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FPM is playing a significant role in this advocacy and encourages your feedback to inform development of the Action Plan.
A new grant of up to $A5,000 is available to to fellows and trainees wishing to undertake anaesthesia and pain medicine-related history or heritage projects.
Your feedback will help inform our position and strategy around the safe and appropriate use of opioids for people with chronic pain.
You have until January to have your say on a new pilot policy around the review and development of professional documents.
You have until January to provide feedback on the faculty's pilot position statement on procedures in pain medicine.
Subsequent to the consultative forum held in October 2017, the faculty has promulgated a revised position statement on medicinal cannabis.

ANZCA has launched its Member Benefits program which will fund anaesthesia and pain medicine research while offering savings on services.

The Procedures Working Group is finalising the FPM position statement on procedures in pain medicine. It will available for feedback soon.
FPM Dean Dr Chris Hayes has launched "Pain and Progress", a new exhibition celebrating 20 years of the Faculty.
The ANZCA Library and ANZCA Research Foundation have launched a new ANZCA Institutional Research Repository (AIRR).
The use of slow-release opioids in the management of acute pain has become commonplace despite overseas guidelines warning against the practice.
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