ANZSPM facilitates professional development and support for its members, promotes the practice of Palliative Medicine and advocates for those who work in the field of palliative medicine.
Part of ANZSPM's core business is to provide a variety of continuous professional development activities to support and educate medical practitioners working in, or with an interest in, palliative medicine.
Our society embraces the definition of Palliative Medicine adopted in Great Britain in 1987. This is quoted in the opening pages in Doyle's Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine - "Palliative Medicine is the study and management of patients with active, progressive, far-advanced disease for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is the quality of life".
We support the professional needs of medical practitioners as they work to improve the health outcomes of every person with a life-limiting illness, and their family/whānau, in Australia and Aotearoa.
Free and equitable access to individualised and culturally safe palliative care, for all who need it in Australia and Aotearoa.
ANZSPM is governed by a Council made up of elected and appointed members and supported by a secretariat managed by ANZSPM's Chief Executive Officer. An ANZSPM Aotearoa Committee, elected by New Zealand members, oversees business specific to New Zealand.
No more than three members of the Council can be from any one State or New Zealand. At least two members must be from New Zealand, including the ANZSPM Aotearoa Committee Chair who is an automatic appointee. A member who is in training to be a specialist in Palliative Medicine is also included either as an elected or appointed member of Council.
The President of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine is an ex officio (non voting) member of ANZSPM Council, facilitating communication between ANZSPM and the Chapter.
|Dr Christine Mott||President|
|Dr Michelle Gold||President Elect|
|Dr Catherine D'Souza||Appointed councillor (ANZSPM Aotearoa Committee Chair)|
|Dr Christine Sanderson||General councillor|
|Dr Kim Caldwell||General councillor|
|Dr Hannah Douglas-Molloy||Trainee Representative|
|Dr Sarah Lord||General councillor (co-opted)|
|Dr Marianne Phillips||General councillor|
|Dr Brian Fernandes||General councillor|
|Dr Peter Poon||Appointed councillor (AChPM Chair)|
|Dr Janine Winters||General councillor (co-opted)|
|Dr Catherine D'Souza||Chair|
|Dr Jane Greville||Treasurer|
|Dr Delamy Keall||Committee member|
|Dr Dean Fourie||Committee member|
|Dr Helen Atkinson||Committee member|
|Dr Florry O'Connell||Committee member|
|Dr Lana Ferguson||Committee member|
|Dr Amanda Evans||Co-opted member|
|Dr Katrina Gibson||Trainee Representative|
ANZSPM's operational activities are managed part-time by a small team whose office has recently become completely remote.
Please contact email@example.com if you have an enquiries.
Janice Besch - Chief Executive Officer
Rhiannon Ellis - Events/Comms & Admin Coordinator
Emma Mathews - Business Officer