Airway Management SIG

Airway Management Special Interest Group

OBJECTIVE

The major objective of the Airway Management Special Interest Group is the promotion of science and education by the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management.
 

FUTURE EVENTS

 2021 Joint Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting (satellite meeting to the ANZCA ASM)
Thursday 29 April 2021 
Theme: "Looking over the Bridge'
For further information, please click here 

 

PAST EVENTS

2019 Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress (NSC)

The Airway Management SIG held a session at the 2019 ASA NSC. Please click here to see the presentations. 

2019 Airway Management SIG Meeting
"When time is critical"
Held April 27-28, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, as a satellite meeting to the 2019 ANZCA ASM.
Please contact the SIG secretariat for further information.

2019 ANZCA ASM
The Airway Management SIG held two sessions at the 2019 ANZCA ASM. Please click here to visit the Virtual ASM.

2017 Airway Management SIG Meeting
"Answer to the BIG AIRWAY questions"
Held May 10-12, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, as a satellite to the 2017 ANZCA ASM.
Please visit the meeting webpage to view presentation slides.

RESOURCES

For copies of resources please contact Kirsty O'Connor, Senior Events Officer on +61 3 9510 6299.  

TOPICALISATION AND SEDATION FOR AWAKE FIBREOPTIC INTUBATION 

 Please click here to download the Topicalisation and Sedation for Awake Fibreoptic Intubation document

AIRWAY ALERT CHECKLIST

Please click here for the airway alert checklist 

AIRWAY LEADS IN AUSTRALIA 

A new initiative of the Airway Management SIG is the establishment of an airway leads network throughout both public and private sectors to assist each other and improve airway management in anaesthesia.

The Airway Management SIG is aiming for one airway lead to be nominated at each Australian health facility that provides general anaesthesia or sedation.

Those interested in nominating an airway lead should seek the endorsement of a senior such as the director/head of department (public hospitals) or equivalent and fill in the form that can be found here.

For further information on the Airway Leads, please visit the Airway Management SIG webpage.

NEWSLETTER

February 2020

August 2018

MEMBERSHIP

If you’d like information on joining the Airway Management Special Interest Group, download an application form or contact the Senior Events Officer on +61 3 9510 6299.

EXECUTIVE

 Position Name Region 
Chair and newsletter editorDr Yasmin Endlich SA
Vice Chair and Airway leads in QldDr Linda Beckmann Qld
Airway lead in Tasmania and Victoria
Equipment and Industrial liaison, Education liaison
Dr Pierre Bradley Vic
Education Liaison and newsletter support liaisonDr Gordon Chapman WA
Airway lead in Western AustraliaDr Andy Heard WA
Education liaisonDr Drew Heffernan NSW
Equipment and industrial liaison, Airway leads in NZDr Chris Jephcott New Zealand
Airway lead in South Australian and Northern TerritoryDr Richard Semenov SA
Newsletter support liaison Dr Tish Stefanutto NSW
Environment and sustainability - supporting the SIG in an advisory role A/Prof Forbes McGain Vic
Research liaison                                                                               Professor Andre Van Zundert Qld
Honorary memberProfessor Ellen O'Sullivan  Ireland
Co-opted Dr Gerri Khong NSW
Co-optedDr Adam Rehak NSW 
 

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

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