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Professional development hub: Overview

This hub has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and any 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.

Staying current: Library and CPD webinar

[24 June 2020] The Library, in conjunction with CPD, are planning a webinar based on the workshop originally designed for the 2020 ASM: Staying Current: ANZCA Library resources for CPD.

This webinar will look at everything you’d like to know about CPD and the wide range of library resources available to fellows via the ANZCA Library. Special attention will also be given to online resources in consideration of COVID-19.

A recording of the webinar held on the Thursday 25 June 2020, is now available via Networks. The recording runs for 67 minutes and credit can be claimed for CPD purposes.


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.

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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.