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Watch: Faculty dean Dr Chris Hayes talks to ABC news program "Lateline" about  Australia's opioid epidemic (June 22)
Please remember to confirm your attendance at the Refresher Course Day and ASM lectures, workshops and masterclasses to claim CPD points.
The Training Unit Accreditation Committee (TUAC) is seeking expressions of interest from FPM Fellows to become training unit reviewers. 
 

The Bullying Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Working Group Report – 2017 with 13 recommendations has now been published.

The 2016 ANZCA Annual Report is now available on the website. Hard copies will be available at the ANZCA ASM in Brisbane.
The Networks re-design is now live and provides users with improved navigation, a fresh look-and-feel, and better resource discoverability. 
Opportunities exist for FPM Fellows to be involved in a new working group to develop a business case around paediatric pain medicine training. 
Medtronic Australasia, in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for its SynchroMed II implantable infusion pump. 
Medtronic Australasia is undertaking a recall for product correction of Medtronic recharger - neurostimulators model 37751. 
Click through to see some of FPM and ANZCA's key achievements from the past year, and take a sneak peek at what we've got planned for 2017. 
Our award-winning, free-to-use opioid equianalgesic calculator is now available for desktop, iPhone and Android.
The Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA is the 2017 recipient of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s (AAPM) Robert G. Addison, MD Award.
Local and international experts met in Hahndorf, SA from September 16-18 to discuss "managing pain in the workplace" and it generated great media interest.
The Australian government is planning for its expression of interest online portal for Specialist Training Program funding to go live in October (date TBC).
The FPM Board recently approved By-law 19, accreditation of units offering training in pain medicine and the FPM accreditation handbook
Pain specialist Professor Stephan Schug warns too many patients are sharing leftover opioid pain relievers, in a media release issued by ANZCA and FPM.
Online essential topic area resources on the topic of problematic substance use and being a professional are now available to trainees via Networks.
FPM have developed a smart phone application designed to calculate dose equivalence of opioid analgesic medications.           
The fourth edition of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence is being launched on Monday May 2 at the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Auckland.
The Dean's report following the February 22 Board meeting of the Faculty of Pain Medicine is now available for download.         
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