2024 Combined SIG Meeting

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the Leadership & Management, Medical Education, Wellbeing and Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Groups (SIGs) at this year’s Combined SIG meeting at Coogee Beach, Sydney. 

This year’s meeting is convened by the Leadership and Management SIG. The theme is ‘Navigating Excellence, Inspiring Change: The Leadership Journey’.  

We are joined by invited speakers and some of our profession’s thought leaders to explore themes such as: 

  • Leadership without a title – how to be a leader at different stages of your career. 
  • Heads of Department panel.
  • Leadership outside the theatre environment. 
  • Challenging Conversations. 
  • Change Management.  

The program will include plenary lectures, panel discussions and a variety of workshops focusing on the skills fundamental to leadership in health care, including Coaching, communication skills with the Process Communication Model and a workshop delivered by the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative. 

Location and venue

The meeting will be held at Crowne Plaza Coogee.

242 Arden St, Coogee NSW 2034
Phone: +61 2 9315 7600


We have been able to secure a special rate for delegates at Crowne Plaza Coogee. If you wish to book accommodation, please follow the below instructions:

Email booking
Email reservations.crowneplazacoogee@ihg.com and quote the code ANZCA SIG Meeting.
Phone booking
Call 02 9315 7123 and quote ANZCA SIG Meeting and they will get access to the rate.
eBooking link
Please click here: ANZCA SIG Meeting

Accommodation is subject to availability and no rooms are being held for the meeting.

Code of conduct

ACE is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.

The Combined SIG meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

The Combined SIG meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.

Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the Combined SIG meeting.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an ACE events person or the meeting convenor.

Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.

Sustainability at SIG events

What we're doing to reduce our carbon footprint at the meeting

  • Water stations made available at the venue, making it easier for delegates to use these while onsite to fill reusable water bottles.
  • We have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for the special interest groups meetings.
  • Promoting the useability of the meeting onsite mobile app.
  • In most cases we use digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. If printed signage is required, we ensure it is printed on recycled material and can be recycled.
  • The meeting lanyards are made of bamboo which is a renewable resource and eco-friendly product that will break down over time. We’ll have dedicated recycling stations at the venue.

What you can do 

  • Make sure you recycle your lanyard! Look out for the recycling stations.
  • Pack, take and use your own keep cup and water bottle to the meeting. Filtered water stations and washing stations will be available at the venue.
  • Where possible, reuse hotel linen, as this will help save water.
  • Choose to offset the carbon emissions of your flights. Most airlines offer this for a small fee.

How the venue is working for better outcomes

  • IHG® Hotels & Resorts has launched Journey to Tomorrow, a series of ambitious new commitments to make a positive difference for our people, communities and planet over the next decade.

We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

The 2024 Combined SIG meeting has opportunities across all three CPD categories:

Category 1: Practice evaluation 

  • Reviewing performance ‘Cultural safety’ activity 

Category 2: Knowledge and skills

  • Lectures/plenary sessions under ‘Learning sessions’ 
  • Workshops and small group discussions under ‘Short format learning’ activity 

Category 3: Emergency responses 

  • Where the workshop states that its satisfies an Emergency response CPD requirement, it has been recognised as suitable to be claimed as an emergency response activity, such as ASBD

If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges/CPD home regarding CPD allocations. Post-event, you may request an electronic ‘certificate of attendance’ for the 2024 Combined SIG meeting to use as CPD evidence from the Events team.

Social media

Join the conversation on X (formerly Twitter) by using the event hashtag #CombiSIG24.


If you would like to be involved in the Combined SIG meeting, please contact us. A HCI prospectus will be available soon.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    20 September - 22 September

  • Time


  • Location

    Sydney Crowne Plaza Coogee

Last updated 16:18 16.05.2024