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Day Care Anaesthesia


The Day Care Anaesthesia SIG aims to promote science and education through the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in day care anaesthesia and the interaction with other individuals / groups, who share an interest in day care anaesthesia.

The SIG has about 1000 registered members.


The executive of the Day Care Anaesthesia SIG meets regularly, usually via teleconference, to discuss matters related to the group's area of interest. Please feel free to contact any of the listed executive members.



The activities of the SIG may include:

  • Organising SIG scientific sessions at major annual scientific meetings / congresses and other independent SIG meetings.
  • Organising independent SIG meetings on other occasions with the approval of the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Co-ordinating Committee (ACECC).
  • Providing a resource with respect to the appropriate standards of care in the area of special interest.
  • Providing advice to the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Co-ordinating Committee on the distribution of educational material and to ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthestists or the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists on liaison with similar organisations in other regions of the world.



10th International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery, May 2013, Budapest 
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If you would like information on joining the Day Care Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, please download an application form or contact Events, on +61 3 8517 5318.


Resource documents

Reading list

  • Day Surgery Development and Practice by the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery.
  • Clinical Ambulatory Anaesthesia by Johan Raeder.
  • Day Care Anaesthesia: Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine by Ian Smith.
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia and Perioperative Analgesia by Susan Steele.
  • Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia 2nd edition by Rebecca Twersky.


Executive committee

Position Name Region
Chair Dr Ken Sleeman QLD
Member Dr Judy Bent NZ
Member Dr Guy Buchanan ACT
Member Dr Mae Chen VIC
Member Dr Diana Cooper NSW
Member Dr Shravani Gupta NSW
Member Dr Paul Herreen SA
Member Dr James Hosking QLD
Member Dr Brian Lewer QLD
Member Dr Chantal McNally VIC
Member Dr Anica Vasic NSW
Member Dr Crispin Wan VIC


For further information  contact Events, on +61 3 8517 5318 or visit the ACECC website.

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