This is the first, largest and longest running national airway course designed specifically for trainees involved in airway management, open to all anaesthetic trainees, ICU trainees, ED trainees and residents in anaesthesia, ICU and ED.


If you are a trainee, patient airway management is on your radar, then this is for you.

Prof Reny Segal
Prof Reny Segal
  • All day ‘hands-on’ event
  • Working in small groups, addressing all aspects of airway management – from the basic to the advanced
  • The aim of the course is to give you a structured approach to airway management – correct thinking applied to proficient technical skills
  • A faculty of 40 anaesthesia and intensive care specialists on each course
  • The faculty will consist of specialists from teaching departments throughout Australasia and will include the executive of the Airway Management Special Interest Group, department directors, supervisors of training, college examiners – all of who are enthusiastic teachers and mentors
  • Faculty members have a proven track record in teaching and have an impressive, practical knowledge of airway management

Course convener

Prof Reny Segal, Clinical Professor, University of Melbourne and Staff Specialist Royal Melbourne Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia

Course tools

  • course pre-reading (around 30 minutes of material)

  • skill stations

  • high fidelity simulation

  • fibre-optic dexterity bench-training

  • PBLDs

  • take home course resource / manual

This course is a very full day with high instructor to participant ratio of one to two. There will be intense activity and excellent catering for the day.

An update about our NATCAT course

Hello airway enthusiasts!

I hope this finds you all well and safe in what has turned out to be very tough 2020. We wanted to say hello to all of you and bring to your radar that NATCAT and our commitment to you and airway teaching has not been beaten by Covid. The restrictions and the logistics are such that we are not able to deliver a hands on NATCAT this year. That said, we'll be back as soon as possible with NATCAT as this landscape normalises.

The exciting news though is that our NATCAT faculty are currently working very hard to be able to deliver you an exciting new platform which we can deliver during the current restrictions. Please stay tuned, stay in touch, stay motivated and we will keep you posted.

For now, spread the word and our good wished to all of you. Stay safe and keep your spirit up!

All the very best

Reny and the NATCAT Faculty