IN THE NEWS | Dr Lindy Roberts: The West Australian 11 July 2012 features an interview with our new ANZCA President and her enthusiasm for Acute Pain Medicine. See page 6 of the Health Today supplement in The West Australian.

IN THE NEWS | Dr Jenny Stedmon: The Sunday Times 8 July 2012 features an interview with ANZCA WA Regional Committee immediate past President and the prerequisites for a career in anaesthesia. See page 51 of The Sunday Times.

VALE | Dr Hilton SWAN: Anaesthesia WA extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr Hilton Swan, an enthusiastic, energetic and well-respected WA anaesthetist.

VALE Mr ANDREW NEAL (AstraZeneca). The WA anaesthesia community is sad to learn of Andrew's death. For those who knew Andrew well, his funeral will be held this Saturday. Andrew’s wife Julie had set up a webpage so we could all follow Andrew’s treatment progress over the past few weeks, details of the funeral can be found here:

IN THE NEWS | Anaesthetists Dr Ben Korman and Dr Harry Oxer: On receiving 2012 Australia Day awards for their contributions to the W.A. Holocaust Museum and Hyperbaric Medicine, respectively. Congratulations Ben and Harry!

IN THE NEWS | Prof David Hillman: On the formation of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine, at the recent ASA meeting in Chicago, USA. Further information can be found in the ASA Newsletter, September 2011, vol 75, no 9, pages 72-73 or at

IN THE NEWS | Dr Scott Aaronson: On the occasion of his wedding to Kate Reynolds. See The West Australian 18 January 2012 for further information. Congratulations Scott!

VALE | Achiel Bleyaert, MD. Anaesthetist and pioneer of cerebral protection; formerly of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

IN THE NEWS | Dr Craig Sims: Paediatric Anaesthetist Dr Craig Sims and Anaesthesia Technicians Mr Ric Young and ENT Surgeon Dr Shyan Vijaysekaran and operating theatre colleagues are featured in the Sunday Times newspaper on 25 September 2011; page 25, following throat reconstruction of toddler Oliver van der Meulen.

IN THE NEWS | Dr Kevin Hartley: Congratulations to Dr Kevin Hartley and to Prof Tom Ledowski for theire Smiths / ASA Young Investigator Awards presented at the Australian Society of Anaesthetists’ 2011 National Scientific Congress in Sydney 2010.

IN THE NEWS | Dr Stephen Same: Congratulations to Dr Same for his nomination as an Everyday Hero. See the full story in the Sunday Times newspaper on 11 September 2011; page 32.

IN THE NEWS | Dr Richard Riley: Congratulations to Dr Riley for receiving an award from Simulation Australia at the recent SimHealth 2011 conference in Sydney.

Anaesthetist in the news: Congratulations to Dr Wally Thompson on his appointment as AM - Member of the Order of Australia.

In the News: Prof Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg is featured in Inside Cover, The West Australian, page 2, on 15 September 2010. Britta is Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia, University of Western Australia.

Emeritus Prof Teik Oh, AM: Congratulations to Prof Oh on receiving the Queen's Birthday Honour - Member (AM) in the General Division, for service to Medicine, particularly through the development of protocols for the specialties of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

Vale Dr Breakey: The anaesthesia community of WA was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Nigel Breakey. An obituary appears in The West Australian, 15 September 2010, page 65.

Anaesthetist in the news Dr Nolan McDonnell of King Edward Memorial Hospital was interviewed about a birth drama on Today Tonight Perth on 7 September 2009. See the interview on YouTube here.

Dr Ian McGlew Anaesthesia WA extends sincere sympathy to Liz and family on the sad passing of Dr Ian McGlew. Ian was a highly competent clinician, well respected colleague and a true gentleman. He will be missed sadly by the WA Anaesthetic community.

Anaesthetist in the news Dr Michael Veltman is photographed in the Health and Medicine supplement of the West Australian newspaper on Wednesday 1 July in a story on CareFlight and aeromedical transport.

Anaesthetist in the news Dr Emma Giles is photographed with operating theatre colleagues in the West Australian newspaper on Tuesday 30 June on page 17. The story features colourful footware. Interestingly, the story refers to the perioperative team that includes "anaesthetists, doctors and nurses".

Anaesthetist in the news Dr Robert Radici is featured with Dr Rob Visser in the West Australian newspaper on Tuesday 23 June on page 10. Rob assisted with an emergency tracheostomy at Merredin Hospital as part of an RFDS retrieval.

Vale Dr Richard BRUCE 14th August 1942 - 3rd August 2007. Further information on Dr Bruce

New site for Learning Pharmacokinetics

Dr Elizabeth Avraamides: Anaesthesia WA extends sincere sympathy to Eugene, Joyce and Jim on the sad loss of their wife and daughter. Liz was a highly competent clinician, a patient mentor and teacher and a respected and valued colleague. Her courage over this last year is an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed. [ANZCA (WA) and ASA (WA)]

Changes to Schedule 8 prescribing and dispensing in WA from 1 January 2006 Click here for further information

Anaesthesia Procedure Specific Consent forms Click here for further information

Reservoir asymetrique se reflete dans les 20 premieres annees de la cuve, Cartier Replica creativite artistique. Le modele a ete concu a l'origine en 1936, et est toujours un signe de la conception avec son cadran mobile, en fait similaire a Rolex Replica Royaume-Uni. Deux replique montres personnes sont considerees comme le conducteur de repliques de montres, quand repliche rolex orologi quelqu'un a pris le volant, il est plus commode. La montre en or replique montre de luxe ici est une edition limitee plus tard 1996. Le nombre peut devier de la traditionnelle Faux Cartier Watch. Mais pour moi, ils sont replique montre suisse tres bien reussi a vous donnant plus jeune quand vous portez Cartier. Cet elegant Cartier Replica est vendu a des personnes a 328 $, avec le dernier Service de Cartier. Si l'or est pas votre amour, ou il est un bo?tier en platine, qui fournit 450 $.

QLD Health & Nurse Anaesthetist issue Click here for further information

Anaesthetists in the News: Dr Tanya Farrell (rear left), Consultant Anaesthetist, and Dr Sharon Smedley (front left), Senior Anaesthetic Registrar, were part of the Princess Margaret Hospital team that undertook reimplantation of hands and foot of a young boy. Photo coutesy of Mr Ross Swanborough, The Australian newspaper. >>

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Farewell Fluothane (halothane)

Warning from ADRAC regarding propofol and COX-2 inhibitors

Management of the Difficult Airway Click here to read the Circular from the WA Department of Health

Metaraminol (Aramine) Hexal Australia now expect to deliver this product during the second week of September 2004. Click here to read an earleir announcement from Hexal Australia The cost of 5 x 1 mL ampoules is $32.60. Further information from Mimi Louie on telephone 02 85843310 or via email.

Warning from Abbott Australasia regarding Sevoflurane and Carbon Dioxide absorbent. 

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Dr Priya Thalayasingam receives award Congratulations to Drs Priya Thalayasingam, Vijith Vijayasekaran and Fiona Wood, on being awared Membership (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for their contribution to the care of patients following the Bali bombings.

Tribute to Mr Chris Evans

Tribute to Dr Steve Hocking

Tribute to Dr David Cullingford

Tribute to Dr Chris Reid

Malignant Hyperthermia Poster This MH Poster in PDF format is generously supplied by Pharmacia Pty Ltd.

WA Obstetrics Discussion Paper Click here to see the document.  Anaesthesia is mentioned on page 40. 


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