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Communication in Anaesthesia


The Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) plans to develop workshops and resources and provide guidance to help improve anaesthetists’ skills in all aspects of their work including patient care (for example, needle-phobic patients), working with surgeons and other health professionals, administrators and the media.

In addition, the SIG hopes to be able to provide support in teaching and research related to communication in anaesthesia.


A range of activities from the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG will be announced in coming months.


2016 Combined Communication, Education, Management and Welfare SIG Meeting

October 7-9, 2016, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, NSW. 


2015 Combined Communication, Education, Management and Welfare SIG Meeting

Held September 25-27, 2015, Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, Noosa, QLD. 

'Innovation - Leadership - Accountability'. Please go to the meeting website to view the slides.


If you have any questions, please contact Events



Membership of Communication in Anaesthesia SIG is open to Fellows, members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Fellows of other colleges, practitioners and allied health professionals are encouraged to participate as associate members. 


To join the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG, please download an application form or contact the SIG coordinator via Email or Phone +61 3 9510 6299.




Position Name Region
Chair Dr Allan Cyna
Member Dr Marion Andrew SA
Dr Suyin Tan NSW
Member Dr Andrew Robinson NZ
Member Dr Andrew Love
Member Dr Guy Buchanan
Member Dr Scott Simmons
Dr Jo Sutherland


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

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