Neuroanaesthesia SIG

The Neuroanaesthesia SIG exists to foster interest in matters relating to the perioperative care and anaesthesia of patients with intracranial and spinal pathology. This includes the application of basic and translational science relevant to clinical anaesthesia.  

Most of this activity revolves around the Neuroanaesthesia SIG sessions at the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting and meetings of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists, as well as our three-day biennial Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting that alternates between venues in Australia and New Zealand.

We have elected representatives from each Australian state and one each from New Zealand and Hong Kong. They are available as a conduit for discussion of topics relevant to neuroanaesthesia for the ANZCA executive and any FANZCA or trainee.

Future meetings

The Neuroanaesthesia SIG will hold a meeting on 20 October 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand. This will be a satellite meeting to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists Combined Scientific Congress (CSC). For further information and to register, please visit the meeting website

Executive committee





Dr Veronica Gin



Dr Dean Cowie



Dr Nathan Harper



Dr David Highton



Dr Holger Holldack



Dr Tanya Przybylko



Dr Jim Troup



Dr Nigel Robertson


Member  Thanan Elalingam NSW

Contact us

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

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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.
16 September 2023 - 17 September 2023 | National Convention Centre Canberra

Join us for the 2023 Art of Anaesthesia ACE meeting

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25 November 2023 | University of Sydney

Please join us for the 2023 NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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11 November 2023 - 12 November 2023 | Pacific Bay Resort

Join us at the 2023 NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2023...

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17 June 2023 | Alice Springs Convention Centre

Join us for the 2023 NT ACE Conference "Towards zero" at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

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3 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Join us for Challenges and Choices in Obstetric Anaesthesia from 3-4 May 2023, a two-day...

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15 July 2023 - 16 July 2023 | Shangri-la the Marina

Save the date for the 2023 Queensland ACE meeting "Everyday topics from the tropics", to be held...

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16 June 2023 - 18 June 2023 | Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach, Qld

The theme of this three-day meeting is ‘challenging the status quo’.

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9 June 2023 - 11 June 2023 | Cable Beach Resort, Broome

2023 WA ACE Country Conference held at the Cable Beach Resort in Broome.

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1 August 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel

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24 May 2023 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

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Last updated 11:36 27.03.2023