Special interest groups

The special interest groups (SIGs) are jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Any anaesthetists with an interest in these areas can join together to study, report and develop educational events such as continuing medical education (CME) meetings on specific areas of anaesthesia. There are 17 SIGs:


How to participate

There has been a change to the membership criteria for joining a Special Interest Group (SIG).  This change was approved by the ACE Executive in May and discussed at the ACE meeting held at the 2018 ANZCA ASM.
The change opens membership of SIGs to specialists from all medical disciplines and is to be representative of the collegiate and collaborative nature of medicine and the multidisciplinary work of many SIGS.  Importantly all members of the SIG (inclusive of SIG executive) will now have voting rights.

Associate membership has also subtly changed and is open to non-medical specialists who are not eligible for general SIG membership.  This may include associate members of the ASA and NZSA and/ or allied health professionals. Associate membership requires endorsement from the SIG executive committee.
If you are interested in joining a SIG please contact the special interest group coordinators or download and return an application form.


Please visit the SIG meetings page for details of upcoming meetings.


For further information visit the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) Committee.


Email ANZCA Events team
Phone: +61 3 9510 6299

Frova Crico Trainers for hire 

ANZCA has 20 Frova Crico Trainers that are available to hire for events. These airway management simulators can be used to practice cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation. "Skin" and "thyroid cartilage" are exchangeable and can be replaced. For further inquiries and to learn more about timelines for hiring and transport, please email Events or download the hire form and price list.

Please note, we do not sell the trainers.

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