2020 FPM Symposium

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and the Continuing Professional Development Committee warmly welcomes you to Perth.


This symposium will be held on Friday May 1, prior to the ANZCA ASM, in the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. 

Our theme for the day is “Impart Nurture Grow”. We will not only explore the challenging topics such as headache and orofacial pain, but also look at how our profession could develop and how we support the pain specialists of the future with a look at education and wellbeing within the specialty. In addition, there will be a session devoted to the intriguing field of intersection between pain medicine and rehabilitation.

We are excited to welcome our two FPM international speakers, Professor Bart Morlion (Belgium) and Professor Claudia Sommer (Germany).  As the president of the European Pain Federation and the director of the UZ Leuven Centre for Pain Management, Professor Morlion will share his experience and wisdom with his talk on managing our legacy patients. Professor Claudia Sommer, as the professor of neurology at University of Wuerzburg, is a world expert on headaches and neuropathic pain. We look forward to her presentation, an update on migrainous headache.

We truly have a program to satisfy delegates of all backgrounds and interests, and look forward to seeing you on the day to share this with.

Dr Alison Kearsley

FPM Symposium Convenor

Meeting venue

Pan Pacific Perth 
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
(08) 9224 7777

Faculty Dinner 

Fraser’s Restaurant
60 Fraser Ave, West Perth
Time: 7-10.30pm
Cost: $165

Fraser’s is the perfect place to celebrate, dine and create lasting memories. 

In the evening, join us for the Faculty Dinner at Fraser’s restaurant set in King’s Park overlooking the City of Perth and the Swan River. Executive Chef Chris Taylor uses the best West Australian produce in his award-winning cuisine, with a philosophy that allows the produce to speak for itself – honest flavours, simply yet deftly prepared and respectfully handled. 



A range of accommodation has been reserved. Please visit the ASM website for more information.

ANZCA and FPM CPD program

This event can be claimed by ANZCA and FPM CPD Program participants within the knowledge and skills category. Please visit the website for more information. 
Members will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio in June 2020.

Note: Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.


Organising Committee

Dr Alison Kearsley – Convenor
Dr Brian Lee FPM Deputy ASM Scientific Convenor
Dr Chui Chong FPM Workshop Convenor

Healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

We invite you to consider supporting this Symposium. We hope that you find the meeting focus and demographic suitable for your company’s participation. 

Download a copy of the sponsorship prospectus to find out more. 

We acknowledge the generous support of our major sponsors:



For further Symposium details please contact the meeting organiser:

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