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The faculty continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the impacts on fellows and trainees as a result of the pandemic.
A new professional document, PS01(PM): ​Statement regarding the use of opioid analgesics in patients with chronic non-cancer pain is now available.
By-law 1: The Board of the Faculty has been updated to reflect the future structure of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Board.
The FPM Opioid Calculator App and websites have been updated to reflect the calculation change to Tapentadol as outlined in appendix 2 of PM01.
We have developed a clinical care standard to articulate what is considered to be the appropriate and safe use of procedures in the practice of pain medicine.

Are you interested in pain management for people with cancer? Find resources relevant to this topic in our new library guide.

The 2020 FPM Symposium “impart nurture grow” registrations are now open.
The library have designed a drug information guide for pain specialists interested in obtaining drug information about medications, anaesthetics and analgesics.
FPM has joined with the Australian Pain Society to welcome the release of the National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management.
Congratulations to FPM fellows, Dr Lindy Roberts, Dr George Merridew and Professor Maree Smith on being recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours list.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Problems (ICD-11).
We have finalised our Position Statement on Procedures in Pain Medicine, following the completion of the pilot period.
We are pleased to announce the following fellows have been successful at the 2019 FPM Board election, and we extend our congratulations.
A faculty-commissioned report into the ballooning cost of chronic pain highlights the need for a national pain strategy in New Zealand.
Chronic pain costs New Zealand more than diabetes or dementia, according to a new report commissioned by the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
We are seeking expressions of interest from fellows to review the guideline Use of “off label” or drugs beyond licence in pain medicine .
Faculty trainees and supervisors of training can now edit the in-training assessment (ITA) form electronically. 
ANZCA fellow Dr Richard "Harry" Harris has been named joint Australian of the Year while former FPM deans Penny Briscoe and Milton Cohen have been recognised.
We've developed a new emergency response standard on acute severe behavioural disturbance for the adult patient specifically for faculty fellows for 2019.
Victorian fellows can register with SafeScript and log onto a secure webportal to review patients' prescribing and dispensing monitored medications data.
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