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:

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Hornabrook Prize applications

The Day Care Anaesthesia Special Interest Group has become quite active in recent years and we are keen to promote research into all aspects of Day Care Anaesthesia. To this end we offer the Hornabrook Prize in Day Care Anaesthesia Research to be awarded to a junior specialist anaesthetist who has attained their higher qualification within five years of the closing date of application each year.

The prize is in the form of a one off registration to the Australian Society of Anaesthetists NSC in the year following the award.

The applicant also has to be a member of the Day Care Anaesthesia SIG which, of course, is open to all fellows as a part of their College fellowship; indication to join being a part of the subscription notice. Application to join any SIG can also be made at any time during the year.

Details can be obtained from the website: or by contacting the Day Care SIG secretariat on mwade@asa.org.au

How to participate

Membership of a SIG is open to Fellows, members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Fellows of other Colleges, practitioners and allied health professionals are encouraged to participate as associate members. If you are interested in establishing or 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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