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.
 

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

The Airway Management SIG will hold a session at the Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress (NSC)
September 23, 2019
3.30-5pm
Chair: Dr Gerri Khong

WebAIRS airway audit – Dr Martin Culwick
Evidence for narrow bore techniques in CICO and other airway crises: a case series – Dr Andrew Heard
Preparedness to manage CICO: results of a survey of Australian and NZ teaching hospitals – A/Prof. Leonie Watterson 

 

World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM)
The second World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) will take place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam from the November 13-16, 2019.  Please click here to visit the website.

 

PAST EVENTS

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 meeting 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
Dr Yasmin Endlich
SA
Deputy Chair Dr Linda BeckmannQld 
Member
Dr Pierre Bradley
Vic
Member
Dr Gordon Chapman
WA
Member Dr Andy Heard WA 
Member Dr Drew Heffernan NSW 
Member Dr Chris Jephcott NZ
Member
Dr Richard Semenov
SA
Member
Dr Tish Stefanutto
NSW
Member
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.