2019 Annual Pain Medicine Symposium


Join us in Kuala Lumpur for the Annual Pain Medicine Symposium (formerly known as the Refresher Course Day), on Sunday April 28, prior to the ANZCA ASM, at the beautiful Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Scientific program
Our theme for the day is “Pain at the interface”. We will explore the interface between pain medicine and other specialities, the co-morbid nature of chronic pain and how we can combine our care to optimise outcomes.

We welcome our two FPM international speakers Associate Professor Chad Brummett, (USA) and Dr Lawrence Poree, (USA).
Sessions will involve the relationship between rheumatology, psychiatry, addiction and pain medicine. We will explore the progression and management through the course of a patient’s journey beyond initial referral. The day will end with case studies, which will illustrate the complexity of persistent pain at the interface.
Faculty dinner

Join us at Lai Po Heen restaurant located at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a traditional Cantonese cuisine experience where you can watch the illustrious chefs showcase their skills in an open kitchen, effortlessly preparing signature delights such as handmade dim sum. 

Our after dinner speaker will be Dr Hilton Francis, rheumatologist and consultant at the Persistent Pain Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital.  Dr Hilton Francis will take us on his journey from medical school to dedicated pain physician with insights into pain medicine as it has evolved for him, pain medicine as it is today as well as its interface with our bio-medically focussed colleagues.

Please see the registration brochure for further information on the Annual Pain Medicine Symposium and faculty dinner.


Delegates are able to register for the Annual Pain Medicine Symposium and Annual Scientific Meeting through a single registration process, please register here.

ANZCA and FPM CPD program

This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills category.

Lectures: one credit per hour.

Members will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio in June 2019. For more information on the CPD program please visit their webpage.
Note: Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

Healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:

We acknowledge the generous support of our major sponsors: 


We are inviting organisations to consider the benefits and opportunities associated with becoming involved as a sponsor or exhibitor of the APMS. The organising committee recognises the need to strengthen and enhance partnerships and is committed to bringing the interest of both parties together to build strong and worthwhile relationships.

The healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition prospectus details the opportunities available to give sponsors exposure across the whole range of pre-event marketing as well as maximum access to delegates during the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kuala Lumpur.

Organising committee

Dr Chris Orlikowski – FPM Annual Pain Medicine Symposium Convenor
Dr Cameron Gourlay – Committee member
Dr Nina Loughman – Committee member

For further Annual Pain Medicine Symposium details please contact the conference organiser:

Eleni Koronakos
Email: events@anzca.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8517 5308
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