Airway Management


The major objective of the Airway Management Special Interest Group (SIG) is the promotion of science and education by the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management.


Keep track of the latest resources in Airway Management with our new Library Guides.


If you'd like information on joining the Airway Management Special Interest Group, download an application form or contact Events.


The Airway Management SIG will hold a session at the Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress (NSC)
Monday 23 September
Chair: Dr Gerri Khong

WebAIRS airway audit – Dr Martin Culwick
Evidence for narrow bore techniques in CICO and other airway crises: a case series Dr Andrew Heard
Preparedness to manage CICO: results of a survey of Australian and NZ teaching hospitals A/Prof. Leonie Watterson

For further information please click here.


World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM)
The second World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) will take place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam from the November 13-16, 2019.  Please click here to visit the website.

Past events

2019 Airway Management SIG Meeting
"When time is critical"

Held April 27-28 at the Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, as a satellite meeting to the 2019 ANZCA ASM.

Please contact the SIG secretariat for further information.

The Airway Management SIG held two sessions at the 2019 ANZCA ASM.  Please click here to visit the Virtual ASM.

2017 Airway Management SIG Meeting

"Answers to the BIG AIRWAY questions"
Held May 10-12, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, as a satellite to the 2017 ANZCA ASM.
Please visit the meeting webpage to view presentation slides.

Airway Management SIG Newsletter

The executive committee of the Airway Management SIG have created a newsletter which will be disseminated to members twice annually. It contains a brief overview of the Special Interest Group, accomplishments, planned activities, achievements and resources and information on the current SIG executive.
Following editions will include information about upcoming meetings, a research section featuring a summary of recent publications, and will highlight topics attracting interest. Ideas and suggestions for future issues are welcome. Key sections from the newsletter include:
Achievements and resources
Past and future events
Introduction of the executive
Airway literature
Message from chairman and history

For a copy of the October 2017 newsletter, please contact the SIG coordinator.


August 2018 newsletter

Airway Alert Checklist

Please click here for the airway alert checklist

Airway Leads in Australia

A new initiative of the Airway Management SIG is the establishment of an airway leads network throughout both public and private sectors to assist each other and improve airway management in anaesthesia.

The Airway Management SIG is aiming for one airway lead to be nominated at each Australian health facility that provides general anaesthesia or sedation.

Those interested in nominating an airway lead should seek the endorsement of a senior such as the director/head of department (public hospitals) or equivalent and fill in the form that can be found here.
For further information on the Airway Leads, please visit the website.

Topicalisation and Sedation for Awake Fibreoptic Intubation

Please click here to download the Topicalisation and Sedation for Awake Fibreoptic Intubation booklet.



Position Name Region
Chair Dr Yasmin Endlich SA
Deputy Chair Dr Linda Beckmann Qld
Member Dr Pierre Bradley Vic
Member Dr Gordon Chapman WA
Member Dr Andy Heard WA
Member Dr Drew Heffernan NSW
Member Dr Chris Jephcott NZ
Member Dr Richard Semenov SA
Member Dr Tish Stefanutto NSW
Member Professor André Van Zundert Qld
Honorary member Professor Ellen O'Sullivan Ireland
Co-opted Dr Gerri Khong NSW
Co-opted Dr Adam Rehak NSW


For further information, please contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299 or visit the ACE website.

Please click here for ANZCA terms and conditions of event registration.


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