about the committees, please click here.
 

FPM Strategic Plan 2013-17

 

"Advancing pain medicine: Improving patient care" is the theme of the FPM Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The plan has three strategic priorities:

  • Build fellowship and the Faculty.
  • Build the curriculum and knowledge.
  • Build advocacy and access.


To see the full plan, including the three objectives for each strategic priority, click here.
 

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