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Professional development hub: Information & resources

This hub has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program - as well as other medical professionals - to identify resources suitable for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine.

Anaesthesia & pain medicine

The library has created two guides highlighting the core resources for anaesthesia and pain medicine:


The ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program currently operates on a three-year cycle, with triennial and annual minimum requirements.

Support resources for CPD activities are divided as follows:


The ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee and team have prepared a guide to mapping your educational practice to your CPD portfolio, during this period.

Information relating to COVID-19 and the ANZCA and FPM CPD program:

A specially-designed list CPD activities that can be completed online, remotely or in consideration of COVID-19:

FAQs and resources that will be updated as further information becomes available:

Keeping current

Resources that medical professionals can use to keep up-to-date with current articles, research, trends and networking opportunities related to anaesthesia and pain medicine, as well as information on the apps/tools available to help.


ANZCA Library subscribes to 900+ full-text journals, with access to an additional 6000+ open-access e-journals.

You can access the journals in several ways:

Enable access to ANZCA full-text for anywhere on the web:

Need to access an article not available full-text?


Podcasts related to anaesthesia, pain medicine and other areas that might be useful to medical professionals.

Professional research practice

Learn more about the resources available to support the professional practice domains of communicator, collaborator, leader and manager, scholar, health advocate and professional in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine

Roles in practice

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training program so that trainees develop medical expertise and gain competency in all the attributes required of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physicians.

Safety, quality & wellbeing

There are a range of resources available to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members.

Explore the various ways the college is working with government agencies, regulators, healthcare providers, and the media.

In addition, the college website has a section devoted to wellbeing:

A number of guides have been created to support these activities:

Self-assessment tools

A large number of e-books, databases and collections contain tools which can be used for self-assessment purposes.

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