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The TSANZ Special Interest Groups (SIGs) play a valuable role within the Society. They are the product of considerable thought, consultation and discussion by TSANZ members who wish to further the development of new knowledge and practice in a particular area of expertise. The SIGs are also the main contributors in the program development of the highly anticipated TSANZSRS Annual Scientific Meeting.

The leadership role of SIGs are voluntary and are elected by the Members of the SIG.

Further information about SIGs, including their role, terms of reference, communication strategies, can be found in the by laws of TSANZ Constitution and the SIG Convenor’s Toolbox.

Listed below are all current TSANZ SIGs and the Convenors. All communications with the SIGs are coordinated through the TSANZ Office.

Asthma & Allergy SIG
Convenors: Adam Collison and Eve Denton
Deputy Convenors: Kimberley Wang and Richard Kim


Cell, Immunology & Molecular Biology of the Lung SIG
Convenor: Alen Faiz
Deputy Convenor: Mehra Haghi


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) SIG
Convenors: Natasha Smallwood and Sukhwinder Sohal
Deputy Convenors: Arwel Jones and Philip Masel


Cystic Fibrosis SIG
Convenor: Siobhain Mulrennan (Adult)
Convenor: Bernadette Prentice (Paediatric)


Evidence-Based Medicine & Practice SIG
Convenor: Arwel Jones
Deputy Convenor: Mariana Hoffman


Interventional Pulmonology / Bronchology SIG
Convenor: Rajesh Thomas
Deputy Convenor: Arash Badiei


Lung Cancer SIG
Convenor: Ingrid Cox
Deputy Convenor: Calvin Sidhu


Nutrition SIG
Convenor: Vanessa Murphy
Deputy Convenor: Evan Williams


Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease / Population Health SIG
Convenor: Susan Miles
Deputy Convenor: Sheikh Alif


Orphan Lung Diseases, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease (OLIV) SIG
Convenor: Yet Hong Khor
Deputy Convenor: Edmund Lau
Paediatric SIG
Convenor: Vikas Goyal
Deputy Convenors: Sandra Chuang


Physiotherapy SIG
Convenor: Katrina Li
Deputy Convenor: Mariana Hoffman


Primary Care SIG
Convenor: Anthony Sunjaya
Deputy Convenor: Chris Barton


Pulmonary Physiology & Sleep SIG
Convenor: Katrina Tonga
Deputy Convenor: Anna Hudson


Respiratory Infectious Diseases SIG
Convenor: Megan Rees
Deputy Convenor: Simone Barry


Respiratory Nurses SIG
Australian Convenor: Jane Cotter
Australian Co-Convenor: John Harrington
New Zealand Convenor: Nikola Ncube
New Zealand Co-Convenor: Sharon Hancock


Symptom Support & Palliative Care SIG
Convenor: Jennifer Philip
Deputy Convenor: Rebecca Disler


Tobacco & Related Substances SIG
Convenor: Emily Stone
Deputy Convenor: Henry Marshall


If you would like to get involved or if you wish to send a message to any of the SIGs please email your enquiry to TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au. Or,


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