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 satellite meeting to the ANZCA ASM from April 27-28, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur.

Registrations are now open. Please click here to visit the meeting webpage.


The Airway Management SIG will hold two sessions at the ANZCA ASM ASA NSC on Tuesday April 30, 2019.

Airway Management SIG
"Airway management – new and old"
Implementing the Vortex approach to the difficult airway Dr Nicholas Chrimes, Australia
Project for the Universal Management of the Airway (PUMA) Dr Andy Higgs, United Kingdom
Evolution of airway management: diphtheria and world war one facial trauma Dr Chris Acott AO, Australia

Airway Management SIG
"Difficult airway – expected and unexpected"
Airway incidents: webAirs Dr Martin Culwick, Australia
Awake tracheal intubation a core skill Professor Ellen O’Sullivan, United Kingdom
A new video stylet Professor Friedrich Puhringer, Germany
Safe nasal intubation techniques for OSA and maxillofacial surgery – Dr Vladimir Nekhendzy, United States


Past events

2017 Airway Management SIG Meeting

"Answers to the BIG AIRWAY questions"
Held May 10-12, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
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


Topicalisation and Sedation for Awake Fibreoptic Intubation

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



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


For further information 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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