Medical Education SIG


The Medical Education Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed in 1999 by ANZCA fellows who wanted to further the interest of many of our fellows in medical education.  

As of 2017, the SIG had 1028 members across the ANZCA region. The main activities of the SIG include participation in the combined special interest group meeting each year, and also providing interesting speakers and content for a session at the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting and Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress each year.



The Medical Education SIG will hold a session at the ANZCA ASM ASA NSC on Tuesday April 30, 2019

Medical Education SIG
"New world of anaesthesiology training"
Innovations and challenges – Dr Damian Castanelli, Australia
Unconscious bias Professor Kirsty Forrest, Australia
Return to work Dr Kara Allen, Australia

The 2019 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare, and Leadership and Management SIG meeting will be convened by the Leadership & Management SIG and will be held from July 26-28, 2019 at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific. The theme of the meeting will be “Developing leaders with 20:20 vision”. Registrations are now open!


A Medical Education SIG meeting will be held on September 20, 2019 in Sydney. This meeting will be held as a satellite meeting to the 2019 Australian Society of Anaesthetists’ National Scientific Congress (ASA NSC) at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC). Please click here to visit the meeting website.

Past Events

2018 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG meeting
"Turning potential into performance", convened by the Medical Education SIG.
Held September 21-23, Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, Byron Bay.
Please visit the meeting website to view presentation slides.


2017 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG Meeting
"Confident competence - creating and maintaining our abilities", convened by the Welfare SIG.
Held October 27-29, Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Please visit the meeting website to view presentation slides.



Keep track of the latest resources in Medical Education with our new Library Guides.



If you would like information on joining the Medical Education SIG, please download an application form or contact the SIG Coordinator via Email or Phone +61 3 9510 6299.


Merger with the Simulation SIG

In August 2013 the Simulation SIG and the Medical Education SIG merged to form a new SIG.

It was decided that the Simulation SIG was established at a time when simulation was a new type of educational methodology, largely promoted by anaesthetists, and it was felt that the formation of a special interest group to promulgate the methodology was important to building it up and achieving success. This is no longer the case - simulation is now a well accepted educational tool, which has become mainstream and multidisciplinary. It no longer needs to be specifically promoted and can be encompassed under the broader umbrella of ‘medical education’.



The Executive of the Medical Education SIG meets regularly, usually via teleconference to discuss matters related to the group's area of interest.


Position Name Region
Chair Professor Jenny Weller NZ
Member Dr Neroli Chadderton NZ
Member Professor Kirsty Forrest Qld
Member Dr Gerri Khong NSW
Member Dr Bridget Langley Vic
Member Dr Peter Roessler Vic
Member Dr Nav Sidhu NZ
Member Dr Maryann Turner Qld
Member Dr Rob Marr NSW
Member Dr Tim Hodgson Qld
Member Dr Kara Allen Vic
Member Dr Tim Suharto NSW


For further information: Events, phone +61 3 9510 6299 the ACE website.


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