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Keeping current: Meetings & events

This page displays options for you to grow your professional network in person, such as conferences or participation in Special Interest Group meetings, as well as ways for you to explore contemporary issues in your area of interest (e.g. past conference papers and presentations, etc.).

ANZCA Annual Scientific Meetings (ASMs)

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists annual scientific meeting (ASM) is the principal continuing medical education conference for anaesthetists and pain physicians in Australasia.

To view the presentations and abstracts from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 ASMs please visit the Virtual ASM. Please note: you will need to register for a (free) account in order to access content.

Please visit the ANZCA annual scientific meetings webpage for more information and links to past ASMs.

FPM Events

FPM run a range of events throughout the year around Australia and New Zealand to give fellows and trainees an opportunity to meet their CPD requirements and engage with the faculty around key issues. Many events are also open to the wider medical community.

The FPM Symposium and Spring Meeting are both held annually. The FPM Symposium is usually held in conjunction with the ANZCA ASM.

Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) Events

Joint Continuing Medical Education (CME) refers to events and meetings organised by two or more of the ACE Committee parent organisations: ANZCA, the ASA and NZSA.

CME events and meetings take place across Australia and New Zealand throughout the year and generally attract CPD points, meaning they are a great way to maintain your medical education.

Other conferences & events

Find out about upcoming conferences in anaesthesia and pain medicine, both national and international, and set up conference alerts to stay up-to-date with speakers and themes in your area of interest. Most conferences have alerts you can sign up to on their website for the conference.

Subscribe to this free Conference Alert service to stay informed (browse by topic or search using the search box).

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The special interest groups (SIGs) are jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Any anaesthetists with an interest in these areas can join together to study, report and develop educational events such as continuing medical education (CME) meetings on specific areas of anaesthesia.

There are 17 SIGs, which all have dedicated pages on the ANZCA website; in addition there are specialist guides maintained by the Library to promote resources in these topic areas, which are listed on the ANZCA Library Guides homepage.

SIGs provide an opportunity to:

  • Increase your participation in a specialist area of interest.
  • Attend regular meetings with peers for discussion, learning and networking.

Visit the SIG webpage for your area of interest for more information about the SIG and related events.


Online communities, forums and discussion groups on social platforms such as LinkedInare a great way to learn and make connections.

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.