2023 Airway Management SIG meeting

The Airway Management SIG warmly invites you to spend a day in Melbourne on Tuesday 3 October at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Running as a satellite meeting to the ASA NSC, you will hear from national and international leaders in airway management. 

We are excited to have a packed one day program which will touch on practical everyday issues, what's new and cutting edge, recent publications on safe practice and difficult airway cases. Our theme 'sophisticated simplicity' is reflected in our program which will have broad appeal to every FANZCA as well as head and neck anaesthetists.

To register for the meeting, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

Dr Linda Beckmann
Airway Management SIG chair and meeting convenor

Location and venue

The Airway Management Special Interest Group meeting will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006


Please click here to view the progam.

Invited speakers

We will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines.

We would like to thank the all the speakers who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the joint meeting.


Keynote speaker


Cost and registration

Registrations are now open. To register with your college ID, please click here. Non members including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please select “Create a new account” and enter your details. Once you are set up, search for the event and register. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings. If you require assistance, please contact ANZCA events.

Registration will include lunch and tea breaks.

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.

Full registration: $660
Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $550
Retired registration: $110


As part of the college commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for our meetings.
At the meeting, we will utilise digital signage where possible. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.

ACE upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community. 

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Transitioning to the new 2023 CPD program
We recognise your continuing professional development (CPD) has needed to pivot in the past few years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Your resilience, innovation and dedication to professional development was clearly demonstrated with your ability to upskill to support your patients and yourselves. This innovation extends to the Airway Management SIG meeting.
Updated 2023 CPD program
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have changed their registration and recertification requirements. So that you continue to meet the updated requirements, the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will adapt from the start of 2023. Full details are available on our dedicated CPD page. 

Fellows and CPD participants that have transitioned to the new annual CPD program will note CPD values as ‘2023 CPD’ in the below program. This identifies the CPD category/sub-category, activity and hours, in line with the updated program.

For example, 2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – 1.5 hours.

Transitioning from the 2014 CPD program 
Given our unique triennial structure, the transition to the new annual CPD program has been staggered, with 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 trienniums in 2023 still under the 2014 CPD program in 2023.

Fellows and CPD participants are still in a triennium (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) will note CPD values as ‘2014 CPD’. This identifies the CPD category, activity and credits.

For example, 2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.

Attendance in CPD portfolio by October 2023
Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto populated to their CPD portfolio in October 2023.

ANZCA and FPM CPD participants with full registration will receive 12.5 hours/credits under the Knowledge and skills – learning sessions for the Airway Management SIG meeting program. 

Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program?
If you’re not participating in our CPD program, please check with your respective college/provider regarding your CPD classifications. Post-event, you may request an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD evidence from the ANZCA events team.

Code of conduct

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

The Airway Management 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 Airway Management 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 Airway Management SIG meeting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an 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.

COVID-19 Information

We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings, including the Airway Management SIG meeting seriously. We will continue to monitor and engage with Victorian Health to deliver a COVID-safe event for everyone. Please visit the Victorian Health Covid guidelines for the latest updates. We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants, and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.

The Airway Management SIG meeting will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.

If you are traveling from overseas, please visit the Australian government website. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date on restrictions and requirements.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #AirwaySIG23.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.


If you would like to be involved in the Airway SIG meeting, the HCI prospectus is avaiable here.

  • Date

    3 October

  • Time


  • Location

    Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Melbourne

Last updated 12:08 30.05.2023