Special Interest Group (SIGS)

The mission of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care special interest group (SIG) is provide a support network to foster interest in the peri-operative care and anaesthesia of patients with neurosurgical pathology.

The SIG under the auspices of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) serves as a unifying link between neuro-anaesthesiologists and neuro-intensivists with the wider anaesthesiology community. It aims to promote those activities that will enhance the exchange of ideas and access to educational opportunities among specialists, fellows and residents in the fields of neuroanaesthesia and neuro-intensive care. The inaugural Neuroanaesthesia SIG session on 4th August 2012 was an interactive workshop on the practical use of TIVA-TCI in TTSH conducted by Prof Lim TA (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Dr See JJ, Dr Chong CT, Dr Mandy Lim and Dr Beatrice Lim (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

Members of Neuroanaesthesia SIG

Dr Chong Chin Ted
Dr June Goh

A/Prof Thomas Lew
A/Prof Kwek Tong Kiat
Dr See Jee Jian
Dr Mandy Lim
Dr Beatrice Lim
Dr Tan Tong Khee
Dr Natascha Fherzinah Ghadiali
Dr Aaron Lee
Dr Tan Sue-Anne
Dr Yeoh Tze Yeng

Under the auspices of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA), the Airway Management SIG acts as a platform for anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management to interact and share ideas. The Airway SIG aims to promote activities and enhance access to airway-related educational activities like hands-on airway workshops, continuing medical education (CME) forums, and airway talks. The Airway SIG also acts as a collaborating bridge between anaesthesiology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology (ENT) and intensive care physicians by enhancing the exchange of ideas and education through joint workshops, thereby fostering ties across disciplines. The inaugural Airway SIG event was organised by Dr Wendy Teoh on 16 Dec 2011 at the KK Hospital Simulation Centre, and featured a fun-filled CME evening of talks and hands-on intubations with flexible and rigid fibrescopes.

The Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG) formed under the auspices of SSA aims to create a platform for anaesthetists in Singapore with an interest in regional anaesthesia to network and exchange ideas.

We aim to have a few events per year which includes CME talks/ lectures, as well as basic to advanced workshops, catering to anaesthetists of all competencies in RA. The inaugural Cadaveric Ultrasound-guided Regional Anaesthesia workshop in Singapore was organised by Dr Lim Yean Chin on 29-30th June 2013, at Changi General Hospital, supported by SSA.

All anaesthetists in Singapore who have an interest in this exciting field are welcome to join this SIG! Do get in touch if you would like to be a member of this SIG or be on the mailing list to receive information on upcoming events.