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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.

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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:

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 as 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.

Self assessment tools

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

Roles in practice

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

Safety & quality

In keeping with its dedication to safety and quality of care for the community, ANZCA has established a Safety and Quality Committee to assist the ANZCA Council in advancing this mission.

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