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Upcoming elections

Every decision we make at council should be consistent with our new strategic plan and be made with a full recognition of the risks.

So as you will see in more detail on pages 20-21, we will Lead, Engage, Support and Sustain from next year when our new strategic plan commences. This will give us a roadmap to complete the many projects we are engaged in and manage any on the road. As the year comes to an end I would like to thank council, our chief executive officer Nigel Fidgeon, all the ANZCA staff and the many fellows who work tirelessly for our profession. Have a great festive season, try and have a break and recharge for next year! Dr Chris Cokis ANZCA President


Fellows are invited to nominate for four vacancies on the ANZCA Council.

Prior to submission, each nomination form must be signed by two fellows of the college, as well as by the nominee and submitted to the chief executive officer before 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 3 February 2023. If the number of nominations exceeds the positions vacant, an election will take place from 9am Monday 20 February to 5pm Monday 20 March 2023. Results of the ballot will be announced at the ANZCA Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday 8 May during the 2023 ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney.


The call for nominations, for two elected vacancies on the 2023 FPM Board closed on the 28 November 2022. The number of nominations has exceeded the number of vacancies, so the faculty will proceed to a ballot in January 2023.

Further details on the FPM Board election process can be found on the website.

Results of the ballot will be announced at the FPM Annual Business Meeting which will be held on Sunday 7 May during the 2023 ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney.


The next elections for ANZCA and FPM Australian regional committees and the New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) elections will be held in 2024. The next FPM NZNC election will be in 2023. ANZCA TRAINEE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

The call for nominations and elections for the ANZCA Australian regional trainee committees were held in the last quarter of 2022 and have now closed. The chairs of the Australian and New Zealand trainee committees make up membership of the ANZCA Trainee Committee.

2022-2023 ELECTIONS

Election Nomination period Election date

Australian regional and New Zealand National trainee committees 10 October 2022 – 28 October 2022 11 November 2022 – 25 November 2022

Faculty of Pain Medicine Board 26 October 2022 – 28 November 2022

ANZCA Council 9 December 2022 – 3 February 2023

FPM NZNC 1 February – 28 February 2023 14 January 2023 – 30 January 2023

20 February 2023 – 20 March 2023

20 March 2023 – 7 April 2023

If you intend to vote in any of the elections, please ensure your preferred email address is up to date on the MyANZCA Portal (www.anzca.edu.au/portal) or by contacting ceo@anzca.edu.au. To avoid your voting keys going to spam folders, please add noreply@electionrunner.com to your safe sender list.

For more information on all elections please visit the ANZCA Council elections webpage.