Neuroanaesthesia SIG

Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group

OBJECTIVE

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.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

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

EVENTS

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.

RESOURCES

 For copies of resources please contact events@anzca.edu.au

MEMBERSHIP

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

EXECUTIVE

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