Dr Allan Cyna

Dr Allan Cyna is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. He is Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia SIG (ANZCA, ASA, NZSA), Course Director of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis training course and a past President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.  Following his PhD on the effects of hypnosis on pain, he has developed a special interest in using hypnotic communication as an adjunct to anaesthesia care and pain management – particularly with children suffering burns. Dr Cyna has published widely including as Editor in Chief of the Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care.