Communication in Anaesthesia SIG

Communication in Anaesthesia SIG 


The Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) plans to develop workshops and resources and provide guidance to help improve anaesthetists’ skills in all aspects of their work including patient care (for example, needle-phobic patients), working with surgeons and other health professionals, administrators and the media.

In addition, the SIG hopes to be able to provide support in teaching and research related to communication in anaesthesia.


2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare, and Leadership and Management SIG virtual meeting
Saturday 2 October 2021 
Please visit the website for further information. Registrations will stay open until November.  

2019 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare, and Leadership and Management SIG Meeting
"Developing leaders with 20:20 vision", convened by the Leadership and Management SIG.
Held July 26-28, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, NSW.
Please visit the meeting website to view presentation slides.

The Communication in Anaesthesia SIG held a session at the 2019 ANZCA ASM. Please click here to visit the Virtual ASM.


Membership of Communication in Anaesthesia SIG is open to Fellows, members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Fellows of other colleges, practitioners and allied health professionals are encouraged to participate as associate members.

To join the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG, please download an application form or contact events on +61 3 9510 6299.


Position Name Region
Chair Dr Suyin Tan
Member Dr Marion Andrew SA
Dr Guy BuchananVic 
MemberDr Andrew Love NZ
Member Dr Andrew Robinson NZ
Member Associate Professor Scott Simmons
Member Dr Allan Cyna

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