The Australian Pain Management Association (APMA)
The Australian Pain Management Association Inc. (APMA) is a health charity which was established in 2009 because there weren't any community services for the more than 3.2 million Australians living with pain. APMA is the consumer health organisation for all Australians who live with pain. APMA is your voice. They aim to enhance the wellbeing of all Australians living with chronic pain through guided pain management, involving your pain team. This is reflected in the goals of the National Pain Strategy which APMA actively supports. APMA is entirely self-funded and relies on memberships, donations and sponsorships to meet some of the enormous needs of people with severe chronic pain.
Chronic Pain Australia
Chronic Pain Australia are dedicated to reducing the social and other barriers related to living with chronic pain. They are a non-profit, non-government, registered systemic health promotion organisation that was founded in 2001 as a result of seeing firsthand and growing tired of the way things are for people living with pain.
Pain Australia is Australia’s leading pain advocacy body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers, and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.
The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FPM)
The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is the professional organisation for specialist pain medicine physicians (fellows) and specialist pain medicine physicians in training (trainees). They are responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of specialist pain medicine physicians and for the standards of clinical practice for pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 1998, they were the first multidisciplinary medical academy in the world to be devoted to education and training in pain medicine.
The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM)
The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM), a Faculty of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), provides training and continuing education for Rehabilitation Medicine Fellows and trainees throughout all stages of their career.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specialists in the treatment of mental illness. The RANZCP is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) to deliver specialist medical education and training, and professional development programs.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
ANZCA is one of the largest specialist medical colleges in Australia and New Zealand, and the region's foremost authority on anaesthesia, pain medicine and perioperative medicine. We're responsible for training, assessing, and setting standards for all specialist anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians wishing to practice in Australia and New Zealand. They offer our training, research, and lifelong learning programs on both sides of the Tasman, and work closely with the governments, healthcare services, and communities in each country on a wide range of issues. They also play a significant role in advancing global health.