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.
 

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 website.

NEWSLETTER

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 editor

 

Dr Yasmin Endlich
SA
Vice Chair and Airway leads in QLD Dr Linda BeckmannQld 
Airway lead in Tasmania and Victoria,
Equipment and Industrial liaison, Education Liaison
Dr Pierre Bradley
Vic
Education Liaison and Newsletter support liaison
Dr Gordon Chapman
WA
Airway leads in Western AustraliaDr Andy Heard WA 
Education liaisonDr Drew Heffernan NSW 
Equipment and Industrial liaison, Airway leads in New ZealandDr Chris Jephcott NZ
Airway leads in South Australia and Northern Territory
Dr Richard Semenov
SA
Newsletter support liaison
Dr Tish Stefanutto
NSW
Environment and sustainability - supporting the SIG in an advisory roleA/Prof Forbes McGain Vic 
Research liaison
Professor André van Zundert
Vic
Honorary MemberProfessor Ellen O'SullivanIreland
Co-opted
Dr Gerri Khong
NSW
Co-opted
Dr Adam Rehak
NSW

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