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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 and other medical professionals interested in resources for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.

Spotlight: Keeping on top of medical literature

It is possible to set up the Read by QxMD app to send alerts/notifications based on a whole range of settings, including publication of articles related to chosen specialties, journals, collections and keywords.

Anaesthesia & pain medicine essentials

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


The ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program 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 one of several ways:


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

Roles in practice

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout our training programs so that trainees develop medical expertise and gain competency in all the attributes required of a specialist anaesthetist or specialist pain medicine physician.

Safety, quality & wellbeing

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

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

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

Self assessment tools

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

Practice evaluation unmasked: CPD and Library webinar (20 November 2020)

CPD and the ANZCA Library are holding a second in their series of CPD/Library webinars. This second webinar involving CPD Committee Chair Dr Debra Devonshire will – via the safety of Zoom – unmask and demystify the CPD Practice evaluation resources. We will look at the wide range of resources available to ANZCA fellows – including those available via the library – and offer up some practical advice on completing these activities. This free webinar will be held on Tuesday 17 November from 2-3pm AEDT.

A recording of the webinar held on the Tuesday, 17 November 2020, is now available via Networks. The recording runs for 54 minutes and credit can be claimed for CPD purposes.

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