Neuroanaesthesia SIG

Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group


Welcome to the web pages for the Neuroanaesthesia SIG. The Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group 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 NeuroSIG sessions at the ANZCA annual scientific meetings and Australian Society of Anaesthetists/New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists meetings. There is a three-day biennial NeuroSIG meeting that alternates between venues in Australia and New Zealand.




The Neuroanaethesia SIG will hold a session at the upcoming 2018 joint ANZCA ASM and RACS ASC, on May 8, 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney, at 2-3.30pm. The theme of the meeting is “Reflecting CSF off the dura – treating CSF leaks”, and sessions are as follows:

Using MRI to diagnose CSF leaks - Professor John Magnussen
Using imaging to identify the site of CSF leaks - Dr Geoffrey Parker
The anaesthetist/pain specialist approach to iatrogenic and spontaneous CSF leaks - Associate Professor Charles Brooker
Experience at St George Hospital – do we need to image for CSF leaks? - Dr Mark Davies
Surgery for CSF leaks - Dr Wouter Schievink


2017 Joint Neuroanaesthesia and Trauma SIG Meeting
The Joint Neuroanaesthesia and Trauma SIG meeting was held at the Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay from September 8-10, 2017. The theme of the meeting was "Out of the box". For further information, please visit the meeting webpage.


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If you’d like information on joining the Neuroanaesthesia SIG, please download an application form or contact or the College on +61 3 9510 6299.


Position Name Region
Dr Kathryn Hagen
Dr Dean Cowie
Dr Holger Holldack
Co-opted Member
Dr Nigel Robertson
MemberDr Nathan Harper   NSW
MemberDr Jim TroupQld
Dr Shona Osborne
Member Dr Veronica Gin NZ
MemberDr Hamish Gray NZ