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 Neuroanaesthesia SIG will hold a session at the ANZCA ASM ASA NSC on Wednesday May 1, 2019

"In the stroke of time"

Translating animal models of stroke - Professor Fiona McBryde, New Zealand
Protecting the ischaemic penumbra in stroke - Dr Carolyn Deng, New Zealand
The future of stroke research - Dr Doug Campbell, New Zealand   


Joint Scientific Travel Award 

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the Society for Neuroscience have established a Joint Scientific Travel Award. This is an exciting opportunity for trainees from Australia and New Zealand to submit their abstract for a $US500 prize to be awarded at this year's Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) meeting in Phoenix, Arizona (September 12-14, 2019). Submissions for abstracts close on Monday April 8. More information regarding the prize and abstract submissions can be found here.


2017 Joint Neuroanaesthesia and Trauma SIG Meeting
"Out of the box"
Held September 8-10, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay.
Please visit the meeting webpage for more information.


August 2018 

February 2019


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If you’d like information on joining the Neuroanaesthesia SIG, please download an application form or contact Events.


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

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