Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG)

Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG)


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.


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.



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

2023 - ASURA, Adelaide, South Australia - Watch this space for more details!






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 or contact Maxine Wade, SIG Membership on +61 2 8556 9726 for more information.



Dr David McLeod (Chair)
Dr Brigid Brown
Dr Kelly Byrne  
Dr Alwin Chuan
Dr Craig Daniel
Dr Peter Hebbard
Dr Andrew Lansdown
Dr Yean Chin Lim   
Dr Liz Maxwell
Dr Christopher Mitchell
Dr Neil MacLennan
Dr Ross Peake 
Dr Katrina Webster





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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

No AGM held 2020 and 2021 due to COVID limitations 

Chair Ratified AGM Minutes 2019
Confirmed AGM 2018 Minutes
NO RA SIG AGM 2017 Minutes as insufficient for a Quorum
Unconfirmed AGM 2016 Minutes
Confirmed AGM 2015 Minutes