Airway Management SIG

The main objective of the Airway Management Special Interest Group (SIG) is the promotion of science, education, exchange and distribution of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management. The group collaborate and have established links with other airway societies both within Australia and New Zealand and internationally.

The Airway Management SIG was set up to advance all aspects of airway management through the exchange of experience and knowledge.

Future meetings

The Airway Management SIG will hold a joint meeting with the Perioperative Medicine and Obstetric Anaesesthsia SIGs on Thursday 29 April 2021. This will be held as a satelitte meeting to the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne. Registrations will open in November 2020.

Airway alert checklist

Please click here for the airway alert checklist.

Airway Leads in Australia

Please visit the Airway Leads network for further information.

Executive committee

Position

Name

Region

Chair and newsletter editor

Dr Yasmin Endlich

SA

Vice-chair and Airway leads in Queensland

Dr Linda Beckmann

Qld

Airway lead in Tasmania and Victoria,
equipment and industrial liaison, education liaison

Dr Pierre Bradley

Vic

Education liaison and newsletter support liaison

Dr Gordon Chapman

WA

Airway leads in Western Australia

Dr Andy Heard

WA

Education liaison

Dr Drew Heffernan

NSW

Equipment and industrial liaison, airway leads in New Zealand

Dr Chris Jephcott

NZ

Environment and sustainability - supporting the SIG in an advisory role

A/Prof Forbes McGain

Vic

Airway leads in South Australia and Northern Territory

Dr Richard Semenov

SA

Newsletter support liaison and NSW Airway lead

Dr Tish Stefanutto

NSW

Research liaison

Professor André Van Zundert

Qld

Honorary member

Professor Ellen O'Sullivan

Ireland

Co-opted

Dr Gerri Khong

NSW

Co-opted

Dr Adam Rehak

NSW

Contact us

For further information, please contact us or visit the ACE website.

Airway leads networks

The Airway Management Special Interest Group (SIG) is developing a network of airway leads throughout the Australian healthcare sector. Members will work collaboratively to improve airway management in anaesthesia. A similar network already exists in New Zealand.

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Airway management resources

Access a wide range of resources related to airway management through the ANZCA Library.

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Apply to join a SIG

Joining a SIG is the perfect way to meet like-minded people; exchange ideas; and shape the future of your sub-speciality or area of interest.

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Upcoming ACE events

From multi-day special interest group conferences to evening lectures at the local pub, there's an ACE event for everyone.

2020 Perioperative Medicine SIG virtual meeting

10 October 2020 | Virtual meeting

The theme of our first virtual meeting is “All About The Team”

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

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2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

12 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Gold Coast, Qld

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sofitel Gold Coast...

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2021 Rural Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community at...

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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Last updated 11:31 17.08.2020