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The FPM board ballot will be launched electronically on Monday March 19 and remain open until Wednesday April 11. 
Applications for the April long case assessment close on February 28. Click through for dates and locations.
FPM launches five recommendations for Choosing Wisely Australia which aims to eliminate practices that are not evidence-based and may be harmful.

The TGA is seeking input on a regulatory response to the potential misuse of prescribed Schedule 8 (S8) opioids in Australia by March 2.

From February 1, 2018 all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription. Follow the Real Relief Campaign to find out more.
By-law 4 FPM Training Program and the FPM Training Handbook have been updated on the website. The changes can be found by clicking the links below. 
FPM annual subscriptions are now payable. Please check your email inbox for your invoice and payment options.
We are urging patients to consider alternative pain relief to codeine ahead of the ban on over-the-counter sales of the drug early next year.
Oxford University Press has released an app that enables you to read Pain Medicine, both online and offline on your mobile device. 
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 fourth edition of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence is being launched on Monday May 2 at the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Auckland.
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