SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Many members of SASA also have special interest in areas that align with the clinical focus of their work. To facilitate engagement with a broader audience and to provide a platform for focused engagement, SASA supports a number of special interest groups (SIGs). SASA makes use of its existing infrastructure, staff, website, marketing and communication channels, knowledge and skills, and all other resources to ensure the success of the SIGs. The overall SIG BU has a convener, but each SIG also has its own committee and constitution.

CASSA

To advance the field of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia in South Africa.

We strive to achieve this through: Training and education on local, national, and international levels. CASSA is affiliated with the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists and registered as one of the special interest groups within SASA.

CHAIRPERSON:

Prof. Palesa Motshabi

HITSA

The Healthcare Improvement Team South Africa has created a community of healthcare managers across South Africa that provide management and leadership in operating theatres in academic, public, and private sectors.

The aim of HITSA is to address the standard operating theatre management nationally and improve the quality of procedural care across the country.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Anthony Reed

HITSA

OASIS

The promotion of the science and practice of Obstetric Anaesthesia in South Africa by supervised in-service training, lectures, workshops, research and encouraging active participation and feedback with all stakeholders.

To formalise and facilitate relationships amongst practitioners of Obstetric Anaesthesia in the public, academic and private sectors; and to determine the relationship between the practitioners, the government authorities, funders, the public and the medical profession in general.

To do all such other things as are incidental to or conclusive of the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Motselisi (Tseli) Mbeki

PACSA

We are a community of anaesthetists who are committed to providing the highest level of care to infants and children requiring anaesthesia in South Africa. We are continuously making paediatric anaesthesia safer and better.

We are dedicated to supporting those in our network in all aspects of paediatric anaesthesia, and we aim to provide training and teaching around the country, as well as to pursue relevant research interests. We convene an annual meeting, which draws interest from paediatric anaesthetists around the world.

As a Special Interest Group of the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists, we are fortunate to have the support of our national body in our endeavours.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Anisa Bhettay

PACSA
SASNACC

SASNACC

The South African Society for Neuroscience in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (SASNACC) aims to be a fellowship and crucible for ideas, from the mouse in the laboratory to the pilot in space, in the desire for common benefit of the ailments of the nervous system consortium. We consider SASA as the necessary platform from which to launch this endeavour, and are thankful therefore, for the recognition as a Special Interest Group in Neuroanaesthesiology/Neurocritical Care.

This will be a journey of spiritual growth and fulfilment as we navigate the neurosciences to better equip our understanding of neurobiology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and pathology of the central nervous system. From here we can translate research into clinical practice, formulate interdisciplinary expertise into guiding policy and achieve evidenced based levels of care and practice.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Ramarea (Lappies) Moipolai

SASRA

The South African Society of Regional Anaesthesia (SASRA) is a member association within SASA for individual anaesthesia service providers with an interest in and passion for delivering quality care to their patients using specialised regional anaesthetic techniques. SASRA is committed to improving the academic and clinical application of these techniques to the benefit of patients.

The objectives of the Society include:

  • Providing a current evidence-based, standardised guideline for the safe practice of regional anaesthesia in South Africa.
  • The promotion of the science and practice of regional anaesthesia by supervised in-service training, lectures and model, cadaveric or animal workshops while encouraging active participation and feedback.
  • To formalise relationships amongst practitioners of regional anaesthesia in both the state, academic and private practice institutions and to determine the relationship which shall exist between the practitioners, the government authorities, funders, the public and the medical profession in general.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Gwen Morgan

SASRA
SOSPOSA

SOSPOSA

The Society of Sedation Practitioners of SA is a SASA affiliated organisation which include non-anaesthetists with a special interest in the utilisation of and training in sedation techniques. SOSPOSA is a member of IFDAS (International Federation of Dental Anaesthesia Societies). This society holds a biannual congress on sedation-related matters (including training) in addition to publishing a newsletter twice a year.

CHAIRPERSON:

Dr Reinhardt de Wet

www.sedatationsa.co.za

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