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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: Vacant


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


Cystic Fibrosis SIG
Convenor: Simone Visser (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: Sheikh Alif
Deputy Convenor: Janet Williams


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: Mariana Hoffman
Deputy Convenor: Leona Dowman


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


Pulmonary Physiology & Sleep SIG
Convenor: Anna Hudson
Deputy Convenor: Kaj Blokland


Respiratory Infectious Diseases SIG
Convenor: Simone Barry
Deputy Convenor: Anthony Byrne


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


Symptom Support & Palliative Care SIG
Convenor: Rebecca Disler
Deputy Convenor: Vacant


Tobacco & Related Substances SIG
Convenor: Henry Marshall
Deputy Convenor: Moya Vandeleur


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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