Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG)

Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG)

OBJECTIVE

The major objective of this SIG is the promotion of science and education by:

(a) the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in regional anaesthesia.
(b) interaction with other individuals / groups, who share an interest in regional anaesthesia.


ACTIVITIES

The activities of the SIG may include:

4.1 Organisation of SIG scientific sessions at major annual scientific meetings /congresses. 

Generally, each SIG is entitled to conduct one session during one annual scientific meeting of the ANZCA or ASA or NZSA per year or, alternatively, a satellite meeting of no more than one day in association with the annual scientific meeting.  It is the responsibility of the SIG Executive Committee to decide on whether to request a segment of the scientific programme or a satellite meeting from the Organising Committee of the chosen annual scientific meeting.  This request should be made in writing at least one year in advance of the meeting and continual liaison with the scientific programme convenor shall be maintained.  If any request is denied due to excess other SIGs at the meeting, it is the responsibility of the ACE to seek inclusion in other major scientific meetings / congresses.

4.2 Organisation of independent SIG meetings on other occasions with the approval of the ACE.

4.3 Advice to the ACE on the suitability of local and overseas experts to participate in meetings.

4.4 Provision of a resource with respect to the appropriate standards of care in the area of special interest.

4.5 Advice to the ACE on the distribution of educational material.

4.6 Advice to ANZCA, ASA or NZSA or liaison with similar organisations in other regions of the world.

 

EVENTS

ANZCA ASM Perth: 29 April – 3 May 2022

The 2022 Regional Organising Committee (ROC) welcomes you to Perth for the 2022 ANZCA ASM on Friday 29 April – Tuesday 3 May.

Registration is now open! Please visit the ASM website for more information.

2022 - CSC Wellington, New Zealand 21 - 24 October 2022 due to COVID-19 Visit here

2023 - ASURA, Adelaide, South Australia - 2-4 March 2023 - Convenor David McLeod Visit here

 

RA SIG ENEWS

 

 

RESOURCES

Available Regional Anaesthesia Trainee Programs and Fellowships.

There are currently at least 25 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. If you are interested in pursuing either of these initiatives, please contact Maxine Wade, RA SIG Committees Assistant on [email protected] or phone 02 8556 9726 - and she will connect you with the appropriate person.

 

Previous AGM Minutes

 

 

SIG MEMBERSHIP

Membership will be of two types: Fellows of ANZCA, or Ordinary Members of the ASA or NZSA who have a special interest in regional anaesthesia.

Associate Members: People with a special interest in regional anaesthesia who are not entitled to be full members. They may include Associate Members of the ASA or NZSA, registered Trainees of ANZCA, allied health professionals or members of other related professional organisations.

Associate Members may only be admitted to membership after nomination by two full members of the SIG and approval by majority at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the SIG. If you would like information on joining the Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, please download an application form.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Position

Name

Region

Chair

Dr David McLeod

SA

Member

Dr Brigid Brown

SA

Member

Dr Kelly Byrne

NZ

Member

Dr Alwin Chuan

NSW

Member

Craig Daniel

QLD

Member

Dr Peter Hebbard

Vic

Member

Dr Andrew Lansdown

NSW

Member

Dr Yean Chin Lim

NSW

Member

Dr Liz Maxwell

NZ

Member

Dr Christopher Mitchell

WA

Member

Dr Ross Peake   ACT

Member

Dr Katrina Webster

TAS

   



 If you are interested in joining RA SIG Executive Committee, please complete the attached Election of Members Form and return to [email protected]