Rural SIG

The aim of this web page is to improve communication with all Fellows about the aims, objectives and activities of the Rural Special Interest Group (SIG). 


This meeting has been postponed to 11-13 June 2021 at the Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland.  Please click on the below banner for further information.



Past events

2019 Rural SIG Meeting in association with the Provincial Surgeons of Australia, Annual Scientific Conference

“Big cases in the big country: Enhancing outcomes from major surgery in provincial cities"
Held November 2-4, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.
Please visit the ANZCA Events app to view presentation slides.

The Rural SIG held a session at the 2019 ANZCA ASM. Please click here to visit the Virtual ASM.


2018 Rural SIG Meeting

"Rural anaesthesia – radiating from the centre"
Held June 15-16, Voyages, Ayers Rock, Uluru.

Please visit the meeting webpage to view presentation slides.

2017 Rural SIG Meeting
"Delivering obstetric anaesthesia to the bush"
Held July 7-8, Cable Beach Resort and Spa.
Please visit the 
meeting webpage to view presentation slides.

Keep track of the latest resources in rural anaesthesia with our new Library Guides.


If you would like to join the Rural SIG, please download an application form.


Executive committee

The executive of the Rural SIG meets regularly, usually via teleconference, to discuss matters related to the group's area of interest.


Position Name Region
Chair Dr Craig Mitchell Vic
Member Dr Pat Coleman WA
Member Dr Andrew Michael SA
Member Dr David Rowe NSW
Member Dr Brian Spain NT
Member Dr Annette Turley Qld
Co-opted Dr Rod Martin NSW


For further information, please contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299 or visit the ACE website. 


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