Special Interest Groups


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: Mike Fricker & Stephen Oo
Deputy Convenors: Adam Collison and Trudy Hopkins

Cell, Immunology & Molecular Biology of the Lung SIG
Convenor: Miranda Ween
Deputy Convenor: Alen Faiz

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) SIG
Convenors: Zoe McKeough and Ross Vlahos
Deputy Convenors: Natasha Smallwood and Sukhwinder Sohal

Cystic Fibrosis SIG
Convenor: Siobhain Mulrennan (Adult)
Convenor: Tonia Douglas (Paediatric)

Evidence-Based Medicine & Practice SIG
Convenor: Rebecca Disler
Deputy Convenor: Zoe Kopsaftis

Interventional Pulmonology / Bronchology SIG
Convenor: Phan Nguyen
Deputy Convenor: Matthew Salamonsen

Lung Cancer SIG
Convenor: Tracy Leong
Deputy Convenor: Sameh Samuel

Nutrition SIG
Convenor: Megan Jensen
Deputy Convenor: Vanessa Murphy

Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease / Population Health SIG
Convenor: Jennifer Perret
Deputy Convenor: Susan Miles

Orphan Lung Diseases, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease (OLIV) SIG
Convenor: Greg Keir
Deputy Convenor: Yet Hong Khor

Paediatric SIG
Convenor: Danielle Wurzel
Deputy Convenors: Vikas Goyal

Physiotherapy SIG
Convenor: Angela Burge
Deputy Convenor: Katrina Li

Primary Care SIG
Convenor: Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich
Deputy Convenor: Anthony Sunjaya

Pulmonary Physiology & Sleep SIG
Convenor: Norman Morris
Deputy Convenor: Katrina Tonga

Respiratory Infectious Diseases SIG
Convenor: Lucy Burr
Deputy Convenor: Megan Rees

Respiratory Nurses SIG
Australian Convenor: Jane Cotter
Australian Co-Convenor: Ceri Banks
New Zealand Convenor: Betty Poot
New Zealand Co-Convenor: Nikola Ncube

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

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


If you would like to get involved or if you wish to send a message to any of the SIGs please use the following methods of communication:

POST: GPO Box 1491, SYDNEY NSW 2001 OR