Communication in Anaesthesia SIG

Communication in Anaesthesia SIG



The Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) plans to develop workshops and resources and provide guidance to help improve anaesthetists’ skills in all aspects of their work including patient care (for example, needle-phobic patients), working with surgeons and other health professionals, administrators and the media.

In addition, the SIG hopes to be able to provide support in teaching and research related to communication in anaesthesia.


A range of activities from the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG will be announced in coming months.


2016 Combined Communication, Education, Management and Welfare SIG Meeting
October 7-9, 2016, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, NSW. "Building Resilience - Reflections, Culture and Changing Minds".
Registrations are now open for the meeting.  Please click here to visit the meeting website

2015 Combined Communication, Education, Management and Welfare SIG Meeting

September 25-27, 2015, Noosa, QLD. 'Innovation - Leadership - Accountability'.

Please visit the meeting website to view the presentations. If you have any questions, please contact please contact Events



Membership of Communication in Anaesthesia SIG is open to Fellows, members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Fellows of other colleges, practitioners and allied health professionals are encouraged to participate as associate members.

To join the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG, please download an application form or contact Events via Email or Phone +61 3 9510 6299.




Position Name Region
Chair Dr Allan Cyna
Member Dr Marion Andrew SA
Dr Suyin Tan NSW
Member Dr Andrew Robinson NZ
Member Dr Andrew Love
Member Dr Guy Buchanan
Member Dr Scott Simmons
Dr Jo Sutherland

For further information contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299 or visit the ANZCA website.